The Best Of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Sun 04 Nov 2018, Thu 08 Nov 2018 | £7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*

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The Best Of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Showing Times:

  • Sun 4 Nov: 4pm
  • Thu 8 Nov: 8.15pm

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival hits the road for the first time with The Best Of ShAFF 2018. Celebrating the great outdoors witness stories of strong women, epic landscapes and human adventure personally selected by Matt Heason, director of ShAFF.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is an annual three-day weekend event bringing together the best of outdoor and adventure filmmaking from all around the world.

Following submissions from over 300 filmmakers from across the globe, the 2018 selection represented the widest range of outdoor sports with dedicated screenings for climbing, running, biking, bike-packing and mountain sports. This year the festival weekend had over 4,000 visitors. Attracting a diverse range of audiences ranging from sporting professionals to families and more casual fans of the great outdoors, ShAFF is one of the UK’s most well-known outdoor and adventure festivals and represents an accessible event with strong brand awareness outside of the core specialist outdoor and adventure film market.

For the first time in its 13-year history, the festival is making the leap to the road, touring the UK with the best of 2018 – a 100-minute package of the most exhilarating and entertaining films to ever screen at the festival!

Where The Wild Things Play

Krystle Wright / USA / 4 minutes.

Friday night at the local watering hole and … where are the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, skiing backcountry lines and generally leaving you fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes by Krystle Wright leaves no doubt about the state of women in today’s outdoor world: badass.

The Frozen Road

Ben Page / UK & Canada / 24 minutes.

Shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this brilliant short film charts cyclist Ben Page’s winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as he completed his bike ride up the American continent. An honest and frank account of this harrowing leg of Ben’s journey around the world, the film shows the fear and impact of the physical exertion needed to make it through his incredible journey into the far north.

Dedicate – Diving Free

Alex Aimard / France / 8 minutes.
Jacques de Vos is an underwater photographer who spends most his time freediving with orcas. Helped by his crew, this South African became an expert in finding these incredible creatures in the ocean and spending a few seconds swimming with them underwater. We followed the man who freedives with orcas on one of his most beautiful expeditions, completed last winter in north of Norway.

The Place Of The Gaels

Matt Hardy / UK / 25 minutes.

This epic Scottish climbing documentary from the Rab family sees invited athletes and staff from the Rab US Team visit the Highlands to experience a real Scottish winter. Produced by the Coldhouse Collective, the film catalogues their journey through the country as they discover that the weather is just as fickle, the people just as welcoming and the climbing just as demanding as they’d always heard…

Foodless Odyssey

Anthill Films / Canada / 11 minutes.

The Foodless Odyssey has been a longtime dream of Pro mountain biker Matt Hunter. The idea is to bike-pack through hundreds of kilometres of wilderness on the remote Island of Haida Gwaii, living entirely off the land.

The rules were simple, we would carry all the survival tools we needed to bike, fish, hunt and camp…. but absolutely no food. Everything we would consume for the weeklong journey would have to be harvested from the land.

My Big White Thighs And Me

Maia Media / UK / 25 minutes.

A young(ish) woman has fallen out of love with her own body. Frustrated, she wishes they didn’t have to hang out quite so much. Committed to making a change she sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a year. As she braves the elements throughout the seasons to swim in wild places she also begins to appreciate the quiet heroism of a female life and it’s body. A story about womanhood, miscarriage, healing, loving your own skin & freezing your bum off in cold water. Maybe life is indeed better when you wear a swimsuit.

VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX, STUDIO 74

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