Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2023

Cinema | (15) | 102 minutes |
20th March 2024

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.

ShAFF is one of the UK’s most established outdoor and adventure festivals. Each year the festival presents the pinnacle of films from climbing, running, water sports and biking. Since 2018, ShAFF and Tull Stories have presented the tour to audiences across the UK and we’re thrilled to be back in cinemas in 2023.

BLUETITS 12 mins / WATER Bluetits is the documentary short and directing debut from celebrated Cornish photographer Katie Burdon. The film follows founder Sian Richardson and early members of the beloved swimming group BlueTits, a now 6,000-strong organisation. A journey of self-discovery and pure joie de vivre, Bluetits is a heartwarming and honest celebration of older women and the community that brings them together.

CERRO ABAJO VALPARAISO 11 mins / CYCLING Follow urban downhill riders from all over the world through the narrow streets of the Chilean town of Valparaíso. The skills of the riders will be tested on this urban track peppered with stairs, corners and concrete.

LAPPORTEN SKYLINE 18 mins / MOUNTAINS During the summer of 2021, some of the best highliners in the world head for the iconic Lapporten Gap just outside Abisko in Northern Sweden. The plan is to put up a two-kilometer-long highline 600 metres above the deck and then walk across. If they succeed, it will be a new world record.

RIDING THE RAILS 10 mins / BIKES A mountain bike film about a rider and his wife who convert their bikes to ride on abandoned railways to access remote camping, fishing, biking and, of course, adventure!

THE NINE WHEELS 21 mins / BIKES The film tells the story of the Schneeberger family a.k.a The 9 Wheels. Mountain bike stars of the future, Emric (10) and Raoul (13) are home schooled by their parents Toni and Laetitia. They live in their motorhome going from bike park to bike park across Europe, a decision prompted by the discovery of a neurodegenerative disease in Laetitia. This film explores what it is like to live with a disability, brotherly love, the devotion of parents and ultimately, what it is like to live life one day at a time. A family living life to the fullest. This film is packed with emotion, soul, hope and high-power riding scenes!

RAW 3 mins / WATER Filmed in the heart of the jungle of French Polynesia, and close to the most beautiful wave in the world, famous photographer and filmmaker Tim McKenna has followed the surfing locals Gilbert Teave and Tahurai Henry during one special day. More than a classic video of Tahiti’s iconic wave, the short film RAW – The Sound of Teahupo’o is a pure aesthetic and sound travel.

NEW WAY UP 24 mins / MOUNTAINS The Karakoram mountains are known for their huge scale and jaw dropping beauty. Nestled within them is Gulmit Tower (5810m), a technical granite pinnacle that has never been summited. Previous teams have often failed because the highly glaciated terrain makes the approach by foot long and treacherous. Fabi Buhl and Will Sim, both experienced alpinists, have a new idea. They plan to harness the power of the sky and use paragliders to fly over the glaciated terrain, reaching the base of the climb in hours, not days. Follow them on their epic journey as they attempt to set a new direction for Himalayan climbing.

View all cinema listings here.

DATES & TIMES

20th March 2024

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