Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019
All the films at ShAFF19
The full list of films for ShAFF 2019 is listed below. Tickets will go on sale later on Feb 1sr. Film submissions for ShAFF 2020 are
All Is Lost with live soundtrack by Animat
Premiere performance of Animat's new live soundtrack to one of Robert Redford's most acclaimed performances
Alone through Iran - 1144 miles of trust
A lone woman challanging her own prejudices again muslims.
A Mile an Hour
A different kind of marathon; running one lap an hour for 24hrs around a perfectly mile long block.
Andy Anderson: a Short Skate Film
Forwards, backwards, and spinning, all coming together.” - Andy Anderson
Ar Gefn y Ddraig (Riding The Dragon)
Ar Gefn y Ddraig (Riding the Dragon) follows Huw Jack Brassington’s attempt to complete the hardest five day mountain race in the world, The Berghaus Dragons Back Race.
Ascending Afghanistan: Women Rising
Young women in Afghanistan becoming leaders through climbing and mountaineering
A Woman Knows Her Place
This film is all about big whitewater and where a woman's place is; wherever the hell she wants it to be.
Bass by Kayak
Crossing from Mainland Australia to Tasmania is sea kayaks
Downhill Mountain Biking in Manali, India
A Dad and his seven-year-old son grow together on a 70-mile SUP river trip in Nepal.
Journey through Europe with Irish climber David Fitzgerald as he takes on some of the continent's hardest boulder problems.
The film follows Robbie Phillips, Calum Cunningham and Alan Carne as they attempt to open a new climb, ground up, on a 700m Big Wall; Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.
Blue is a fantastical journey into a young girl’s imagination, exploring the snowy mountains of Alaska by bike.
Brotherhood of Skiing
Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.
Brothers Of Climbing
Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google … someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.'”
Call Me Peg Leg
Meet Rik or Peg Leg as he is now officially called, one legged chef, traveller and one of the UK's most exciting surfers. A short film by Mattr.Media
Australian storm chasing photographer Nick Moir journeys through the American Midwest in pursuit of tornadoes.
Chasing the Sublime
A mesmeric look at the physicality of long-distance cold water swimming by award-winning director Amanda Bluglass.
Three friends set off on a 400km bikepacking and packraft expedition through the heart of the sacred headwaters in northwestern British Columbia.
How do you get comfortable skiing steep gullies in Scotland?
Dave Goes West
10 marathons in 10 days along the West Coast of Ireland.
Dave MacLeod: The 24/8
Established by Dave MacLeod on the 19th March 2018, the '24/8' might be one of the hardest all-round climbing challenges around.
Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors.
This Rooftop Parkour POV is all about the art of descent. Parkour is used to escape or to reach places, and rapidly moving through a space is an amazing way for people to train exactly these elements.
Follow Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter in this raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day from Banff to Mexico.
Combining a Dr.Suess inspired narrative, mind blowing natural landscapes, and one dreamer on a mountain bike, this film will take you on an adventure like no other.
Dreamwalkers - The Faroes Project
High-lining in the Faroe Islands
Every Few Winters
We venture deep into the Highlands for a glimpse into the lesser known Scottish ski community.
Evolution of Dreams
Eva and Jackie met ten years ago while competing on the Freeride World Tour. Over the year’s great success followed, both in the form of victories and life experiences. The path to the top wasn’t always what they had dreamt of.
We’re all here to come alive, stomp, scream, and follow the beat of our hearts into the forest.
An adventure into sight loss
For The Love Of Mary
A 97-year-old man runs the same race every year in loving memory of his wife, Mary.
BASE jumper Danny Weiland confronts the emotional toll of his friends' deaths by gearing up to break the World Record for most human-powered BASE jumps in a 24 hour period.
Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. The film gently reveals her motivation for getting out in the mountains and free solo climbing.
Alex Honnold completes the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan's 3,000-foot vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.
Someone who has their mind fixed on a single idea, a purpose - and does everything necessary to achieve it.
Check out Richard Permin's latest video: rooftop freestyle skiing in Avoriaz 1800, France.
The most incredible Calisthenic Street Workout Scenes with the Australian Calisthenic Athlete “Simonster”
In the age of modern comfort and convenience, why do we choose to suffer?
How To Run 100 Miles
The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile ultramarathon, betting on his resilience to carry him to the finish line.
Ice & Palms
Bikepacking across the alps and skiing iconic mountains along the way
Inis Mór - On The Edge
Ricky Bell and Steve McClure exploring Inis Mór
In May 2018, three British climbers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham set out to attempt the first ascent of Janhukot.
In an era where searching out and developing new routes seems uncomfortably out of vogue: all is not lost as we meet Anna Taylor.
12 year old rips gnarly terrain at Jackson Hole
La Congenialita - The Attitude Of Gratitude
Friendship above 8,000 m
Line Rider - Mountain King
I synchronized the song "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg to my first line rider track drawing everything by hand.
Line Riders - Beethoven's 5th
Music syncronized to 2-D physics
Lisbon Parkour POV
A first person run through the Portuguese capital
Liv Along the Way
A former world champion sport climbers quest to climb all 82 4000m peaks in the Alps.
Lofoten - A Splitboarding Story
A group of new found friends discuss the personal reasoning for joining a splitboarding expedition.
Lowest to Highest
Five friends with disabilities attempt a world first human powered ride from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre 2150km to Mount Kosciuszko. What could possibly go wrong?
Mike Schaefer & FORCE
Collected footage from 10 years of Mikey Schaefer’s climbs, summits and misadventures in Patagonia
Near Pamplona, Spain, there's a BMX park. There's nothing unusual about that. This is no ordinary riding venue, though.
Mother Earth is a short film featuring British Columbia's First Nations, talking about the necessity to listen and protect our planet.
3 Amateur climbers attempting to climb the biggest rock face in Africa
My Mom Vala
Life has a way of putting us where we need to be. For Vala, that’s in both Greenland – where she works at her family’s fishing lodge
Nocta Project 2
A night exploration in the forests of Chamonix with the Black crows founder Bruno Compagnet and the photographer Layla Kerley.
North Of Nightfall
26 Nov '18
Hidden among the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month winters mean the area is normally devoid of human life.
Not To Be A Lady
We hope you try not to be a lady. Three athletes tread forward without dragging stigmas behind them.
Ode to Muir
Jeremy Jones and two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness.
On Scottish Soil
An introduction to Female Riders Race Team, or F-Riders for short, a team set-up to promote up-and-coming female riders in enduro and downhill mountain bike racing.
Outlaw Diaries III
The wild east is calling. Welcome to the wilderness of Kamchatka, Russia.
Paddle to the Amazon
An incredible 12,000 mile canoe journey to the Amazon River by father and son Don and Dana Starkell.
PAIGE, a life of passion and inspiration.
Running is currently one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in China. Six years ago trail running was almost unheard of.
Plan C - 14 II
Martin Pueyrredon is an industrious man of 83 years old and he is running out of time. Against all odds and doctor's recommendations, he is determined to have one last adventure before the end.
Playing with Snowballs in the Prison of Time
A dying man meets a sighing mountain. Together, they contemplate existence.
Queen Maud Land
Six climbers fly to the inhospitable Antarctic range to test themselves on frozen big walls and against subzero temperatures.
Ultra-marathon runner Alicia Hudelson embarks upon one of Scotland’s toughest long distance challenges - 24 Scottish mountains, 28000 feet of ascent, in 24 hours.
Raw 100 - Brendan Semenuk
Raw 100 = One hundred seconds of stripped back all-thriller, no filler action. It’s a showcase for the best riders in the world and a challenge for the best filmmakers in the world.
This intimate and compelling portrait of a teenage rock-climber called Clare, shows what happens when we choose define our own limits in the face of adversity.
REEL ROCK 13: Age of Ondra
Every so often an athlete comes along who redefines their sport. Adam Ondra is exploring a new realm of human potential in climbing.
REEL ROCK 13: Up to Speed
Zachary Barr looks into this little-known and seldom practiced sub-discipline of the speed climbing, and the role it will play in shaping climbing’s future.
The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar.
Running for Good: The Fiona Oakes Documentary
Follow world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes as she takes on the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon Des Sables.
In March 2018, a group of tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears and to send a message of unity
Skier Vs Drone
2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist skier racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet, faces off against 2x World Drone Racing Champion, Jordan Temkin.
Surface follows award-winning photographer Ben Thouard as he works to capture a new perspective of the underwater world.
Surf Girls Jamaica
Redefining Representation In The Surf Industry.
Surviving The Outback
One mans escape from the wilds of outback Australia.
This documentary, presented by Patagonia Films, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last wild places.
The Ant and the Whale
Having committed his time to climbing, Ian Almond looks back on the sacrifices and achievements of a life spent in the mountains, and what happens when that privilege is taken away.
The Bikes of Wrath
The Bikes of Wrath tells the story of five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California.
The Dawn Wall
In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall.
Eighty- two year old Jaques Houot, may just have found the fountain of youth.
While competing in her first 50K trail race of the season, Mirna Valerio must overcome the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport.
A story about growing up, growing old and the wild places that define us.
An Irish long-distance swimmer tries to make sense of his life one stroke at a time in the isolation of the cold Atlantic Ocean.
The UK In 100 Seconds
How much space is there for nature in the UK? How do we use the land? Look at it from the air and you find some surprising answers.
Follow a crew of kayakers standing up for the last wild rivers of Europe, threatened by 2700 dams.
This Girl Can Sheffield 2017
A promotion filmed in Sheffield that tries to capture the essence of what is important about sports and why participating is all that matters.
This Is The Northland
A personal, evocative and original documentary project, telling the story of a remarkably atmospheric location on the Northwestern coast of Scotland.
This Mountain Life
Few venture into true wilderness. Martina and her 60 year-old mother attempt a 6-month journey to Alaska on skis.
To First Ascent Or Not
Angela VanWiemeersch and Sasha DiGiliuan explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in search for new ice climbing routes on the shoreline of Lake Superior.
Tonic Of The Sea
A mini-documentary showing the link between mental health and sea swimming.
A group of friends embark on a 600 km long traverse, challenging themselves and commemorating those, who suffered the ordeal.
Three of the UK's best freerunners explore a bay of abandoned hotels in Croatia.
A funny and warming stop-motion animation short film.
Two skiers enter, into a breathtaking creation of ancient Araucaria trees, looming volcanoes, and windblown snow.
In 2017, Jay Gustafson launched Paddle for Progress, a two-year, 4,300-mile personal journey in response to Governor Dayton's call for water action.
Wild Ice - Backcountry Skating Alaska
“Wild Ice” features nordic bladers, hockey players, figure skaters, and a few adventurous puppies.
Women are Mountains
a sensible and feminine movie about two women who love to climb mountains in brazil
The intimate travel diary of an incredible freeride expedition into the heart of the Karakoram range.