Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2022
All the films at ShAFF20
87 DAYS - Alone Rowing the Pacific
'The greatest psychological challenge of my life', this film is an epic story of survival; endlessly harrowing, ultimately triumphant.
A Calmer Place
A wild swimmer tells the story of his struggle of dealing with his mental health during the lockdowns.
After the Storm
Husband and wife Andy and Aneela McKenna mountain bike their way through the Scottish islands reflecting on the changes racism has sparked in their lives.
After Fukushima, Japan was devastated by an earthquake and nuclear disaster in 2011, the community looks to rebuild through snowboarding.
Alaska Pipeline FKT
Is Alaskan Lael Wilcox faster than crude oil?
Alba Goes Bikepacking
Alba Goes Bikepacking is a feel-good story of one man and his dog’s journey through Snowdonia on their electric cargo bike.
All For One
Sabrina Verjee sets off with an ambitious aim of completing a round of the 214 wainwright fells in the English Lake District in under 6 days.
Follow Lysanne Richard as she attempts a 22 meter dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake.
A White Dream
In love with images and the cold, the wildlife photographer Jérémie Villet travels alone through the white deserts of the Yukon winter.
A Woman's Place
A conversation with the Pinnacle Club - Celebrating 100 years of women's climbing in Britain.
In August 2016, Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc established two new routes up Great Sail Peak on Baffin Island.
Serene and chaotic; untouched and urban; rich, poor, old, new, sacred, sexy, wise, fast and funny — Africa: the continent some thought to be static was just unshakable.
A climate-neutral journey by bike and kayak across the Alps.
In 'Blueprint' you'll experience a mountain bike trail coming to life before your eyes and explore the motivations behind the builders' creative expression.
Chasing Tokyo 2021
Lizzie Armanto recounts her award-winning career as she prepared for the 2021 Summer Olympics.
Five Bolivian indigenous women are involved in a unique expedition. As a symbol of liberation and empowerment, they propose to climb the highest mountain in America.
Through the magical adventures of climbing strangler fig trees in the lush mountains of Costa Rica, young climbers find love and purpose for protecting the threatened biodiversity of the cloud forest.
Celebrated professional skiers Lorraine Huber and Hedvig Wessel join forces to take on the Freeride World Tour.
Colours Of Mexico
Discover Mexico and its magnificent mix of backdrops with mountain biker Kilian Bron and his team.
For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn't know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone.
Danny MacAskill - Climate Games
How much of the world’s energy comes from sustainable sources? Danny is given free reign at a renewable energy factory.
Danny MacAskill - Climate Games BTS
A behind the scenes look at the Danny MacAskill's film - Climate Games
This short meditation on getting outside and cultivating a calm head hopefully inspires more of us to try and detach whatever stresses we have and discover what lies beyond our front door.
A letter from a mother to a daughter about the outdoors, being a woman, uncovering past scars, confronting fear, and evolving her definition of bravery.
Fifteen years ago, some urban boulder lines in Montreal were opened by Antoine and his crew, but many were never sent.
Eden Elgeti was part way through her male to female transition when she realised she wanted biological children in the future.
Emilie Pellerin is likely the best climber you’ve never heard of.
Fall Theory is a frank, funny, and honest portrait of English climber Franco Cookson, known for his outlandish, if often obscure, routes.
Farewell to Adventure
The cost of adventure: a voyage through love, family and the challenges of old age and Alzheimer’s.
An arduous journey deep into the Northern Cascade range.
This is the first time in history, that the resorts stayed closed, no ski lifts, no crowd. My playground back to the wild.
An observational documentary examining what it takes to climb a hard trad route
Follow The Light
Kilian Bron returns again with a trip to the heart of Cappadocia in Turkey!
Going The Extra Yard
The story of four runners who took on the Suffolk Backyard Ultra in 2021
Go the Distance
A unique 1000-km journey on less than an hour sleep through England’s beautiful north
Having spent her teenage years in hospital, Grace finds healing in the climbing community.
Home Lines focuses on the new paradigm: embarking on a low impact expedition close to home.
A short documentary centred around Will Steger, the legendary polar explorer, as he inspires a community by preserving the forgotten craft of ice harvesting.
If You Give A Beach A Bottle
Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska's coastline in search of marine debris.
The first ski tour "Inside" a mountain. It took us tedious 92 hours to manage the way through this complex cave system in Slovenia.
Joe Buffalo, an Indigenous skateboarding legend and Indian Residential School survivor, must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro.
Journey to Jagdula
Six women became the first to climb and map a remote region in western Nepal in 1962.
Julia Chanourdie's quest to the hardest climbing routes
La Liste: Everything or Nothing
Follow Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten as they set off around the world to find peaks that exceed 6000 metres, and ski them.
Learning To Drown
The life and career of professional snowboarder Jess Kimura as she unapologetically shatters stereotypes.
Neil Gresham's magnus opus; the climb he's spent his life preparing for. A raw and emotional insight into what it takes to push to your very limit.
Like a River
Artist and climber Jeremy Collins has had a long and loving relationship with the desert canyons of the American southwest.
“Link Sar” is one of the world’s most challenging unclimbed peaks: Link Sar, in the high mountains of Pakistan.
Lucy Walker 150
Mountaineer Lucy Walker made the first female ascent of the Matterhorn in 1871. 150 years later, climber Olivia Jane travels to Switzerland to follow in her footsteps.
Two amateur cyclists, in ill-fitting lycra, face off against each other to prove who is the true two-wheeled king of South London’s streets.
"Maneuvers (Manöver)" is an experimental animation combining skiing with stop-motion animation.
Medicine For The Mundane
'Medicine For The Mundane' is a tribute to the shared connection between the sea and the people in it.
In scaling rocks by the hardest routes, boulderers seek to escape gravity in an endless quest to achieve weightlessness and momentarily leave the world behind.
Follow Izzy Lynch and Tessa Treadway as they carry the load of loss, life changing events, and the love of their children into the mountains.
A film about trauma and loss, grief and mental health, and community and healing.
One Step Ahead
After the long months of stand still, the Mountain Tribe Crew has a big goal, and builts a longterm plan towards it.
Playing The City Of Gold In Johannesburg
@Dom Tomato is back with another out of this world freerunning adventure across the golden city of Johannesburg.
You might be able to string a rope right across the massive Slanghoek Amphitheatre, but why would you possibly want to jump off it?
Pushing The Limits
This documentary produced by J.J. Campanella records the most moving epics of the man who became an inspirer without limits.
A short documentary about an adaptive surfer’s journey to restart
Rufio's West Highland Way Adventure
Rufio goes on an adventure in the Scottish Highlands.
“When I’m running, I forget everything. The past…My life…You become free.”
Run To The Source
Martin Johnson explores the connection between Black history and the Thames River
Sam & Me
In an attempt to ease his stress, Sam writes to pro skier and climate advocate, Mike Douglas, asking for advice.
A short film that tells the story of Dustin Reynolds who, with no sailing experience, set out to become the first double amputee to sail around the world.
In 60 seconds, Ty Turner’s life completely changed.
Skiing Without Snow
Tired of waiting for the snow to come so that he can go skiing, Valentin Delluc takes to the skies once more with his skis and gets creative.
A love letter to London’s roller-skating community exploring appropriation, ownership, and authenticity.
Join Kilian Bron over glaciers, under waterfalls, down the steepest inclines, and more !
The Alt Tour
Can Lachlan Morton beat the peloton to Paris?
The Bristol Bike Bard
VerseCycle aka Caroline Burrows takes her inspiration from travels by bicycle to write and perform poetic works.
A local legend in the Wasatch Mountains, the Farmer spends his winters harvesting one of the most precious crops on earth: Powder.
The Further Away, The Better
Ron Bartle recalls his 1958 journey across the Sprengisandur, an uninhabited and vast volcanic desert that spans the centre of Iceland.
Heather Anderson has held the most coveted thru-hiking records on earth. She reflects on her journey in this intimate portrait.
The Kingline Project
Two climbers finding solace and expression through acts of struggle and problem solving, to climb a hard boulder project in Manali, India.
The Long Today
My Dad turned 70 this summer. So he found a “river” on a map and invited his family to help him celebrate the big day.
Within the sport of kayaking, exists whitewater--and within that, the mysterious sect of "squirtboating".
Pro climber, Tom Randall, throws himself in at the deep end of UK fell running challenges.
The Second Summit
Veterans Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders reunite to tackle an unclimbed Himalayan peak having overcome ageing bodies, cancer and a thirty-year falling out.
Danny Macaskill testing the limits of mountain biking, riding down the infamous Dubh Slabs on the Isle of Skye...
The Trash Mob
The Trash Mob tells the story of a group of young people that changed their worlds through mountain biking & nature connection.
Valentine and Hillary attempt to be the first women to ski the alpine Haute Route non-stop from Chamonix to Zermatt.
The Ultimate Run
What if you could link every powder turn, every rail, every cliff drop, every comp run and every kicker nailed into one ultimate run?
They / Them
For Lor Sabourin, climbing is more than a sport; it’s a way of exploring identity and building resilience in the face of adversity.
Through Our Eyes
A dynamic film showing how the peak district is viewed at different stages of life
Andy Fu found camaraderie at his Jiu-Jitsu gym and respite in the mountains of North Wales. During the pandemic, all that was taken away from him.
Touching The Water
A beautiful and poetic endurance run around the Lake District
Ups and Downs
Professional skier Drew Petersen opens up about navigating the mountains and valleys of trauma, mental health, and suicidal thoughts through the lens of ski touring.
Watch as Rémi Bonnet starts at full speed and tries to keep it up for as long as possible in order to break the 30 minute barrier
Walk the Earth
Lucy is a solo female adventurer who is best known for traversing the Americas in pursuit of becoming the first woman to walk the length of the world with her dog, Wombat.
More than a decade after his retirement, Bierly is still on the road, chasing his dream of riding as much United States singletrack as possible.
Wave Of Change
Sailing around the world in search of low-tech innovation, and developing sustainable and affordable technologies.
We Are Like Waves
We Are Like Waves is an intimate look into how surfing changes Sanu’s life, as she becomes one of the first female Sri Lankan surfers.
West Highland Way: Rab Wardell's Record Attempt
Follow Rab on his same-day attempt, as we document his journey to reclaiming his title, all whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the Scottish Highlands.
Write Your Line
As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favourite athletes, who have become legends today.
In January 2021 28 Wild Swimmers pledged to swim everyday of the month for the Homeless Charity Crisis.
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