Famous Friends of ShAFF
Every year people leave SHAFF inspired by some of the best adventure films, talks, photography and conversation.
Every year people leave SHAFF inspired by some of the best adventure films, talks, photography and conversation. Read what some of our more celebrated guests think.
"Unless you are on top of Everest there are few better places to be on a March weekend." Sir Ranulph Fiennes - The World's Greatest Living Explorer
"I grew up in Sheffield and my passion for the countryside and love of travelling comes from walking the Derbyshire hills with my Dad. The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has it all - exhilarating action, awe-inspiring stories and stunning landscapes. Right on the doorstep of the Peak District, a weekend at ShAFF will inspire you to get up, get out and go for it." Julia Bradbury, broadcaster, whose love of the countryside & travelling was inspired by walking on Peak District hills as a young girl with her Tideswell-born Dad, said:
"Having attempted Everest three times, climbed Aconcagua, trekked to the magnetic North Pole and reached the summit of Roraima in The Lost World of Venezuala, I can heartily recommend enjoying an armchair adventure at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. ShAFF showcases the finest independent adventure film-making in some of the toughest conditions and most remote environments in the world. Experience the drama for yourself as the adrenaline junkies live out their dreams and push themselves to the limits breaking records (and bones!)." Brian Blessed, Yorkshire-born actor and mountaineer
"The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is proof there's no blueprint in life saying go to school, go to university, get a sensible job and a mortgage. Be inspired to follow your heart and your instincts." Ben Fogle, adventurer, writer, broadcaster and author of 'The Accidental Adventurer' on the film festival in general