Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2023
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12 000 km
A ski- and snowboard adventure, starting in Sweden and taking us with ferries and the Trans Siberian railway through the deepest parts of Russia all the way to Japan.
Whether this is the first time you've heard of Mt. Marathon, or you're a thirty-five year veteran of the race, this film will give you a view like nothing before.
55 Hours In Mexico
Office worker Karl Thompson and his friends head to Mexico to see how big an adventure they can squeeze into one weekend.
70 MPH Mobility Scooter In The Snow
British plumber turned garage inventor and video maker Colin Furze takes his world record holding fastest mobility scooter out on the snow
In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week hike-and-fly tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan— alone.
Across The Ice
Explorer Sebastian Copeland and partner Eric McNair-Landry brave crevasses, blizzards and exhaustion as they set fresh tracks across Greenland
Across The Sky
Théo Sanson walks nearly 500 meters on a slackline rigged from The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley in Utah
Act On Reason
The Japanese North Face free climber Toru Nakajima try the free-soloing Shomyo Falls 350m which is the largest water Fall in Japan.
A Dream Of White Horses
'A Dream Of White Horses' is a celebration of one of the UK's most impactful climbers Edwin Drummond who passed away in 2019.
A Journey To Black Mountain
Scott Jaime embarks on a trail running adventure through the heart of the iconic Swartberg Mountains, while discovering some inner truths about why he runs
A Kayakers Solo Adventure In India
Seven days, three rivers, one kayaker: Nouria Newman kayaks solo in India!
Ala Archa Expedition
Five undergraduate students lead a self-organised 31 day glacial research expedition to the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
A Line Across The Sky
Join Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold on the inspiring -- and at times hilarious -- quest that earned the Piolet d’Or award.
At age 50, alpinist and mountain guide Robert Jasper is heading out to Greenland for a solo expedition.
A Long Day Out
Kilian Jornet stars in the short documentary “A long day out”, an adventure within anyone’s reach.
Jamie Foy’s fantastical freestyle with a standard stair-set and its surreal double life, all set to the voice of 1979 Skater of the Year, Steve Olson.
A Morning Over The Clouds
Sheffield highliner Sarah Rixham and Quirin Hertrich enjoy the sunrise on a slackline at the top of the Moleson mountain in Switzerland
A Mountain Journal - Nicky Spinks
A short profile of Nicky Spinks and her 2015 Bob Graham Round Record Run
A Nordic Skater
A Nordic Skater is a very first film about this little known sport. It features Per Sollerman, a photographer who has been skating on frozen lakes and fjords for the past 10 years.
The story about Andreas Fransson's and JP Auclair's last years of their lives skiing and adventuring around the world!
From the Peruvian mountains to the entrance of the Amazon rain forest, this movie recounts a long and difficult ride through the guts of the Andes where only kayakers can access.
Ashima Shiraishi is 14 years old. She's also the first woman and youngest climber of either gender to climb a sport route with a difficulty grade of 9a+
A world first - riding a highline on a bike.
Forget heli-skiing, how about hot air balloon skiing?
Behind the Scenes: The Berghaus Dragon's Back Race
Behind every great race is an even greater event team… this is their story.
Beyond The Break
The story of a group of pro surfers who have left the international surfing circuit in order to grow organic vegetables on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
Bob Graham Round
This film follows the highs and lows of Nicky Spinks's Bob Graham record attempt.
Bob & Marion
A couple in their 80s reflect on marriage and a life of marathon running.
Breath, an inside look at Margarita Cardoso’s process to climb one of the most technically difficult and beautiful sport climbing routes at Los Dinamos, Mexico City.
Escaping modern day distraction.
Camel Finds Water
Trevor found an abandoned fishing boat, brought it home, made it sea-worthy and then took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.
Candide Thovax - Quattro
Why wait for winter? Skiing without a snowflake in sight.
Danny MacAskill rules the rooftops of Gran Canaria.
Four top freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek, BC for one week.
Pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz makes the decision to paddle over Niagara Falls
UK alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey attempt to climb the stunning NW ridge of the remote peak 'The Citadel
Sheffield mountain biking at it's best.
Despite his devastating condition Jesse attempts to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.
Conor Macfarlane: Whistler Fall Time Riding
Join Conor Macfarlane as he samples the best of what Whistler has to offer during
Conquering The Useless
Pro skier Cody Townsend and his crew face terrifying conditions amongst Canada’s biggest glaciers.
Copa - Eric Jones ac Ioan Doyle
78 year old legendary Welsh climber Eric Jones is joined on a trip to Patagonia by youngster Ioan Doyle
Following female runner Rory Bosio’s second consecutive victory at the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
In his latest film Danny Macaskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how... by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland!
Danny MacAskill - This Is Drop And Roll
Danny MacAskill and his Drop and Roll street trials rider teammates
A mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah
Dark Peak Fell Runners
Excellence through misadventure
Daughter Of The Sea
Daughter of the Sea is a short film exploring a fishermans relationship with his daughter and the sea. Shot in the French town St Jean de Luz.
Xavier de la Rue rides the world’s gnarliest terrain
There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times.
A few moments from 30 miles in the Grand Canyon.
Driven By Adventure
The Fred Whitton Challenge is an iconic, 112-mile cycle challenge over all the major passes of the Lake District National Park
Dying Light Parkour POV
Run for your life.
Jenny Graham's round the world adventure
Travel to the high arctic in pursuit of a single image a skier silhouetted against a solar eclipse
Eden is set around a little known crag close to Carlisle called Armathwaite
Greg Hill's quest to charge a little differently.
West Londoner Eric Moor joins the Storm Freerun team, making waves on the parkour scene with his unique style and insane power.
Every Single Street
Rickey Gates decides to run every single street in San Francisco
A cinematic portrait of the legendary mountaineer, inventor and author Hamish MacInnes.
This opportunity to take some time and embrace the peace and tranquility that Gilly experiences in her time ice swimming was a true pleasure.
FLUX is a lo-fi experimental short that asks questions on the state of surfing today...
This is a story about a failure and redemption.
A film following Chris Schulte putting Up First Ascents In Fontainebleau.
Frank And The Tower
Beautiful story about an ageing climber and his relationship with Devil's Tower in Wyoming.
The art of freefalling describes by Martin Kristensen, multiple skydiving world champion
Frontier Of Firsts
Frontier of Firsts follows the experiences of a whitewater kayaker and an Alaskan bush pilot during a kayaking expedition in Southern Alaska.
You've never seen Parkour filmed like this!
Moonlight skiing with Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck
A Visual experiment mixing Light with White-Water and Kayaking with Night
Award-winning teens climb to new heights.
A look into why we should get outside. In many ways when we go into the mountains we head into NOWHERE.
Gone Tomorrow - Kentucky Ice Climbing
Kentucky Ice Climbing. This adventure documentary takes the audience for a bourbon-fueled ride deep into the bushy hollers of Appalachia.
High and Mighty
High ball bouldering -- where a fall could lead to serious injury -- is not for the faint of heart
Home intimately and unflinchingly tells the story of Sarah Outen's solo, human powered expedition around the globe.
Top freerunner and parkour athlete Will Sutton in a unique journey across his homeland of the Isle of Man.
The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned...
What if a bike had ice for wheels?
Famous for its sweeping views and steep grade the Manitou Incline has in recent years become a focal point for an eccentric, off-kilter community.
Ishtar x Tussilago
Long boarding in the epic mountains of Norway.
Japan By Van
Powered snow? Japan has it by the truckload.
Colourful characters and a colourful ultra run.
Jezza Williams Limitless
LIMITLESS chronicles the story of Jezza Williams, from life as a rogue adventurer to a life-changing accident that left him a tetraplegic; and most importantly, how he tackled it head-on.
Kaleidoscope is one of the most innovative BMX edits ever.
Antarctica climbing epicness.
Kayaking the Aleutians
Sea kayaking the length of the remote Aleutian Islands. Amazing Journey.
This is a story about an aid station, about the people that make it happen.
Last Women Standing
Of the several hundred runners who have started the Barkley Marathons since its inception in 1986, only 15 have finished the full five laps within the 60-hour time limit.
It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence.
Loic and the Flolopapys
Four young climbers leave the confort of their climbing gyms to confront some of the toughest climbs on the planet.
Masters of Slack
A portrait of two contrasting characters and their lifestyles which proves you’ll never find your balance by standing still.
Solo Skimboarding mission to Cabo San Lucas Mexico captured by Aether Films
Melanie Baker - 'False Fantasies'
An emotional fell-top performance, shot one snowy April sunrise.
In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize.
Message On A Bottle
One man takes on the sea in a mission to protect it.
Sometimes it's nice just to document waves without surfers riding them.
Mountain Bikes & Bothy Nights
An imaginary journey round Scotland, linking together wild bothies and landscapes.
Mountain Biking Has One Too Many Wheels
12 year old unicycle genius.
Movement of Tree
In this follow-up to last year’s ‘Movement of Three’, a troop of female parkour runners take to the trees.
Join Steve on his goal to make a successful 'on sight' of this infamous route a feat which as never been achieved before.
Ocean Gravity is a short film that rewrites the rules of the underwater world.
Unsupported ocean row from NYC to Salcombe, raising money for Brain Tumor Charity which claimed the life of one of the teams fathers.
Of Fells & Hills
A beautiful portrait of the origins of fell running lie in the Lake District.
Shot on location in Sheffield's newest skate park, a group of local athletes skate, BMX and freerun superbly.
One Breath Around The World
Mesmerizing images of parts of the planet unseen by most of its human inhabitants.
One Of Those Days 3
The annual dose of madness from pro skier Candide Thovax
ONE - Protect The White Nile River
A short environmental message about an important part of our longest river.
Multi award winning, thoughtful portrait of 90 year old writer and climber Gwen Moffatt.
Out of Frame: Italo Romano
Italo Romano was 11 years old when he lost both ot his legs in an accident. One year later he found a new hope in Skateboarding.
Out on a Limb
Three wheelchair users set out on a mission to conquer the Swiss Alps
A story of cultural identity and adventure on the remote sea cliffs of 'Eua in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Paradise Waits - Festival Cut
An amazing dose of ski-eye-candy from acclaimed producers TGR.
Par For The Course
Mirna Valerio takes on her first ever sky race at the 4th annual Broken Arrow Sky Race.
Paul has a dream, a dream he thinks about the whole day; he wants to become a surfer.
Piano to Zanskar
A story of a man, a mountain... and a piano.
Robbie “Maddo” Maddison makes history riding his dirt bike on the powerful and iconic waves of Tahiti.
This short film tells how the state of mind of a tightrope Walker walking on a tight rope and a shaman in a state of ritual trance are connected.
Brandon Semenuk's Rad Company pushes the limits of free-ride mountain biking.
An 84-hour bikepacking ramble through Scotland’s gloomy Grampians...
Reach For The Sky
See Freeride star Cam Zink like never before. Go behind the scenes at the Red Bull Rampage and his X Games World Record backflip attempt.
Red Run | Sheffield's abandoned ski village
Is there something we have lost in our great city?
REFLECTIONS - Of An Underwater Cameraman
There aren’t many of us swimming about and diving in the North Atlantic all year around.
Run Across Scotland
Celebrating their father's retirement, 2 brothers return home to run with him across Scotland.
Run the Line
Overgrown, farmed, pushed out, sold off and only half there, Beau sets off with shovel in hand, dressed like a 50's train driver, to retrace an old trainline.
Founded on the belief that everyone is welcome, Memphis Rox opened a climbing gym to be at the center of the city's revitalization.
Sammy Carlson - Over Time
Sammy Carlson - Over Time
A short film about one man's journey to make an positive impact on the environment and to fulfill his destiny.
Beautiful skateboarding short with Kilian Martin.
A group of snowboarders is willing to travel and ride the mountains in a more environmentally-responsible way, always with the objective in mind to reduce their carbon footprint.
Follow the harrowing story of how Mount Everest’s Sherpa community united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain following the deadly avalanche that struck on April 18, 2014.
Showdown At Horseshoe Hell
24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell (24HHH) is the wildest event in the climbing world.
Because like Brothers and Sisters... Bikes are Awesome.
Silk City Bomb Squad
A profile of The Bomb Squad, a freestyle bike crew from Paterson, NJ. Inspired by Nolan Price's photo book "Boots + the Bomb Squad"
Witness the joys and wonders of nature through the eyes of Snowflake, an eccentric Swiss skier
A tribute to the shortest and coolest days of the year.
Son's Gonna Rise: A Father-Son Story
The story of Ethan Shandro's rise to World Cup level downhill racing under the guidance and mentorship of his father Andrew.
Speak To Me Softly
Experience fear and emotion alongside climber Jenny Abegg as she ascends a route while fighting the self-criticism and doubt from that little voice we all have in the back of our heads.
Exploration After Apocalypse
A stop motion short about how you can play a role in ending plastic pollution.
SUP it and SEE
A 96km Stand up paddle board adventure told through the eyes of blind extreme sports enthusiast Dean Dunbar.
Inside the communist country of Cuba exists a small but passionate community of surfers
A Beautiful Flight from the Legendary Mountain known as the Eiger, in Switzerland.
In 2012, Tamara Lunger saw the 8,611-meter summit of K2 for the first time.
The 7 Stages Of Blank
Simply, the Blank Collective takes you on a journey through the 7 Stages of Blank, a lighthearted look into the bond that develops around the sport of skiing.
The Big Bang
In September 2019, Emma Twyford become the first British woman to smash the 9a climbing grade barrier. This revealing film follows the highs and lows of her three-year battle to break the next grade.
The Choss Whisperer
Mike Libecki continues his addiction to unexplored Earth in hopes of standing on a 1st ascent.
The Cold Vein
Two Italian friends, Giorgio and Francesco, go looking for The Cold Vein on a journey through their own limits
The Dirty Dozen - A Stupendous Bike Ride
Started in 1983, the Dirty Dozen showcases Pittsburgh’s steepest and toughest hills in one ride,
Beautiful short film in the Giant Redwoods of California
The Home For Broken Toys
Every weekend through the winter, a group of middle-aged men, who dub themselves the East German Ladies Swimming Team, plunge into the freezing waters of a pond in central London.
The Imaginary Line
During the longest government shutdown in American history, we assembled a team from Mexico and a team from the USA to establish a highline across the border between us
The Important Places
The important places, we all have them. They’re the places that awed us, that inspired us, that fed our souls.
The Last Mountain
The Polish expedition to winter K2 in 2018
The Last Thaw
The story of Simon Grays attempt to set a record time, and become the first person to complete a Mid-winter Frog Graham round (A swim-run challenge in the Lake District)
The Legend of Rafael
A beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling.
The Life Of Pie
Pizza and bikes can fix anything
The Line Between Good and Evil
The gripping first ski descent of "The Peak of Evil"
The Long River Home
The Long River Home is a 20 minute documentary film about overcoming the residual impacts of war through kayaking with a team.
Follow Joey Henson and a community of rock climbers as they climb, document, and preserve the boulders around Boone, North Carolina.
A mammoth journey for an elusive photo,
The North Fork Championship
Come enjoy the rowdiest Whitewater Weekend of your life!! Banks, Idaho USA June 16-18th!!
The Peak District
Spectacular footage of road cycling in the Peak District.
A small stretch of tarmac changes the destiny of a remote Scottish village. The old Postman’s Path remains though, and with it, a powerful connection to the past.
The Rapha Continental: Assynt
Gritty, poetic short shot on location in Scotland.
The River's Call
Six kayakers. 400 kilometers. A 17-day self-supported trip down the Apurimac River... And one question : What are we doing here?
The Rocky Mountains Traverse
A 700-kilometer traverse of the Canadian Rockies by paraglider.
The Running Pastor
A story about Sverri Steinholm, a Faroese trail running pastor that explores the relationship of his spirituality both through his experiences in the outdoors and in a traditional “church” / community.
The Ski Train
In Vatnahalsen, Norway, the only thing better than the waffles is the untracked powder lying in wait.
The story of a 90-year-old man's relationship with the sea
The Tipping Point
Three young men set out on the adventure of a lifetime when they quit their jobs, buy a boat and sail around the world.
The Ultimate Fan
Bill Hooper has spectated at every Leadville Trail 100 run since 1988 and every Hardrock 100!
The Weight Of Winter
A massive snowstorm consumes Hokkaido, crushing everything under wind and snow with unrelenting force.
Three Peaks Cyclocross 2019 - EF Gone Racing
Landing in Yorkshire's legendary 3 Peaks Cyclocross race, Australian pro Lachlan Morton fell head-over-heels (literally) for the most challenging 60km race in the UK.
Can you make a parkour video in 12 hours?
Even before I was born I climbed the North face of the Eiger, so I think it's not much a surprise what I do now.
Indoor and competition climber Natalie Berry makes the move to trad and winter climbing. Festival cut.
A cycle me home story. On fixies...
The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe in which we can find the iconic Fiva Route, that has never been skied before Kilian Jornet gave it a go in 2018.
Four young would-be cowboys travel with sixteen wild horses from the Mexican to Canadian borders in Phillip Baribeau's documentary.
Underground Movement: Cave Diving in Jämtland
Discover the unknown underground caves of Sweden.
United States Of Joe’s
In rural Utah a valley of world-class bouldering is nestled among a conservative community of Mormons but when a ragged band of climbers shows up, the two cultures clash.
UnREAL takes you to a place beyond the real world. Forget the 9 to 5 desk job, sit back and watch the world’s best mountain bikers
Up Up Up
Hill climbing is a niche within a niche. It was one of the original tests of a cyclists skill
Urban Nature connects our daily urban life to our deep longing of adventures and experiences in nature.
A mountain biker attempts some gnarly downhill lines in the Dolomites
Water Get No Enemy
In June 2018, professional surfers Damien Castera and Arthur Bourbon flew to Liberia, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Way Of The Wildcard
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes an extraordinary community to raise a couple of Olympians.
We're Going on a Wild Camp
Ethan, Joseph, Mum and Dad - splish and splosh their way to a wild camp
Where The Wild Things Keep Playing
10 Sep '19
Director Krystle Wright brings this next installment since the wild things never stopped playing.
Witness my escape from the daily life, a busy life. Traffic, chaos, commuters. Follow me on a journey through the streets of Austria where the city with all it's daily situations becomes my Playground.
Ryland Bell grew up with Alaska’s big mountain lines always in view—familiar and yet unknown.
Three of the world’s most renowned BASE jumpers, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth embark on an adventure
Women's Speed Record
Some records are just meant to be broken.
Wonderful Losers: A Different World
The first-time in over 40 years, an independent-filmmaker outside of the broadcast networks who has been allowed to film behind the scenes an exclusive insider look at the notorious and celebrated Giro d'Italia.
Working Late With Diogo Passagem
A short and sharp film based in and around Sheffield
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