ShAFF Films Online

ShAFF Online - 2020 Film Programme

We will be bringing a regular monthly dose of 2021 ShAFF films to you via our Reelhouse platform. All being well starting in February.

ShAFF Online - 2020 Film Programme

Adventure Activism & Rebellion Get Fired Up! Adventures with spark, purpose, and passion …reignite your love for the places we adventure in and the people we share them with.

Spirit Of ShAFF! Adventures into the unknown …get gripped, push your boundaries and tackle life’s challenges head-on.

People Are Amazing! Uplifting endeavours of individuals who embrace a life of adventure and restore your faith in human nature.

We Are Family! Adventures every generation can enjoy together ...grab the popcorn and gather round the (virtual) campfire for some quality time.

Each session lasts around 2 hours, and is available on the new ShAFF Reelhouse channel.

ShAFF Online - Live Talks Programme

We are organising a regular programme of live events on Zoom. We record these events and publish them to our Youtube channel. They are free to register for / watch. We ask that you consider making a donation to support the festival and the speakers.

ShAFF On Tour

We are overjoyed that ShAFF is back on the road, On Tour around the UK and beyond from December 2020 - Summer 2021.

Online from Friday 11 December - DCA Dundee, Phoenix Leicester, Kinoculture Oswestry, Saffron Screen Saffron Walden, Broadway Nottingham, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Arthouse Crouch End, Dukes Lancaster, Alhambra Keswick. Full details and dates are here.

Watch online and support yourt local cinema: The new online element, presented via Modern Films’ virtual screening platform complements the 'live' screenings. Cinemas book the film as though it were playing in their venues and rental income is shared, allowing ShAFF to continue to work closely with cinemas who are unable to screen the programme in their auditoria.

On Demand Archive

Although we love to get something for nothing, paid-for content will really help support filmmakers. Adventure films are usually made by small independent production companies who are currently unable to work, but the great news is that you can invite adventure into your own home for less than the cost of a coffee and cake, or a couple of pints.

  • 2016 (10 films, 567 minutes)
  • 2017 (17 films, 680 mins)
  • 2018 (12 films, 633 mins)
  • 2019 (16 films, 779 mins)

Free Content

During the Covid Pandemic lockdown the ShAFF team are revisiting past festivals to choose the best adventure films from around the world to create a weekly watchlist of free online adventure films for your indoor entertainment and inspiration. We post a new film, free to view online, at 7pm every day. Watch them one by one, or save them up and screen your own virtual ShAFF session at home. Here are the watchlists published so far.

Bespoke Playlists (free to watch)

We are also working with our partners to create some playlists specifically for them.

  • BMCTV - a long list of all the BMCTV films which have featured at ShAFF over the years (15 films)
  • Made In Sheffield - an even longer list of the films made in Sheffield, or featuring people from Sheffield, in partnership with Buffalo and The Outdoor City (40 films)