ShAFF On Tour 2020



This is a smashing, smashing portrayal of sharing Stories and sport to combat ignorance and disconnection.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Sweet, entertaining and beautifully made feminist MTB film... which is really about pizza... and lesbianism. Who doesn't like pizza and lesbianism?

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

In 2002, mountain bikers and entrepreneurs Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to Fruita, Colorado, in search of cheap rent, world-class single track, and free time to ride. Over 15 years later, the two unconventional women have helped reshape one of the state’s most conservative towns, uniting the community through advocacy, inclusivity, and damn good pizza.

Watch the film


Brilliant characters, given space and humour to articulate their experience.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Three years ago, as a result of falling down an escalator, 33-year-old former estate agent Daniel Wilson became paralysed from the waist down following severe hemorrhaging during vital spinal surgery. Fuelled by the pure adrenaline that comes from this exhilarating and perilous sport, this is Dan’s second time in attempting to master adaptive skiing. However, despite facing the hazardous mountain terrain, being away from his home in the UK presents a much larger challenge. With regular medication needed as well as constant maintenance of various physical ailments, Dan must not neglect his health and daily care routine, despite being immersed in the excitement and intensity of the trip. 24-year-old vlogger Isaac Harvey was born with limb/pelvis hypoplasia, a condition that means Isaac has short legs, no arms and must use his feet for all of his daily activities. This is Isaac’s first time on the mountain, and with the aid of Deffi Sports, an adaptive ski company, he will be fitted into a customised chair that is perfectly adapted to his body. For the week, all of Isaac’s trust is placed in the hands of those who control his chair. Travelling at speeds of 40MPH down the mountain, Isaac must give up control of his own movement and summon the strength to not succumb to extreme motion sickness. In 2010, former scaffolder Geoff Gaynord fell and broke his back at work. He awoke to find a doctor telling him that he would never walk again. Since the accident, this ski trip is Geoff’s first time travelling outside the UK alone. Through the mental and physical exertion that the week demands, from starting out with an assistant to tackling the slopes by himself, Geoff will discover the sheer adrenaline, liberation and new-found freedom that skiing offers.

Watch the trailer


Smashed it, such an energetic great insight.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Marvellous film about black climbers in the deep south. Absolute must-see film.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Founded on the belief that everyone is welcome, Memphis Rox opened a climbing gym to be at the center of the city's revitalization.

Watch the film


And breathe out....

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

While we thrive on following adrenaline fuelled adventures, this opportunity to take some time and embrace the peace and tranquility that Gilly experiences in her time ice swimming was a true pleasure. Whilst a hostile and unforgiving environment, to most, the presence of mind and calmness is a true inspiration and something that actually translates to all of our day to day encounters.

Watch the film Watch the trailer


Historically illustrative running... Go try it!

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

As if you need inspiration to explore in your backyard. But here you go!!!!

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Enjoyable Aussie running film with fascinating archive footage and lovely drone shots of lush modern landscape. Very nicely done

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Uncovering the secrets of the past in his own backyard, runner Bo traces the tracks of an old railway line, bushwhacking, fence-hopping, and hoping the neighbours won't shoot...

Anna Paxton

Beau Miles lives next to the old Warragul-Noojee Railway line, which snaked for 43km through the foothills of Mt. Baw Baw, and ran from 1892-1954. You can still see the line now as strange scars across paddocks and bold cuttings through the sides of hills. Overgrown, private, exposed, or hard to find, Beau aims to re-run the train line, picking up and finding the stations of yesteryear.

Watch the film


What could you do for your fiftieth birthday? A man's meditation on ritual in the mountains.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

"I thought I saw people in the Kate afternoon. Unfortunately they were rocks." Gorgeous meditation on self-powered solo exploration in stunning landscapes. Lovely.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A peaceful and meditative account of a solo journey. How did he carry all that kit for hiking/camping/kayak/climb?!

Anna Paxton

Every year we get a little older. One day you turn 50. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. Alpinist and mountain guide Robert Jasper is heading out to Greenland for a solo expedition. He leaves the small village of Kulusuk with his sea kayak. After twelve days of paddling and carrying heavy loads Robert reaches his basecamp at the foot of Molar Spire. Calmly, concentrated and all by himself he begins the ascent of this 500m rock face.

Watch the trailer


Watch this. 'We are all human's here'

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

In a time when there's so much focus on division, this is a sweet (if idealistic) film that reminds us to check our imaginary borders and reconnect.

Anna Paxton

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. “In a world that is constantly trying to tear us apart, we are here to come together, to cross those imaginary lines that divide us...”

Our greatest hope for this film is that we create something that goes far beyond ourselves… Using this highline as a medium for sparking a conversation and creating a positive shift in our world. Thank you for being a part of this story. Let's make some waves together.

Watch the film


An intimate short film exploring masculinity, trauma healing and idiosyncratic group dynamics.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Hilarious film about the East German Olympic swimming team. 👙 Must watch

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Cold - very cold - water swimming, by amusing codgers old and young. A slow burner but there's more going on here than you first realise.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

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 Home for Broken Toys' follows the team through one season to explore their motivations for braving the extreme cold each week, a decision which seems alien to the filmmaker. The reasons she discovers are by turns comedic, poignant, and profound.