Weekly Watchlist - Week 12 - ShAFF

While our time outdoors has been restricted the ShAFF team have been revisiting past festivals and choosing the best adventure films from around the world. We've created weekly watchlists of free online adventure films for your indoor entertainment and inspiration, and we’re posting 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.

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Can a 47 year old be a pro skier and how can they stay young? This 47 year old pro skier wants to know, so he travelled to japan to find out...

Anna Paxton

A guide into how to stay a professional athlete, the perfect watch for any professional athletes.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Aging pro freeskier, Mike Douglas, travels to Japan in search of the secrets to perpetual youth and longevity. Between powder skiing sessions, he explores the Japanese diet, fitness, onsens and temples. The most profound advice, however, comes from a day spent with Mt. Everest age record holder, Yuichiro Miura and his son Gota.

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What happens when a world-famous climber is forced to stop climbing due to a serious shoulder injury? Award-winning filmmaker Jen Randall captures pro climber Hazel Findlay’s empowering road to recovery. Fascinating reflections on identity emerge from this refreshingly honest and uplifting documentary.

Ruth Farrar

When you love your sport it’s so hard to be injured. This film follows professional climber Hazel Findlay on the road to recovery after a shoulder operation. Impressive to see her positivity and determination to emerge from the injury both physically and mentally stronger.

Anna Paxton

Mind Control is a new BMC TV film by the award-winning Jen Randall. This is a personal and revealing portrait into the demands of being a pro climber. Features unique behind-the-scenes footage and inspiring shots of one of Hazel's hardest sends: Mind Control (8c) at Oliana.

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An incredible adventure, commitment to exploring the unknown, comradeship, beauty, adrenaline

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

Kayaking through glaciers. Absolutely crazy.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Add this to your list of must-see films! A hardcore adventure thats going to look and sound stunning on the big screen.

Anna Paxton

This is a must-see for this year's shaff 🔥💯🎥 an incredible Journey using kites skis and kayaks. Each member of the crew having a unique Talents pushed to the limits with a surprising Twist.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Crossing the Greenland Ice cap by kite ski is epic. Making a first descent of a river draining that ice cap is landmark. But accessing that river by towing a kayak across the ice cap to the river’s headwaters to kayak down to the Arctic Ocean is unprecedented; and that is exactly what National Geographic “adventurers of the year” Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair Landry and Ben Stookesberry want to do. Utilizing Sarah’s extensive polar experience, the team uses snow kites to cross the 1000km ice sheet, before descending through an unknown and dangerous maze of crevasses to access the source of the river. With rapids so big they are visible from satellite images, this spectacular river is a challenge for even Ben and Eric, two of the top paddlers in the world. A ski accident at the beginning of the expedition almost sets an end to the whole endeavor. A little later unexpectedly low temperatures seem to be another reason to stop the adventurers as they find their river almost frozen solid. Only the discovery of a second river that is still raging down to the arctic ocean puts the team right back into the game.

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exquisite japanese skateboarding film, beautifully made

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Freestyle skating is growing and it's pretty impressive what they're doing now days especially if you're only a kid.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Impressive freestyle skating in visually stunning locations.

Anna Paxton

Filmmaker Brett Novak spent 14 days traveling alongside Isamu Yamamoto through Osaka, Kyoto and the surrounding countryside to capture this cinematic short film of the insanely talented young skateboarder.

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A heartwarming film about trail running hero Kilian Jornet skiing and running over 7 Norwegian peaks within a day...will he make it? There are important messages here about knowing when to stop in the snowy mountains. Big Kudos to Kilian for some epic GoPro filming, and lovely snippets of commentary while he does so!

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Killian Journet is generally known as an ultra runner, but here he takes on a one day skiing challenge in the spectacular mountains of Norway.

Anna Paxton

An honest look into the mountains and kidney's life and motivation, he has such respect for his environment.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn't consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77km route with 9000m of elevation gain.

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