Weekly Watchlist - Week 14 - ShAFF

While cinemas aren't able to reopen yet, 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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Through snow, forests, and lava fields, let this film transport you into a world of mountain biking adventure. Another one one that has to be seen (and heard) in the cinema.

Anna Paxton

🔥💯 the must-see sequel mountain bike film. The music is going blow you out your seat on the big screen. And that snow section👊 ⛽

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Shot in Hawaii, Alberta, and British Columbia in early 2017, DreamRide 2 is a visual masterpiece full of stunning imagery. Mike Hopkins enters his dream world by stepping through a photograph and into the Hawaiian jungle where he rides his bike through the most brilliant landscapes on the big island. Midway through he's transported into a snowy field where he rides a frozen river and races through steep snowfields aboard his bike. The visuals are set alongside a beautiful poetic narrative explaining the freedom one acquires from stepping outside of their comfort zone into places beyond comprehension.

Filmed by Jordan Manly, Scott Secco, and David Peacock Directed and produced by Mike Hopkins Post editing by Scotty Carlson and Juicy Studios Written by Lacy Kemp Still photography by Bruno Long

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Is it possible to enjoy the outdoors while travelling in a more sustainable way? With powerful images of how climate change has affected familiar mountains over the past century, two professional skiers take a battery powered trip...

Anna Paxton

A sort of sequel to last year's smash hit film about the environment. This time they've learnt from their mistakes and here's the result.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Due to climate change, by 2050 ski seasons will be markedly shorter. Lower elevations will receive significantly less snowfall. 

Two veteran professional skiers contemplate the impact their love for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfils them. 

As they peer into the future, they realise there is a more sustainable path ahead, but it won't be easy.

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Listen to the wolves howl as a round-the-world-cyclist shivers in the frozen Canadian wastes.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

An outstanding film capturing the true spirit of adventure. Ben Page’s solo journey by bike across a frozen wasteland with all its highs and lows.

Anna Paxton

An inspired way to look at a round the world cycle trip by taking one small section and picking it apart. I must watch it this year SHAFF Film Festival. And he's from Yorkshire.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. 

Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. 

The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world's 'last great wildernesses'.

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Frankly terrifying yet stunningly beautiful of an expedition that turns out to be very, VERY challenging. Be glad you weren't on this one!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A really well-crafted expedition film, the team slowly become more and more exposed....

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

This harrowing expedition pushed a group of mountaineers to the mental and physical brink; carving them Down To Nothing. A six-person team from The North Face and National Geographic attempted to summit an obscure peak in Myanmar (Hkakabo Razi) to determine if it is Southeast Asia’s highest point. The expedition members, led by The North Face athlete and Telluride mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill include, videographer Renan Ozturk, climber Emily Harrington, and National Geographic author Mark Jenkins, photographer Cory Richards, and basecamp manager Taylor Rees.

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A super interesting story about this fantastic character who has been running the Los Angeles marathon since it started in 1986, first backwards, then bouncing a basket ball. He uses running as therapy after being drafted to Vietnam aged 20.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Director Vincent DeLuca met Johnnie Jameson in the lobby of his apartment building where everyone knows Johnnie's bright smile and infectious laughter. Vincent's building is just one of many on Johnnie's mail route, but on that particular day, fate would push an inquisitive filmmaker and larger than life character together in a conversation that would lead to a friendship that would literally alter the course of one's life and create a film to capture it all. Best Short Film Lookout Wild Film Festival; Official Selection Austin Film Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, Mountainfilm, Port Townsend Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Washington West Film Festival.

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