Weekly Watchlist - Week 19 - ShAFF

While cinemas aren't able to fully 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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Oh Wow mountains oh and skiing. oh and more mountains and wow more skiing.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Gloriously well made skiing and snowboarding Adrenalin movie. Deeply enjoyable with great music and superb photography, even if it is saturated with testosterone and suffused with male ego. This is the way to do bro-adventure films.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Chamonix is one of the most prestigious place for mountaineers in the world, its history is full of stories of conquests and failures. Now these dramatic mountains lure more and more skiers and snowboarders to ride her steep, unforgiving faces and it is in Chamonix that we will discover the adventures and evolution of Victor de Le Rue. This young professional snowboarder coming from the pyrenees has ridden the four corners of the world, But a place on earth inspires him more particularly than the others: CHAMONIX. It is being together with his old friend Pierre Hourticq, mountain guide that Victor will try to write a new story in the iconic mountains of the Mont Blanc Massif, riding extreme slopes of more than 45° that also have extreme consequences. Frozen Mind is not just a lm based on snowboard/ski performance. It is above all a story of friendship and a journey of discovery as the two men take unique paths in order to conquer the same objectives.

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Tibetan skiing, by Americans - jolly nice

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

In the age of modern comfort and convenience, why do we choose to suffer?

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These guys are decent friends to have around if you some chancer motivation in your life. Being an underdog has such value here.

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

One of the most amusing and engaging films I've ever watched about the terrifying, depressing and ultimately futile pastime / shortcut to early onset osteoporosis that is ultra-running. You will laugh. The film participants certainly did - it is not always apparent why.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

This is a film for anyone who takes on a challenge, then wonders what they’ve got themselves into... anyone whose friends egg them on and tell them it will all be fine... and anyone with an adventure buddy and an appetite for type 2 fun. It’s great, don’t miss it.

Anna Paxton

So you run / want to run ultras don't watch this! it will put you off or do you watch it and you'll be inspired.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

What does it take to finish a 103-mile ultramarathon? Jayson Sime grew up in Iowa in a broken home, one of six children raised by a single mother. He was bullied in school because of his dyslexia, learned to fight, and then learned to wrestle, losing every single match for two years before he finally won one. His fighting spirit carried him through a career as a political organizer, from knocking on doors for a political party to managing U.S. congressional campaigns. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon. How to Run 100 Miles follows Jayson’s story from overlooked kid to ultrarunner battling his way up Colorado mountain trails.

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Fascinating evocation of our 'edge'

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

Yes shred with your bike on your back. Amazing hard core project with fantastic cinimatogrfy to match.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Woah this is a hardcore trip, crazy bikepacking over mountain passes closed by snow, crazy skiing with bikes on their bikes. Sleeping wherever, woken up by rain, or roadworks. I love it, makes me want to pack my bag and head for the hills!

Anna Paxton

Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck start their biggest and most extraordinary ski tour so far. The mission: Bikepacking across the alps and skiing some iconic mountains along the way - no motor allowed! The two friends have traveled the world for many mountainous adventures, but while skiing in distant locations this idea grew in their minds: a ski expedition that starts right on their own doorsteps. Five weeks, 1.800 km, 35.000 vertical meters and a dream come true.

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A national treasure.

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

Famous for inspiring great literary work from Liam O' Flaherty to Martin McDonagh and even the host island for TedFest, discover exactly why Aran Island Inis Mór is now also well-known as a new mecca for sport climbing. The film's beautiful cinematography proves a tempting welcome invitation to explore Inis Mór's rugged beauty. Just pray for no rain!

Ruth Farrar

Marvellous, beautifully shot, utterly compelling climbing film set in the most extraordinary Irish island surroundings.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Climber Steve McClure travels to Ireland in search of new and adventurous routes on stunning unclimbed sea cliffs.

Anna Paxton

Impressive cliffs that will make you look for a late minute flight to an Atlantic Ireland not to fare from home.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Ricky Bell and Steve McClure exploring Inis Mór, a small island off the West Coast of Ireland with 14km of barely developed limestone cliffs. 

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