Weekly Watchlist - Week 23- 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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Since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. She was twice crowned World Champion in sport climbing, and eventually expanded her professional horizons to mixed climbing, ski mountaineering, and base jumping. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 4000m peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.



JOYOUS

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

What just happened 🤯

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Jacques “The Frenchy” Houot (pronounced “oo-oh”) is a Colorado icon. He is an 82-year-old athlete who gets after it non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross Jacques “The Frenchy” Houot (pronounced “oo-oh”) is a Colorado icon. He is an 82-year-old athlete who gets after it non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross race circuit. Jacques is an accomplished athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival, ability to counter ageing through laughter, and his impact on the community over decades.

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This woman is a total legend.

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

When they go low, Mirna goes higher! Inspiring empowering film rising above social media negativity demonstrating the great outdoors is for everyone to enjoy.

Ruth Farrar

Must-watch, powerful film about a black woman who overcomes horrendous prejudice to become an ultra-runner

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Bringing adventure sports back to grass roots. What an inspiration!

Elise Wicker

Oh ye love that. Great film very powerful now I want to run.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. While competing in her first 50K trail race of the season, Mirna Valerio must overcome the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport.

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In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rives and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family - shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves. In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey. The Passage is a story about the dreams of aging brothers, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us.



Beautiful depiction of relationship with place.

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

meditational art film about the Scottish islands

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

The film focuses on Sandwood bay, a remote, wild beach just south of Cape Wrath. Though now known as a place of unspoilt natural beauty, stories of ghosts and shipwrecks litter the beach's history and linger still in the minds of many. Told through the filmmaker’s personal connection to this place, the film explores these stories, and offers a candid and honest exploration into the human relationship with wild land.

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