BMC Women in Adventure Film Workshop and Networking Session

BMC Women in Adventure Film Workshop and Networking Session
BMC Women In Adventure Workshop and Networking Poster



4 Mar '23 | 5:00pm


4 Mar '23 | 7:00pm

This is free to attend.

Following the Women in Adventure screening earlier on in the day, all are welcome to this FREE session is welcome to anyone looking to get into filmmaking, starting out, wanting to hone their skills or do some more networking.

Hosted by Em Lyons, and presented by the British Mountaineering Council, this session will be a rotation workshop, where you get 20 minutes with each workshop leader, before rotating round to the next workshop. The session will be followed by an opportunity to network with the people and leaders of the session.


Workshop: “Building a Media Career in the Outdoors (the unconventional way)”

Facilitator: Rachel Sarah Rachel will share with you her steps she took to go freelance, and it doesn’t always have to involve film school or starting young. Bio: Rachel is a freelance outdoor filmmaker and photographer based in the UK, specialising in adventure sport and environmental stories. She now works on short films and documentaries about stories with meaning, the kind of stories that do not get told enough in the adventure world. She works with brands on campaigns, with some of her most recent work being with Jack Wolfskin, Porsche, Global Cycling Network and The Women’s Trad Festival. Rachel won the Best Film Award in 2020 in the BMC Women in Adventure Film Competition with her film Uncomfortable

Workshop: “Filming adventurous activities: wild swimming, mountain biking, climbing”

Facilitator: Roxy Barry Get some top tips on how put a film together when it involves being outside and film adventurous activities. Just starting to dip your toes into filmmaking, curious or want to ask and share some advice this will be a great workshop to attend. Bio: Roxy is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in the Scotland, usually working on something outdoorsy that showcases the diverse faces and voices that make up our outdoor community. At the heart of my work are events centred on accessibility and diversity. I've had the absolute pleasure of working at a variety of events and on a bunch of awesome projects, including directing and producing the Womens Trad Fest film.

Workshop: “What makes the difference between a good and a great film

” Facilitator: Anna Paxton Anna will run through the judging and selection criteria used at ShAFF and how films are chosen for the festival. Bio: Anna is the Co-Director of ShAFF and a film producer and author, working freelance across a variety of roles in the outdoor industry. As Producer at Salt Street I made a six-part viral mini-series for BBC Sport in 2019, produced the video content for The Outdoor City and Visit Britain’s international Adventure Breaks campaign in 2018, and spent most of 2017 producing a six-part urban sports series for Channel 4.

Workshop: 'Putting the passion and the personal into your storytelling'

Facilitator: Hannah Maia Bio: Hannah Maia is an award winning filmmaker based in the Lake District, where she works creatively under the name Maia Media. Hannah completed an MA in Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Filmmaking in the same year GoPro launched their first digital camera. Unsure what to do with her life but with a GoPro in hand Hannah began to tell stories and make films about her own adventures. Along the way she's worked with some memorable clients including Air France, Visit Wales, Ellis Brigham and Refugee Youth. Hannah has a strong connection with ShAFF. A huge highlight was to win the Grand Prize, Best Film Gold Award for 'My Big White Thighs & Me' in 2018. This is Hannah's second year as both festival judge and editor of the ShAFF trailer. She also has a short film screening this year called 'Chilly Dipper'. There will be the opportunity for networking and nibbles directly following the panel talk.