Weekly Watchlist - Week 11 - 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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Love this. Adventures of the mind, adventures of the body, Who you calling a lunatic....

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

A brilliant bizarre blend of Burning Man Festival and ultra running leads to the most wonderful feel-good kaleidoscope of colourful fun all ultra marathons should have from now on!

Ruth Farrar

A totally crazy fest for the eyes and senses here, this is an absolute must-watch and an eye opening insight into an insane desert race most people will never have heard of before. Some people do it in tutus, crazy costumes and face paint. Some do it naked. Of course? It's out there! Watch this!

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

ultra running at Burning Man festival. Freaky deaky! beautiful men running in pink tutus is the way forward.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Meet the characters running the Burning Man festival’s ultra marathon

Anna Paxton

In a place that has a reputation for decadence and discomfort, a little known ultra marathon is attracting hundreds of runners to experience its one of a kind environment of art, music, and nature.

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Huntin', shootin', fishin' and mountain bikin'... but mainly starvin'. A properly challenging wildwoods adventure. Watching footage of fishing for wild salmon has never been so exciting. This is the kind of adventure I never want to do but it makes for a fascinating film. Recommended.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Could you survive purely by foraging and hunting? Four guys set off on a bikepacking trip with no food, planning to eat only what they can find or catch along the way.

Anna Paxton

Fish, pick and shoot your way round your adventure bad ass if you ask me.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

The Foodless Odyssey has been a longtime dream of Pro mountain biker Matt Hunter. The idea is to bike-pack through hundreds of kilometers of wilderness on the remote Island of Haida Gwaii, living entirely off the land. The rules were simple, we would carry all the survival tools we needed to bike,fish,hunt and camp…. but absolutely no food. Everything we would consume for the weeklong journey would have to be harvested from the land.

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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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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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