Weekly Watchlist - Week 17 - 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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Beautiful short, graceful characters, that deep green soothe.

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

A beautiful calm film with a soundtrack to match.

Anna Paxton

Fabulous wild swimming film that’s fantastically well-shot and delightfully engaging. Really enjoyable little movie!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Loch Hourn on the Knoydart peninsula in the Western Isles of Scotland is one of the last wildernesses of Europe. Access to sea lochs is difficult. Salt water mingles with fresh water as it runs off the mountains, icy even in high summer. This mesmeric film immerses us in the physicality of cold water swimming, asking why we put ourselves in the path of discomfort and risk; why does the search for adventure take us to ever more remote and inhospitable places? Join the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, 'swim twins' Kate Rew and Kari Furre, as they set out to chase the sublime.
In association with The Outdoor Swimming Society and Alpkit with support by Red Moon Cruises, Akur Captial, Dryrobe and Aquatica Digital

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I really enjoyed this. Sparse, intimidating.

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

South Africa has endured a hard past and is facing a difficult future. There’s an impending catastrophe, when will they reach Day Zero?

Anna Paxton

What are the best activism films from last year comes to Sheffield big screen.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a limit of 50 litres per day per person and on the most part are collectively achieving this. The management of this crisis however is critical to the success of this wonderful city.

Thank you to Ray De Vries for the voiceover and insight in to the current situation in Cape Town. Ray is one of the most fascinating people I have met and is part of the solution to future water shortages. See more here - airwater.co.za

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What if we all tried a journey like this?

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

Pack your bags, bike and paddle we going to Alaska for this one. A respectful level-headed look at the mining in the area along with an epic adventure.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Excellent adventure activism / kayaking / MTBing film with a very nice American folk rock sound track

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Three friends set off on a 400km bikepacking and packraft expedition through the heart of the sacred headwaters in northwestern British Columbia, birthplace of three critical salmon rivers, and home to the Tahltan people. In the wake of the devastating Mount Polley Mine disaster, the team’s goal is to understand what is at stake as a wave of new mines are developed across this remote corner of the province. 

Their journey offers an exciting and sobering window into this wild landscape as they pedal through vast boreal forest, paddle frigid whitewater, battle monster trout, outrun a grizzly, learn about the Tahltan’s fight to protect their homeland and glimpse inside a massive open pit mine.

Learn more and take action - salmonbeyondborders.org

A Film by Tyler-Wilkinson Ray, Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola

Produced by Wild Confluence Media

In Association with Gear Junkie

Supported by Ibis Cycles, Kokopelli Packraft & Wetfly Fishing

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A interesting look at our 'edges'

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

Comfort Zones was a not-for-profit film to show off the best of Eastern Scotland ski touring and steep skiing. The film underwent an number of mutations, but ultimately after seeing the footage we had we settled on exploring the philosophy of risk taking in back country skiing and how we all have different comfort zones, but as our competence increases with experience those comfort zones shift to allow us to tackle new challenges. The area around Glenshee Ski Centre is perfect for this, because you can learn your ski skills on the piste, then venture out onto mellower off-piste terrain and ultimately tackle some amazing steep skiing. We are grateful to all those who helped make the film happen, and especially the skiers, because without the athletes, this would just be a nice landscape film.

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Ultra-running, but played for laughs. This could catch on.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

"Yorkshire's finest" ...from Derbyshire it turns out. This was a thoroughly entertaining watch.

Elise Wicker

Local filmmakers come out with something completely different. This local man running 10 marathons in 10 days takes a toll as he watched him fall apart and re build only to plunge bhead first into crazy in front of your eyes

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A slightly fat man from Derbyshire is asked in the pub 'can you run 10 marathons in 10 days?' A story about the power of not thinking about it too much.

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