Editor Rich “The Adventure Film Festival represents some of the most inspiring films from the world of adventure. For many years film has helped share the stories of remote locations, acts of daring do, incredible people and our wildlife on our planet. The films are being hosted up and down the country and i can 100% recommend that you put the nearest one to you in your calendar and go be inspired.
The Adventure Film Festival will travel the length and breadth of the UK from November 2015 to January 2016 screening 12 of the world’s most pioneering adventure and action sports films at over 30 cinemas nationwide. The AFF comprises three evenings of film screenings, including many UK premieres that celebrate human endeavour and push the boundaries of exploration.
This year’s film line-up includes: 3 Norwegian brothers search for the perfect wave on a remote Arctic Island in the depths of winter in ‘Bjornoya’; a 7,000 km, lama trek and rafting expedition from ‘source to sea’ of the mighty Amazon River in ‘Objectif Amazone’; downhill mountain biking alongside stampeding mustangs in Wyoming in TGR / Anthill Films’ ‘Unreal’ and jumping out of planes with the world’s oldest skydiver in ‘The 82 Year Old Skydiver’.
The Adventure Film Festival kicks off on 9th November 2015 and continues through to the 24th January 2016 and includes a London Gala Premiere on Tuesday 1st December at the Vue Cinema in London’s Leicester Square where guests will be treated to three AFF films followed by a Q+A session with the athletes and film makers:
- Reza Pakravan, recounts the gruelling hardships on his journey to become the world record holder for the fastest bicycle from Nordkapp in the Arctic Circle to Cape Town in South Africa in ‘Kapp to Cape’.
- Leon McCarron, who follows the footsteps of Darwin by horse trekking the length of the Rio Santa Cruz to film this beautiful landscape for the last time before it is flooded as part of a huge hydro-electric project in ‘The Last Explorers of the Rio Santa Cruz’
- Patrick Hutton & Richard Johnson, who spend a gruelling 3 months crossing Papua New Guinea on foot and by raft in their first film ‘Crossing Papua’.
Tickets are available via www.adventurefest.co.uk where adventure fans will also be able to watch the trailers and access further information about the individual films featured across the three nights.
Additional sponsors of the festival include Daily Telegraph, Salomon, Suunto, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite / Mariposa County.