From its humble origins showing the best of the UK’s adventure films to sell-out audiences, the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has developed into one of the UK’s biggest and best adventure film festivals in its own right. Now in its 6th year, every year 100% of the audience said they’d come back and they’d recommend it to a friend.
This year ShAFF’s had a record-breaking number of film entries (200+). Event organiser Matt Heason has hand-picked one of the strongest collections of the best adventure films from around the world.
Stunning landscapes, beautiful story-telling; inspiring feats of endeavour and heart-stopping action - ShAFF has it all.
For climbers and mountaineers there’s a cracking line-up with 3 screenings including Alistair Lee’s Kendal Grand-Prize winning film of Leo Houlding’s first ascent of The Prophet; Ueli Steck’s alpine speed-climb of the Eiger and in First-Ascent – The Brothers Wild, Timmy and his brother Sean – paralysed from the waist down – tackle El Cap and Alaska’s Ruth Gorge.
There’s also another chance to catch up on last year’s winners in THE BEST OF SHAFF 2010 screening on Monday February 7th including THE ASGARD PROJECT - Leo Houlding & crew’s stunning climb and base jump off Mount Asgard in Baffin.
And because variety’s the spice of life (or your friends and family aren’t climb-a-holics) there’s a whole host of other adventure films on show at ShAFF from solo-exploring the Congo river to skate-boarding in Afghanistan plus a hefty fix for the adrenaline junkies with style snowsports, mountain biking, parcour running; base-jumping, wing-suit flying; white-water kayaking; plus wind and board-surfing.
Not forgetting on Saturday night, there’s a lecture by climber, author and comedian Andy Kirkpatrick.
Just down the road from the Showroom is the Climbing Works, the biggest bouldering wall in the world. Every year they host an international masters – the CWIF Bouldering Competition. This year we’ve timetabled the festival so that avid climbers and boulderers can make the most of both events with a ClimbDown chill-out party in the Showroom Bar on the Saturday evening.
With live music, art, expert lectures, and even the chance to win big cash prizes entering your own photos or short film to be shown at the festival, ShAFF really does have something for everyone. And it’s all on your doorstep on the big screen in the comfort of Sheffield’s art-deco Showroom cinema.
For more information and the full run down of what’s on from the 4th - 6th March 2011 at ShAFF visit