Shaff Best of Movie - 18th October
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
THE BEST OF ShAFF 2019
Following submissions from hundreds of filmmakers, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is going on tour. The 2019 programme presents 2 hours of the best of the festival, representing the pinnacle of climbing, running and biking, as well as adventures from the snow and streets and the latest from FREE SOLO's Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin.
1. A Mile An Hour
Beau Miles / Australia / 17 minutes.
Packing on the pounds after writing a PhD, Beau’s running again. He’s also back in the shed; fixing stuff, making things, tinkering. For most of us, running was once a form of survival, hunting-or being hunted. Now, it can be as meaningful, or meaningless, than any other aspect of life. Running for Beau is practical-it gets him places, yet like a lot of runners, it's deeply embodied. He defines himself by where his feet take him, thinking about the rest of his life as he runs. Combining a need to get rid of the gut, to run again, and spend some quality time in the shed, Beau will run a mile an hour around his perfectly milelong block. In between he’ll do as much as possible, likely becoming the fullest, meaningful, most trivial day of Beau’s life.
Sebastian Linda / Germany / 2 minutes.
An incredible street workout with the Australian Calisthenic athlete “Simonster”.
3. Queen Maud Land
Taylor Keating & Cedar Wright / USA / 27 mins.
“The film where Alex Honnold actually shows fear”. A dream team of six elite climbers including FREE SOLO’s Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin mount an expedition to one of the world's last great climbing frontiers: the remote frozen towers of Antarctica. Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker tackle a new route on the 3,600 foot Ulvetanna; Savannah Cummins and Anna Pfaff summit the towering Holtanna; and Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright make a harrowing and hilarious blitz of 13 different spires spread across the ice field, including one pitch that Honnold calls "the scariest I have ever led."
4. Kai Jones
USA / 5 minutes.
12-year-old free skiing prodigy Kai Jones rips gnarly terrain at Jackson Hole…
5. The Frenchy
Michelle Smith / USA / 14 mins.
Jacques “The Frenchy” Houot is a Colorado icon. He is an 82-year-old athlete who works non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross race circuit. An accomplished athlete, Jacques’ real story is how he inspires with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival, his ability to counter ageing through laughter, and his massive impact on the outdoor community.
6. Ar Gefn y Ddraig (Riding The Dragon)
Huw Erddyn / UK / 56 mins. Subtitled.
The Berghaus Dragons Back Race is the hardest 5-day mountain race in the world! Follow Huw Jack Brassington as he attempts the race – a whopping 300+ km down the spine of Wales - for the first time, followed by his friend, first time filmmaker Huw Erddyn. Will the kilometres and ascent take its toll on Huw…? Inspirational and terrifying!