An Evening with: The Adventure Travel Film Festival
Saturday 21st January, 6pm – 8:30pm, Adventure Auditorium
Join us for the evening and enjoy a selection of excellent adventure travel films – brought to you by Austin Vince and the Adventure Travel Film Festival!
Austin Vince is one of the curators of The Adventure Travel Film Festival. He receives about 100 films a year from all around the world, short and long, sea, land, lake, desert and mountain – he’s seen the full range of what’s out there today. When he finds a golden nugget, it’s time to take note!
For this very special evening, Austin has cherry picked some great films, several ‘shorts’ and one ‘feature’ length to bring the festival to Olympia for one night only. Rest assured, you can surf all the TV channels in the world but you won’t find stuff as terrific as this anthology!
The aim of the Adventure Travel Film Festival is to showcase the very best independent travel films, guarantee a platform for future adventure film-makers and bring together the adventure travel community.
So if you’re an adventure travel enthusiast or a budding adventure travel film maker – make sure you don’t miss this exciting evening and book your tickets today!
All the below featured films have been made by members of the public but are all stunning in their breadth, vision and sheer technical perfection. The supporting shorts, being only a few minutes in duration, showcase the staggeringly high standard of amateur film-makers…
Damavand: An Iranian Dream (2015) 11 minutes
A British-Iranian woman explores her roots on Iran’s highest summit.
Finding Grandma (2014) 8 minutes
Cycling around South America whilst filling in a gap on the family tree.
DOT. Sydney to London on a Wing and a Prayer (2015) 15 minutes
Nathan Millward’s energy and sense of mission amaze, as he rides a 100cc bike around the world.
EXPEDITION Q – A crossing of Baffin Island (2015) 12 minutes
A 1,000-kilometre ski, river, sea kayak and portage across the world’s fifth-largest island.
By Train Across Russia (2015) 9 minutes
Weirdly brilliant summary of a Trans-Siberian ‘Express’ journey.
Power of Dreams (2015) 54 minutes
A youngster is horribly injured in an accident and sets out on an adventure to find himself. Instead, he discovers a whole lot more…
Belgian teen, Arthur Fievet, was as active and outdoorsy as you’ve ever met. Then, with a broken back and paralysed from the waist down he suddenly finds his wish-list of adventures cut short. Months of intensive physio slowly brings back the faintest use of his legs but he can barely even stagger forward a few steps with all his weight on two crutches. Arthur cannot accept that his days in the wilderness are over and plans an ambitious expedition in the north of Alaska. We cannot reveal what happens but this film had four of us sobbing like babies upon first viewing. Director Francois-Xavier De Ruydts is a master of the craft and this is surely one of the most accomplished pieces of independent film-making this event has ever encountered. Come one, come all, be impressed, bring hankies…
Tickets are on sale now and include entry to the Adventure Travel Show! Click here to book.