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5 Adventure Film Festivals to watch in 2013/2014

5 Adventure Film Festivals to watch in 2013/2014

Reel Rock 8 Film Tour

2-23 October 2013

Reel Rock founders Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer have been producing and directing climbing and adventure films for over a decade, with devoted audiences around the world. Their work has won them dozens of awards at international film festivals.

After organizing small tours for their individual film releases, Lowell and Mortimer realized the huge demand for exciting live events in the outdoors community and combined forces to create The Reel Rock Film Tour in 2006. In 2011 REEL ROCK screened in over 280 locations world-wide and was seen by more than 65,000 people.  The Reel Rock films toured across the UK and Ireland for the first time in 2012.”

Tickets

Thrillseekers Adventure Film Festival

14 October – 30th November 2013

“The Thrillseekers Adventure Film Festival travels the UK each year showcasing the best in adventure travel and action sports films at over 30 cinemas nationwide.”

Tickets

European Outdoor Film Tour

15-23 November 2013

“Every year the European Outdoor Film Tour presents a selection of the best and most extraordinary outdoor and adventure films. This year’s program currently consists of 9 different short films and documentaries, which will be shown at each event.

You will find descriptions and information on the individual films here on this website. The film program has a total length of 120 minutes. There will be a 30-minute break in between. Including the supporting program with the host’s presentation and sweepstakes, one event has a total duration of around 2.5 to 3 hours.”

You can buy tickets through Ellis Brigham.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

4-6 April 2014

“The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival takes place on 4-6 April 2014 where you’ll get to see more than 75 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films hand-picked for you from around the world.

Screened over one weekend at the art deco Showroom Cinema in Sheffield UK’s biggest independent cinema outside London, voted the region’s best cultural venue.

Also talks and lectures on epic climbs, runs and rides by world-class adventurers.”

Tickets

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Dates TBC 2014

“The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. The “mothership” festival has been held at the start of November each year since 1975 in Banff, Canada.  The festival draws some of the world’s best film makers and accomplished outdoor heroes to celebrate adventure, the environment, mountain culture and the outdoors through film.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE BANFF WORLD TOUR?
Hot on the heels of the festival each year, the best films head off on the Banff Mountain Festival World Tour with stops in around 285 communities and 35 countries across the globe.  The Banff films toured across the UK for the first time in 2010 and now in its fourth year is heading to more venues than ever before.  And for the first time in 2013 it will head out across the Emerald Isle with stops in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Tobias Mews

Adventure Sports Journalist, Filmmaker and Athlete