Kicking off on 4th October and running throughout the month at participating cinemas nationwide the Adventure Film Festival, as always, will screen the very best adventure sports films on the big screen and will be showcasing a mix of dare devil feats and awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical and mental endurance. New for this year is a series of personal appearances and live Q&As by South African adventurer Riaan Manser at six screenings around the country.
The festival will consist of three themed nights – Action Adventure, High Altitude Adventure and Elemental Adventure – at more than 30 cinemas nationwide. Confirmed films for this year include Fly or Die (Action Adventure), the UK premiere of a brand new episode from the First Ascent series, in which aerial samurai Dean Potter combines his two passions of free solo climbing and BASE jumping to create the most outrageous and visionary style of climbing ever conceived; and Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey (High Altitude Adventure) which follows free-ski mountaineers Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, and Andrea Binning on a 21st Century expedition sailing along the infamous Drake Passage from Argentina to Antarctica in pursuit of unclimbed summits and first ski descents.
Riaan Manser, star of Madagascar Maverick (Elemental Adventure), has been described by Nelson Mandela as someone who will “inspire the youth of the continent”, and with six live Q&A appearances presented by Windhoek Lager audiences will have the opportunity to be inspired by him in person. Manser will be talking about his journey and taking questions at the following locations:
· London – Vue Leicester Square – Wednesday 6th October
· Brighton – The Basement – Sunday 10th October
· Leeds – Vue Cinema – Monday 11th October
· Glasgow – Glasgow Film Theatre – Tuesday 12th October
· Edinburgh – Dominion Cinema – Wednesday 13th October
· Manchester – The Printworks – Thursday 14th October
Tickets for the festival can be bought on adventurefest.co.uk – simply choose a cinema from the venues around the country to get a listing of the screenings available and print the e-ticket to take along to the cinema. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Watch the trailer!