Now in it's fourth year, the ShAFF will take place at The Showroom Cinema in Sheffield on the weekend of Feb 27th to Mar 1st, 2009.
Climbing is likely to be the main focus of the festival in 2009, with what is probably the strongest contingent of climbing films ever on offer, plus a first of its kind: 'The Great British Grade Debate' with the BMC. A panel of the UK's very best climbers will get together for a 'Question Time' style discussion in front of an interactive audience of 300, to discuss the fickle British climbing grading system. Adele Pennington, British mountaineer and climber of three of the world's 8,000m peaks, will be giving a talk along with other pro climbers including Chris Sharma.
If climbing is not your bag don't worry, there will be a whole host of engaging, funny, sad, action packed, thought provoking films on offer. There's a guy who kayaks from Australia to New Zealand (that's over 1,000 miles in 40 foot waves!), and another who throws himself off a 100 foot waterfall, BASE jumpers, skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, explorers, adventurers and a whole lot more.
Watch the website for details: shaff.co.uk