Film Festival Preview: ShAFF 2014

What started back in 2003 as a series of grass route rock climbing talks morphed into the inaugural Sheffield Adventure Film Festival in 2006. It has continued to grow in the proceeding years into a Mecca for adventurous types; screening over a hundred of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films.

Taking place at the Showroom Cinema and Pennine Lecture Theatre in Hallam University, ShAFF runs over the weekend of 4-6th April. There will be a mix of feature length films, shorts grouped together in categories (Adrenaline, Bike Films, Spirit of Adventure, Mountain, Young Adventure etc), alongside talks, workshops and activities. There will also be live music throughout the weekend in the Showroom.

There are some great feature length documentaries at the festival this year including:


14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

The Crash Reel

Fifteen years of footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, and the implications when things go horribly wrong.

The Summit

The story of the deadliest day on the world’s most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

Project Wild Thing

David Bond takes over as Marketing Director for Nature with the goal to bring the outdoors to children in urban homes.


A ski documentary showcasing modern freeskiing, free riding and snowboarding

Live music will be provided by, amongst others, Screaming Maldini, Alvarez Kings, The Hot Soles, I Set the Sea on Fire & Kyle Baker.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a hardcore adventurer or an armchair one, there’s something for everyone. For further information, and to purchase tickets, visit the website

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