The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival starts this Friday at the Showroom cinema and is expected to be the festival’s biggest year yet.
105 films, covering a wide range of different activities from climbing, running and biking, will be broadcast over seven screens between the Showroom and Sheffield Hallam’s Pennine Lecture theatre, lasting until Sunday.
ShAFF, the three day adventure festival, which is into its ninth year, will cover such home-grown talents as climbers Tom Randall, Minda Leslie-Wujastyk and mountain bike legend Steve Peat – enhancing Sheffield’s ever-growing reputation for being the outdoor adventure capital of the UK.
“Climbing, running and biking are our core (films), but we have got a great selection of ski films this year,” said ShAFF’s head of PR, Lissa Cook
There are also numerous guest speakers and workshops running over the weekend, which gives audiences a chance to meet the filmmakers and charity fundraisers involved in adrenaline-fuelled activities.
Live music, photo exhibitions and competitions will also be running throughout the festival and Cook thinks there is something for everyone at ShAFF.
“There will be live music, free in the (Showroom) bar all weekend, plus our Lowepro photo exhibition and competition and second hand kit sale in the Workstation,” she added.
“People should come down to be inspired and motivated by our films and speakers; relax with friends in the bar and bring kids to our family friendly shows.
“It is not just for sport-types and weekend warriors, it’s for armchair adventurers too.
“There really is something for everyone from great stories to amazing cinematography, action-packed adrenaline shorts to feature length films.”
Ticket details can be found on ShAFF’s official website.