Austin Vince is one of the curators of The Adventure Travel Film Festival. He receives about 100 films a year from all around the world, short and long, sea, land, lake, desert and mountain - he's seen the full range of what's out there today. When he finds a golden nugget, it's time to take note!
For this screening Austin has cherry picked some great films, several 'shorts' and one 'feature' length to bring the festival to Olympia.
The aim of the Film Festival is to showcase the best independent travel films, guarantee a platform for future adventure film-makers and bring together the adventure travel community.
Power of Dreams
A youngster is horribly injured in an accident and sets out on an adventure to find himself. Instead, he discovers a whole lot more…
Belgian teen, Arthur Fievet, was as active and outdoorsy as you’ve ever met. Then, with a broken back and paralysed from the waist down he suddenly finds his wish-list of adventures cut short. Months of intensive physio slowly brings back the faintest use of his legs but he can barely even stagger forward a few steps with all his weight on two crutches. Arthur cannot accept that his days in the wilderness are over and plans an ambitious expedition in the north of Alaska. We cannot reveal what happens but this film had four of us sobbing like babies upon first viewing. Director Francois-Xavier De Ruydts is a master of the craft and this is surely one of the most accomplished pieces of independent film-making this event has ever encountered. Come one, come all, be impressed, bring hankies…
Damavand: An Iranian Dream
A British-Iranian woman explores her roots on Iran’s highest summit.
Cycling around South America whilst filling in a gap on the family tree.
DOT. Sydney to London on a Wing and a Prayer
Nathan Millward’s energy and sense of mission amaze, as he rides a 100cc bike around the world.
EXPEDITION Q – A crossing of Baffin Island
A 1,000-kilometre ski, river, sea kayak and portage across the world’s fifth-largest island.
By Train Across Russia
Weirdly brilliant summary of a Trans-Siberian ‘Express’ journey.
The Adventure Travel Film Festival takes place on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are £25 when booked in advance and include entry into the Adventure Travel Show on any one day.
The Adventure Travel Show, now in its 21st year, will take place at London’s Olympia on 21- 22 January 2017.
General show tickets cost only £6 when you book in advance and quote code ACTIVE at seetickets.com, under 16s are free.
For full details of the show visit adventureshow.com or call 0871 230 7159. Please note, calls to the Ticket Hotline cost 13p per minute plus network extras.