The Adventure Film Festival 3
Sat 02 Dec 2800
Adventure Film Festival is back for a fifth year at Exeter Phoenix. Featuring the best in extreme sports and adventure films, experience a festival of adrenaline-pumping action through a selection of films that celebrate pushing minds and body to the limits. From mountain biking to skiing, kayaking to base-jumping, arduous expeditions to world firsts, each of our three exciting film programmes includes something for every thrill seeker.
Dir. Anthill Films, Producer Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films, 15 mins
unReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isnt remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand. This film is dedicated to you the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret the ones who know the way into the unReal world.
Dir. James Callum, Producer Alex Knowles, 4 mins
At 82, Dylis holds the world record for being the oldest female skydiver in the world. Full of confidence and liberated by her passion Dylis talks us through her mindset before each dive. She confides that her only worry when it comes to skydiving is refusing to get out of the car at the drop zone because she knows that if she backed out of a dive she would regret it. In her opinion ‘the ecstasy is far more than the fear’.
Dylis describes skydiving as ‘better than having sex’. Along with the enjoyment, it has given Dylis the courage she needed to start her own charity and share the uplifting energy with others. ‘I wont stop until I know its not safe, so for now I will continue’.
This is her story.
Dir. Chris Alstrin, 5 mins
Failure is always present amongst professional athletes but few like to talk about it. Mayan Smith-Gobat and Niels Tietze are setting their sights on freeing ‘Free Rider’ on El Capitan and The Regular Northwest Route on Half Dome in a 24 hour push.
Dir. Cedar Wright, 26 mins
Put on your Helmets, throw on some lycra, buckle your harness, and check your knots because this trailer is Sketchy, and the only thing sketchier… and more awesome… and hilarious, is the full short film that is coming to a film festival near you! Less than a Year after enchaining the fifteen tallest peaks in California, by bike, Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright have forgotten that it was their worst trip ever and for god knows what reason… they are at it again, this time attacking an ambitious goal to climb 45 of the American Southwest’s most iconic Desert Towers, via their most difficult routes.. in an epic and scenic bike journey that takes them through Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. This movie has it all, including: gale force winds, hard climbing, snow in the desert, a puppy, huge phallic towers, loose rock, and Alex Honnold’s bare ass. What more could you ask for?
Dir. Guillaume Néry and Julie Gautier, Producer Les Films Engloutis, 3 mins
Ocean Gravity is a short film that rewrite the rules of the underwater world and takes us this time into the world of the weightlessness.
Just like in the space, there is no longer a top or a bottom. There isnt an upside down and wrong side out. The ocean becomes cosmos, the man a satellite, and the bottom of the sea an unknown planet. Welcome in the fascinating universe of Ocean Gravity.
Dir. Stu Thompson, Producer Cut Media, 5 mins
Top freerunner and parkour athlete Will Sutton in a unique journey across his homeland of the Isle of Man.
Dir. Paul-Henri Vanthournout, Producer La Vingt-Cinquième Heure, 46 mins
From October 4th 2011 to March 20th 2012, Paul-Henri and Charles-Antoine did the first integral raid in Amazone River from its source in Nevado Queshuisha to its river outfall Macapa, Brazil.