ShAFF 2019: Adrenaline Films 1 12A
From the archive
This film was last shown on 23 March 2019
The Adrenaline Sessions are always our most popular. Expect a rapid fire of action-packed shorts with a couple of longer, more thought provoking films. Part of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019 (ShAFF 2019). 100+ of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films over one weekend in the UK's Outdoor Capital City.
Kai Lenny - 3 minutes
When one of the biggest swells hit Peahi on November 26, 2018, Kai Lenny relied on all his prior experience as a waterman to take the challenge head-on. Witness his standout performance at massive Jaws on November 26th, 2018.
Andy Anderson: a Short Skate Film - 5 minutes
Filmmaker Brett Novak follows professional skateboarder Andy Anderson around the beautiful diverse landscape of Vancouver, Canada and surrounding areas. Andy views the natural and man-made environments in unique and personal ways, crafting a short film navigated through lines, shapes, fluidity and planes.
Dreamwalkers - The Faroes Project - 16 minutes
The journey of four friends who set out on an adventure to be the first to highline one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.
Blue - 4 minutes
Blue is a fantastical journey into a young girl’s imagination. Our character is a four-year-old growing up in Valdez, Alaska. Fresh off training wheels, she begins to push her boundaries and explore what’s possible on her bike, her eyes naturally drifting to the mountains. We dive into the world of her fantasy and explore the mountains, glaciers and rivers of Valdez by fat bike with a crew of boundary-pushing female athletes hailing from Alaska and beyond. Blue is a testament to the inherent creativity, innovation and strength forged in women of the north. In it we present a spectacle of winter innovation—the icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike.
The Descent Project - 4 minutes
This Rooftop Parkour POV is all about the art of descent. Parkour is used to escape or to reach places, and rapidly moving through a space is an amazing way for people to train exactly these elements. The athlete in this video is Nick Ortiz, one of the most talented, professional athletes and most experienced with these particular kinds of descents.
Wakeskating A Volcanic Valley - 5 minutes
Wadi Al-Hidan is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Jordanian province of Madaba, formed by centuries of melting volcanic rocks that have finally witnessed a unique event represented by breaking its unique natural meandering ... on a water skateboard!
Good Morning - 4 minutes
Certain days can be really original… They depend on where you live and what you do! Richard Permin’s everyday life for instance is definitely out of the ordinary. In Good Morning, his latest video project, Richard endlessly repeats his morning routine. Right after getting out of bed, he clicks into his skis and rides down the snow-covered rooftops of Avoriaz. Richard is throwing one backflip after another at a vertiginous height before executing insane tricks on the wooden facades and in the streets of the French ski resort. This ambitious project was initiated three years ago, but in January 2016, Richard broke his two heels on a severe landing after jumping from one of the rooftops. After hundreds of hours of physical therapy, he’s making a spectacular come back among the elite of freeski, to complete this unfinished chapter of his athlete life.
Nocta Project 2 - 2 minutes
The second episode of the Nocta series directed by Yucca Films is a creative and technical challenge they were not ready for.
Raw 100 - Brendan Semenuk - 2 minutes
Raw 100 = One hundred seconds of stripped back all-thriller, no filler action. It’s a showcase for the best riders in the world and a challenge for the best filmmakers in the world.
Free Falling - 26 minutes
Denver BASE jumper Danny Weiland confronts the emotional toll of his friends' deaths by gearing up to reclaim the World Record for most human-powered BASE jumps in a 24 hour period. Unassisted by machines or vehicles, Danny will jump off of the Perrine Bridge in Idaho over 60 times and then climb the 486 feet back out of the canyon all on his own, including over near-vertical sections of cliff where a wrong move could be fatal. The sheer number of jumps needed to break the record means that he must climb more vertical feet than the summit of Mount Everest – from sea level – all in a single day. While it's a brutal test of skill, commitment and mental fortitude, Danny also sees the challenge as a way to overcome his crippling grief in the wake of his friends' deaths. He says that for him, the way out of that darkness was to set a goal that demanded his entire being. As Danny completes his final preparations before heading out for the most grueling 24 hours of his life, he says, "I will be a different person when this is over. It's like a snake shedding its skin, and that's what's exciting."
Berlinale 2019 Highlights
Out of Blue: Dark Revelations, Mystery and Conspiracy
Doc / Nights: Minding The Gap
A - Z of Women in Film
Guest Post: Girl - Who Gets to Tell Trans Stories
Bauhaus: Model and Myth - Celebrating 100 Years of the Revolutionary Modernist Art School