ShAFF 2019: Made in Sheffield 15
From the archive
This film was last shown on 23 March 2019
A selection of the best adventure films made in Sheffield in the last year. 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.
Reach -16 minutes
You don't have to travel to the ends of the earth to find adventure stories. Often they happen closer to home. This intimate story of determination and grit shows just what can be achieved when you chose the right friends and refuse to set limits for yourself. If you visit the Foundry climbing centre in Sheffield, you may be greeted by a rather unique spectacle: electric wheelchairs, walking frames, and ventilators left abandoned on the ground, while their owners climb high above. This is all because of a charity called Climbing For All Sheffield, which believes in opening up the vibrant and exciting Sheffield climbing scene to people with a wide range of disabilities. What will be less obvious to a casual observer is that this charity has its origins in the actions of a single teenage girl, who dared to dream a little different. This intimate documentary film tells the extraordinary story of a girl who found out what happens when you refuse to sit in a sewing group and watch other people make sock monkeys, and instead dare to ask the question 'What if I could learn to rock climb?' If you would like more information, would like to volunteer, chat about a ‘climbing for all’ initiative, or are curious about climbing and don’t know where to start, head to https://climbingforallsheffield.com or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cfasheffield/
Dave Goes West - 20 minutes
10 marathons in 10 days along the West Coast of Ireland.
Inis Mór - On The Edge - 13 minutes
Ricky Bell and Steve McClure exploring Inis Mór, a small island off the West Coast of Ireland with 14km of barely developed limestone cliffs.
Playing with Snowballs in the Prison of Time - 10 minutes
Somewhere in the English Pennines, a young Himalayan poet has been living with a terminal affliction. Before his body gives way, he wants it to carry him into the snowy lap of Mam Tor, the Mother Mountain, where his last poem awaits him. Time is running out… 'Playing with Snowballs in the Prison of Time' is a homage to Mam Tor and all the wondrous spiritual adventures she has inspired. A visual interpretation of one of George Enescu’s most enigmatic musical compositions, the film uses the snows of Mam Tor to meditate on human temporality.
Janhukot - 10 minutes
In May 2018, three British climbers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham set out to attempt the first ascent of Janhukot, a mountain buried deep in the heart of the Indian Garwhal Himalaya.
This Girl Can Sheffield 2017 - 2 minutes
This film tries to capture the essence of what is important about sports and why participating is all that matters. The events gave women the opportunity to try sports that they might never have heard of and so the aim of the film was to capture the feeling of enjoyment of a sport and trying to avoid making it about excellence. This is not about winners or losers it's about that early morning feeling and getting back on the bike. Filmed as a promotion for a week of events by the Sports Committee of Sheffield Students' Union as a partner of the official This Girl Can campaign in October 2017. Planned, filmed and edited in the 3 weeks running up to the start of the week being promoted this was a typical student project. Forge TV approached the Sheffield Students' Union Sports Officer with the idea of creating a promotional video and from that point on it was all hands on deck. From finding locations and arranging transport to filming sports we had never thought to film before this was a very large learning curve for everyone involved. This film probably would have never got made anywhere other than Sheffield, it has a special atmosphere that makes this sort of concept possible.