ShAFF 2019: Snow Films 1 PG
From the archive
This film was last shown on 24 March 2019
A selection of the best ski and board films from 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.
Brotherhood of Skiing - 10 minutes
Since, 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain. Formed during the height of the civil rights movement, the organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snow sports. Today, the Brotherhood hosts the largest gathering of black skiers in the United States and represents 53 ski clubs in four regions across the country and 3,000 members.
Comfort Zones - 12 minutes
As skiers we all have to develop our own comfort zones. They will vary from person to person, depend on different factors — such as techniques, strength, risk attitudes — and cover different types of skiing, e.g. on-piste, off-piste, or ski-mountaineering. Comfort Zones explores what motivates some people to expand their comfort zones and move from piste skiing to explorative steep gully skiing in Scotland.
Lofoten - A Splitboarding Story - 9 minutes
Following the success of 'The First Day of Summer' this is the second splitboarding film from Zak Emerson and Pete Coombs. Post production 'Lofoten - A Splitboarding Story' is a totally independent made film. Zak and Pete have no brand sponsors or corporate backing. The shooting of the film was only made possible by the generous support of the Backdrop Mag team, Northern Alpine Guides, Lofoten Ski Lodge and Visit Norway.
Ode to Muir - 57 minutes
Teton Gravity's newest film Ode To Muir pairs professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones with two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, grueling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first traveled it generations ago, and sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.