ShAFF 2019: Snow Films 2 12A
From the archive
This film was last shown on 23 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.
Every Few Winters -10 minutes
When the days grow shorter, and skiers begin to dream of their favourite pistes and perfect powder days, it’s not often that they imagine the Scottish Highlands. Yet for those in the know, Scotland is an obsession. A foggy, dented gem, beautiful in its own way; not for it’s clarity or perfection, but for it’s obscurity and esoteric nature. From the misty peaks of Glen Shiel with seasoned steep skiers Pete Mackenzie, Dave Searle and Hamish Frost, to the Back Corries and scoured slopes of Aonach Mor with 4 year old Murray, 'Every Few Winters' explores the quirky, unique community of Scottish skiers who epitomise dedication to their sport and an unrivalled tenacity. The entry requirements? Patience and resilience in abundance. With thanks to our brand partners, Marmot
Evolution of Dreams - 26 minutes
What happens when the passion for your dreams fades? Do you just stop? Or do you search for what’s missing and uncover new dreams and goals? Eva and Jackie’s journeys have taken them from regulated ski courses to big mountain skiing which allowed them more freedom. Throughout that journey, they’ve discovered another aspect of skiing, ski mountaineering. In this new discipline, they have to tackle new challenges and conquer new fears. It’s their evolution of dreams. Eva and Jackie met ten years ago while competing on the Freeride World Tour. Over the year’s great success followed, both in the form of victories and life experiences. The path to the top wasn’t always what they had dreamt of. The discovery of freeriding came after failure and misfortune within their original dreams lead them to where they are today. Eva a former alpine racer and member of the Austrian national team and Jackie a former mogul skier with a Jr. World Championship title under her belt both walked away from dreams of Olympic gold. The pain that follows after you stop doing something that you love can be debilitating. The strength you gain from pushing through and continuing to believe in yourself can be empowering. Today, Eva Walkner, is recognized as one of the best big mountain competitors in the world. Jackie Paaso is known for her all in or nothing mentality in the mountains. They have found themselves among the ranks of the best big mountain skiers in the world. The motivated individuals that they are have both found having goals and dreams in life is not only what drives them but it’s also an essential part of their happiness. These days they have now switched their sights from the competition world to new aspects of skiing such as ski mountaineering. With the goal of climbing and skiing the Eiger more obstacles are thrown their way. Do they let that stop them? Follow them this fall in “Evolution of Dreams” to find out!
Kai Jones - 5 minutes
12 year old rips gnarly terrain at Jackson Hole
Higher Truths -11 minutes
In the age of modern comfort and convenience, why do we choose to suffer?
FROZEN MIND - 33 minutes
Chamonix is one of the most prestigious place for mountaineers in the world, its history is full of stories of conquests and failures. Now these dramatic mountains lure more and more skiers and snowboarders to ride her steep, unforgiving faces and it is in Chamonix that we will discover the adventures and evolution of Victor de Le Rue. This young professional snowboarder coming from the pyrenees has ridden the four corners of the world, But a place on earth inspires him more particularly than the others: CHAMONIX. It is being together with his old friend Pierre Hourticq, mountain guide that Victor will try to write a new story in the iconic mountains of the Mont Blanc Massif, riding extreme slopes of more than 45° that also have extreme consequences. Frozen Mind is not just a lm based on snowboard/ski performance. It is above all a story of friendship and a journey of discovery as the two men take unique paths in order to conquer the same objectives.
- 1 hour 35 minutes