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Best Of ShAFF 2012

29th Nov 2012 29th Nov 2012

A look back at some of the best films from 2012. If you didn’t catch them here’s your chance to do so. If you did, well, come and watch them again!


Screening 1

Thu 29th Nov 2012 – Best Of ShAFF 2012
Start time 20:30


Uncommon Ideals – 5mins – Surfing

Uncommon Ideals is part of a project to document surfing on the North Sea - as far from the traditional ideal as you can get with its cold, grey, windy waves and murky brown water. Set to a poem by Dan Crockett, this beautiful short was shot to raise funds and exposure for film-maker Chris McLean's dream of making a feature length version. Runner Up - Hammer Design Best Artistic Film ShAFF 2012

Whitewater Grand Prix – 4mins – Kayaking
Runner Up - Best Short Film ShAFF 2012

Journey On The Wild Coast – 45mins – Exploration
A young couple sell-up to spend a year trekking the coast from Seattle to Alaska. Proof you don't need a Hollywood budget to make a great adventure film - just a shared sleeping bag, toothbrush and plenty of cheese.  Winner – Best Spirit Of Adventure Film ShAFF 2012

Into Thin Air – 9mins – Biking
Bike-mountaineering takes mountain biking to a whole new level. Harald Phillip and Martin Falkner hike up then bike-ski and crevasse hop through snow fields, following hairy turns along awesome World War 1 singletrack trails down Monte Cevedale (3778m, Italy). Runner Up - Steve Peat Best Bike Film ShAFF 2012

Spoil – 44mins – Environment & Culture
The rare white 'Spirit' bear lives in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia but its habitat is under threat from a proposed oil pipeline. A group of world renowned photographers and videographers teamed up to help the Gitga'at First Nation campaign to protect the forest by documenting its wildlife and culture. Winner: Best Environment & Culture Film ShAFF 2012.

Tickets available from the Showroom website.


Screening 2

Tue 15th Jan 2013 – Best Of ShAFF 2013

Start time 20.30

Industrial Revolutions – 5mins – Biking
Danny MacAskill is the definitive adventure sports viral overnight success story. 3 years ago the Scottish street trials riders uploaded a video of his bike stunts filmed by his flatmate Dave Sowerby - it's now been watched over 28 million times. 'Industrial Revolutions' has already clocked up more than 3 million hits. Turn off the iPad, sit back and enjoy MacAskill in cinematic style. Winner - Steve Peat Best Bike Film and Winner - Best Viral Film ShAFF 2012.

This Is My Winter – 26mins – Skiing
Follow big mountain snowboard legend Xavier de la Rue through a whole season. Includes a hair-raising 4 hour descent down one of the most mythical ski descents in Chamonix, the 3,700m Aiguille de Plan. Runner Up - Best Adrenaline Film ShAFF 2012

Pillow Line – 5mins – Skiing
An amazing, amusing short that uses an innovative stop motion technique to show the world of skiing in a whole different light. Ski the pillow line without ever getting out of bed.. Winner - Best Short Film and Runner Up - Hammer Design Best Artistic Film ShAFF 2012

Chasing Water – 18mins - Environmental
For six million years the Colorado River has flowed from its desert source 1,500 miles to the sea - until now. Photojournalist Pete McBride sets out to follow the river of his childhood to find out how long it takes the water that irrigated his family's ranch to reach the ocean.. Runner Up - Best Environmental & Culture Film

Cold – 20mins – Mountaineering
"What am I doing here? We have to get down." Climber Cory Richards films himself and 2 colleagues attempting to bag a first winter ascent of the 8000m+ Gasherbrum II. Cold is a representation of what goes on in a climber's head - thoughts about their family, their life and their doubts and fears.

Kadoma – 42mins – Kayaking
Kadoma was a nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who had explored some of Africa’s wildest rivers.  American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.  . Runner Up – Best Spirit Of Adventure Film ShAFF 2012

Tickets available soon from the Showroom website.

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