European Outdoor Film Tour expands UK programme
After its successful debut in Britain last autumn, the European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.) is back with even more UK dates.
The two hour, high octane programme featuring the most exciting adventure films of the year kicks off with its UK premiere in Edinburgh at the Portobello Town Hall on Friday 15th November. Returning to Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and London, this year there will also be stops in Leeds and Liverpool as well as an extra afternoon matinee at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Ulf Michels from E.O.F.T. tour organisers Moving Adventures, said: “We were delighted the programme proved such a hit with British audiences last year. It’s great to be able to add even more UK tour dates to our calendar. We handpick the very best adventure sports films from around the world to create an awe-inspiring, adrenaline- pumping special edit that you won’t want to miss. Our philosophy is simple - if we find 10 minutes boring, it’ll end up on the cutting room floor.”
“We’re grateful for the continuing support of our title sponsors Mammut and Goretex. We’re also really pleased to be able to renew our partnership with outdoor clothing and equipment specialists Ellis Brigham, so you will once again buy tickets both online and in-store.”
- 8pm Friday 15 November - Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh
- 7pm Saturday 16 November - The Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow
- 8pm Monday 18 November - St. George´s, Bristol
- 7.30pm Tuesday 19 November - The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
- 8pm Wednesday 20 November - Dancehouse, Manchester
- 8pm Thursday 21 November - The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
- 2pm Saturday 23 November Royal Geographical Society, London
- 6pm Saturday 23 November Royal Geographical Society, London
They live life on the edge: climbing dizzying heights, plummeting off cliffs and down mountains, cycling endless miles. What’s the one thing they have in common? A mutual obsession to turn the impossible into reality...
Beachcombing and surfing on the Arctic coast. A solitary mountain-bike road trip in search of unconquered summits. And climbing the hardest off-width crack in the world. A sneak preview of the EOFT’s 2013/14 film programme.
Highlights include the award-winning, surf/environmental documentary “North of the Sun”. Picture a small hut, sheltered under the rocks on a lonely beach in the Arctic Circle that’s not seen sunlight for more than two months. Built entirely from flotsam and jetsam, it’s home to Norwegian surfers Inge Wegge and Jørn Nyseth Ranum.
In search of the North Atlantic’s best waves, the pair spend nine months cut off from civilisation - no internet, no commitments, no stress. Accessible only on foot, the bay’s location remains a secret - “Everyone should find their own paradise.” But nowhere’s perfect. It so cold even their olive oil freezes and they have to boil water to defrost their surf boots. Winter becomes an endless quest to collect, saw and chop driftwood to stoke their recycled oildrum stove. But that’s not all the ocean washes up on the shore - and so begins their campaign to clean up their beach and stop paradise turning into a rubbish dump.
The American alpinist Kyle Dempster has chosen a far less secret but almost as isolated location for his road trip adventure, “The Road from Karakol”. Starting from Karakol in Kirgysistan with only a camera as a companion, he sets out on bike to climb the country’s last unconquered peaks. Those are the facts. As for the rest? Only uncut memories - abandoned roads, ghost towns and an obligatory boozy session with the Kyrgyz military police. Between roaring rivers and huge mountain vistas, he comes to the conclusion that every adventure has its light and dark moments - and that we use the word “suffering” too frivolously.
The “Wide Boyz” Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker would agree. The two British climbers are self-taught experts in strange sub-culture of offwidth-climbing - the most brutal form of crack climbing (“the size where nothing fits”). To the great astonishment of U.S. locals - they claim the first ascent of the world’s toughest offwidth route in Moab (Utah). Their secret weapon? Two years spent training on a perfect replica of Century Crack, built in Tom’s basement.
Other films announced so far:
Supervention: Freeriding on the next level with the stars of the international skiing and snowboarding scene. Filmed in Norway, Alaska, New Zealand, and — a name you should remember! (The E.O.F.T. will screen an exclusive short 10 minute edited version of Supervention).
The Beginning: Water always finds its way—and the Deap canyoning team shows us how. The group plunges headfirst into numerous mountain streams and pools and proves that this wet and cold torrential fun can be taken to entirely new acrobatic levels. High diving is a thing of the past: canyoning is a must for all adrenaline junkies who love mountain and water sports - even if your trousers sometimes look worse for wear afterwards.
Cascada: No kayaker can resist the magic of the Mexican jungle with its torrential white-water canyons and waterfalls - even if the continuous rain and voracious mosquitoes turn the trip into an endurance test for the whole crew and their equipment.
Sound of the Void: Sébastien de Sainte Marie feels safer in the mountains than in a car or on a plane, even though the Swiss steep skier picks the lines hardly anyone else dares risk. On slopes like the 55-degree north face of the Gspaltenhorn one wrong move could prove fatal.
More movies will be announced soon: Stay tuned!
For the all the latest news, visit http://www.eoft.eu/programme-1314
The European Outdoor Film Tour - the biggest film event for the European outdoor community - returns for its 13th year. Featuring the pick of this year’s best outdoor sports film and adventure documentaries in the world. The Film Tour is back on the road from October 12th with more than 200 events in nine European countries. Find out more about the films and tour dates on WWW.EOFT.EU
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