Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
- 20th—22nd Mar 2020
More than 100 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films hand-picked for you from around the world
The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has a well earned reputation for being a friendly festival, welcoming everyone whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or an armchair adventurer who just loves a good story.
As well as watching films, you can share a ShAFF beer with adventure sports athletes and filmmakers in the bar, check out the exhibitors area in the Outpost (this is where Vertebrate will be!), take inspiration from the free ShED Talks or get involved in a range of outdoor activities. And that's just ShAFF. Since Sheffield re-branded itself a few years ago as The Outdoor City the weekend has become the UK's biggest weekend on the outdoor calendar. The Outdoor Weekender boasts ShAFF, the Climbing Works International Festival (one of the biggest bouldering competitions in the world), The Magnificent 7 (a road cycling race taking in 7 of Sheffield's toughest hills), The Howard Street Duel (mountain bikes racing two at a time through Sheffield City Centre) and plenty more besides.
The official programme is published in January (find it here) and unlike most other festivals the winners are announced the week before the festival. This gives the audience the chance to see if they agree with the panel of judges.
Great value - One ticket buys you a multi-film screening so you can see several films in one hit. Passionate about your sport? Then try the specialist selections. Want a high energy hit? Then book the Adrenaline showing. Fancy inspiration and escapism? Go for 'Sprit of Adventure'. There's also our Adventure Bites session, a highly discounted hour long loop of films which you can dip into at any time of the weekend to get a taster of what it's all about.
Family friendly - the Young Adventurer showings sell out, and now certificate the whole programme which has made it much more friendly to under 18s.
Getting there’s easy - The events are held just across the road from the mainline train station with regular services to the Peak District, Manchester and the UK, there are also local buses, trams and a plenty of nearby car-parks.
Find out more about the events here: https://shaff.co.uk/shaff20/bmc