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2021 Official selections

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Directed by Aaron Peterson

My 10-year-old son died in 2019, but lived an adventure-filled and wise life. In 24 Leeches he narrates a family canoe adventure to the Slate Islands of Ontario, Canada and reflects on camping, the changing climate of our Earth and especially his beloved Lake Superior. One part family adventure...

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Directed by Brandon Holmes

A group of international artists explore the Arctic island chain of Svalbard. Set against dramatic natural backdrops, the artists share their hopes, fears, and insights on encountering an environment undergoing radical change.

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Directed by Greg Dennis

It's May 2020. The UK has been in lockdown for over a month leaving many people feeling isolated and anxious. Photographer Nick Pumphrey turned to where he feels most at home - the sea. In May he dedicated to taking his camera in the sea for every dawn of the month, and sharing his experience eac...

Directed by Beau Miles

This is the story of spending a night in a big old gumtree. Strapped to three builders planks- one of which had a large crack that I thought was spilled paint, I slept with one eye open, which was pleasant because I could see the view. Originally driven by the premise of backyard adventuring, usi...

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Directed by Bachar Khattar

Ultra-running evokes notions of insanity, dedication, and the pursuit of mind over body. A blend of eye-popping scenery, extreme human achievement, and revealing personal stories, Confessions of a Runner features Patrick Vaughan, an accomplished trail runner as he shares his story of healing and...

Directed by Awi Rabelista

"An unforgettable adventure, seeking for natural beauty in a warzone." Professional nature photographer Marsel van Oosten wants to travel to Socotra: an isolated island located southeast of Yemen. The island is so isolated that many of the plant species there are nowhere else to be found on Eart...

Directed by Linus Herbig-Matten

Today over 40 million people live in modern day slavery. We don´t see them with chains around their necks like in the old slavery days but it is the same system. People getting exploited by the rich and powerful in sexual or bonded labour work. Especially women and children, who are the most vuln...

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Directed by Nicholas Natale

A documentary film about WEIO, the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. Native Eskimos have competed in these games since 1961, which is a gathering of Eskimo people from all around the circumpolar region. It is the largest annual celebration of Alaskan Native Heritage. Through travelling to native vill...

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Directed by Henry Iddon

Is it possible to ski at least once a month in Scotland for a year, or even ten years? 'Hilly Skiing' follows the story of one remarkable Scottish skier - Helen 'Hilly' Rennie - who skied at least once month for 120 months.. The film reflects on life's challenges, climate change and a love of ski...

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Hydrotherapy is a short film story of adaptation, strength & rewilding set in the raw and beautiful landscapes of Snowdonia National park. Laura has not only overcome a life-changing illness through wild swimming, but has also found a greater connection to the natural world. This has ignited her...

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Directed by Ben Dolenc

It almost ended before it started, with the crash of their first-speed yacht record attempt, the disaster that broke the short-lived Wood Duck. The Iron Duck tells a story of how Bob Dill and Bob Schumacher went on to build and sail the fastest wind-powered vehicle in the world. In 1999, they sh...

Directed by Elina Osborne

They say your first thru-hike is like your first love. In April of 2019 with just a pack on her back, a kiwi girl from West Auckland, New Zealand took the first steps of a journey that would change her world. The continuous footpath that spans 4270 kilometres from the border of Mexico up through...

Aural historian, jazz musician, sound-collage artist, and environmentalist Jack Loeffler shows us what it means to truly listen to the natural world outside our window.

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Directed by Guillaume Bertocchi

In North-Western Greenland, because of climate change, good sea ice has been vanishing for a few years. The Upernavik Archipelago is located on this exact border between water and ice. What’s this border like? What’s it like to live there? Guilhem and Guillaume, two adventurers, wanted to meet t...

Directed by Jonny Campbell

By living in his converted van, Sam is able to lead a lifestyle in tune with the natural rhythms of the sea. 'To surf is to travel, and the surfer is a nomad'.

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Directed by Catherine Dunn

Four women, two cargo bikes, six days, Edinburgh to Copenhagen. What could possibly go wrong? In 2019, The Adventure Syndicate set out to challenge body and mind. Resolution Race was not a race in the traditional sense, but a demonstration of how far collective resolve, collaboration and kindness...

Directed by Jonny Campbell

A documentary charting the adventure of a survival lifeboat converted into a self-supporting floating home by two architects. Through a journey of over 3000 miles from the UK to the arctic north of Norway, the film explores the idea of slow adventure set against the dramatic backdrop of the Norwe...

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Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now she’s running 150 miles through three of our National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. She will be accompanied by running companions - who represent diverse pe...

Directed by India Harvey

Transending follows the journey of Erin Parisi as she comes into her own identity as a Transgender woman and trains for the Seven Summits to create awareness and visibility for the Trans community. This is a journey of extensive vulnerability, heartbreak and courage.

Directed by Rhys Thwaites-Jones

Wales's upland landscape has been shaped by sheep and human, but with ecological significance that runs far beyond its boundaries Miranda Whall tries gain perspective by dressing up as a sheep and embarks on a journey crawling on all fours.

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