2023 Official selections

Directed by Alistair Evans

A small, impoverished Vietnamese community struggles to deal with the opportunity and challenges that arise when Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world and a place of extraordinary natural beauty is discovered nearby.

Directed by Palmer Morse

Effective communication is a challenge every climber faces. It’s a sport that requires intense focus, dedication, and overcoming fear. For Deaf climber Sonya Wilson, communication and community is of vital importance. Elevated is a non-verbal film sharing Sonya’s experience as a Deaf woman and ou...

Directed by Peter Dippel

Rethinking routines. Breaking with habits. Exploring new paths. “More than a route” is a documentary about finding a way to protect what we love: It follows top climber and ecologist Lena Müller on her new approach to mountain sports. Ecopoint is climbing car free, so Lena sets out with her grave...

Directed by Christopher Lewis Thomas

Within the unforgiving environment, the walls of a Welsh quarry provide a climber with the physical and mental strength to prevent a functional neurological disorder from defining who she is, but also to find solace and reconnection through the act of climbing.

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