400+ attendees, 20 films, 6 workshops, 4 evenings of purposeful adventure stories.
A creative movement for change
Our first Adventure Uncovered Film Festival in 2018 used the power of film, talks, workshops and photography to communicate adventure and action sports in a new way.
We believe that film is a reflection on society and our programme helped to highlight important social and environmental messages from the margins to the mainstream.
The team were proud to host a series of inspiring films and extremely grateful for all filmmakers who talked about their films openly and allowed us to share their stories.
Roll on 2021 for more exciting films and a mini-tour across the UK!
'It was my first time attending one of your events and I thought it was brilliant. I work in sustainability, so the emphasis on adventure films with the social and environmental impact I felt was really powerful.'
About the 2021 Film Festival
We've experienced huge challenges in the face of COVID-19 like many other events organisers, and the pandemic initially forced us to take our film programmes outside for 2021, and split them across new 'nighter' and 'microfestival' events across the UK. But these well-intended plans got scuppered, and with the approval and support of filmmakers, we decided to host the official selections online.
The 2021 official selections are now available to view - all the ﬁlms are inspiring to say the least, and, in one way or another, pushing boundaries, smashing stereotypes and creating new narratives.
This year we are also working towards one of our many New Year's Resolutions to 'Break the Mould' and ensure 20% of the films we show are from BAME or female directors or producers, and 50% of films show BAME or female adventurers. We will report on how we progressed on this at the end of the year.