Sheffield Adventure Film Festival On Tour 2023

A selection of the best new films from the UK’s leading outdoor/adventure film festival.

Click here to find where you can see the Best of ShAFF in cinemas


Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is an annual three-day weekend event bringing together the best of outdoor and adventure filmmaking from all around the world.

ShAFF is one of the UK’s most established outdoor and adventure festivals. Each year the festival presents the pinnacle of films from climbing, running, water sports and biking. Since 2018, ShAFF and Tull Stories have presented the tour to audiences across the UK and we’re thrilled to be back in cinemas in 2023.


A selection of the most popular films from this year’s ShAFF,  including the most exciting voices and athletes from the worlds of climbing, biking, running and the water.

12 mins / WATER
Bluetits is the documentary short and directing debut from celebrated Cornish photographer Katie Burdon. The film follows founder Sian Richardson and early members of the beloved swimming group BlueTits, a now 6,000-strong organisation. A journey of self-discovery and pure joie de vivre, Bluetits is a heartwarming and honest celebration of older women and the community that brings them together.

11 mins / CYCLING
Follow urban downhill riders from all over the world through the narrow streets of the Chilean town of Valparaíso. The skills of the riders will be tested on this urban track peppered with stairs, corners and concrete.

18 mins / MOUNTAINS
During the summer of 2021, some of the best highliners in the world head for the iconic Lapporten Gap just outside Abisko in Northern Sweden. The plan is to put up a two-kilometre-long highline 600 metres above the deck and then walk across. If they succeed, it will be a new world record.

10 mins / CYCLING
A mountain bike film about a rider and his wife who convert their bikes to ride on abandoned railways to access remote camping, fishing, biking and of course adventure.

21 mins / CYCLING
The film tells the story of the Schneeberger family a.k.a The 9 Wheels. Mountain bike stars of the future, Emric (10) and Raoul (13) are home-schooled by their parents Toni and Laetitia. They live in their motorhome going from bike park to bike park across Europe, a decision prompted by the discovery of a neurodegenerative disease in Laetitia. This film explores what it is like to live with a disability, brotherly love, the devotion of parents and ultimately, what it is like to live life one day at a time. A family living life to the fullest. This film has emotion, soul, hope and high-power riding scenes!

3 mins / WATER
Filmed in the heart of the jungle of French Polynesia, and close to the most beautiful wave in the world, famous photographer and filmmaker Tim McKenna has followed the surfing locals Gilbert Teave and Tahurai Henry during one special day. More than a classic video of Tahiti’s iconic wave, the short film RAW – The Sound of Teahupo’o is a pure aesthetic and sound travel.

24 mins / MOUNTAINS
The Karakoram mountains are known for their huge scale and jaw-dropping beauty. Nestled within them is Gulmit Tower (5810m), a technical granite pinnacle that has never been summited. Previous teams have often failed because the highly glaciated terrain makes the approach by foot long and treacherous. Fabi Buhl and Will Sim, both experienced alpinists, have a new idea. They plan to harness the power of the sky and use paragliders to fly over the glaciated terrain, reaching the base of the climb in hours, not days. Follow them on their epic journey as they attempt to set a new direction for Himalayan climbing.

In cinemas from Friday 8th September 2023

  • Director: Various
  • Year: Various
  • Duration: 102 mins
  • Genre: Documentary / Short films
  • Production company: Various
  • Cert: Advisory 15

Festival website


Let us know if we’re missing a cinema near you!

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Keswick Alhambra Cinema  |  From Friday 8th September
Kinokulture, Oswestry  |  Wednesday 20th September
Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton  |  Thursday 12th October
Exeter Phoenix  |  Sunday 15th & Monday 16th October
Rheged, Penrith  |  From Thursday 19th October
Zeffirellis, Ambleside  |  Monday 6th November
Wetherby Cinema  |  Saturday 18th – Tuesday 28th November
Ilkley Cinema  |  Sunday 19th – Tuesday 28th November
Theatre Mwldan, Cardigan  |  Friday 2nd – Thursday 8th February
Curzon Cinema & Arts, Clevedon  |  Saturday 24th February
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal  |  Wednesday 20th March



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