The empowering film festival celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure is back for a fourth year in Bristol from 4 – 5th October 2018. With a spotlight on improving gender equality in extreme sports and adventure media, the big screen will play host to some majorly inspiring and diverse stories, films, faces and locations.
The two-day event will host a hand-picked programme of exclusive adventure film premieres; a film school, training the next generation of female adventure filmmakers; plus live art and adventure poetry performances. It’s an action-packed celebration of women in extreme sports and adventure’s creative achievements.
There is no shortage of amazing women in adventure. However, there is a shortage of filmmakers sharing these inspiring stories on screen for all to see. Shextreme addresses this through the festival, now in its fourth year.
Exciting U.K. film premieres at the festival include a land shaped by women (2018): a surf and snowboard film following two Freeride World Champions, Aline Bock and Anne-Flore Marxer, as they explore Iceland’s incredible landscapes and the country’s rich history of promoting gender equality.
The festival begins on Thursday 5th October with Shextreme Film School. Gain expert advice from award-winning adventure filmmakers including Elise Wicker, Hannah Bailey and Paul Diffley on how to successfully film your next adventure. Then on Friday 6th October, at unique underground arts venue The Loco Klub, spark your sense of adventure with an inspiring programme of film screenings and an exciting live panel discussion. Confirmed speakers on the night include: Hazel Findlay: the first British woman to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite, Dr. Easkey Britton: environmentalist and 5 times Irish National Champion pro surfer, Dr. Suzie Imber: a mountaineer and NASA-trained astronaut; Paul Diffley: an award-winning adventure filmmaker and Anoushe Husain: a prolific para climber and role model to anyone facing a self-limiting belief.
Shextreme Film Festival is excited to expand its award categories this year to recognise the diverse multi-talented creativity of women in adventure. Brand new award categories this year include Best Adventure Blog award in partnership with Boundless Betty and Best Non-Fiction Adventure Book in collaboration with Ellis Brigham.
The festival also returns with favourites including live adventure art and performance poetry from Dr. Easkey Britton and our winner of Shextreme Poetry Competition.
‘Shextreme is here to recognise, support and celebrate Women in Adventure’s creative achievements.’ – Ruth Farrar, founder of Shextreme.