Friday 9th October marks the world’s first ever film festival dedicated to celebrating women in extreme sports in the home city of Banksy: Bristol, UK.

From our 583 submissions, our hand-picked film programme will be screened at independent cinema The Cube. Confirmed speakers for our lively panel discussion on improving the representation of women in extreme sports media include the founder of Board of Media Emma Shoesmith, Guinness World Record Holder in rowing Belinda Kirk; women’s climbing coach Steve Winslow from Bloc Climbing Centre and Jenna Selby: founder of Rogue Skateboards and the director of Europe’s first female skate film.

Two of the surf films being featured are;

Peony 08/15

Filmmaker Ornella Hawthorn Gardez documents Boardmasters 2015 winner Peony Knight travelling through the south west of France and Spain competing at her first WSL QS events. Stills Photo credit: Ornella Hawthorn Gardez.



Into The Sea

A documentary introducing surfing to women in Iran by Marion Poizeau and Easkey Britton. Still Photo credit: Marion Poizeau.



You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.‘ – Isadore Duncan

To all the wild women who answer the call of adventure: Shextreme Film Festival is dedicated to you.


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Venue Address: The Cube, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD