Everything you need to know about the return of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is set to bring the wild outdoors into the heart of the city once again this year as tickets go on sale for the 2022 festival, taking place at the Showroom Cinema from 18-20 March.

This year’s event welcomes five big screens across one awesome weekend, featuring a carefully curated three-day programme of one hundred of the best new adventure films from around the world.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

From one minute long to feature length, this year’s selections include high adrenaline and big tricks, alongside quieter moments of contemplation and revelation.

Featuring environmentalists climbing strangler fig trees in Costa Rica, Peruvian housewives tackling South America’s highest peak, to what happens when the camera man slips, and a solo photographer on a mission to capture elusive mountain goats in the depths of a Yukon winter, films reflect the diversity of the outdoor experience around the world.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Festival co-directors Matt Heason and Anna Paxton said: “As we emerge into a post-pandemic world, filmmakers have struck a balance between adrenaline and escapism, and more thoughtful reflection on the role of adventure in all our lives. ShAFF 2022 is the perfect springboard to the new outdoor season, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!”

As well as the screenings, you are also invited to learn how to lower your adventure footprint at The Outpost with free ShAFF exhibits, talks and experiences focused on steps we can all take towards sustainable adventuring.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Explore the potential of e-bikes and cargo bikes, find out how to repair your outdoor kit, or drop off old unwanted gear for upcycling. A series of free talks will discuss low carbon travel options, training for mountain and fell running, and how to dip your toe into wild swimming, among other subjects. The Outpost will also feature a series of artwork using recycled and reclaimed materials and climbing and mountain biking photography exhibitions.

Festival goers are invited to join the conversation at a series of short film screenings followed by panel discussions around climate, sustainability, diversity and inclusion in outdoors and adventure.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Ian Wild, CEO of Showroom Cinema, said: “It’s great to be able to welcome ShAFF back to Showroom. Year after year the team behind the festival bring a consistently fascinating programme to the cinema and we’re excited to see what they have in store this time. It is always a pleasure to host events of this calibre, and as one of the best adventure film festivals on the international circuit it’s a fantastic addition to our schedule.”

The full ShAFF 2022 programme can be viewed at the ShAFF website. Tickets go on sale via the Showroom Cinema website 12:00 noon Thursday 3 February with ticket links for each session and event on the ShAFF website.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

ShAFF will be the first event to be held at full capacity at Showroom since the beginning of the pandemic, and further information on the safety measures in place can be found on its website. This year the festival is also offering an online programme via ShAFF’s Reelhouse channel. 

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