Tickets go on sale today for the European Outdoor Film Tour which, for the first time, is hopping across the Channel for a limited showing at four British venues.
There will be a selection of 10 top-class outdoor films, featuring adrenaline sports and quirkier offerings such as an Arctic expedition in a Paddleable Amphibious Cart.
It’s the first time Europe’s biggest film event’s coming over to the UK and Lissa Cook of Heason Events who are co-ordinating the visit, said: “From our experience with the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival in March there’s a growing appetite for adventure films. We had lots of sell out showings.”
Confirmed so far are Sketchy, featuring high-lining; Shapeshifter, with kayaking; and The Crossing, with duo Chris Bray and Clark Carter in their 1,000-mile Arctic odyssey, attempted in their own invention, the aforementioned amphibious cart.
Ulf Michels from Moving Adventures, the team behind the EOFT said: “We’re really excited to be coming over to the UK.
“The Olympics have shown what a passion the British people have for sport and the UK has some of the world’s best adventure athletes.
“The cities we’ve chosen for this first tour are brilliant bases for adventure sports like mountain biking, climbing, canoeing and kayaking.”
The tour will open in Manchester on 25 November with subsequent days in Glasgow and Bristol before the final showing in London on 28 November. Tickets are being sold through outdoor retailer Ellis Brigham.
Mr Michels added: “Each of the four venues has been chosen to show these films at their best – on the big screen with great sound quality – so you can sit back and watch them in comfort.
“And we’re delighted to be working in partnership with Ellis Brigham to sell discounted tickets at their stores in advance.”
Pre-booked tickets cost £12, with box-office tickets on the day costing £14.
Mr Michels said: “Our aim is to showcase the world‘s most exciting outdoors sport films and adventure documentaries.
“We‘re really excited to be able to extend the tour to the UK. Britain has a rich heritage of adventurers, explorers and mountaineers. There‘s a vibrant adventure sports scene at every level from weekend warriors enjoying the great outdoors to top class athletes pushing the boundaries of adventure sports.”