Our friends at Sea to summit have created a list of some awesome films happening for the film festival. Check out what’s on offer and get motivated and inspired!
YOUR FAVOURITE OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVALS ARE STREAMING ONLINE
With outdoor film festivals on hold because of you-know-what, all your favourite adventure reels are now taking over the wifi.
Grab your popcorn, don your activewear and get stuck into these offerings from your favourite outdoor film festival—now streaming near you.
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL—FREE
BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity has provided Epic Films for the Great Indoors by bringing the 2018-2019 film finalists to your living room for free. From record-breaking cyclists, skiers and skijorers, to the epic love story of a 97-year-old runner, these films are the best of the best.
BANFF’S RADICAL REELS FILM TOUR
The Best of Adventure Reels Collection of films are premiering now! Dropping new film festival compilations each week, you’ll have the option to pick which time slot works for you each Wednesday or Sunday. Then sit back, relax, and let the film festivities begin!
DC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL—FREE
This is the largest environmental film festival in the world and won the 2017 DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Creative Industries. The organisers decided to make hundreds of films from the past 30 years available for free here. If you want to get stoked about the environment and learn about causes worth advocating for, this film festival is for you.
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILMS—FREE
For a one-time online only film festival from April 27—May 6, South by Southwest is making a collection of films from the 2020 SXSW line-up available on Amazon Prime for free (no subscription required). You’ll find 35 features and shorts waiting for you and your quarantine squad. Also check out this retro website created by Mailchimp, showcasing 54 short films meant to be screened at SXSW. Shuffle it up for a randomly curated experience!
Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm documentary film festival aims to bring audiences to act on worthy causes. Bringing together a collective of world-class athletes, artists and world-changers, this film festival highlights issues surrounding political, social and environmental justice and more. Stream films here from May 15—May 25.
LOCKDOWN SURF X FILM FESTIVAL—FREE
Missing the swells? Celebrating surf culture and the finest surf filmmakers across the globe, the Lockdown Surf X Film Festival is releasing a new film on their website each week. Each screening will be available for free for 24 hours, giving you the option to enjoy the film in your day pajamas or your night pajamas.
Pretty Strong is a film about some of the best climbers in the world—some you know, some you don’t—doing what they do best—crushing hard rock climbs. From 5.13 big walls in Yosemite to 5.14 climbs in Mexico to V14 boulder problems in Colorado, this all-female film follows eight climbers around the world. Now available to rent online.
‘Cameras follow Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson as they take on the staggering challenge of free-climbing Yosemite’s most formidable rock formation.’
‘This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing.’
‘Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.’
‘This documentary recounts the feats of the Coxless Crew, a team of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Australia in support of two charities.’
‘A suicidal war veteran finds like-minded souls in a surf therapy program that helps traumatised soldiers heal while riding the waves.’
‘Narrated by Robert Redford, this documentary tours the awe-inspiring landscapes, historic sites and untamed wilderness of America’s great parks.’
‘Featuring breathtaking imagery and thought-provoking narration, this film takes viewers to the summits of some of the world’s most amazing mountains.’
‘Olympic freestyle skier Jossi Wells learns the dangerous extreme sport of highlining with help from death-defying daredevils the Flying Frenchies.’
‘In his Oscar-winning film, an American cyclist plunges into a vast doping scandal involving a Russian scientist – Putin’s most-wanted whistleblower.’