Gold and Silver for The Bothy Project at ShAFF

Posted by Peter Burnside on 16/03/2017

Two whole awards at ShAFF for The Bothy Project, BMC TV's recent production with film maker Jen Randall of Light Shed Pictures and supported by Lowe Alpine. And BMC TV's Cape Wrath Ultra film won another! What did they win and why? Find out below.

With over 100 of the best adventure, extreme sports and travel films carefully selected from entries submitted from every corner of the globe, the latest release from BMC TV and Light Shed Pictures, The Bothy Project, was but one film amid a sea of stars at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) 2017. But its unique intertwining of stories, nature, and stunning scenery positioned it perfectly to capture the attention of judges of the 11 individual categories of the ShAFF 2017 Awards. 

The Bothy Project scooped up Gold in the 'Made in Sheffield' category and Silver in the 'Women in Adventure' category. We'd like to congratulate Jen Randall, the team, and everyone involved on creating yet another outstandingly evocative film. 

Jen Randall says: “The Bothy Project was wrestled into its current shape by the whole team, so it's great to see it in festivals, see people enjoy it, and to win these awards at ShAFF. It all confirms what the crew felt already: that the wrestling was totally worth it!”

Meanwhile, one of BMC TV's latest releases, Cape Wrath Ultra, won the bronze award in the 'Best Running Film' category. Amazing work and congratulations!

WATCH: The Bothy Project trailer on BMC TV

The Bothy Project will be released on BMC TV on 24 April

WATCH: Cape Wrath Ultra on BMC TV

Gold in 'Made in Sheffield'

The ‘Made in Sheffield’ award was created to support and nurture local talent and is judged on the basis of films that best showcase the city, whether that is through location, music, production or featured athletes. This year’s winner is the Bothy Project, a film exploring what happens when you send four artists to a remote Scottish bothy to try and untangle their need for outdoor space. Made by Jen Randall, Sheffield based filmmaker Nick Brown, James France and writer/producer Claire Jane Carter. 

Silver in 'Women in Adventure'

The award for Women in Adventure has been judged by the Director of Derbyshire Sport, Hayley Lever. She described this year’s category as ‘particularly strong, with a real diversity of films across all sports from running to mountain biking and range of themes from those surmounting personal challenges to more poetic and artistic interpretations.’

The full list of the 2017 ShAFF award winners can be found here.


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