Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is set to bring the wild outdoors into the heart of the city as tickets go on sale for the 2022 festival, which takes place at the Showroom Cinema from 18-20 March. We've got a full programme of Women in Adventure events taking place.
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BMC Montane Women in Adventure Screening
Saturday 19th March 2.30 – 3.45 | FREE TO ATTEND
This year join the BMC and Montane in taking a look back over the last seven years of submissions with a selection of the most eye-opening Women in Adventure films that have entered the competition.
In this retrospective programme, we revisit films alongside the filmmakers and stars who will be there to give more insight into their work and where their projects have taken them.
BMC Montane Women in Adventure Panel
Saturday 19th March 4pm – 6pm | FREE TO ATTEND
Following the Women in Adventure screening earlier on in the day, all are welcome to listen to our special panel of Women in Adventure guests speakers discuss the current evolution of diversity and gender on screen and off screen in the outdoor industry.
Host Emily Davis will be speaking to panel guests outdoor diversity dynamo Aneela McKenna, adventure filmmaker Ellie Green, United We Climb Ambassador Marie Uri and 'Bouldering Dabrat' and Beta Magazine co-founder Annie Martin.
There will be the opportunity for networking and nibbles directly following the panel talk.
Meet the Speakers
Guadeloupean-born trad climber Marie is a core team member of United We Climb, an organisation which works in partnership with Climbing and Outdoors companies and organisations to develop new experiences and opportunities designed specifically for those who are currently underrepresented and under-served in the climbing community. Marie is passionate about female empowerment diversity representation.
Aneela has over 20 years+ experience in diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. She provides a consultancy service - Mòr Diversity - advising and supporting organisations on strategy and programmes for diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and combines this with her roles at Go-Where Scotland and Ridemòr where she leads on programmes to widen participation in mountain biking and cycling. In her spare time, she co-chairs British Cycling’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group.
Director and co-owner of Summit Fever Media, an award winning adventure and documentary film production agency, Montane Ambassador Ellie specialises in producing narrative lead adventure and expedition films, brand content and documentaries, working in challenging and remote locations around the world.
Annie is a film maker and co-founder of the Bouldering DabRats platform and Beta Magazine. Her work aims to normalise the presence of women and under-represented groups in the media by being seen and heard.
Emily is the Production Co-ordinator for Kendal Mountain Festival and actively researches within the Outdoors / Adventure industry to ensure that speakers voices are inclusive and representative of what is happening in the world of adventure.
The BMC’s Climate Networking Event
Saturday 19th March 8pm | FREE TO ATTEND
On Saturday evening we're hosting an industry networking event with a focus on our response to the Climate Crisis. We will be presenting our two Climate Project short films made in collaboration with Moors For The Future. Dr Cath Flitcroft will be there to give a brief overview of The Climate Project and our Sustainable Steps campaign and take any questions. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. This event is free to attend.
BMC Presents Speaker Sessions
Over in The Outpost you'll find a series of free festival exhibits, activities and talks focused on steps we can all take towards more sustainable adventuring. The Outpost will be open to members of the public from 10am-6pm on Saturday 19 and 10am-5pm on Sunday 20 March.
Saturday 19th March 1 pm
🎤 BMC Presents: United We Climb: A JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) organisation within Climbing and the Outdoors with Marie Uri
Saturday 19th March 11 am
🎤 BMC Presents: ‘What we do on the limestone – the female perspective in climbing photography’ with Marsha Balaeva
So many strong and driven women of all ages and backgrounds take on hard sport routes at limestone crags, yet never get in the spotlight. What is it like to be a female climber on the outdoor climbing scene? A free 30 minute talk.
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