Women in Adventure 2016: Watch the films on BMC TV

Posted by Suzanne Jones on 01/02/2016

Watch the entries to the 2016 Women in Adventure film competition here.

Anyone who has visited the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF), or any other film festival, will realise that adventure films come in all shapes and sizes, however, just a fifth of the films screened at ShAFF feature female protagonists, or are made by women. 

Back for it's second year, the Women in Adventure Film competition is an attempt to readdress this balance.

Judge Jen Randall said: “I'm excited to be a judge in the BMC Women in Adventure film competition this year, not just to give out free passes because films are being made by or feature women, because it's excting and important to find new, strong, talented voices coming from and shedding light on a perspective that is not only underrepresented in adventure film, but in the film industry as a whole.”

And the winners are:

FIRST PLACE: Kosmos - There and Back Again by Heather Swift on BMC TV

About the film: Pik Kosmos- There and back again. Follow Emily Ward and friends as they travel across Kyrgyzstan in an attempt to scale this remote mountain.

Find out more about the film: www.womens-mountain-collective.com.

 

SECOND PLACE: Women in Adventure - Kate Worthington by Rob Johnson on BMC TV

About the film: What makes a runner and how can running in the mountains be balanced with every day life?

Find out more about the film: www.filmuphigh.com.

 

THIRD PLACE: Miles Away by Dave MacLeod on BMC TV

About the film: Alicia Hudelson on running in the mountains. Shot in Avers, Switzerland and Serra De Montsant, Catalunya.

Find out more about the film: www.davemacleod.blogspot.com.

 

FOURTH PLACE: My Cathedral by Sandro Gromen-Hayes on BMC TV

About the film: With the words of Anatoli Boukreev ringing in her ears, Vicki Warke leads a pitch up a frozen water fall in the Canadian Rockies.

Find out more about the film: www.sharpendfilms.net.

 

Thanks to our judging panel of Emily Pitts (Women Climb), Rich Heap and Jen Randall (film makers).

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Girlie & Burly by Xian Goh on BMC TV

About the film: How burly are girls? A film about women who climb.

 

Watch all the films on BMC TV now:

WATCH: Women in the World of Gods by Rene Bissohong on BMC TV

About the film: This documentary looks into the lives of Nepal’s best female mountain guides and climbers.

WATCH: Find your Trail by Sophie Lee on BMC TV

About the film: Sophie, Milly and Cat show how trail running is accessible to anyone willing to brave the unpredictable elements. Be inspired to pursue adventures of your own, find your trail.

WATCH: Manod by Rocio Siemens on BMC TV

About the film: Rocio Siemens talks about training in Wales for winter climbing in Scotland.

WATCH: The Souter by Jakub Juchelka on BMC TV

About the film: Gabriela Marková and Jakub Juchelka climb the Souter sea stack on the Berwickshire coastline.

WATCH: Get out There by Emma-Jane Heaton on BMC TV

About the film: Get Out There is a short film encouraging women to get involved in adventuring, and in particular, with climbing. Join Alison and Emma on a climbing trip to Tenerife whilst they discuss why women should get out there.

WATCH: A Ladies' Guide to Climbing by Emma-Jane Heaton on BMC TV

About the film: There is a sense of humour surrounding rock climbing which is both daft and male orientated. Inspired by this brand of climber’s humour, black and white comedies, and Monty Python’s ‘Upper Class Twit of the Year’, A Ladies’ Guide to Climbing celebrates this  light-hearted tradition of climbing with a new, female, twist.

WATCH: London to the Lost World by Hannah Price & Lucy Cook on BMC TV

About the film: Two girls living in London take you on a journey from the bright lights of the city to a lost world.

WATCH: The Importance of Exploration by Melanie Windridge on BMC TV

About the film: The human desire to seek out the unknown is pivotal to human progress. Sharing her adventures, from the Himalaya to the northern lights, physicist Melanie Windridge considers the importance of science and exploration.

Find out more about the film: melaniewindridge.co.uk.

WATCH: Bandit Mountains by Heather Swift on BMC TV

About the film: The stunning mountains of Lofoten, Norway, make for a mind blowing ski-touring destination. The Women's Mountain Collective went with skier Nat Segal and friends to explore this unique landscape.

Find out more about the film: www.womens-mountain-collective.com.

WATCH: Metallica by Alexsandra Taistra on BMC TV

About the film: The first mountain season opens a sport climber's eyes to a new perspective on climbing and life. Aleksandra Taistra on a FFA of 'Metallica' (IX) in the Polish Tatra Montains.

WATCH: Bolder by Nicole Reeve & Roberta Fish on BMC TV

About the film: A film about Katie Mundy, who talks about climbing and getting back into it after pregnancy.

WATCH: Project Ellie by Jo Robbings on BMC TV

About the film: Ellie Johnstone, an elite level fell runner, is a student based in London. Her dedication to training pays off on the weekends, which she spends doing what she loves - running in the British mountains.

 

Thanks to our judging panel of Emily Pitts (Women Climb), Rich Heap and Jen Randall (film makers).


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