Surviving the Outback (43 mins), Director: Michael Atkinson, Australia.
Could you escape alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote bush, trekking and then sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure either! But that’s what he tried to do with no back-up crew, hoping his skills would help him survive long enough t traverse the most stunning landscape in Australia.
The Breath Connection (15 mins), Director: Aliscia Young, NZ.
A portrait of freediver Kathryn Nevatt, former World Champion and current New Zealand record holder in all freediving disciplines. Filmed through the distinctive Central Otago seasons, the film reflects Kathryn’s philosophy and gives insight into the mind of a freediver.
Between the lines – Entre les lignes (28 mins), Directors: Pierre Cadot and Thomas Guerrin, France, subtitles.
Classic French extreme skiing in the heart of the Alps, exploring the nooks and crannies of an already well-run mountain in order to continue finding new, steep (very steep) lines in the Mont-Blanc massif.
ICEolation (29 mins), Directors: Sophie Ballagh & Ewan Blyth, NZ.
Two people, two weeks, two kayaks. A journey beyond wilderness, via sea kayak, to connect with a land of ice and penguins. Two paddlers with adventurous spirits undertake a self-supported sea kayak expedition in Antarctica.
Cerro Kishtwar – An Ice Cold Story (30 min), Director: Julian Zanker, Germany, subtitles.
The ban on climbing in the Kashmir mountains was lifted, so three alpinists
set off to attempt an unclimbed face. But the difficulties were greater than expected and they encountered hard technical climbing at high altitude. Let’s just say things didn’t go exactly according to plan.
Spectre Expedition – To the End of the Earth (49 mins), Directors: Alastair Lee &Leo Houlding, UK.
2,000 kilometres, 200kg each, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain.
Unsupported, using snow-kites to travel great distance, with massive loads and at speeds up to 60 kph, this is the epic tale of Wanaka local Mark Sedon, Leo Houlding (UK) and Jean Burgun’s (France) daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, Antarctica.
We Are Send (4 mins) Director: SEND, Germany.
Kayaking off the biggest waterfalls you’ve ever seen!