Discover our 2023 Tour Films

The best of the fest comes to a venue near you! Here’s a sneak peak at some of our Tour films, and the lives of the amazing adventurers that they follow. Expect intrepid tales from the world of cycling, mountaineering, swimming and regenerative farming...

Each venue will have a bespoke programme of films including a selection from below.

Digging For Answers

Director: Eric Seymour

Jackson Hole Bike Park's Deepest Darkest trail proves universal design makes better trails for everyone. Inspired by their mutual connection to Pierre Bergman, whose life was forever changed due to a biking injury, they created a universal trail design that not only brings flow, speed, and excitement to adaptive and non-adaptive riders alike but also strengthens the bond within the biking community.USA, 7’


Director: Palmer Morse

Effective communication is a challenge every climber faces. For Deaf climber Sonya Wilson, communication and community is of vital importance. Elevated is a non-verbal film sharing Sonya’s experience as a Deaf woman and outdoor advocate working to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the outdoor industry, one crag at a time.USA, 15'


Director: Nick Kowalski

A quest to enchain New Zealand’s 24 highest mountains above 3000 metres in a continuous 31-day push. A transalpine journey, from west coast jungle to high-alpine summits, traversing some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. But with the clock ticking down, fatigue mounting and storms arriving, would they be able to complete the project before their time, weather & luck ran out?New Zealand, 29’

Free to Run

Director: Dream Lens Media

Follow ultra runner and human right lawyer Stephanie Case as she trains for the 450km Tor Des Glaciers and her work advocating for Afghan women through the Free to Run organisation.USA, 31’

New Way Up

Director: Jake Holland

The Karakoram mountains are known for their huge scale and jaw dropping beauty. Nestled within them is Gulmit Tower, a technical granite pinnacle that has never been summited. Previous teams have often failed because the highly glaciated terrain makes the approach by foot long and treacherous. Fabi Buhl and Will Sim, both experienced alpinists, have a new idea. They plan to harness the power of the sky and use paragliders to fly over the glaciated terrain, reaching the base of the climb in hours, not days. Follow them on their epic journey as they attempt to set a new direction for Himalayan climbing.UK, 25'

Riding the Rails

Director: Evan Kay

Using a bicycle modified to ride on abandoned train tracks, a pro mountain biker and his wife Ella head out in search of adventure.USA, 10'

Run to the Source

Director: Matt Kay

Martin Johnson attempts to set a new fastest known time on the 184-mile Thames Path - running from the Thames Barrier in London to the source of the river in the Cotswolds. What starts as a gruelling and ambitious record-breaking attempt turns into a journey of discovery. He learns both about himself and the entangled history between Black people and the river. Martin hopes his run will encourage more diversity in the sport of trail running and inspire others to get out beyond the city and run.UK, 35'

The 86 Year Old Marathon Runner

Director: Sara Joe Wolansky

Ginette is 86-years-old. She ran her first marathon at age 69 and runs ten miles every day. In 2019 she ran her seventeenth New York City Marathon. “It’s nice to be the oldest, because there’s no more competition,” she says. We are honoured to be screening this vibrant and uplifting film made by The New Yorker, which inspires us all just to keep moving.USA, 7'

The Farm Under the City

Director: Brett Chapman and Jordan Carroll

Luke Ellis is a builder-turned-farmer that has set up an innovative new business in the heart of Sheffield’s industrial quarter. Leaf + Shoot is an underground vertical bioponic farm built in a disused spring factory. His closed loop system takes the food waste from local restaurants, cafés and businesses in his community and uses organic cycling methods including worm farms and hot composting to grow micro-herbs and vegetables beneath the streets of Sheffield. We follow Luke on his inspirational journey to revolutionise the way we all think about urban farming.UK, 10'

Flying Squirrels & Radical Rippers

Director: Skye Schillhammer

Get ready for the next wave of shredders! Introducing the Flying Squirrels and Radical Rippers, youth mountain bike development groups for girls in Bellingham, USA. This uplifting film follows the girls as they develop their skills and grow in self-confidence.USA, 7'

The Water Holds Me / The Water Binds Us

Director: Lily Mae Kroese

Based on the stories of women who dip, dive and swim in rivers, lakes and seas, the film celebrates the power of water to wash away pain and fear and restore and revive our relationships with the natural world and each other.UK, 2'

Write your Line

Director: Marc Augey and Andy Collet

As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favourite athletes, who have become legends today. During his ski descent, he finds himself sharing his ride with the greatest. This descent will go viral on the internet, provoking the craze of future generations, all curious to see such a sharing.France, 3’

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