European Outdoor Film Tour 2012/13
Will Ross, December 5, 2012
The European Outdoor Film Tour 2012/13 came to the UK for the first time this November, showing in Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow with the series finale at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
The programme was made up of nine two-hour edits of the world’s best adventure sports films and documentaries. Having already passed through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands, the tour passed through the UK on Switzerland and Germany. The final screening of this year’s tour is on 25th January 2013 in Augsburg.
Here is a little about each film, including their trailers and soundtracks:
Je Veux from Mammut
French singer ZAZ climbs Mont Blanc to give a mini-concert with her guitarist and bassist singing ‘Je Veux‘ at 4,810m.
Soundtrack: Zaz – Je Veux
Birdmen from Team Thirteen
Documentary film Birdmen traces the short history of human flight to its purest form, Wingsuit BASE jumping. Team Thirteen have brought together a collection of interviews from wingsuit pilots Ellen Brennan, Mike Steen, and Matt Gerdes with some outstanding footage that make up a 52-minute film.
Links; birdmenthemovie.com, team13.com, base-book.com.
Soundtrack: Der Balou – Running
Shapeshifter from Forge Motion Pictures
Two legends at play here. Shredding the whitewater is Ben Marr whilst Skip Armstrong takes hold of the lens in the upper reaches of Quebec. A chilling monologue, ‘The Supernatural…does it exist? The curious explore unbound by restrictions of place and mind and perhaps discover things we haven’t understood,’ adds a mystical element to this short.
Soundtrack: Crystal Fighters – With You
2112 from Standard Films
Xavier de la Rue on a mega Alaskan snowboard adventure.
Soundtrack: Hot Chip – Flute and Gold & Youth – Time to Kill
The Shark’s Fin
Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempting the climb of their life in ‘The Shark’s Fin’, scaling the 9,000m granite wall of Meru in central India just six months after Renan seriously injured himself in a skiiing accident.
A New Perspective from Mammut
Mammut athletes David Lama, Peter Ortner and Corey Rich take on the 6251m Nameless Tower (Trango Tower) in Pakistan’s Karakoram mountains.
Soundtrack: Joasihno – A Secret Eye
Where the Trail Ends from Red Bull
Freeride mountain-bike epic ‘Where the Trail Ends’ with Darren Berrecloth and co pushing themselves to their limits.
Soundtrack: Dusted – Property Lines, Go-qualia – Requiem and Amadou & Miriam feat. Santigold – Dougou Badia
Professional slackliner, Andy Lewis, has renowned in the sport for pushing the limits. This short provides an insight into the life of the King of the Slackline as ‘Sketchy Andy’ takes on partly insane tricks (cue nude walks).
Aussies take their PAC (Paddleable Amphibious Cart) across Victoria Island in a two-part expedition that takes over 1000 days to complete.