The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival takes place this weekend with a host of running-related films taking centre stage. The festival runs from today (Friday 4 April) until Sunday and Sheffield’s showroom cinema will show seven films that focus solely on running, with ultra stars Anton Krupicka and Kilian Jornet featuring.
Anton Krupicka. Twice winner of the Leadville 100, reflects on his running career with his film 'In the High Country'. Directed by Joel Welpert, tthe film is described as, ‘a beautiful, thoughtful impressionistic mountain running film: a visual essay about a life in the mountains featuring some of some of the steepest running you'll ever see up 1000ft flat irons in the Rockies.’
Time Out, launched last year, is a two minute film that features iconic ultra runner Kilian Jornet. Three time champion of the Skyrunner World Series, the piece, also known as Kilian’s quest, will look at the athlete’s passing over glaciers and tackling mountains.
Also appearing is The Penguin Runner, which charts South African scuba instructor Dave Chamberlain’s 15,000km journey across Namibia, South Africa, Canada and Argentina. Chamberlain spent three years running to raise awareness for various conservation groups.
Other films featuring include, Why We Run, Sarah Ridgway—A Mountain Runner, City Trail and The Runners, which was recently awarded Best Running Film by Trail Running Magazine.
For more information on the other films featuring during the festival, visit the event website.