The Brit Rock Film Tour is back for 2019 with its strongest line up to date.
The Brit Rock Film Tour comprises the best new climbing films, from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers, featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers. Leading filmmaker and founder of the Brit Rock Tour Alastair Lee is collaborating with the best of the UK’s adventure filmmakers as well as his own new productions resulting in this stunning new line up of compelling stories from the vertical world. Launching 24th October at the Pennine Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, the tour is set for a run of dates across the UK; you are invited to host a screening of this year's tour at your own venue any time after the 24th Oct. The action-packed program includes the films listed below.
TBC: Croyde, Croyde
24th Oct: World Premiere Pennine Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield - SOLD OUT
25th Oct: Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda
25th Oct: Blocfit, London
26th Oct: Newcastle Climbing Centre, Newcastle
27th Oct: Nottingham Climbing Centre, Nottingham
30th Oct: The Depot, Birmingham
30th Oct: 3rd Space, Llandudno
31st Oct: Climb Salone, Sierra Leone
1st Nov: The Quad, Derby
1st Nov: University Of Cumbria, Ambleside
9th Nov: The Project Climbing Centre, Poole
15th Nov: The Boulder Hut, Ellesmere Port
16th Nov: Highball, Norwich
16th Nov: Kendal Mountain Festival, Kendal - SOLD OUT
17th Nov 20th Nov: Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
19th Nov: Buxton Adventure Festival, Buxton
21st Nov: Union Films, Southampton
21st Nov: Eden Court Theatres, Inverness
22nd Nov: Valley Climbing Centre, Newcastle
22nd Nov: Torello Mountain Film, Barcelona, Spain
23rd Nov: Dynamic Rock, Swansea
23rd Nov: Boulder Brighton, Brighton
26th Nov: Barnstaple, Barnstaple
27th Nov: The Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth
28th Nov: Fort William Mountain Festival, Fort William
29th Nov: Reading Climbing Centre, Reading
30th Nov: Boulder UK, Preston
30th Nov: The Castle Climbing Centre, London - SOLD OUT
1st Dec: Manchester Climbing Centre, Manchester
1st Dec: Harrogate Climbing Centre, Harrogate
4th Dec: Bratislavia, Bratislavia
5th Dec: Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
6th Dec: Krakow Mountain Film Festival, Krakow, Poland
13th Dec: Mendi Mountain Film Festival, Bilboa, Spain
13th Dec: Rheged, Penrith
1st Jan: Switzerland, Switzerland
11th Jan: The Grand, Clitheroe
11th Jan: The Poly, Falmouth
20th Jan: The Warehouse, Gloucester
6th Feb: Wilf's Cafe, Staveley
21st Feb: Oakwood Climbing Centre, Bracknell
23rd Feb: Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury - CLIMBING BLIND SCREENING
28th Feb: Queen's Hall, Hexham
Host a Show
Thanks for your interest in hosting the Brit Rock Film Tour.
Putting on a show is easy all you need is a suitable venue (with seating, projection and sound equipment), you pay a licence fee, promote and sell tickets then get ready to rock the crowd with the amazing line up of Brit Rock films.
Typical venues include climbing walls, outdoor retailers, community halls & theatres as well as mountaineering clubs, fundraising events and students unions. All grass roots locations linked with the outdoor world as well as traditional cinemas.
We'll supply you with the master files/disks to play the films as well as provide stunning high-resolution artwork to help you promote your event.
Local sponsors are a great way to help cover the licence fee as long as they don't clash with our lead sponsors.
The Big Deal - produced and directed by Alastair Lee - 12mins
An action-packed profile of one of the UK’s strongest female boulderers on rock; Frances Bensley. As a relative newcomer to rock we charter Frances’ 12-month journey on some stunning and increasingly hard problems throughout the UK as she makes an extraordinary rise to a world-class level. Beautifully filmed, this featurette revels in Frances’ refreshing approach to bouldering all accompanied by her every enthusiastic and entertaining sister Alice.
Dream of White Horses - produced and directed by Paul Diffley - 8mins
A celebration of one of the UK's most impactful climbers: Edwin Drummond. We pay tribute to his life with a look at the historic first ascent of what's now considered to be one of the world's greatest trad multi-pitches 'A Dream Of White Horses'. Located on the spectacular cliffs of Gogarth this ascent was made by Ed Drummond and Dave Pearce in 1968. We bring the ascent to life through reenactment with James Mchaffie and Lex Pearce(Dave's son) accompanied by Ed's poetry which was as big a part of Ed's life as climbing. The two blend together beautifully in this atmospheric tribute to a man who changed the climbing scene forever.
Nightmayer - Keith Sharples - 6mins
Climber Steve McClure has always been inspired by the Cromlech in Llanberis Pass gradually making his way through all the classics over the years, however, one challenge remained: 'Nightmayer' at a hefty E8 6c'. In this short and engrossing film we join Steve on his goal to make a successful 'on sight' of this infamous route, a feat which as never been achieved before.
CLIMBING BLIND – the incredible story of the first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, directed & produced by Alastair Lee in association with Montane - 60mins
Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At aged 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2 % field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.
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