Tour

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: 3rd Space, Llandudno
30th Oct: The Depot, Birmingham
31st Oct: Climb Salone, Sierra Leone
1st Nov: University Of Cumbria, Ambleside
1st Nov: The Quad, Derby
9th Nov: The Project Climbing Centre, Poole
15th Nov: The Boulder Hut, Ellesmere Port
16th Nov: Kendal Mountain Festival, Kendal - SOLD OUT
16th Nov: Highball, Norwich
17th Nov 20th Nov: Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
19th Nov: Buxton Adventure Festival, Buxton
21st Nov: Eden Court Theatres, Inverness
21st Nov: Union Films, Southampton
22nd Nov: Valley Climbing Centre, Newcastle
22nd Nov: Torello Mountain Film, Barcelona, Spain
23rd Nov: Boulder Brighton, Brighton
23rd Nov: Dynamic Rock, Swansea
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: The Castle Climbing Centre, London - SOLD OUT
30th Nov: Boulder UK, Preston
1st Dec: Harrogate Climbing Centre, Harrogate
1st Dec: Manchester Climbing Centre, Manchester
4th Dec: Bratislavia, Bratislavia
5th Dec: Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
6th Dec: Krakow Mountain Film Festival, Krakow, Poland
13th Dec: Rheged, Penrith
13th Dec: Mendi Mountain Film Festival, Bilboa, Spain
18th Dec: Intelligent Energy, Loughborough
1st Jan: Switzerland, Switzerland
11th Jan: The Grand, Clitheroe
11th Jan: The Poly, Falmouth
31st Jan: The Warehouse, Gloucester
6th Feb: Wilf's Cafe, Staveley
16th Feb: EMFF , Edinburgh
21st Feb: Oakwood Climbing Centre, Bracknell
22nd Feb: Fernie Film Festival, Fernie, Canada
23rd Feb: Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury
28th Feb: Queen's Hall, Hexham
28th Feb: Adventure Hub, Bamford
1st Mar: 14th FGF, Domzale, Slovenia
1st Mar: Vancouver Mountain Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
1st Mar: Spokane International Film Festival, Washington, USA
3rd Mar: Cape Town, Mountain Club Of South Africa Club House
5th Mar: Boulder International Film Festival, Boulder, Colorado
8th Mar: Volume 1 Climbing, East Grindtead
11th Mar: Belfast Climbing Club, Belfast
13th Mar: Burnley College, Burnley - CLIMBING BLIND + DIRECTOR Q & A
17th Mar 18th Mar: The Climbing Academy, Glasgow
20th Mar: Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sheffield - POSTPONED
20th Mar 24th Mar: Keswick Alhambra Cinema, Keswick, Cumbria - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
24th Mar: Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
25th Mar: Mountains and City Film Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia - POSTPONED
27th Mar 28th Mar 29th Mar: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
30th Mar: Loginova St., Arkhangelsk, Russian - CLIMBING BLIND
1st Apr: Cinema & Co., Swansea - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
5th Apr: The Tide, Wadebridge, Cornwall - POSTPONED
5th Apr 8th Apr: DCA Cinema, Dundee - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
10th Apr 16th Apr: Mareel Arts Centre, Shetland - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
10th Apr 11th Apr 14th Apr: Eden Court, Inverness - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
13th Apr 14th Apr: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
14th Apr: Media Museum, Bradford - CLIMBING BLIND + DIRECTOR Q & A - POSTPONED
22nd Apr: Palace Cinema, Longridge - CLIMBING BLIND + DIRECTOR Q & A - POSTPONED
26th Apr 27th Apr: Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
29th Apr 3rd May: The Dukes, Lancaster - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
30th Apr: Doclands Film Festival, San Francisco, California - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
30th Apr: Phoenix Cinema, Leicester - CLIMBING BLIND - POSTPONED
2nd May: Awesome Walls, Liverpool POSTPONED
2nd May: Awesome Walls, Sheffield POSTPONED
2nd May: Awesome Walls, Stockport POSTPONED
2nd May: Awesome Walls, Stoke POSTPONED
7th May: Filmhouse, Sunderland - CLIMBING BLIND POSTPONED
10th May: Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton - CLIMBING BLIND POSTPONED
13th May: Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick - CLIMBING BLIND POSTPONED
17th May: Ilkley Cinema, Ilkley - CLIMBING BLIND POSTPONED
17th May: Phoenix Cinema, Exeter - CLIMBING BLIND POSTPONED
17th May: Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywin - CLIMBING BLIND POSTPONED
25th Jun: Wanaka, New Zealand - CLIMBING BLIND
16th Jul: Zeffirellis, Ambleside - CLIMBING BLIND
24th Jul 31st Jul: Alhambra Cinema, Keswick, Cumbria - CLIMBING BLIND
14th Aug 20th Aug: Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema, Lonsdale Cinema, Penrith - CLIMBING BLIND
16th Aug: Cervino, Italy - CLIMBING BLIND
21st Aug 27th Aug: Depot Cinema, Lewes, East Sussex
27th Aug 30th Aug: Teplice nad Metuji, Czech Republic - CLIMBING BLIND
5th Sep 6th Sep: Shetland Arts, Shetland - CLIMBING BLIND
22nd Sep: Zakopane, Poland - CLIMBING BLIND
25th Sep 30th Sep: The Flower Bowl, Preston - CLIMBING BLIND
26th Sep 27th Sep: Bonington Theatre, Nottingham - CLIMBING BLIND
13th Oct 14th Oct: Forum Cinema, Hexham - CLIMBING BLIND
14th Oct 18th Oct: Poprad, Slovakia - CLIMBIGN BLIND
14th Oct 18th Oct: RIFF, USA - CLIMBING BLIND
15th Oct 18th Oct: Dijon, France - CLIMBING BLIND
23rd Oct 27th Oct: UMFF, South Koera - CLIMBING BLIND
31st Oct 7th Nov: BANFF, Canada - CLIMBING BLIND
3rd Nov 7th Nov: Grenoble, France - CLIMBING BLIND
6th Nov: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria - CLIMBING BLIND
8th Nov: Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton - CLIMBING BLIND
22nd Nov: Campeltown Picturehouse, Campeltown - CLIMBING BLIND
25th Nov: Ottawa, Canada - CLIMBING BLIND

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.

Booking enquires: contact Matt Heason

Films

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.