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.
24th Oct: World Premiere Pennine Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
25th Oct: 3rd Space, Llandudno
26th Oct: Newcastle Climbing Centre, Newcastle
27th Oct: Nottingham Climbing Centre, Nottingham
1st Nov: The Quad, Derby
1st Nov: University Of Cumbria, Ambleside
9th Nov: The Project Climbing Centre, Poole
10th Nov: Croyde Deckchair Cinema, Croyde
15th Nov: The Boulder Hut, Ellesmere Port
16th Nov: Kendal Mountain Festival, Kendal
17th Nov 20th Nov: Square Chapel Arts Centre, Hallifax
21st Nov: Eden Court Theatres, Inverness
23rd Nov: Boulder Brighton, Brighton
29th Nov: Reading Climbing Centre, Reading
30th Nov: The Castle Climbing Centre, London
30th Nov: Boulder UK, Preston
1st Dec: Manchester Climbing Centre, Manchester
1st Dec: Harrogate Climbing Centre, Harrogate
13th Dec: Rheged, Penrith
11th Jan: The Grand, Clitheroe
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.
CLIMBING BLIND 60mins – the incredible story of the first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, directed & produced by Alastair Lee in association with Montane.
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.
Little Flame 10 mins – produced and directed by Paul Diffle
Paige Henry is a young woman suffering from PTSD and depression. She finds relief through spending time outdoors; rock climbing, wild swimming and tree climbing. Paige sets her sights on climbing her hardest route to date at Pen Trwyn on the North Wales coast. This film will remind everyone of the joy to be had in the outdoors.
The Big Deal 15 mins – produced and directed by Alastair Lee
An action-packed profile of one of the UK’s strongest female boulderers on rock; Frances Bensley. We follow Frances’ journey on some stunning and hard problems throughout the UK. Beautifully filmed this revealing short revels in Frances’ insightful and refreshing approach to bouldering all accompanied by her every enthusiastic and entertaining sister Alice.
Third Short Film TBC
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