The BRIT ROCK FILM TOUR is back for 2023 with another stunning line-up of the UK’s best climbing and adventure films. Five exhilarating films capturing an array of hardcore action, pioneering spirit and some proper madness. The once again kicks off in Sheffield on Tues, 7th Nov followed by numerous dates across the UK. The online streaming window runs from 9-13th Nov.
7th Nov: Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield - WORLD PREMIERE
7th Nov: Dublin University Climbing Club, Dublin
8th Nov: Rio Theatre, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
8th Nov: UHI, Perth
9th Nov: Bath University Mountaineering Club, Bath
9th Nov: Eagle Eye Theatre, Squamish BC, CANADA
9th Nov: Highland Cinema, Fort William
10th Nov: Bristol University Montaineering Club, Bristol
10th Nov: Blocfit, London
10th Nov: Kerry Climbing, Killorglin, Ireland
10th Nov: Eagle Eye Theatre, Squamish BC, CANADA
10th Nov: Deckchair Cinema, Croyde
10th Nov: Parthian Climbing, Reading
10th Nov: The Warehouse, Gloucester
10th Nov: Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig
10th Nov: University of Limerick Outdoor Pursuits Club
11th Nov: Blochaus, Manchester
11th Nov: Nottingham Climbing Centre, Nottingham
11th Nov: Rock & Snow, New York
11th Nov: Boulders, Cheltenham
11th Nov - 15th Nov: Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
14th Nov: Gothenburg Climbing Club, Gothenburg, Sweden
14th Nov: Gneiss Climbing, Kelowna, CANADA
14th Nov: Queens University Mountaineering Club, Belfast
15th Nov: NTNUI Tindegruppa, Trondheim, Norway
16th Nov: Queen's Hall, Hexham
17th Nov: Alaska Alpine Club, Fairbanks, Alaska
18th Nov: Boulders, Cardiff
18th Nov: Mile End, London
18th Nov: Substation, Macclesfield
18th Nov: Globe Cinema, Calgery, Alberta, CANADA
18th Nov: The Tide Climbing Centre, Wadebridge
19th Nov: Kendal Mountain Festival, Kendal (presented by Alastair Lee)
19th Nov: ArtsPlace, Canmore, CANADA
19th Nov: BLX Climbing Club, Stockholm, Sweden
21st Nov: Norsk Tindesenter, Romsdal, Norway
21st Nov: State Climb, Culpeper, Virginia, USA
22nd Nov: The Royal, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
22nd Nov: Glasgow University Mountaineering Society
23rd Nov: The Roxy Theatre, Revelstoke British Columbia, CANADA
23rd Nov: Cambridge Mountaineering Society, Cambridge
24th Nov: Moldeveggen, Molde, Norway
24th Nov: Substation, London
24th Nov: Strathearn Arts, Crieff
24th Nov: Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda
25th Nov: Highball Climbing Centre, Norwich
26th Nov: Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury
28th Nov: Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon CANADA
29th Nov: Lancashire Climbing and Caving Club, Bradshaw Conservative Club, Bolton
30th Nov: Glenmore Lodge, Scotland
29th Nov: Grub, Manchester (presented by Alastair Lee)
1st Dec: University Of Cumbria, Ambleside
1st Dec: Dirt Bag Corp, Golden, BC, CANADA
1st Dec: Krakow, Poland
2nd Dec: The Project Climbing Centre, Poole
2nd Dec: Sherpafest, Prague, Czech Republic
3rd Dec: Drill Hall, Chepstow
5th Dec: The Maynard, Grindleford
6th Dec: Metro Cinema, Edmonton, CANADA
8th Dec: Oslo Climbing Club, Norway
9th Dec: The Castle, London
9th Dec: Southampton University Mountaineering Club, Southampton
9th Dec: Sunnmørsk Klatreklubb, Ørsta, Norway
13th Dec: Llangorse Ropes Centre
14th Dec: Mt Waddington, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA
15th Dec: Haugaland Klatrelag Climbing Centre, Haugesund, Norway
15th Dec: Bilbao, Spain
19th Jan: Alpkit Store, Hathersage
19th Jan: Club Montagne Saguenay, Quebec, CANADA
20th Jan: Rheged, Penrith (presented by Alastair Lee)
5th Feb: Ilkley Cinema
15th Feb: The Barn, Aberdeenshire
24th Feb: The Reach Climbing Wall, London
24th Feb: Chimera Climbing Wall, Tunbridge Wells
24th Feb: Chimera Climbing Wall, Canterbury
6th Mar: UiS, Arne Rettedalshus, NORWAY
12th Mar: Climbing District Paris, FRANCE
15th Mar: CityROCK, Montagu, SOUTH AFRICA
3rd Apr: The Galileo, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
15th Apr: CityROCK, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
15th Apr: CityROCK, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
10th Oct: Wetherby Cinema
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.
GODDESS OF CRAIC
This film tells the story of rising trad star Freja Shannon. We join half-Swedish, half-Irish Freja in her ancestral homelands as she pursues her climbing goals for the season – ‘Sista Bossen’ E8 6c at the world-class granite climbing area of Bohuslan, Sweden and ‘Snell’s Law’ E7 6c at the Burren on the west coast of Ireland. Freja is as affable as she is committed once on the lead, resulting in captivating and gripping footage that will leave your jaw on the floor.
The film also delves into Freja’s past, where we learn of her less-than-glamorous journey to becoming a professional climber – and how she overcame her inner doubts to break through as a leading female trad climber and alpinist. Whippers, sends and Nordic power screams all-inclusive in this spectacular and entertaining film.
'Goddess of Craic' 25mins
Climber Robbie Phillips chances upon a little-known mountain in the very far north of Scotland whilst driving from east coast to west. After some research, Robbie discovers the mountain is called Ben Loyal, and that climbing legend Simon Nadin has been developing a couple of lines at the crag. Simon tells him that there is something very special up there…
What Robbie finds at Ben Loyal is off the scale: endless bouldering, highballs, countless quality granite tors and buttresses with untapped climbing potential. But all this pales into insignificance compared with the main face, which holds the future of trad climbing on what is surely one of Britain’s greatest cliffs.
A truly stunning film of hard new routing by Robbie and Simon in an extraordinary setting.
'Shining Stones' 25mins
Emma Powell and Neil Gresham join the original pioneers of this unique ice climbing venue in British Columbia, Tim Emmett and Klemen ‘Klem’ Premrl once again push the boundaries of steep, sporty ice. After years of teasing, Tim finally invites his life-long friend Neil Gresham, along with top mixed climber Emma Powell to stoke up their pioneering spirit and develop some new lines at this surreal venue.
'Helmcken Falls' 15mins
Controversial and never far from the news; climber Matt Wright goes trailblazing across the UK, making wild first ascents, hard solos and bold new lines. Loveable rogue and working-class hero Matt puts his money where his mouth is in this tour-de-force of hard climbing. After weighing up his time-verses-routes equation, Matt abandons an attempt of the infamous Rhapsody (E11) and sets off on a quest to climb new inspiring lines. He does not disappoint, with his energetic journey culminating in the first ascent of ‘Magical Thinking’ E10 7a – a heart-stoppingly dangerous route at Pavey Ark, Lake District.
'Hard Git' 20mins
Filmmaker Alastair Lee turns the camera on himself in this deep introspective story of triumph through adversity. Perceived as a successful man with the perfect life, Al experiences unexpectedly dark times. Fearing he will lose everything, we watch a man on the brink claw his way from despair, using climbing and training to find peace and salvation.
Having never been the greatest of climbers, Al demolishes his inner punter – attempting to fulfil his potential by setting his sights on routes he’s spent 30 years avoiding. Includes hard first ascents, calamitous trad leads and bold on sights.
Carnage ensues almost every time Al sets off on a lead in this gripping, hilarious, emotional and ultimately inspiring story of a man in struggle as he seeks to reconnect with himself. Adding to the riotous flavour of this production, Al asks the climbers he’s working with to do the filming.
Total running time 120 mins
Tel: (+44) (0)1282 786716