Sat, 27 Nov | Reardon Theatre

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 2

Festival headline event - a selection of the world's best adventure short films, with filmmaker and special guest interviews live on stage.
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SHORT FILM PROGRAM 2

Time & Location

27 Nov, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reardon Theatre, 35 Bank St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia

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DOORS & NOODLEDOOF POP UP BAR OPEN 6:00PM

EMCEE: Lisa Skerrett

Click here to watch the Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival 2021 Trailer

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THE LONELY STAR 

(Canada, 4 min)

Director: Frank Pickell

An ill-fated explorer finds himself marooned on a desolate planet. Alone with his thoughts, he is caught between a sandy reality and snowy hallucinations of winter's past.

LOCK DOWN ROCK UP 

(United Kingdom, 10 min)

Directors: Nico Hambleton

Jerome Mowat takes us through the challenges he faced as a front-line paramedic during the global pandemic and how he used climbing as an escape.

MY FLIPP’N WIFE 

(United States, 2 min)

Directors: Ryan Gibb

Kaylee Gibb fell in love the moment she was introduced to the sport of mountain biking. But for many years, Kaylee got swept up in the whirlwind of taking care of three young children. After her third child, she decided to return to her love of mountain biking and after a few months of riding at Whistler she decided that she wanted to pursue a career as a professional freeride mountain biker. Her first goal to accomplish this was to learn and land a backflip to dirt.

BAD RIVER: RUNNING THE OLDEST RIVER IN THE WORLD

(Australia, 24 min)

Director: Beau Miles

Producers: Mitch Drummond, Jodie Evans

World Premiere

400 million years old, likely the oldest river in the world, the Finke River in the heart of Australia is getting hotter, quickly, and on the verge of a rapid shift. Running 100km of the river bed, Beau Miles tries to figure out if a white bloke from the coast can see, feel, or imagine the change that’s underfoot.

FILMMAKER + SPECIAL GUEST EXPECTED

* Unfortunately, we are unable to screen Bad River (Beau will explain on the night!). Instead, we will be screening the World Premiere of another film by Beau Miles - details below).

A TREE A MINUTE: PLANTING 1440 TREES IN A DAY

(Australia, 14 min)

Director: Beau Miles

Producer: Mitch Drummond

World Premiere

I live in rolling green hills that look like Hobbiton. When flying a plane for the first time, circling my small farm, I realised just how nuded and sick my area looks from the sky. As there are 1440 minutes in the day, and I like planting trees, I decided to plant a tree a minute for 24 hours. At least, that was the plan.

FILMMAKER + SPECIAL GUEST EXPECTED

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INTERMISSION (15 min)

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GIRLS GOTTA EAT DIRT 

(United States, 6 min)

Director: Elliot Wilkinson-Ray

Australian Premiere

The story of three best friends, roommates, and riding partners with a taste for the finer things. And plenty of dirt on their jorts. A mix of lighthearted fun moments with high alpine mountain bike action.

A PRAYER FOR JOSHUA JACKSON 

(United States, 21 min)

Directors: Ryan Heffernan, Grayson Schaffer, Kahlil Hudson

What do you do when the dream you’ve spent your entire life working toward is taken away in a moment? It’s a challenge race car driver Joshua Jackson must navigate, after his promising career comes to a screeching halt. After first getting on the track at the age of four, not being a driver feels near impossible — but the reality isn’t so simple. A Prayer for Joshua Jackson is a story of loss, determination and recovery; examining the inherent risk and reward of being in the driver’s seat.

THE FLIP 

(Mexico, 3 min)

Directors: Reed Rickert

What drives us to step beyond the bounds of what we know even when the stakes are high, possibly fatal? French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purest form.

DEAR PIPPA 

(United States, 8 min)

Directors: Simon Perkins

Australian Premiere

Throughout her life, the woods have provided Els Van Woert with inspiration and balance. It is why she loves trail running. Today, many of her adventures on the trail are spent with her 5-year-old daughter, Pippa. In a letter to Pippa, Els describes this relationship with the outdoors. But through her words, she also explores all that motherhood has taught her about being a woman, uncovering past scars, confronting fear, discovering vulnerability, and evolving her definition of bravery.

COURAGE TO CHANGE 

(Australia, 8 mins)

Director: Christian Buxton

Carlo is a talented surfer, skier, and entrepreneur from Torquay with a beautiful wife and kids. From the outside his life appears to be the picture of happiness but the truth is Carlo has secretly struggled with depression for years. A house fire and his business under threat will push him to finally reach for help.

SPECIAL GUEST EXPECTED

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INTERMISSION (15 min)

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TOWER HILL - STORIES FROM A VOLCANO AND THE BELFAST COAST

(Australia, 6 min)

Director: Martin Stringer

Producer: Mike Raetz

A geologist chasing traces of an oral history stumbles into a quarry on the South Face of Tower Hill, a 37,000-year-old volcano near the seaside town of Port Fairy in Australia. This volcano's secrets are revealed but are about to be lost as the quarry is being filled. The harbinger brings new friends together and rallies the community to conserve its landscape and heritage. In long memories this has happened before; now, in a forest of our own making, a community dares to dream of a coastal and cultural park where traces of the past tell stories.

STOKE CHASERS 

(United States, 10 min)

Director: Jo Anna Edmison

Stoke Chasers follows the story of a group of bold, young women who are breaking out the mold to start a new kind of movement. Facing generations of stigma, these Stoke Chasers must overcome the social and mental barriers to pursue their burning aspirations. By leaving fear behind and building a tribe, these young women discover something profound and exciting about life.

MY MIDSUMMER MORNING 

(United Kingdom, 19 min)

Director: Alistair Humphreys

For 15 years, Alastair dreamed of retracing Laurie Lee’s footsteps from the novel ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’. But he could never get past the hurdle of being distinctly unmusical. This year, he decided to go anyway. The journey was his most terrifying yet, risking failure and humiliation every day.

UNNUR 

(Iceland, 17 min)

Director: Chris Burkard

Elli Thor is an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and former kayaker. A decade ago Elli nearly drowned under a waterfall while kayaking a challenging Icelandic river. The near death experience became a catalyst for personal growth and his professional career. After walking away from kayaking, a newfound passion for surfing and the birth of his daughter Unnur gave him a new perspective worth living for.

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