If you like your outdoors adventure to come with a pinch of adrenaline, the EOFT is the film tour for you! Touring in the UK from 15th November, the show hits London on Saturday 23rd November with two finale shows at the Royal Geographical Society.
Canoe London has teamed up with the EOFT to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to the London finale. Just enter our Facebook competition or email us with your name and email address*. Note: this competition has now finished.
The two-hour programme features special edits of nine of the world’s best adventure sports films. As legendary kayaker Ben Marr, star of last year’s Shapeshifter film, says: “The EOFT selection process ensures the films in the final show are top notch productions. Only a few films make it to the tour, the films that do have a balance of action, storytelling, incredible cinematography and music. If you have the opportunity to see a show, go!”
Check out the latest EOFT trailer – guaranteed to thrill and chill!
The European Outdoor Film Tour is packed with adventure – here is a quick preview of what’s on offer:
The Road from Karakol
The American alpinist Kyle Dempster has chosen a far less secret but almost as isolated location for his road trip adventure from Karakol in Kirgysistan. With only a camera as a companion, he sets out on bike to climb the country’s last unconquered peaks.
Those are the facts. As for the rest? Only uncut memories – abandoned roads, ghost towns and an obligatory boozy session with the Kyrgyz military police. Between roaring rivers and huge mountain vistas, he comes to the conclusion that every adventure has its light and dark moments – and that we use the word ‘suffering’ too frivolously.
North of the Sun
Picture a small hut, sheltered under the rocks on a lonely beach in the Arctic Circle that’s not seen sunlight for more than two months. Built entirely from flotsam and jetsam, it’s home to Norwegian surfers Inge Wegge and Jørn Nyseth Ranum.
In search of the North Atlantic’s best waves, the pair spend nine months cut off from civilisation – no internet, no commitments, no stress. Accessible only on foot, the bay’s location remains a secret – “Everyone should find their own paradise.”
But nowhere is perfect. It so cold even their olive oil freezes and they have to boil water to defrost their surf boots. Winter becomes an endless quest to collect, saw and chop driftwood to stoke their recycled oildrum stove. But that’s not all the ocean washes up on the shore – and so begins their campaign to clean up their beach and stop paradise turning into a rubbish dump.
Freeriding on the next level with the stars of the international skiing and snowboarding scene. An exclusive short, ten minute edited version of Supervention filmed in Norway, Alaska, New Zealand, and Баренцбург—a name you should remember!
This is a tale of epic adventure. A tale of seven brave riders who set out from the four corners of the globe to gather together under one roof in a town located at the ends of the earth. Set in the Queenstown, New Zealand the bicycle posse takes over dirt jumps, chase down sheep and massacre watermelons with chainsaws. The EOFT is screening an exclusive short, eight minute edited version of NotBad.
No kayaker can resist the magic of the Mexican jungle with its torrential white-water canyons and waterfalls – even if the continuous rain and voracious mosquitoes turn the trip into an endurance test for the whole crew and their equipment.
Sound of the Void
Sébastien de Sainte Marie feels safer in the mountains than in a car or on a plane, even though the Swiss steep skier picks the lines hardly anyone else dares risk. On slopes like the 55-degree north face of the Gspaltenhorn one wrong move could prove fatal.
Water always finds its way—and the Deap canyoning team shows us how. The group plunges headfirst into numerous mountain streams and pools and proves that this wet and cold torrential fun can be taken to entirely new acrobatic levels. High diving is a thing of the past: canyoning is a must for all adrenaline junkies who love mountain and water sports – even if your trousers sometimes look worse for wear afterwards.
British climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker are self-taught experts in strange sub-culture of offwidth-climbing – the most brutal form of crack climbing. To the great astonishment of US locals – they claim the first ascent of the world’s toughest offwidth route in Moab (Utah). Their secret weapon? Two years spent training on a perfect replica of Century Crack, built in Tom’s basement.
Petit Bus Rouge
Roll up! Roll up! The Frenchies Flying Circus is in town: they are the ‘enfants terribles’ of the international BASE jumping scene, putting on clown shoes before climbing, adjusting the wig before the next jump and most importantly: they don’t take the state of affairs as seriously as it is!
With daring stunts and reckless moves in dizzy heights, the circus crew of Petit Bus Rouge shows that adrenaline and humour go hand in hand. Touring Europe in their blazing red fire truck, these outdoor artists take you on wild ride as they’re highlining on the Atomium, launching themselves from the truck in high speed and using their fellow paraglider as a catapult. Welcome to the greatest show on earth!
Tickets and tour dates
Tickets are priced at £12.00 and are now on sale via Ellis Brigham http://www.ellis-brigham.com/advice-inspiration/blogs/european-outdoor-film-tour-2013/
Full UK tour dates:
- 8pm Friday 15 November – PortobelloTown Hall, Edinburgh
- 7pm Saturday 16 November – The MitchellTheatre, Glasgow
- 8pm Monday 18 November – St. George´s, Bristol
- 7.30pm Tuesday 19 November – The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
- 8pm Wednesday 20 November – Dancehouse, Manchester
- 8pm Thursday 21 November – The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
- 2pm Saturday 23 November Royal Geographical Society, London
- 6pm Saturday 23 November Royal Geographical Society, London
For more information on the European Outdoor Film Tour visit http://www.eoft.eu/programme-1314
* The competition will close at midnight on 8th November 2013. The winner will be contacted and announced in the second week of November at www.canoelondon.com. Canoe London may contact you from time to time with news regarding kayaking and canoeing in London. You can opt out of these messages at any time. Only one entry per person.