BMC presents the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017 Press Release

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The 2017 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is presented by the British Mountaineering Council and takes place at the Showroom Cinema from 17 - 19 March as part of The Outdoor City Weekender.

Building on the BMC’s long-standing support of the festival, ShAFF provides an annual opportunity to promote the activities of and connect directly with its 82,000 strong, adventure seeking membership. With films reflecting the full range of pursuits that the BMC represent, from mountaineering and bouldering through to trail running and hiking.

  • 15% ticket discount for BMC members
  • BMC Climb night with headline speaker David Lama
  • The BMC Sofa Sessions with Niall Grimes
  • BMC Women in Adventure sessions
  • SMASH After Party
  • BMC/ShAFF Industry Hangout supported by the OIA (Outdoor Industry Association)

Don’t miss:
Climber and Redbull athlete, David Lama will be making a special appearance at ShAFF’s BMC Climb Night to introduce his film ‘Annapurna III - Unclimbed’.

Niall Grimes, BMC Guidebook Coordinator and climbing commentator, known for his unique and irreverent Jam-crack podcasts will play host to a series of mystery guests throughout the weekend as part of the BMC Sofa Sessions.

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Niall Grimes, the host and commentator of the BMC Sofa Sessions

Various times throughout the weekend, check for details.

Hosted by Director of Hot Aches Productions, Paul Diffley, the BMC TV Filmmakers Fiesta takes as its theme, Women in Adventure with talks and panel discussions taking place in the Showroom cafe. Sessions include among others filmmaker Jen Randall sharing her insights into crowd-funding.
10.30am - 1pm, Saturday 18th March

Highlights from this year’s Women In Adventure Film Competition will be screened and discussed at the ShAFF Outpost, the destination for ShAFF Fringe events.

Other BMC events, not-to-be-missed are the SMASH After Party in the Showroom bar.

Rehan Siddiqui, BMC President says: “The line-up for this year’s ShaFF looks like the perfect start to your year of adventure. This year, as presenting sponsor we’re bringing you our latest films, our BMC TV Women in Adventure session, Niall Grimes on the sofa and the party in aid of Climbers Against Cancer. Don’t forget that BMC members get 15% off all tickets.”

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