NO SCRIPT. NO ACTORS. NO SPECIAL EFFECTS. THIS IS REAL!
European Tour starts 6 october | More than 330 venues | 7 Films | Total Length: 120 minutes
The E.O.F.T is rapidly approaching and they have now released their full line up and official trailer. I’ll be attending one of their London screenings, reviewing the night of adventure, until then, feast your eyes below.
THIS IS REAL. Everything is real. handmade, raw, and honest. at organic food shops you’d call it first-class quality —a self-imposed hallmark the E.o.F.t. adheres to year after year. For 17 years!
In over 200 hundred films, we’ve watched as world-class athletes, nonconforming dropouts, odd couples, and every- day adventurers fail miserably or experience thrilling highs. We’ve followed them to the far corners of the earth and have discovered the (im)possible facets of outdoor sports.
The individual stories and adventures differ every year, but the realness endures. This year is no exception. the E.o.F.t. 17/18 programme is made up of the most inspiring, compelling, and heartbreaking films whose unifying theme is wild places, human resilience, and risking it all.
Ski: Freeskier Sam Favret follows the call of the ice and shows us the
Mer de Glace from an entirely new perspective. For him, France’s largest glacier is basically a terrain park with natural half-pipes, kickers, and tunnels. We accompany him on his ride through a world of ice and snow, from high- speed descents to the depths of the glacier and back up again, with lots of freestyle tricks along the way.
France 2016 // PVS Company // Directors: Antoine Frioux, Alexis Blaise, Maxime Moulin // Protagonist: Sam Favret // 3 minutes
Expedition: The dugout canoe is the oldest type of boat archaeologists have found. For thousands of years it has been used by the indigenous people of South America to navigate the jungle. With such a boat—basically made from hollowed out tree trunk—Benjamin Sadd and James trundle have chosen to explore the mystical amazon region. making this dream come true starts with a lot of hard work— first step, felling a massive tree. With the help of a Huaorani man named Bay Nenquiqwi, their dugout canoe gradually takes shape. Amidst the screaming monkeys and swinging lianas, the two Brits embark on a journey into the mysterious world of the jungle and discover themselves in an unexpected way.
UK 2017 // The Trail to Everywhere // Director: Benjamin Sadd // Protagonists: Benjamin Sadd, James Trundle // 20 minutes
INTO TWIN GALAXIES
Expedition: Ben Stookesberry, Sarah Mcnair-landry, and Erik Boomer are heading north. They want to cross Greenland’s gigantic ice sheets with snow kites, followed by a kayaking first descent in a meltwater stream down the glacier. But Greenland is tough terrain, it’s a journey into a fragile yet dangerous paradise. during the snowkiting leg, Sarah must deal with a serious crash on the ice. later, Boomer deliberately risks his skin on an enormous multilevel waterfall, and even Ben, the hard nosed expedition expert, must ultimately concede that it can be officially too cold to kayak.
Austria 2017 // Red Bull Media House // Director: Jochen Schmoll // Protagonists: Ben Stookesberry, Sarah Mcnair-landry, Erik Boomer // 35 minute
Portrait: Steph Davis chose climbing. The law student left school in her early twenties and followed her passion for the sport, earning a number of climbing achievements from Yosemite to Patagonia. For a while she called her car home before eventually settling in Moab, Utah, and discovered her second passion: Base jumping. although she’s suffered many losses, including the death of her husband Mario Richards in a wingsuit accident, she’s never regretted having chosen her unconventional way of life a life full of extraordinary choices proving that what seems to be a wrong decision at first can be the right one.
Germany 2017 // HelliVentures Filmproduktion // director: Teresa Hoerl // Protagonists: Steph davis, Ian mitchard // 15 minutes
FOLLOW THE FRASER
Mountain Bike: Kyle Norbraten, James Doering, and Tom Van Steenbergen want to rediscover their Canadian homeland. In search of undiscovered trails, they follow the Fraser river north from the Sunshine Coast to the Sibola mountain range in British Columbia. The three mountain bikers plan to reach deep into their bag of tricks to build and ride features along the way, but they’ll need the right terrain. Til now, the Sibola range named after one of the mythical Seven Cities of gold has never been tested for its bikeability, but they’re hoping to strike it big …
Canada 2017 // Absolute Cinema in Coproduction with Red Bull Media House // Directors: David Peacock, Andre Nutini, Liam Mullany // Protagonists: Kyle Norbraten, James Doering, Tom Van Steenbergen // 10 minutes
Ski: the 4710-meter-high Mount Ushba has long held a strong attraction for the Swiss freerider Samuel Anthamatten. In July 2017, he traveled to Georgia with Léo Slemett, winner of the Freeride World Tour 2017, and the South Tyrolean freerider Markus Eder, to descend the most distinguishable peak of the Caucasus mountains for the first time on skis and to find out if the Caucasian powder delivers on its promises.
Switzerland 2017 // Timeline Missions // Director: Guido Perrini // Protagonists: Samuel Anthamatten, Leo Slemett, Markus Eder // 6 minutes
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