The Adventure Travel Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend, August 15th

The Adventure Travel Film Festival kicks off this weekend in Sherborn, UK, on August 15th. This three-day festival is a celebration of the world’s greatest adventure travel films, from as early as the 1920s to the present day. Join this event for an unforgettable experience filled with live music, travel workshops, inspiring speakers and great films, of course!

The Adventure Travel Film Festival is the brainchild of filmmaker Austin Vince and travel author Lois Pryce. The couple started the project as a response to the growing number of films they received from unknown adventurers around the world. After accruing an extensive collection of works, the couple decided that the best thing to do was to share them with the public.

With that goal in mind, this outdoor festival takes place annually in the USA, Australia and the UK, where it provides a growing platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work, while also bringing together a community of thrill seekers to watch some of the best independent adventure travel films ever made. This weekend, specifically, it will be hosted at Sherborne Girls School on Bradford Road in the UK.

In the spirit of the event, there will also be two days of camping, as well as workshops that will help inspiring adventurers learn the basics of film-making and travel-writing. The “How to Film Your Adventure” class, for example, is lead by Austin Vince, who has over 20 years of film-making experience. The free course will teach you some basic filming techniques and show anyone how to make a viable documentary by following a simple template.

While you’re there, you will also get a chance to meet some well-known authors and listen to their many incredible stories. This year, travel writers, Ian Marchant and Phoebe Smith, along with filmmaker, Leon McCarron, will make an appearance (just to name a few).

So if you’re looking for a good way to spend your weekend, make sure to grab your tickets while you can and check out The Adventure Travel Film Festival website for more details. This beats any old trip to the movie theaters, I promise.