Adventure film fans flock to enjoy Sheffield festival

Visitor Matteus Barefoot films some of the photographs on display at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.
Visitor Matteus Barefoot films some of the photographs on display at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.
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Adventure, travel and extreme sports films were all on the bill as fans of the big screen flocked to a Sheffield festival.

It was the eighth year the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has been held in the city, with six screens at The Showroom in the city centre showing award winning footage.

There were also talks and lectures on epic climbs, runs and rides by world-class adventurers, as well as live music in the Showroom bar, a kit sale and competitions.

Lissa Cook, festival spokeswoman, said: “What stood out for me this year was the number of British film-makers and quality of British made films.

“The three days have gone well and ticket sales are up on previous years.

“The beautiful weather we had on Saturday, which could have kept people outdoors, didn’t stop anyone from coming in and watching the films which was great.

For the first time, the festival, which ran from Friday to Sunday, included a free outdoor cinema on Saturday evening at the South Street Park amphitheatre, located above Sheffield railway station.

Cityscape Cinema featured a double bill of premieres of extreme sport films, before world-class freerunner Ryan Doyle, star of one of the films, hosted a question and answer session.

Lissa said: “We had more than 300 people for the Cityscape Cinema on Saturday which was brilliant, and we had to put on two extra screenings of the young adventure showings because they sold out.”