The Women’s Adventure Tour
Director: various Run Time: 78 min.
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour
2021 USA Playlist & Film Synopsis
LATITUDE: (Ski/Exploration) USA- 9 minutes
Directed by: Wesley Walker
LATITUDE is a poetic short documentary film that follows four daring young women to the 79th parallel, under 700 miles from the North Pole to rediscover themselves amidst Svalbard’s epic arctic ocean sailing, ice mountain climbs, and ski descents.
Shelby Dyer, Anna Marno, Brittney Ziebell & Jessica Baker are all former competitive skiers & they revisit what skiing means to them to find a new curiosity and love for a sport they’ve known all their lives.
IF I CAN: (Climbing)- United Kingdom – 5 minutes
Directed by: Peter Cadman and Liam White
Anoushé Husain is a well accomplished Paraclimber. She balances a chaotic lifestyle, complicated by medical conditions, with a busy work, training and climbing schedule. She has pushed her climbing in London’s indoor gyms for the last three years, finishing 2nd in her category in the 2016 BMC Paraclimbing Nationals in 2016 and pushing her grade to 6a+ in 2017. In 2018 her Climbing partners may have just set the toughest challenge yet, as they venture into the world of outdoor climbing.
YOU NEVER KNOW: (Paragliding) Poland – 25 minutes
Directed by: Martin Smekal
“You Never Know” is a documentary about Polish paragliding star and 2013 world Champion Klaudia Bulgakow’s journey to the top in paragliding.
Klaudia Bulgakow has been paragliding since 1999. Through persistence, dedication and great passion she became one of the most successful female pilots – she won World Champion title 2013, European podium 2016, World Cup Superfinal Podium 2018 and much more. But it’s not only about the medals and podium places. The journey in pursuit of personal excellence is just as important, as are the friends you meet on the way and those you influence and motivate to pursue their own goals.
SEA BIRDS: (Swimming) Australia – 10 minutes
Directed by: Ash Ball, Ed Coney
SEA BIRDS is an inspiring story that explores the lives of 25 ladies who swim in the ocean together everyday. No matter how much experience you’ve had in life it can be as unpredictable as the ocean. Pauline and Mina demonstrate that there’s always a hand of friendship that will find you and hold you when you least expect it. Side by side, or bum cheek to bum cheek, the SEA BIRDS have discovered that the cold water is unpleasant, that it’s hard to be pretentious when you’re in the nude and that in the middle of the ocean you just might find the freedom you’re searching for.
JUST BE: (Mountain Biking) Germany – 3 minutes
Directed by: Susanna Kosa
“Just Be” is a short movie about the art of living wide rather than living long. “Life’s short, they say. But…maybe it’s just long enough, if you live it right.” Yes, it’s two girls mountain biking, but the message is transferable to everyone, no matter which activity you choose outdoors.
JACK OF ALL TRADES: (Mountaineering/Skiing) USA- 16 minutes
Directed by: Storyboard Productions
Sophia Schwartz’s 2020 project “Jack of All Trades” was born from the desire to push herself in the mountains. Sophia has the most fun in the mountains when she feels like she is growing her ability level in all aspects of skiing and working alongside friends to develop new skill sets. Secondly, she realized a media project could be a pillar in her progression and help her develop a dependable support system to help her accomplish her goals, and keep her accountable.
So Sophia wrote down 3 big and diverse goals:
Jumping: Land a double backflip
Mountaineering: Ski the Grand Teton
Freeride: Link-up the “Jackson Hole Trifecta” (3 technical ski lines in a single day)
Each one was daunting and inspiring. She knew whether she was able to succeed or not- the days working towards these goals would surely be the most fun of the season.
TRANSCENDING: (Mountaineering) USA- 10 minutes
Directed by: Marin Hart
Transending follows the journey of Erin Parisi as she comes into her own identity as a Transgender woman and trains for the Seven Summits to create awareness and visibility for the Trans community. This is a journey of extensive vulnerability, heartbreak and courage.
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is a celebration of the inspiring women around us, doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure.
This tour is Australia’s original women’s adventure film tour, created by Adventure Entertainment in partnership with outdoor sponsors and women’s groups worldwide. In a global first it was launched to a sell-out crowd in Sydney in May 2017 and has grown to become a success throughout the world with screenings across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India and more.
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is an annual program, enjoyed by 10,000s of attendees around the world. Every year, our selection of unique films are carefully chosen to show awesome women achieving their personally adventurous goals. Being adventurous doesn’t always have to mean being the fastest, going the highest or doing the most extreme things. Adventure for most of us is stepping outside our comfort zone and climbing our own personal Everest. The films showcase real stories about women from a variety of cultures and sports around the world.