Peebles Outdoor Film Festival: Short films + Paul Diffley
Following the Horsemen, 19’ – Drama-laden landscape and culture collide in a stunning mountain bike journey in Lesotho
Slacker, 9’ – Slacklining and aerial expression through the eyes of one of the sports pioneering disciples
Breaking Burma, 8’ – One of the world’s best adventure filmmakers at breaking point in Burma
Tonight’s short films (above) explore adventures in some of the world’s more challenging environments. The winners of this year’s Outdoor Shorts competition will also be screened. After the interval, acclaimed adventure film-maker Paul Diffley will talk about the work of his multi-award-winning Hot Aches label, and explain why his latest film – a caving epic set in Spain’s Picos de Europa mountains (see trailer below) – is perhaps his most challenging undertaking yet.
POFF: Riding LifeDate: 27/01/2019Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmPrice: £15, £8, £20 adult plus child Short films followed by mountain bike legend Hans Rey talking about his incredible career and continuing influence.
POFF: Wild about ScotlandDate: 26/01/2019Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmPrice: £12, £6 for under 15, £15 adult plus child Short films followed by a spellbinding presentation from wildlife cameraman Peter Cairns who outlines a bold new vision for a wilder Scotland.
POFF: Making WavesDate: 25/01/2019Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £15, £8 under 15, £20 adult plus child Short films followed by ocean explorer Cal Major who paddle boarded from Land's End to John O'Groats to highlight the issue of plastic pollution.
POFF: Cold ComfortsDate: 26/01/2019Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £15, £8 under 15, £20 adult plus child Short films followed by an evening with Calum Maclean - a man with a passion for freezing cold water and wild Scottish landscapes.
POFF: Ride On (and on)Date: 25/01/2019Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmPrice: £8, £4 under 15, £10 adult plus child Naomi Freireich traces her journey from non-cyclist to elite endurance athlete - British and European 24hr Mountain Bike Champion,
POFF: Life & Sporadic DigressionsDate: 26/01/2019Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmPrice: £8, £4 under 15, £10 adult plus child Flanked by Haggis the dog, come hear BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, climber and adventurer Jen Crook tell some extraordinary tales!