Welcome to the 2019 Peebles Outdoor Film Festival

Well, that was quite a weekend! Our final day ended with two full houses for Hans Rey in Riding Life and a screening of the remarkable Free Solo. We’d like to thank each and every person who joined us over the course of the w/end – we hope you had as much fun at the festival as we did putting it together. And, of course, a massive thank you to all our speakers, filmmakers, sponsors, supporters and partners who, together, made it such a memorable weekend of adventure. Thinking about next year already …

Couldn’t make it … so, what did you miss?

From a ‘best of’ selection of adventure films from around the word to big names and local heroes from the worlds of ocean conservation, mountain biking, adventure filmmaking, wildlife photography, bikepacking, climbing, wild swimming and more, there was much to enjoy at this year’s festival.

This year we also stepped out of the theatre building with a special bikepacking session together with local partner BSpoke Cycles, plus of course the chance to ride, walk and explore the Tweed Valley with expert local guides.

There was also great food, special offers and outdoor gear courtesy of festival sponsors, all available in the Eastgate café.

For the full programme, please click on the banner above.

Short film programme

Each year, we screen a carefully-curated programme of around 30 short and feature-length films covering a wide range of interests, from adventure sports and travel to more quirky celebrations of outdoor and mountain culture. The result is a bespoke selection of films that will make you laugh, cry, gasp, or inspire you to plan adventures of your own.

The short films are packaged together in themed sessions that tie in with each headline speaker, with the full film schedule listed within each individual main auditorium session:

Making Waves

Wild About Scotland

Cold Comforts

Riding Life

A huge thank you to all of this year’s sponsors, supporters and partners – all local to Peebles and the surrounding area.

Click on the logo to go to the sponsor’s website.

John Muir Trust logo
Out and About logo
Findra logo