EMFF 2017 – The Closing Session (Sunday 5th Feb – 7pm start)

THIS SESSION IS NOW SOLD OUT!

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Sunday evening: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh University

Our closing night is always a special evening. We have 5 of the very best adventure films to screen. After the interval, the winners of the film and photo competitions are announced before we welcome Jamie Andrew, back at the EMFF for the first time since 2003, to close the festival with what is sure to be an inspiring presentation. Read on for full details.

The Films:

#Tuesdays (14 mins)
A groups of friends seek out the wild Scottish backcountry on skis on a series of midweek missions, to see what they can achieve in one season.

johannaJohanna Under The Ice (4 mins)
Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg. Ian Derry captures her taking a plunge under the Arctic ice.
FINALIST – BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

The First Day of Summer (5 mins)
Pete Coombs fights through a late April storm, skinning from sea to summit, contemplating the risk involved in split-boarding in such a remote spot.

dodo1

Dodo’s Delight (29 mins)
Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse for a rollicking musical journey across open seas and up unclimbed big walls.
FINALIST – BEST FILM AWARD

Wilderness (5 mins)
Alastair Humphreys and his friend Tem spend a glorious week exploring the Highlands and Cairngorms, inspired by the words of John Muir and the important work of the John Muir Trust.
FINALIST – BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

Guest Speaker – Jamie Andrew: Amputee Mountaineer
jamie-andrew-1In January 1999, Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher got caught in a storm after having climbed the north face of Les Droites in the French Alps. The outcome left Jamie Fisher dead and Jamie Andrew as a quadruple amputee.

As you’ll learn, Jamie Andrew has no doubt that he was the lucky one. Since his accident he has embraced life and taken on all kinds of adventures. His most recent objective was an alpine peak that had somehow escaped him in his youth – The Matterhorn.

ALREADY BOUGHT TICKETS? Please read this! For details of how to collect tickets after buying them, click here.

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