Film Collection Climb

Watch 90 minutes of brand new adventure films from our 2019 International Film Competition presented by Pertex

We’re delighted to announce the films within Collection Climb will be:

Deep Water Psycobloc

JON GLASSBERG / Adventure / Climbing

“Deep Water” is a captivating exploration of fear, mentorship, and deep water soloing in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with psicobloc pioneer Tim Emmett and competition climber Kyra Condie.Watch as Kyra learns from the master, tackles the fear of climbing high above the water, and then succeeds on one of the hardest deep water solos in Vietnam, The “Lightning Crack”.

We Need To Talk About Kev

EUAN RYAN / Climbing

Professional rock climber, Kev Shields, has been faced with multiple challenges in his life - disability to his hand from birth, epilepsy, career changing injury and struggles with depression.

Edwin: A Dream Of White Horses


'Edwin: A Dream Of White Horses' is a beautiful short film taking a look at the historic first ascent of 'A Dream Of White Horses' by Ed Drummond and Dave Pearce. Celebrating Ed Drummond's legacy by recreating the first ascent with James Mchaffie and Dave Peace's son, Alexis Peace, we get to relive the legendary ascent accompanied by a beautiful mix of music and Ed Drummond's own poetic writing about the ascent.

The Big Bang: An Impossible Pipe Dream

DAVID PETT / Climbing

In 2017 Emma Twyford walked across a rocky outcrop towards the historical crag of ‘Lower Pen Twyrn’ with the sole intention to “have a play and see what 9a feels like”. That 9a was “The Big Bang”. Follow Emma on this ambitious journey to becoming one of the most respected climbers in UK.

Chu Bien


Set amidst the emerald waters and soaring limestone islets of coastal Vietnam, Captain “Chu” Bien spends more time in a modest boat at sea than at home. Embodying simplicity—the items he uses daily can be counted on one hand—he confirms that happiness and fulfillment are found in the relationships we forge, not the things we accumulate.

Film Tickets

For 2019, due to popular demand, we’ve swapped our day film passes to individual film session tickets. This gives you full flexibility of our programme, so you can choose the exact sessions you’d like to see. More info on this decision here.



We're working hard to make our Festival fully accessible, and there are dedicated spaces reserved for wheelchair users in our venues with the exception of the Fleece Inn. Unfortunately within the Fleece Inn the cinema space is situated on an upper floor with no lift access. To ensure nobody misses out on the action, all film screenings held at the Fleece Inn, will also be held at other venues. For more information head to Festival Accessibility.



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