Brought to you by the same people who bring the Banff Mountain Film Festival and Radical Reels to Australia.
Born out of a desire to showcase strong, inspirational, adventurous women, the Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour presents a carefully curated selection of 9 short films that will entertain, enthral and empower.
❝ Our aim at the Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive adventurous women. By showcasing and celebrating the female adventurous spirit we hope to make women in the outdoors more visible.
In 2017 the Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour will screen 2 hours of the most inspirational, heart warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent film makers around the globe.
The Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren’t afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure. ❞
UPDATE (2017-Sep-08): It looks like there has been a re-branding to the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film tour. http://gutsygirlsadventurefilmtour.com.au/
Where The Wild Things Play
USA, 4 mins
This is our homage to all the badass, adventurous ladies we know. Crank the volume to 11, this soundtrack is a must. Film by Krystle Wright. Music by CAKE.
US, 7.32 min
Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides the perfect canvas for Alpinist’s Kim and Julia to redefine preconceptions of the feminine. Isolated and exposed on the raw granite peaks of the Wind River Range, the experience of these two women explores the fabric of loss, life, and friendship. Look for it on the film festival circuit this year.
❝When I go out with a female climbing partner, it’s about the hike in, it’s about catching up, it about like – hearing everything that is new in her life. Then we climb, and hopefully that goes well … and then the hike out is a continuation of the conversation from earlier in the day.❞
Johanna: Under the Ice
, 3.47 min
Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg. British director and photographer Ian Derry captures her taking a plunge under the Arctic ice. Johanna Under The Ice…
The Way East
JPN, 20.46 min
Freeriders are travelers, always seeking for more. More options, more adventure, more freedom, more truth. In April 2016, snowboarder Aline Bock and freeskier Lena Stoffel followed another call of wanderlust to explore the unique culture and wonder of Japan, a fascinating enigma hurtling towards the future while still staying rooted in the past. In Japan the sun rises every day again, always and after all, WAY EAST!
Breathtaking views, untouched landscapes, fresh powder lines and perfect waves were the reward for these two sportswomen, who carved their own path through this beautiful country, which had unfortunately turned into a white mark on the map after the disaster of Fukushima. The 20-minute WAY EAST documentary of two women, who left their comfort zones one more time to find happiness WAY EAST
AUS, 6 min
Surfing tends to take itself pretty seriously, and women’s surfing carries the extra burden of not only having to be serious, but also be sexy.
Watch as Sanuk surfy sea scribe, Lauren Hill, pokes fun at all that with a little absurdity from the everyday realities of being a woman in the water…
“Pear Shaped” is a tip of the cap to the people who shrug off the unique challenges of surfing and choose to go anyway.
Salomon TV: Out In The Sierra
USA, 17.30 mins
Kalen Thorien, a professional skier and adventurer, decided to spend her summer on a 270 mile, 18 day, solo high traverse in the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range in the Western United States. Your immediate question is probably “Why?”, well, Kalen probably says it best, “We spend a lot of time seeking answers, hoping for outside forces to propel us into an elevated realm of thinking, the simplicity of a walk in the woods can provide the impermanence that we so often overlook. Out there it is uncluttered and simplified.”
* Gear list – https://www.tetongravity.com/story/adventure/traversing-the-sierra-what-i-brought
UK, 5 min
A film about the joys of year round naked swimming in the lakes of Snowdonia
A film by Natasha Brookes.
A BMC TV production, Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britain’s first female mountain guide, Gwen Moffat. Grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security and wilderness over ticklists, writer Claire Carter and filmmaker Jen Randall climb, run, scramble and swim their way through Gwen’s most cherished British landscapes. Including candid interviews with 91 year old Gwen, previously unseen archive material and unashamedly real action sequences, this film captures Gwen’s infectious excitement for a life constantly seeking something strange or beautiful around the next bend.
* INTERVIEW: Reading Between the Lines – Gwen Moffat https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=9478
Shandi Kano // Be Bold
Most people run to get away from the pressures and expectations of daily life. Then again, most of us do not start running laps in our yard almost as soon as we can run as a little child.
Shandi Kano started to compete in running as a five-year-old. When she got older she got realy competitive and was able to qualify as an elite status runner for the 2013 Boston Marathon.
She trained two times a day on top of a twelve to fourteen hour workday as a producer. She took on a personal trainer and kept to several diets.
It wasn’t until after she finished her race that she had a nervous breakdown, but the worst was yet to come. She heard the explosion and soon after she was running to look for someone to save.
It took her a long time to process what happened that day, but she realized that she had to make some changes in her life, she had to be bold.