Adventure Shorts 2

Ignite Your Spirit

USA, Short Documentary, 2022, 9 min

After a paralyzing car crash 31 years ago, Kevin Wilson struggled with depression, alcoholism and obesity – until he hit the slopes.

Directed by Roo Smith

This is Beth

USA, Short Documentary, 2022, 18 min

Rock climber Beth Rodden is one of the greatest athletes in climbing history, with multiple free ascents of El Capitan and dozens of first ascents. We take a closer look into Beth’s successes and struggles as she rediscovers the love of her sport and herself.

Directed by Jen Randall

Wood Hood

USA, Short Documentary, 2021, 16 min

Winner of Best Short Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

DeVaughn is a 15-year-old New York City kid who craves a "quiet place" to escape his city and the gangs. We follow DeVaughn and a group of boys on a camping trip to the woods, a place that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to kids like him, and there we witness the joy and growth that is possible.

Directed by Alex Cullen


France, Short Documentary, 2021, 5 min

A symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret into the heart of a great ski resort that has gone back to its peaceful, wild state during Covid. Subtitled.

Directed by Maxime Moulin

Free to Run

USA/Afghanistan/Italy, Short Documentary, 2022, 31 min

Winner at the Toronto Doc and Amsterdam Film Festivals

World-class runner Stephanie Case founded the NGO Free to Run to enable women to safely run outdoors, transforming the lives of thousands of girls in conflict regions. In 2021, while training to take on the hardest trail marathon of her life – the Tor des Glaciers 450km in the Alps – the Taliban takes over Afghanistan and threatens the basic human rights of women across the country. As one of few women to run the Tor des Glaciers, she must find a way forward for herself, and her Afghan crew.

Directed by Carrie Highman, Tim Highman

Chris Fisher - To The Top

USA, Short Documentary, 2022, 15 min

Chris Fisher moved to Colorado and discovered a love for “doing hard shit” in the mountains. Now he has entered Max Vert October, in the hopes of setting the world record for most vertical gain ever climbed in a month – and overcoming some demons while he’s at it.

Directed by Gabriel Rovick

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In person: Roo Smith, Kevin Wilson, Carrie & Tim Highman, Zeinab Rezaie, Gabe Rovick

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