4 - 5 OCTOBER , 2018


4th October: Shextreme Film School @ Paintworks, Bristol:  7pm - 9:30pm Book your place here.


5th October: Shextreme Film Festival Screening, poetry performances, art + panel discussion @ The Loco Klub, Bristol: 7 - 10pm

Festival Tickets available here.

Panel Speakers


At this year's festival, we have handpicked one seriously inspiring line up of speakers for our group panel discussion.


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                                                                                      Photography Credit: Jonny Baker


Legendary Hazel Findlay is the first British woman to climb a trad route at E9. She is also the first British woman to free El Capitan in Yosemite, which she has done not once, not twice but three times! She is also a highly skilled supportive coach specialising in teaching climbers expert techniques on to overcome fear for increased performance and enjoyment.


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                                                                                Photography Credit: Chris McClean


Easkey is a surfer; storyteller; associate professor and artist. She is 5 times Irish National Champion and Big Wave WSL nominee surfer. She also makes waves of positive change as founder of Like Water. She is well-known for her award-winning surf documentary Into the Sea.



Suzie is taking adventure to the next level: outer space! She is a NASA-trained astronaut; Planetary Scientist at the University of Leicester; mountaineer; rock climber; rower and runner. 


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                                                                      Photography Credit: Becky Westcott


Anoushé is a para-climber and ultimate role model and champion for all those experiencing barriers and self-limiting beliefs.  Anoushé is the 2017 Asian Women of Achievement Award winner for Sport and the 2017 recipient of the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration at The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards. She is also the founder of Paraclimbing London.


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                                                                        Photography Credit: Hot Aches Productions 


Paul is a multi-award winning adventure filmmaker, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. As well as creating productions under his Hot Aches label, Paul offers freelance camera, director and broadcast industry editing services.

His experience ranges from hanging off ropes filming live outside broadcasts of rock climbing, to following adventurers and athletes pushing their limits. He is an expert at using the latest HD/ 4K video cameras and is highly proficient with professional video editing software. We are delighted Paul is also one of our expert tutors at Shextreme Film School this year. 



Film Programme 


We would love to share your adventure story on screen. Our Film Deadline for 2018 programme is 1st September. Apply here.

Looking for inspiration? Take a peak at 2017's film programme below. 


Skye’s the Limit

World Premiere: Follow Cal Major on her solo SUP expedition around the Isle of Skye fighting plastic pollution.


Get Used To It

UK film premiere: BLAM Studio propose a way forwards towards equality and empowerment through skateboarding in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Beyond the Highest Peak

World Premiere: Jessica Pearson documents Mollie Hughes as she reaches the summit of Mount Everest from the North side to become the youngest Woman in the World to summit Mount Everest from both sides.



Sliding into the Light

This 16mm film from Hawaii featuring Crystal Thornburg-Homcy is a meditation on loss, renewal and our connection to the sea.



Lowri Davies

World Premiere: A snapshot of the dynamic sport of Freestyle Kayaking through the eyes of Lowri Davies: a pro athlete and Level 5 coach who is soon to represent Great Britain at the World Championships.



Scratch the Surface

World Premiere: Pioneering skate filmmaker Jenna Selby explores why women skateboard in her latest uplifting documentary.


Cold Lines

Filmmaker Claudia Lederer follows Lee-Ann Curren in search of waves amongst the misty and mystical atmosphere of Iceland.



Libby Peter, one of the UK’s most respected climbers, explains how climbing has shaped her life.



Where the Wild Things Play

Krystal Wright’s celebratory cinematic homage to wild women in extreme sports and adventure.



Shextreme Artist-in-Residence



Forever Fin

by Kate Hellon


Kate is a Surf artist based in the South West in the UK producing bespoke surf art for walls and boards all over the world.

We are stoked Kate will be joining us on 6th October at Arnolfini to create lush live surf art on the night!