5 - 6 OCTOBER , 2017


5th October: Shextreme Adventure Film School @ Paintworks, Bristol:  7pm - 9:30pm

6th October: Shextreme Film Festival Screening, live surf art and panel discussion @ Arnolfini, Bristol: 7 - 10pm

Panel Speakers


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


 Photo credit: Mikey Corker


Mollie is the Youngest Woman in the World and the First English Woman to summit Mount Everest from both sides.

Mollie has climbed in the Indian Himalayas, the Nepalese Himalayas, Volcanos of Ecuador, North and East Africa. 




Michelle Cassar 

Michelle is changing the world for the better as Creative Director of City to Sea: an NGO actively helping stop plastic pollution at source. 

She is also an experienced photographer; filmmaker; surfer and skater who loves to snowboard. 



Bex Band is an adventure blogger, expedition leader and passionate environmentalist. Her favourite expedition was ‘Walking Israel’, a 1000km hike the full length of Israel. 

Bex is also the founder of Love Her Wild: a supportive community for female adventures.





Claire is an award-winning adventure filmmaker. Her film credits include 'Operation Moffat' and 'The Bothy Project'. 

She is also an active climber, runner, poet and Artistic Director of Kendal Mountain Festival. 

Film Programme 

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!