The Adventure Travel Film Festival
Held in the picturesque Victorian township of Bright, in the heart of Australia’s Alpine region, the Adventure Travel Film Festival is not just a celebration of the world’s greatest adventure travel films from the 1930s to the present day. It’s also a weekend of inspiring speakers and authors who will motivate and enthuse you.
This festival proudly promotes the hardy world of human-powered adventure travel alongside the trans-global epics achieved by people on motorbikes, horses and cars.
“An unmissable feast of adventure for anybody dreaming of their next trip. The festival attracts grizzled pros to first time travellers. Any sane person attending can’t help but be inspired,” says Festival Director Rupert Shaw.
Guests include adventurous solo traveller Jackie Hartnell, motorcyclist Heather Ellis, cyclists Alex Hotchin and Marty Gordon, wheelchair bound mountaineer and adventurer Paul Pritchard and filmmaker Damian McDermott.
The films being screened will allow festival guests to travel vicariously on two wheels and four, by kayak, packhorse, paddleboard and even an old English double-decker bus.
There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the presenters and guests at the great restaurants and cafes around the town ship and at Festival HQ, right next door to the Bright Brewery.
The festival takes place at various venues in Bright with the Starlight Cinema in the parkland behind the Brewery, in the heart of town, one of the best places to enjoy the films as night falls.
Tickets go on sale in November and are great value at $125 for an adult weekend pass, $65 for an adult day pass or child weekend pass and $250 for a family (2 adults, 2 children U15) weekend pass. There are special discounts for seniors and film goers who have attended previous festivals.
Full details can be found on the festival website – http://www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com
Festival organiser Rupert Shaw and many of the local presenters and some of the international film makers are available for interview.