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European Outdoor Film Tour to visit Brussels and Antwerp
Presenting the best outdoor and adventure films of the year, the European Outdoor Film Tour EOFT is the largest film festival dedicated to the great outdoors in Europe.
The tour is visiting six cities in Belgium with a two-hour programme that promises to take viewers on an unforgettable journey of daring sporting adventures.
Bulletin readers can win pairs of tickets to two of the dates: 22 October in Antwerp’s Zuiderpershuis and 24 January in Brussels’ W:HALL.
The programme features six films, each recounting an incredible story about people pushing their limits whether it be in mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, skiing or snowboarding.
The Great Traverse (Fr, 2022) recounts biking adventure in the Americas as Sophie Planque and Jérémy Vaugeois cycle from Alaska to Patagonia. In Triple Edge (Swit/Ger, 2023), two mountain guides and alpinists, Michi Wohlleben and Lukas Hinterberger (pictured), aim to ascend three ridges in winter, all with an altitude of almost 3,000 metres.
Five friends motorcycle overland from Germany to New York in 972 Breakdowns (Ger, 2022). After completing art studies, the five head to the Big Apple on four classic Ural sidecar motorcycles that prove to be rather unreliable machines (pictured, main image). The Nine Wheels (UK, 2022) is a story about a mountain biking family overcoming obstacles. They live in a mobile home to enable their young sons to train in a different area every few days, but mum Laetitia suffers from a neurodegenerative disease.
French paraglider Antoine Girard wants to fly high with his team in the Karakoram region in Summits in the Sky (Ger/Fr, 2023). But the scarcity of oxygen in the high altitude peaks is just one of the challenges they face on the way to a new record. Chamonix Snowboarder Camille Armand is renowned for his hard-charging yet finesses riding style. Shifting (Fr, 2023) recounts how the 30-year-old burst onto the scene as a wildcard in Norway’s Lyngen Alps.
The EOFT team visits international film festivals when tracking down the best movies to screen. The current six thrilling films were selected according to their content and artistic quality, say organisers.
“There has to be something extraordinary about the film—it either has a great look and style or it tells a unique adventure story about a captivating protagonist, preferably one who shows some vulnerability,” according to EOFT co-founder Joachim Hellinger.
22 & 27 October Antwerp (Zuiderpershuis)
23 October Genk (Euroscoop Genk)
21 January Liège (Théâtre de Liège)
24 January Brussels (W:HALL)
25 January Charleroi (Théâtre Marignan)
26 January Ghent (Viernulvier)
Photos: (main image) 972 Breakdowns; Triple Edge Michi Wohlleben and Lukas Hinterberger ©ALPSOLUTpictures. Sorry! Our prize giveaway has now closed and the winners have been notified.