ShAFF, And the winner is....Rock Climbing UK

4th Mar 2011

Drum roll please… The winners of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Awards have been announced ahead of the festival, which starts this evening.

Best Film
The Swiss Machine – featuring Ueli Steck (Sender Films)
Stunning aerial footage of Ueli Steck’s record-breaking speed ascents in the Alps. THE SWISS MACHINE charts the amazing feats of perhaps the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. Ueli literally races up 8,000 foot mountains doing in hours what other mountaineers take days to achieve.

Commendations – Eastern Rises (Felt Soul Media) & Salt (Jerrycan Films)

Sponsored by Jagged Globe

Judge Lucy Creamer says: “With the incredibly high standards of this years entrants we had a task on our hands choosing the winners, many categories were closely fought. But the best film didn’t need too much discussion as The Swiss Machine really did stand out for many reasons. Quality photography combined with a great score and of course the understated star, Ueli Steck. This film has you gripping your seat, even if you know the outcome. To capture these ascents on film is truly amazing. Watch and cry!”  For details and trailers read more on RCUK