ShAFF 2011 And the Winners Are? Freecaster TV

4th Mar 2011


he voting for the best film at ShAFF has taken place and the winner is 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.

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is also proud to announce two new categories of award - the Steve Peat Best Biking Film and the Hammer Design Best Artistic Film.

The Steve Peat Best Bike Film award is named in honour of Sheffield’s downhill mountain bike champion and sponsored by the Sheffield branch of the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative.

Festival organiser, Matt Heason, says: “The judges [climber Lucy Creamer; adventure sports writer Nik Cook; and photographer and designer Si Homfray] and I have been blown away this year by the quality and quantity of great bike films. And also by the buzz in the biking community in Sheffield about the festival. We’ve had an expert night with former Olympic cyclist Nick Craig; we’re putting on two special bike film screenings and the exclusive showing of Alex Rankin’s iconic mountain bike series ‘Sprung & Earthed’ followed by a Steve Peat Q&A has sold out twice over. This new award is in recognition of the ever increasing popularity of the sport of mountain-biking.”

Steve Peat says: “It’s a real honour to have an award in my name. Sheffield was where I learnt to bike and I hope these films will inspire a new generation of cyclists.”

Steve Peat is presenting Sheffield’s first official mini-downhill mountain bike race on Saturday in aid of the Grenowoods appeal. The Steel City Mini DH is Organised by This Is Sheffield and Powered by There will be a highlight video produced after the event so you can all get to see what happened.