The world’s first film festival celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure, Shextreme, launches its first UK tour this winter.
Leading the charge for gender equality in adventure filmmaking, Shextreme will take the best of the 2019 festival out on tour, with a celebration of adventurous, active women.
Shextreme Film Festival positively transforms the way real, diverse inspiring women are portrayed on screen and behind the lens in extreme sports and adventure and after two successful tours of the south-west, the event is now expanding nationwide. So far, cinemas in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will screen the tour across winter 2019 and spring 2020, culminating with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020. The programme is F-rated: directed by women, featuring active women.
Festival director Dr Ruth Farrar decided to be the change she wanted to see in how active women are portrayed on screen and behind the lens in the action sports and adventure industry. After the success of shextreme.tv in 2014, she made her positive mark for gender equality by founding the festival in 2015. She is also director of newly launched Shextreme Alliance: the world’s first international network supporting and training female adventure filmmakers, photographers and media makers.
For more information on Shextreme Film Tour, visit shextreme.com
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