Experience the incredible highs, stunning natural landscapes and emerging communities of the world’s adventurous women. Offering something for all ages, genders and adventure lovers the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is packed full of adrenaline, inspiration and fuel to fire your passions. The 6 films in the 2020 program promise to delight everyone from the hardcore to the armchair adventurer in equal measure.
The 2020 tour will transport you from the fast-paced world of professional skiing, to back country of Wyoming with a trio of scientists. Be introduced to an inspiring boxer from Uganda, a BASE jumper, self-professed adrenaline junky and ocean lover from South Africa as well as an intrepid crew of climbers committed to exploring the remote Fiordlands of New Zealand.
These amazing stories of courage, grit, determination and outdoor inspiration are focused on bringing the female adventure experience under the spotlight. Redefining femininity in adventure and championing female athletes is a key part of the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour. Come and celebrate the bold, vibrant women of adventure at the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour.
Born out of a desire to showcase the strong, inspirational, adventurous women of the outdoor world, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour presents a carefully curated selection of short films that will entertain, enthrall and inspire.
DIANA 5 minutes Australia. A film by Adam Anthony From Uganda’s most dangerous slum to Olympic qualification, Diana was excluded by her own Government from two Olympic games because of her gender. Bullied and desperate, Diana turned to the Rhino Boxing Club and transformed herself into the only professional female boxer in Uganda. On behalf of a new generation of female boxers she is on a mission to see the first woman represent her country at the Olympics.
DEER 139 41 minutes USA. A film by Emilene Ostlind Three women follow the 137 km migration path of a scruffy, pregnant mule deer doe and in the process, learn to see the world differently.
DREAM JOB 4 minutes USA. A film by Colleen Gentemann Katie is tired of working behind a desk. She ventures out for “a day in the life”, with mountain professionals, to find her calling in the ski industry. Maybe she’ll get her DREAM JOB!
THE MOTIVATOR 5 minutes USA. A film by Aaron Hitchins Filmmaker Aaron Hitchins turns his camera on the person who has motivated him to lead a life connected to the outdoors: his mother, Maureen. He wishes he were half as active as she is, and her commitment to rediscovering herself is inspirational.
TIDAL 25 minutes South Africa: A Film by Leila Kidson Tidal follows Lisa Beasley’s journey after a horrific BASE jumping accident encourages her to return to the ocean. Lisa’s journey begins with a childhood love of water and sea life. Through her recovery, she finds herself drawn to the tidal pools in Cape Town’s beautiful ocean spaces. These tidal pools become meaningful to Lisa’s recovery she finds herself working to protect these ecosystems from the systematic threats that loom. As communities begin to form, education on the topic of marine protection increases and Lisa is able to rediscover her love of the ocean and its healing capacity.
KAKAPO CREST 25 minutes Australia: A film by Olivia Page Tasmanian climbers Liz Oh and Rosie Hohnen are persuaded by filmmaker Olivia Page and a local kiwi stoat trapper, Ana Richards, to hike off-track deep into remote Fiordland, New Zealand, in search of a sabre-like peak. They surrender themselves to Ana’s confidence in navigating them through terrain few have crossed, and in parts never traversed at all.