The Adventure Travel Film Festival is something to behold. Run by the inimitable, indefatigable Austin Vince and Lois Pryce, themselves rather impressive havers and filmers of adventures, this is the undisputed best place to start if you’re thinking about having an adventure, meeting some adventurers, making an adventure film, or just saying adventure a few more times. Run at several locations throughout the year from the UK to Australia, check their site for more details. The main London festival takes place annually, usually in mid August.
Courses and workshops range from survival skills such as fire lighting and group shelter building to the more sedate herb walks and basket weaving while musical performances are more fire pit than mosh pit. If you’ve never been to the Gathering before and you love nature and the outdoors, this is the family show for you. A unique bushcraft event, it’s the longest running and original festival of bushcraft, survival and primitive living skills.
Visit the Adventure Travel Film Festival online, ATFF for short, and get booked for next year. The workshops on filming and editing techniques, travel writing and creating a travel narrative can book out early so don’t miss out.