Saturday – 7pm

Details of EMFF 2020 guest speakers and films will be added here shortly.

The details below relate to EMFF 2018. 


Saturday Night Extreme Session: Saturday 3rd February, 7pm start

Our Saturday Night Extreme session is always a sell-out event. It begins with one hour of short, action-packed films. After a short break, there is a raffle to raise funds for Mountain Rescue before we welcome our guest speaker, Kelly Cordes, to the stage for his presentation. We finish around 9.45pm.

Tickets £14 – Buy Tickets
SOLD OUT – Please do not travel if you don’t have a ticket.


Villarica (15 mins) – UK Premiere – Finalist: Alien Rock Best Short Film Award
In August 2016, Pierre and Julien Colonge headed to Chile, with the idea of climbing and skiing 18 volcanoes in the south of the country. After 8 volcanoes, while climbing Villarica, Pierre fell to his death. One year later, Julien and Anthony Calvet, Pierre’s best friend, went back to Chile to finish the project.

Stumped (25 mins) – Finalist: Donald Tiso Best Film Award
Stumped climbing movie“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.” Maureen Beck’s disability hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning beers. Watch out Tommy Caldwell!


Bonus Film! To Be Revealed …


Great Days in a Bad Season - photo Brodie HoodGreat Days in a Bad Season (15 mins)
A lighthearted look at the absurdity and joy of those that keep skiing even when the Scottish winter weather refuses to play along… A World Premiere! (Photo: Brodie Hood)

DreamRide 2 (6 mins)
Finalist: Alien Rock Best Short Film Award
Ride into a magical world of mountain biking full of incredible landscapes, a poetic narrative, and a place where dreams come true.

Interval with fund-raising raffle for Mountain Rescue

Speaker: Kelly Cordes – Sketchy Kelly’s Big Adventure

Kelly Cordes portrait as part of the garage series.

As an undersized kid who wanted to be a cowboy, Kelly Cordes never dreamed that the mountains would define his life. But he stumbled upon an obsession (and an unfortunate nickname) that delivered unimaginable joys alongside seemingly endless flops, both of which still frame his attempts to navigate his little world.

Adhering to a life-long avoidance of full-time work, Kelly specializes in margaritas, climbing, and maximizing outdoor time. This minimalism influences his climbing, which has included alpine-style new routes in Alaska, Peru, Patagonia and Pakistan. Professionally, a stint at Pizza Hut (flexible hours, free leftovers) led to years of shack dwelling, which, somehow, led to a living climbing and writing.

Cordes action1 - cropped