The Closing Session: Sunday 4th February, 7pm start
Our closing session begins with one hour of short films. After a short break, there is a raffle to raise funds for the John Muir Trust and then we announce the winners of the film and photo competitions. We then welcome our guest speaker, Mark Beaumont, to the stage for his presentation.
Tickets £14 – Buy Tickets (last few tickets available!)
Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic (52 mins)
Finalist: Donald Tiso Best Film Award
Three National Geographic ‘Adventurers of the Year’ embark on an unlikely kayaking mission in Greenland. Using kite-skis, they tow their white-water kayaks for over 1,000km across the Greenland Ice Cap with the aim of achieving the most northerly first descent in history on a seasonal river.
Imagination (5 mins)
Finalist: Alien Rock Best Short Film Award
We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Through the boredom, the driveway snow piles, sidewalk handrails and stair sets start to tease our inner skier. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia. Guaranteed to make you smile!
Interval with raffle for the John Muir Trust, followed by the photo and film awards
Speaker: Mark Beaumont – Around the World in 80 Days
In September 2017, Mark Beaumont broke the circumnavigation of the globe record by a staggering 44 days, becoming the first person to cycle around the planet in less than 80 days. Averaging 240 miles a day, with less than 5 hours sleep, this is an unparalleled feat of endurance. It also happens to be the second time Mark has cycled around the world!
Mark, a local Edinburgh resident, is returning to EMFF to share the full story of this 80 day dream.