Two of my favourite human beings of all time are Austin Vince and Lois Price, who have not only released some of the the best DIY travel films and books ever, but also live on a Dutch barge, which to my mind immediately puts them right up there with the very best that leftfield British society has to offer.
Oh yes, the point: they also run the Adventure Travel Film Festival, which for its 5th year will be relocating to Mill Hill school in north west London, making it a heck of a lot easier for more of us to get to.
It’s happening on the 14th-16th August. That’s the weekend after next!
I’ve attended the last two events, both as a filmmaker and as a punter, and can honestly say that it’s the best film festival I’ve ever been to – and I’ve been to quite a few now. I’m totally gutted I can’t go this year.
The event’s success is due in a large part to the unquenchable energy, enthusiasm and comedy brought to proceedings by the organisers themselves. Allow me to demonstrate by encouraging you to click the big ‘play’ button on the trailer below:
Austin’s been in touch to let me know that a tiny handful of tickets are still available. Click here to get yours before they sell out. If you’re free next weekend, do consider going along – I promise you won’t be disappointed.
You can find out what films are playing, plus many more details about the event, on the festival’s website.