The Irish Adventure Film Festival is happening this weekend

The 2020 Irish Adventure Film Festival in Westport, County Mayo, is the event of the year for award-winning films about outdoor sports and culture from around the globe.

The annual Irish Adventure Film Festival is now, unbelievably, in its eighth glorious year. Last year’s festival had over 150 films from 34 countries all slotted nicely into two days of pure viewing pleasure. This year’s edition promises to be even more amazing than its predecessor. 

Best of all, tickets for the festival are available right now for you to purchase. If you decide to go, expect to laugh, cry, and, most of all, be inspired. Really, you’re in for the full range of emotions here. 

Read on for all the info you’ll need about what there is to see at the festival and, most importantly, how you can go about grabbing yourself a ticket. 

What is the Irish Adventure Film Festival?

The Irish Adventure Film Festival will take place in County Mayo

In the simplest terms, this festival is a celebration of all things related to the outdoors and adventure. The films to be found here are insanely uplifting, so if you’ve been putting off that trip you’ve been planning to take for a while now, a visit here will definitely get you in the mood to go out and explore. 

As the Irish Adventure Film Festival put it on their website, “Our aim is to inspire you to undertake your own adventure. No matter how small. You’re a long time dead. Our lives are too short not to live them. Don’t you think?” 

The festival aims to inspire you to undertake your own adventure

The festival has screened Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning films, heartrending and inspiring Irish adventure films—you name it. 

In addition to their screenings, the festival has held over 40 inspirational talks with movie-makers and adventurers who are more than happy to share their stories with the world. It’s honestly impossible to come away from here feeling uninspired. 

Like what you’ve heard so far, but want to know which films will be shown at this year’s festival? Excellent, because we’ve got all the info below!   

The 2020 films 

A number of films will be featured at the event

Here are a few of the festival’s 2020 films here and summaries of each. 

Ar Gefn Y Ddraig – This film is about the Berghaus Dragons Back Race, a.k.a. the hardest five-day mountain race in the world. When the director of this film learned that his friend Huw Jack Brassington was planning to take part in the race, he knew it would be a great opportunity for him to make his first documentary. 

Beyond the Break – This is the story of a group of pro surfers who have left the international surfing circuit in order to grow organic vegetables on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. It’s wild, if you’ll pardon the pun. 

Going Nowhere – Focusing on Simon Pitman, this piece follows a two-day one-night adventure to a bothy in West Scotland. It shows his journey as he makes his way to some absolutely stunning Scottish scenery. 

How do I get tickets, and where is the festival held? 

The Irish Adventure Film Festival will take place in Westport, County Mayo
Westport, County Mayo

Tickets for the Irish Adventure Film Festival can be purchased here and start from €20. 

The festival is held in the W Cinema in Westport, County Mayo, on Saturday 29 February from 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 

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