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Blood-pumping action at Bright this weekend
Be inspired by great adventure films!
The second annual Australian Adventure Film Festival is on again in beautiful Bright, in north-east Victoria. The 2013 Adventure Film Festival complements the UK and USA festivals, and showcases the best independent adventure travel films from around the world.
Over the weekend of 15-17 February, 2013, you will have the chance to see exciting (and probably some nerve-wracking) movies by some of the best-known and gutsiest adventurers.
Names you might recognise include: Jon Muir, one of our foremost explorers of wild and dangerous places; Tim Cope, a 'boy from Gippsland' who is the National Geographic Adventure Honoree 2007 and Australian Adventurer of the year 2006; Mal Leyland, an outback adventure icon (if you're old enough, you'll recall the TV show 'Ask the Leyland Brothers'); and Eric Phillips, Australia's foremost polar adventurer. And that's just the beginning. There is a very impressive line-up of guests attending, and if adventure is your thing, this is an event for you.
Kids under 18 can strut their film-making stuff in the Kids' Short Film Competition, and there's also a 'My Camp Stove Rules' cooking competition. If your camp cooking is better than heating up a can of baked beans, you have a chance to win a lightweight outdoor Trangia stove or $100 worth of books from the AdventurePro Bookshop.
Entry is free for all of these competitions.
If you want tips on making your own adventure travel film, festival curator Austin Vince is running a 90 minute workshop on how to do it right.
The schedule of events is still being finalised, but the current version shows an action-packed weekend is planned.