Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour 2021 + Live Q&A
Next event Thursday 28 Oct from 7pm to 10pm
Born from a desire to showcase the strong, inspirational, adventurous women of the outdoor world, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour presents a carefully curated selection of short films that will entertain, inspire and enlighten.
Featuring a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles, covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour will connect with both the avid adventurer and the armchair adventurer alike.
The 2021 tour will take you around the globe by bike in an attempt for the speed record, longboarding in the French Alps, getting big air and grinding rails.
Dive into the world of Sri Lanka’s first competitive female surfer, push the limits with the uniquely French-Canadian sport of ice canoeing and join Australian Lucy Barnard on her walk around the world.
Ride the trailers with some rad US mountain bikers and run the muddiest known time in Tasmania with Kojonup local Milly Young. Plus, filmmaker Alex Clapin will be on the Margaret River HEART stage following the screening for a live Q&A about the making of the film.
These amazing stories of courage, grit, determination and outdoor inspiration are focused on bringing the female adventure experience under the spotlight.
With eight inspiring films in the line up, this year’s tour is full of adventure and trailblazing Gutsy Girls.
By celebrating the female adventurous spirit, we aim to make women in the outdoors more visible. Gutsy Girls screenings are not just for women – they are for all of us to celebrate diversity and inclusion and the rad ladies of the adventure world.
ONE NIGHT ONLY IN MARGARET RIVER
2 minutes : Austria
In spring 2019, gigantic walls of snow piled up along the pass road to the Timmelsjoch, Austria. Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef grab their longboards and take the chance to downhill through this stunning scenery. Speed is what the girls are living for!
50 minutes : UK
Join Jenny Graham’s attempt to become not only the first woman to ride around the planet unsupported, but also the fastest. Not coming from a typical sporting or adventure background she wonders what an ordinary lass from the Highlands of Scotland can do. As a young mum, she came late to long-distance cycling. But a lifetime teaching others in outdoor environments prepared her well for the resilience, self-reliance and physical hardship that these challenges entail. Jenny shows the ordinary can become extraordinary.
5 minutes : USA
Mountain bike pros Corinne Prevot and Ella McAndrew enjoy summertime in Vermont as they zig-zag down flowy trails and leaf peep through the incredible forests of their home state.
WALK THE EARTH
22 minutes : Australia/Canada
There is a moment between having an idea and acting on it, when you choose to do something or you won’t… In a fleeting moment, Lucy Barnard decided to become the first woman to walk the length of the earth. Starting in Ushuaia, Argentina she will be walking 30,000km over five years until she reaches Barrow, Alaska. It’s a 30 000 km trek from the southernmost point of South America to the highest point of Alaska.
When she finishes it, she will be the first woman, and one of only a handful of people to have ever completed it. This is the story of her journey so far…
17 minutes : France
Featuring 10 of the best female skiers and snowboarders Skivas introduces us to some rad riding women. The 100% female film proves that these ‘Ski/Divas’ are pushing the boundaries of freedom, creativity and sisterhood on and off the mountain. From street tricks to vertiginous steep slopes, these ten modern-day warriors are out to break boundaries and push their limits.
MUDDIEST KNOWN TIME
5 minutes : Australia
Muddiest Known Time is a short film showcasing young adventurer Milly Young running the full length of the Port Davey and South Coast Tracks in remote southwest Tasmania, Australia. The gruelling 100 mile (160 km) link-up, with 7,000 m of elevation gain, endless mud, obstacles, sleep deprivation and some crazy weather, pushes her to the limit both physically and mentally. Milly draws on her connection with the immensely beautiful surroundings to keep putting one foot in front of the other…
WE ARE LIKE WAVES
13 minutes : USA
Along the South Coast of Sri Lanka, surfing is everywhere. Yet only foreigners and local men fill the lineups. Surfing is not seen as a sport for girls. This is a result of cultural and societal expectations that place women inside the household, particularly in rural areas. Young girls are expected to follow certain standards: be kind, look nice, and smile. Attend school, get married, and start a family. Be a housewife, cook, and clean. Most importantly, stay at home and put family first.
But when Sanu turned 18, she began working in the kitchen at a surf camp alongside her brother, who worked as a surf instructor, and the trajectory of her life changed dramatically. This is a story of finding one’s voice in a sea of expectations.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS ANYWAY
12 minutes : Canada
It was just over 50 years ago, that the first women’s ice canoe team decided to join their male counterparts to cross the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River during the Carnival of Quebec’s traditional ice canoe race. It took until the fall of 2018, for six women to decide to form their own team, which would become the first women’s elite ice canoe team in Montreal. Their goal: to be at the level to race in the Quebec Ice Canoe Circuit.
WOMEN FEATURED IN THE FILM
Jenny Graham is a Scottish endurance cyclist.. In June 2018 Graham began an attempt to break the record for a female cycling around the world, only the third woman to take on this challenge. She rode unsupported and carrying all her kit, attempting to break the previous record of 144 days, held by Italian cyclist Paola Gianotti, by completing the 18,000 mile journey across four continents in 110 days. Her route is through 15 countries – Germany, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Mongolia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Portugal, Spain, France and Holland, and includes four flights and a boat.
Lucy is an Australian in pursuit of becoming the first woman to walk the length of the Earth. Spurred on by the fact that in the 35 years since it was first completed, no woman had achieved the same feat – Lucy began planning her journey.
Officially, three men have walked from Argentina to Alaska, and approximately 10 have walked variations but…only one (the first) has walked from the polar most extreme cities – This is what Lucy has undertaken.
Three years on, Lucy has walked the length of Argentina, Chile, Peru and Ecuador.
Milly Young is an adventurer, wilderness guide and environmentalist. When not outside, she works to support Australia’s shift to 100% renewables by supporting entrepreneurs launch clean energy and climate technology startups.
JASMIJN HANEGRAEF – Between the Walls
Jasmijn is Belgian born but currently living in Austria. She has a love for the outdoors and speed. She is a competitive longboarder. She is an active, enthusiastic person with a passion for the outdoor life and extreme sports. Jasmijn is currently studying Sports Management.
RIDERS: COLINE BALLET-BAZ, TAYLOR LUNDQUIST, MARION HAERTY, JULIETTE WILLMANN, EMMA DARLSTROM, JENNIE LEE BURMANSSON, ROSINA FRIEDEL, KIM LAMARRE, MCKENNA BROWN, MARGAUX HACKETT LOCATIONS: LA ROSIÈRE (FRA), CHAMONIX (FRANCE), QUEBEC (CAN), NENDAZ (SUI), CRANS MONTANA (SUI) – Skivas
In 2013 Coline was selected in the French Slopestyle team for the first time. From 2013 to 2019 Coline dedicated her time to trainings and tour on the World competition circuit: Bigair and Slopestyle Worldcups, World Championships, Dew Tour, X Games. Filming has always been her true love in skiing, and after 6 years competing with the French team, Coline decided to dedicate more time to filming, and spent a full season filming, creating content, and get some experience outside the parks. Coline not only features in Skivas but is the creative force behing the film.
TAYLOR LUNDQUIST was born and raised in Park City, Utah. She’s been on skis since she was just over 2 years old and has been competing since the age of six.
Lundquist has been moving up the AFP World rankings incrementally, moving up almost 40 spots to number 29 in the World and number 10 in the country in the 2012-13 season. Looking forward to seeing her at number 1, soon!
MARION HAERTY: SNOWBOARDER
Marion’s journey towards Freeride World Tour success began at the age of ten when she discovered a snowboard-shaped parcel lying underneath her Christmas tree. Inspired by her older brother and talented female snowboarders like Margot Rozies and Anne-Flore Marxer, she threw herself into the sport, honing her skills on the slopes of Chamrousse. From Alaska to Japan, she is now searching for the best lines around the world. Freeriding has allowed Marion to understand the mountains and embrace the elements that surround her, leaving the beaten track in search of freedom. She is driven by the opportunity to immerse herself in new cultures and a desire to push her limits, exploring new horizons and mountains.
- 3rd place Freeride World Tour (2016)
- Freeride World Tour Champion (2017)
- Named 4th Best Female European snowboarder (2017)
EMMA DAHLSTRÖM (born 19 July 1992) is a Swedish freestyle skier. Dahlström competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She was 112th at the 2012–13 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. She won a silver medal in the slopestyle event during the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2017 in Sierra Nevada.
JENNIE-LEE BURMANSSON (born 12 July 2002) is a Swedish freestyle skier. She won a bronze medal in slopestyle at Winter X Games XXII. In 2018, Burmansson won the slopestyle World Cup and finished third in the overall World Cup standings.
CORINNE PREVOT AND ELLA MCANDREW – Blackberry Swirl
Corinne is a pro endure mountain bike rider, founder of Skida headwear. Corinne Prevot was born and raised in Vermont where she continues to focus on her mountain bike career, exploring the world through epic adventures, and spreading smiles with her contagious bubbly personality.
Ella picked up her first mountain bike at age 24 and hasn’t looked back. Leaving a corporate sales job in California, Ella moved to Vermont to get out of the rat race and join her fiancé Alex McAndrew in East Burke. She jumped into DH racing and quickly found herself competing as an Elite making her first pass at World Cup Racing in 2018.