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Adventure Film Festival featuring Irish movies opens tonight

Are you outdoorsy, maybe a bit of an adrenaline junkie? The Why Not? Adventure Film Festival featuring films from Ireland and around the world opens today.

DO YOU LOVE mountaineering, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, base jumping, skiing, running, surfing and living life to the full?

The Why Not? Adventure Film Festival opens tonight in Dublin and features 15 short films from Ireland and around the world and four feature length films – all Irish premieres – including the movie McConkey, which was described by the New York Times as both “inspiring” and “heartbreaking”.


This film tells the story of Shane McConkey, a free-skiing and ski-BASE jumping pioneer.

Shane McConkey passed away tragically aged 39. The film documents over a thousand hours of archive material.


Arrival, another Irish movie will also be screened and this is the first time anyone will get to see either movies.


New to this year’s festival is Choose Your Own Soundtrack movie experiment. Similar to a silent disco, the audience will get a set of headphones and be able to chose from several soundtracks throughout the movie, depending on the mood they think is in each scene.

So who does this festival appeal to?

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, one of the festival organisers Martin O’Donohue said “the festival is really for anyone who is into extreme sports or any sports really. The movies are about people who are top of their game in their sports field. The photography is amazing also. There are some great Irish films too, but also ones from further afield.”

The festival kicks off tonight in Dublin at the Sugar Club and then moves on to Castlebar on the 21 November at the Linen Hall Theatre and Galway on the 30 November at An Taibhdhearc.

(YouTube/Why Not? Adventure Film Festival)

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