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Thrillseekers Adventure Film Festival




So the British Summer of Sport is over – now’s the time to take the celebration of epic sporting endeavours into nature’s ultimate playground during the Thrillseekers Adventure Film Festival 2012, sponsored by Nissan Juke. Tickets go on sale on 17th September for a rare chance to see some of Britain’s gold medal sports taken to a new dimension throughout October with kayakers hurtling over waterfalls, mountain bikers descending the Himalayas, long distance runners traversing the world one race after another and other elite athletes pushing the boundaries in pursuit of the ultimate adrenaline rush.

The Festival will be screened at 30 participating cinemas around the country over three thrill-themed nights – Endurance, Adrenaline and High Altitude Adventure. This year the line up features the newest adrenaline sport of Base-lining in I Believe I Can Fly (High Altitude), a multi-angle celebration of mountain biking in BIKE – A Symmetric Vehicle (Adrenaline), an inspirational ode to trail running in 5 Races, 5 Continents (Endurance) and the first ever unassisted expedition to and from the South Pole in Crossing the Ice (Endurance). The festival will also feature exclusive excerpts from the next chapter of Charley Boorman’s motorcycle adventures as he explores the length and breadth of South Africa (High Altitude / Endurance).

Festival headline sponsor Nissan Juke comments: ‘This year the Thrillseekers Adventure Film Festival 2012 is brought to you by the Nissan Juke. No other car is Built to Thrill like the Nissan Juke, with the designers taking inspiration from adventure sports and combining it with Nissan’s notorious performance engineering to create their first compact crossover.  Juke’s current marketing campaign sets out to prove that Nissan really understands thrill through the scientific measurement of thrillseeker’s reactions to experiences across the year. In celebration of this year’s festival there will be the opportunity for participants to win the chance to create their own documentary, with the adventure of a lifetime filmed by Bear Grylls’ adventure cameraman Paul Mungeam (Mungo).’

Additional sponsors of the festival include Salomon, South African Airways, South African Tourism and The Independent – brands who come together in the spirit of adventure.

Tickets for each of the three nights cost from £5.00 and can be purchased online at where there are also full details of the featured films, screening venues and dates, and competition details.