You hear that? It’s the whistle of crisp snow under skis. The deafening roar of untamed whitewater. The hefty crunch of dirt beneath pressurised rubber. That’s right, the Radical Reels Film Festival is back for another year of gravity-charged, white-knuckle action.

StephanGautier, Give Me Five, Radical Reels, Snow, Wingsuit

Radical Reels describes itself as “the action packed, adrenaline-inducing younger brother of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.”

Highlights of this year’s tour include the mad-cap Flying Frenchies, rock climber Sonnie Trotter, and two teenagers who have taken the bouldering community – and the Radical Reels People’s Choice Award – by storm.

They’ve crammed 9 blood-and-sweat-encrusted films into a 110 minute program that’s sure to have whole theatres of action fanatics wincing, gasping and cheering as one.

“Radical Reels is a showcase of just how far humans can push the limits of risk, of speed, of fitness, and of camera grip in some truly remote and spectacular environments.”

Jemima Robinson, Festival Director

Excited? I’m foaming at the mouth. Dates, tickets and the absolutely bonkers trailer below.






Perth: 17-20 October – State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

Darwin: 25 October – Deckchair Cinema

Sydney: 9 & 10 November – Seymour Centre

Sydney East: 13 November – Randwick Ritz Cinema

Sydney North: 14 November – Hayden Orpheum

Newcastle: 9 November – Tower Cinemas

Avoca Beach: 10 November – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

Brisbane: 14-17 November – Brisbane Powerhouse

Townsville: 16 November – Riverway Arts Centre

Cairns: 17-18 November – CoCA

Adelaide: 21 November – Capri Theatre

Gold Coast: 22 November – Gold Coast Arts Centre

Wollongong: 23 November – Anita’s Theatre

Noosa: 23 November – The J

Canberra: 24, 25, 26 November – NFSA

Melbourne City: 28 November – Village Crown Cinemas

Melbourne St Kilda: 29 November – Astor Theatre

Hobart: – 30 November – Village Cinema

Launceston: 2 December – The Tramsheds