Lines of Flight Film Scoops International Award
Lines of Flight documentary wins Best Film on Mountain Culture, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Filmed on location in Derbyshire and Yorkshire, LINES OF FLIGHT explores the relationship between directly lived experience and its visual representation. Invoking the connection between northern industrial towns and cities and the adventure of free solo rock climbing on the surrounding moors, LINES OF FLIGHT affirms the constantly moving relations between the organisation of work and of the social field and the conditions that make creative lines of escape possible.
The Jury statement from the VIMFF Film Competition said: "This beautifully made film avoids every cliché of rock climbing and proposes a clear connection between people from a specific area, in this case the Pennines region in the UK and its history of mining, steel and textile manufacturing".
Cinematography is by award winning Sheffield cameraman Richard Heap, poems and readings are voiced by actor Samuel West, music is composed and performed by local musician Robin Garside. The film includes an interview with Professor Stephen Linstead of The York Management School.
LINES OF FLIGHT can next be seen on the big screen as part of the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival and the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, held over the weekends of 5-7th and 11-13th March, respectively.