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The Frontier Sapiens Film Festival showcases the best adventure, cultural and environmental films from around the world.

Join us for an evening of captivating, thought-provoking short films featuring inspiring untold stories of human endeavour. Travel the globe with some of the world's best filmmakers, and experience extraordinary human spirit on the big screen.

Every great story starts with great people. It’s time to draw attention to those whose voices aren’t being heard, to celebrate those who are pushing boundaries or are leaders in their field, and to shine the spotlight on the captivating stories behind individuals working towards positive change in the world.

2024 Films

Streets to the Peaks
15 minutes

Only 43% of young people in inner cities complete the weekly recommendation of physical activity, and many have never even set foot outside their own city streets. Led by ex-convict John McAvoy, Streets to the Peaks tells the emotive story of 12 young athletes stepping into the unknown and embarking on a journey to take on one of the iconic trail races at UTMB. An inspirational story proving that nothing is impossible.

33 minutes

What happens when four of the world’s best female mountaineers embark on an expedition above the Arctic circle with a vision to climb and ski first descents on the iconic Baffin Island? A story of epic-scale adventure in one of the most remote corners of the world, but also a heartwarming reflection and celebration on where they’ve been and of where they’re going.

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The Horsemen of Mallorca
5 minutes

A story of legacy – The Horsemen of Mallorca chronicles the history of the Rojo family and the creation of their ranch in the mountains of Mallorca, where they rescue and rehabilitate Spanish racehorses. A beautifully shot film on the symbolism of horses and the importance of passing the torch on to the next generation.

Dream to Cure Water
22 minutes

Peru is home to 70% of the world’s tropical glaciers, but 40% of their surface area has disappeared in the last fifty years alone. This thought-provoking short film tells the story of two remote mountain communities, fighting back against the effect of climate change by combining ancestral tradition with state-of-the-art science. A tale of perseverance, and proof of what humans can achieve when working together for the benefit of future generations.

Eternal Flame
26 minutes

Following in the footsteps of 90’s pioneers, Eric Jamet and Antoine Pecher are on a mission to push the boundaries of base jumping. Join them in Pakistan as they attempt to become the first people to combine climbing the Eternal Flame route with jumping from the top of the famous Nameless Tower. An exhilarating adventure, in one of the most breathtaking places in the world.

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