ADVENTURE TRAVEL FILM FESTIVAL

TIE YOUR LACES AND FILL THE FUEL TANKS, BRIGHT’S ANNUAL ADVENTURE TRAVEL FILM FESTIVAL IS ON AGAIN THIS FEBRUARY.

Be inspired in beautiful Bright – at the foothills of the Victorian High Country – as some of the greatest travellers on the planet get together at the fifth annual Adventure Travel Film Festival.

The dates to put aside for the event are February 12-14.

Get there or go home via a planned four-wheel drive route through the mountains.

The line-up of speakers and the films to be shown this year have a real vehicle and 4WD flavour, which will appeal to many of us.

These include Lang and Bev Kidby, whose latest adventure in 2015 saw them drive a 1928 Austin 7 to Cape York; Jacqui Kennedy, who rode a postie bike around Australia; and Paul Pritchard, a Tasmanian, who overcame a serious climbing accident to climb, kayak and raft around the world, as well as pedal a recumbent tricycle through Tibet to Mt Everest.

Films include such classics as the 1935 doco, 14 Horsepower through Africa; the much more recent motor-bike epic, Somewhere else Tomorrow, which recounts an adventurous journey from Europe through Africa and Asia to Australia; and the 4WD-based, In search of a river in war-torn Africa, by well-known adventure traveller and film-maker, Andrew St.

Pierre White.

There is a lot more on show – the biggest issue at past festivals was what to see and who to listen to. This year you’ll be kept busy and definitely won’t be able to see it all!

For more details on the 14 films and the dozen or so speakers drawn from around the world, visit: www. adventuretravelfilmfestival. com/australian-festival