Shades Of WinterAutumn is always a perfect time to enjoy a good time with a movie featuring the outdoors. What can be better than getting your mind off the dark and wet season than watching the latest movies about surfing, tropical island or one of the many outdoor sports.

In the UK, autumn is therefore also the season for numerous outdoors films festivals. Here in this article I want to list some of them to give you ideas what you can watch and where.

The European Outdoor Film Tour (see http://www.eoft.eu/) will start very early in November.  The tour's show features some the world's best outdoors athletes and adventures. Enjoy the freeski movie 'Shades of Winter', climber Will Gadd's winter project on the icy Helmcken Falls in British Columbia and 'Frozen River', a story of four women and their attempt to kayak the 3000-kilometre Amur River in Mongolia.

The tour will be at the Royal Geographical Society (http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm) on 1st and 2nd November.

London Surf Film Festival

The London Surf Film Festival is a happening this coming October. This is a perfect place to see many cool feature-length films from around the world. This year, premieres include the story of Irish champion surfer Easkey Britton's visit to become the first woman to surf in Iran, and breaks and wakes off Alaska, Patagonia and New Hampshire. 'Stephanie in the Water' is a nother UK premiere. The feature documentary is about world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore and reveals the darker side to life on the road.

The festival takes place at The Genesis between the 9th and 12th of October. You can visit their website londonsurffilmfestival.com for more information.

If you like alpine sports, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will definitely be for you!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival covers films from a large variety of alpine sports. The festival will spawn more than 440 venues in over 40 countries during the entire tour - this is easily the largest of all outdoor films events today. The show is on 11th, 12th and 13th March at Union Chapel. Their website is http://www.banff-uk.com/index.htm