2021 Winners

Directed by Linus Herbig-Matten

Today over 40 million people live in modern day slavery. We don´t see them with chains around their necks like in the old slavery days but it is the same system. People getting exploited by the rich and powerful in sexual or bonded labour work. Especially women and children, who are the most vuln...

Directed by Kopal Goyal

The filmmaker, 26 , born and raised in a small village, wanted to escape the stifling surroundings of her orthodox family. She thought to herself if she is the only one fighting to keep her passion for sports alive or are there other girls like her. With many questions in her mind, she went on a...

Directed by Bachar Khattar

Ultra-running evokes notions of insanity, dedication, and the pursuit of mind over body. A blend of eye-popping scenery, extreme human achievement, and revealing personal stories, Confessions of a Runner features Patrick Vaughan, an accomplished trail runner as he shares his story of healing and...

2021 Official selections

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Directed by Jo Anna Edmison

Stoke Chasers follows the story of a group of bold, young women who are breaking out the mold to start a new kind of movement. Facing generations of stigma, these Stoke Chasers must overcome the social and mental barriers to pursue their burning aspirations. By leaving fear behind and building a...

Directed by Chris Duncan

16 years after the amputation of her left leg, Nicole Ver Kuilen challenges herself to complete a 1500 mile triathlon from Seattle to San Diego. For Nicole, the most difficult part of this journey is not the distance – she has the endurance and will to overcome any athletic feat. Her biggest chal...

Directed by Leigh Anne Sides

Myrtle Simpson - trailblazer, pioneer, adventurer, mountain climber, polar explorer, writer, and mother. In 2017, over fifty years after she became the first woman to cross the polar ice cap covering Greenland, she was awarded the Polar Medal - a gift from Queen Elizabeth II as thanks for service...

Directed by Nicholas Natale

A documentary film about WEIO, the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. Native Eskimos have competed in these games since 1961, which is a gathering of Eskimo people from all around the circumpolar region. It is the largest annual celebration of Alaskan Native Heritage. Through travelling to native vill...


Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now she’s running 150 miles through three of our National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. She will be accompanied by running companions - who represent diverse pe...

Directed by Dom Bush

For father, poet and dry stone waller Sam Robinson, resistance is the honesty of work and words. Sam plies the thousand-year-old craft of dry stone walling in Cumbria, working in all weathers to make and maintain the lie of the land. His philosophy is one of protest, pride and authenticity — the...

Directed by Nico Hambleton

Jerome Mowat takes us through the challenges he faced as a front-line paramedic during the global pandemic and how he used climbing as an escape.

Directed by Prashant Bhatt

Kieren D’Souza ran up and down Mt. Friendship - a 5289m high Himalayan peak, in a record 11 hours and 45 minutes. Hoping to set a snowball in motion, getting more Indians to the mountains and inspiring them to experience mountains differently. Towering above Manali, the town in Himachal Pradesh...

Directed by Emma Crome

This films underpinning themes are around female participation in traditional climbing and the potential sanitisation of ‘adventurous’ climbing, and the culture of breeding ‘fear’ through inauthentic media outputs. The film explores the way the four women came together to create a festival that a...

Directed by Adam Rubin, Dan Lior

Pathfinder is a tale about the human spirit. The film follows six world-class slackliners (Highliners) on a mission deep into the Norwegian mountains to attempt something that's never been seen before: Walking a thin line, elevated in the vastness between two colossal cliffs, illuminated only by...

Directed by Damien Schumann

Toni McCann disrupted the world of trail running in 2018, when she lined up for her first-ever marathon, against the strongest field of mountain runners ever assembled, and dominated the field to a podium finish. Overnight she became a professional athlete and has excelled ever since. 2020 was a...

Directed by Antonia Salter

This films follows Andrew Paddison , a Thalidomider,challenge himself by handcycling around the north coast of Scotland and raise awareness and money for SafeLives Charity, a domestic abuse charity.

Dan Diez loves to fish. It's the reason why he spends many long nights under bridges in Miami fly fishing out of a canoe for giant tarpon. On the surface, his passion flows from the thrills and wonder of a heart-pounding experience with rod and fly that connects him intimately with the natural wo...

Directed by Greg Dennis

It's May 2020. The UK has been in lockdown for over a month leaving many people feeling isolated and anxious. Photographer Nick Pumphrey turned to where he feels most at home - the sea. In May he dedicated to taking his camera in the sea for every dawn of the month, and sharing his experience eac...

Directed by Stash Wislocki

In 2008 Dustin Reynolds was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a drunk driver. As he lay on the road, still conscious and aware that he had lost an arm and a leg, he debated the awful choice before him. Call 911, live and be disabled; or die on the road. Fours years later Dustin, who had n...


While mourning her late husband, Sarah Hornby craved an opportunity to connect with him through his biggest passion. Her goal was simple. She would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook, in a single year. As she pedaled, her story tra...

Directed by India Harvey

Transending follows the journey of Erin Parisi as she comes into her own identity as a Transgender woman and trains for the Seven Summits to create awareness and visibility for the Trans community. This is a journey of extensive vulnerability, heartbreak and courage.

Directed by Mattias Evangelista

An exploration into Fukushima Japan showing how the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster impacted the local ski and snowboard community.

Directed by Johnny Burke

An epic tale of the sea, told through one young man's personal journey to understand his father, who died while rowing the Pacific.

Directed by Jacob Oster

The Road. It takes us from point A, to point B, and all the way to point C. In a small nook of Oregon lies a gem. The cows outnumber the humans and its wilderness landscape has ingrained itself as a spiritual guider of the local population. As the majority goes one way, we go another in search o...

Directed by Jan Zurek

A highline project organized by passionate woman all around the globe.

Directed by Rob Johnson

Charlie Leeds (aka Mark Valentine) has become a bit of a legend in the outdoor world. Famously a modern day hard man, working as a bouncer on the streets of Leeds, his cover was blown when visitors to his bar found him reading "The Nature of Snowdonia" on the door. This film visits Charlie in h...

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