WE NEED TRAILS. AND TRAILS NEED US.

2023

SEPTEMBERNITERÓI, BRAZIL

FILM FESTIVAL

The World Trails Film Festival is created by and for trail-loving communities. We are inspired by nature and culture and want to make an impact on the future of trails and our planet. We are in awe of the human spirit and all that is wild. To all of this, we dedicate our festival. 

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World Trails Network

The World Trails Network is a global non-profit association committed to the sustainability and enjoyment of the world’s trails for all people, through a powerfully engaged international network of organizations and individuals.

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The World Trails Film Festival is created by and for trail-loving communities. We are inspired by nature and culture and want to make an impact on the future of trails and our planet. We are in awe of the human spirit and all that is wild. To all of this, we dedicate our festival. 
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STARTED BY A TEAM OF THE WORLD TRAILS NETWORK

The World Trails Network is a global non-profit association committed to the sustainability and enjoyment of the world’s trails for all people, through a powerfully engaged international network of organizations and individuals.

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HOST TRAILS FILM

In addition to screening at our premiere festivals, selected films join the Trails Film World Tour. Together with local community hosts, we screen films in theaters, community halls, and trail sides across the globe.

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Trails Film 2022 OFFICIAL SELECTIONs

Why We Walk

Follow the journey of three Black men, from across the globe, united to empower and de-stigmatize urban communities of color and their participation in the great outdoors.

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Trans Bhutan Trail

The video offers a taste of what the Trans Bhutan Trail has to offer as it follows two young men walking across the country. It also highlights various sights and sounds along the trail.

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Musher

Musher peels back the veil behind the bond that four women have between their dogs and the world of sled-dog racing.

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Adventure Buddies

Professional Adventure Photographers Isaac and Alex bonded over a love of pursuing excitement, but had a falling out. Now they bike 500 miles and explore not only the wilderness but their deepened friendship and the value of a shared adventure.

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Stoneman Dolomiti Trail

The Stoneman Trail goes along the edge of the Sexten Dolomites. It is an interesting MTB challenge on the border of Italy and Austria, where it is necessary to collect checkpoints and meet the time limit.

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Secrets of the Raknus Selu Trail

Hosted by British photographer, Chris Stowers, and award-winning Taiwanese food and travel writer, Danny Wen Shi-Kai, the one-hour episode special takes viewers through Danny’s ancestral family’s journey through the forgotten paths of the iconic Raknus Selu Trail.

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The Privilege of Movement

Ultra runners Clyde Berning and Damien Schumann decided to utilise their Privilege of Movement in November 2020 to run on behalf of all species that once followed this ancient elephant migration route, in the hope to reunite the last remaining elephant in the Garden Route National Park with her herd in the Addo.

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Skógafoss

While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.

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Moving Upstream: Ganga

Filmed over 6 months on a 3000km walk along River Ganga in India, this documentary explores the idea of walking, people’s responses to a walking traveler in this fast paced era and an evolving relationship with the natural world.

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FILMMAKERS

Accepted films will be shown at the flagship festival and have the potential to join the Trails Film World Tour, a traveling festival that screens films in theaters and along trail sides across the world.

Filmmaker Info

Festival

Join us September 26-30 in Skiathos, Greece at the 2022 World Trails Conference for workshops, screenings, or multi-day Trail Journeys before the festival.

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SPONSORS & SUPPORT

Our audience is full of influential outdoor recreation leaders from around the world. Join us to make a powerful impression and support a community of stewards of our planet’s cherished pathways.

Partner With Us

Your one-time or recurring donation will support the ongoing programing and fiscal accessibility of our events for trail non-profits around the world.

The World Trails Film Festival is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The World Trails Film Festival must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.