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

Dance with Rocks

Volunteers from around the world maintain trails on the four southern Penghu Islands through the “eco-craft trail” method. By utilizing natural materials on site, and harnessing only manpower and hand tools, the goal is to repair the trails “as is” in order to preserve their natural form and enrich the island’s pristine and poetic beauty.

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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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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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Mythwalker

This is a call to adventure!
You are invited to gather by the driftwood fire and catch a word from the language of the wild.

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The Forgiving Path

The Forgiving Path is a series of short vignettes giving an intimate insight into three personal stories and connection with the surrounding landscape. Inspired by Slow Ways, a grassroots initiative to create a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.

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Madeira Outdoor Stories

Madeira Outdoor Stories is an action and adventure-packed film, that portrays Francisco Lufinha’s rush to adrenaline while he explores the endless adventures Madeira has do offer, in land and on sea, as we see the contrast between the almost poetic beauty of Madeira’s nature and the authentic down-to-earth feelings of Lufinha’s missions.

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Riding the Shadow

20 years after his involvement at a school shooting one man wrestles for answers while bikepacking the Colorado trail across Colorado.

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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.

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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.