WE NEED TRAILS. AND TRAILS NEED US.
SEPT 26-30Skiathos, Greece
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.Learn More
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2022 Awards Winning Films
Trails Film OFFICIAL SELECTIONs
The video records the hardship and challenges during maintenance, and how participants connect with the land through manual labor, but the most precious part, is the locals’ positive response and engagement in the repair process. As it turns out, the eco-craft trails not only repairs trails, but also brings the community together.
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.
A beautifully captured short film about two friends attempting to paddle 600km across Sweden from Gothenburg to Stockholm.
In the summer of 2021, Karel Sabbe ran the Via Alpina in just 30 days, the actual Fastest Known Time. Averaging two marathons on a daily basis, he navigated the route 14 days faster than anybody else. As well as the Alps, Karel overcame sleep deprivation, illness and extreme weather. And he did it all with a camera crew in tow, documenting every step.
This trilogy does not only film the beauty of TKT, bust also include the traditional culture like calligraphy, tea, palm drama and music to reflect the flow of history. Through the “The Tao of Kung Fu”, “The Tao of Ancestors” and “The Tao of Health”, this trilogy encourages Taiwan society to revisit the 200km trail network.
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.
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.
This film features three different ultra runners that discuss their personal experiences with mental health related issues. The purpose of this documentary is to bring awareness and acceptance to mental health being an integral part of our overall wellbeing.
Living on the Edge is presented by passionate ultra-runner Emma Hazeldine and follows her as she makes her way around the Cornish coast, discovering how people in seaside communities are starting to face up to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increased storms and coastal erosion.
This video shows some of the exploits of the team who built the Pike 29 Memorial Track, a living memorial to the men who died in the 2010 Pike mining disaster.
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 redemption while pursuing the record for completing the 470-kilometre Lebanon Mountain Trail, traversing from Syria to the Israeli border.
Archaeological heritage along an international trail network meets performance arts in a contemporary setting with the participation of local villagers and art enthusiasts.
“The Great Connector” : The Story of The Lawrence Hopewell Trail showcases how local governments and big corporations can come together to create something wonderful.
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.
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
In addition to screening at our premiere festival, 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.World Tour
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