April 18 International Trails Summit by American Trails & Professional TrailBuilders Association.
Thank you to our supporters for tonight’s program!
Tahoe Pyramid Trail, Carson Valley Trails Association, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Muscle Powered, and Historic Virginia and Truckee Trail.
Please no video recording, photography is OK. Post to social media using the hashtag #TrailsFilm and tag us, @trailsfilmfest.
Our Program Guide:
Our program links to individual film description pages for most films. To access, tap on the film’s image or title.
PRE-EVENT: 'Trail Dogs' Discussion (20 min)
As mentioned briefly on stage Monday afternoon, this discussion will be about the production of a documentary-series about trail builders and personalities.
Opening remarks by World Trails Film Festival
Duration: 4 minutes, From: Bhutan, Directed by: Sonam Phuntsho
This short documentary shares a taste of what the Trans Bhutan Trail has to offer as it follows two young men walking across their home country.
Break the Record, Break the Stigma
Duration: 15 minutes, From: United States of America, Language: English, Directed by: Tyler Dooghan
Three ultra runners discuss their personal experiences with mental health to bring awareness & acceptance to the role of mental health in our overall wellbeing.
Duration: 18 minutes, From: South Africa, Language: English, Directed by: Damien Schumann, Clyde Berning
Ultra runners Clyde Berning and Damien Schumann decide to run on behalf of all species that once followed an ancient elephant migration route in South Africa.
Content note: course language.
Duration: 9 minutes, From: United States of America, Language: English, Directed by: James Saunders
Trans trail runner Perry Cohen forms a team with fellow trans men to compete in trail races in states proposing and passing hateful anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
Duration: 13 minutes, From: Taiwan, Language: Chinese, Directed by: Qing-Yang Xiao
A visually striking film about the past, present, and future of Tamsui-Kavalan Trails in Taiwan, and how Tao is found throughout.
Duration: 12 minutes, From: United States of America, Language: English, Directed by: Christopher Ruedy
A team of community members and passionate mountain bikers come together to use trails to connect local towns in Northern California.
Lily Lake TAMBA
Duration: 4 minutes, From: United States of America, Language: English, Directed by: Anthony Cupaiuolo
This local, 2.1 mile stretch of single track is the result of the shared contribution of an ACE crew and over 3,000 hours of volunteer effort.
Duration: 14 minutes, From: United States of America, Language: English, Directed by: Justin Boyer, Andy Earl
Adaptive cyclist Quinn Brett explores the Great Divide, 2,450-miles on the US Continental Divide by handcycle, and other great divides separate us.
Filmmaker Conversation (10min)
Featured cast, athlete, and public lands and adaptive sports advocate
Duration: 20 minutes, From: United States of America, Language: English, Directed by: Céline François
An 83-year-old’s journey to become the oldest person to thru-hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail.
Duration: 20 minutes, From: United Kingdom, Language: English, Directed by: Fotios Begklis
Beach of Dreams is a poetic meditation on walking, the changing landscape and the effects of climate change.
Duration: 29 minutes, From: Lebanon, Language: English & Arabic, Directed by: Fotios Begklis
Patrick Vaughan shares his story of healing and redemption while pursuing the record for completing the 470-kilometre Lebanon Mountain Trail.
End & Reception
Join us at the bar just outside the Celebrity Showroom to discuss the films depicted and continue our celebration of trails.
Thursday we've got a whole new line-up of Films!
Tickets are still available! Get yours now.