Trails In Motion Film Festival

Last updated: 19-Oct-18

By Alice Morrison

We all love a good trail running film and Trails in Motion takes it off your small screen and on to the big screen. 

Trails in Motion is a really neat idea. The team works with anyone from running storeowners to race organisers, running club managers and passionate trail runners to put on events in their community. It is a great way of getting to see fantastic films and also gather together like-minded folk.

Trails in Motion is also focussed on creating a credible platform for film makers as a means to grow and support adventure and outdoors film.

This year is its third and the festival has spread to over 160 cities across 25 countries with an audience size of 14,000+. Have a look to see if there is something going on near you. The full tour schedule is here.

There are nine films showing which are listed here.
Find out about hosting a screening here.

Unfortunately, the festival has already closed to submissions for films for 2016 but start working on that magnum opus for 2017. There is plenty of information on the website.

Watch the teaser on Vimeo.

"It is a great way of getting to see fantastic films and also gather together like-minded folk"

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