Adventure Uncovered Film Festival is an evening celebrating powerful, purpose-driven adventures that matter. It's the only adventure film festival dedicated to films with social or environmental narratives.

The Festival is a big screen celebration of the very best, purpose-driven adventures the world has on offer, focusing the spotlight on a diverse array of critical yet often neglected and unknown issues facing humanity and the environment right now.

Our festival moves around 5 locations across the UK each year, showcasing an unprecedented and entertaining lineup of previously unseen footage and documentaries (long and short), as well as unheard talks with the filmmakers and shakers, plus pre-event filmmaking workshops.

The event aims to inspire and motivate a highly captive audience into action, providing a creative, adventurous platform for outdoor enthusiasts and filmmakers and shakers to catch up with old friends and make new connections.

6 categories celebrating the power adventure films that matter:

Impact Award
Social Spotlight Award
Environmental Spotlight Award
Adventure Uncovered Award
New Talent
Super Short.

Official Selections
All 'official selections' are included in the festival programmes and screened at least once across any of several UK locations, or online.

If your project is selected, we invite you to share it on your social networks and tag our Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram accounts.

Honorable Mentions
Note 'honorable mentions' do not mean that your film is selected, but rather it is a way of thanking you for submitting your film and acknowledging and recognising your great work.

In the case of honorable mentions, they do not become part of the festival program as Official Selections do.

Filmmakers obtain full rights to their intellectual property and submit their work to contests for review and screening purposes only.

Judges will privately score each film submission in FilmFreeway during the months of Jan & Feb 2024, notifying filmmakers by no later than March 31st.

All our judges will be looking for films with an adventurous, outdoor narrative combined with a social or environmental message. Ie. underpinned by purpose. If your film is a typical, old adventure narrative with no social or environmental message it's highly unlikely to be scored favourably by the judges, and therefore this is not the right festival for you.

The judges will also score films favourably based on diversity, budget and production circumstances, as well as the film's commitment to motivation, inspiration and action. We explicitly encourage submissions from all backgrounds and contexts.

All film submissions must be less than 45 minutes in duration.

*All of the above will be given an appropriate weighting.

Overall Rating
  • Liz Barker

    Great festival and I was stoked to have my film entry in the festival top picks. Thanks so much. Will be watching again next year!

    September 2021
  • Amy Walker

    What a wonderful festival! Rosie and James were so welcoming and it was a joy to attend their festival. The venue was great with an amazing selection of films and the whole evening ran smoothly. I met a wonderful array of people who I look forward to adventuring with in the future. Rosie even took me swimming at the women's pond on Hamstead Heath. Thanks again Adventure Uncovered.

    February 2020
  • Great festival with detailed personal, awesome and powerful films.
    Great crowd too :) Totally recommend it :)

    February 2020
  • Ted Simpson

    Fantastic festival with a very high bar for quality films, all with an environmental or social message. Was a joy to be a part of.

    December 2018
  • anne-flore marxer aline bock

    I absolutely LOVE Adventure Uncovered Film Festival, great people, great people, amazing workshops beautiful films and lovely experience! i highly recommend to be part of it as a film maker and as a film enthusiast !
    massive thanks to the organization for organizing such a beautiful event !

    December 2018