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.

Launching again in London, the festival this year moves to additional locations across the UK, 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.

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 month of January 2021.

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
  • 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
  • One of our favourite festivals of the year, a great venue, fantastic communications and support and a very reasonal entry fee. Importantly for us the event was completely aligned with our principles so we are really looking forward to (hopefully) being involved next year.

    December 2018