The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival is an annual international film tour that brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences at film festival-styled events in over 30 countries around the world, all hosted by people who love to share this "dirty art" with their local running communities.

NATHAN Filmmaker Awards

These awards are not only an opportunity to give back to the filmmakers whose films are voted the best of the best, but also our commitment to fostering the growth of the trail and ultra running film genre.

AWARD #1 - Most Innovative Storyteller - $1,000.00

As with all successful productions, the film's Director is at the heart and soul of how a story is presented. Their keen eye and well-rounded vision of what their productions should look like, are what sets each Director apart. This award is aimed at rewarding the direction of the film, the story behind the imagery and how the story is brought to life through the film as a whole, including the characters and the location.

AWARD #2 - Best Cinematography - $1,000.00

Pictures speak a thousand words! This award is aimed at rewarding the visual story of the film and how the film maker/s bring the story to life through their use of innovative film making techniques, breath-taking scenes, clever POV (point of view) and other types of camera angles. It's all in the way they use emotively framed scenes where small nuances are brought to the attention of the audience, scenes that you will take with you on your next run as visual motivation.

Submission of trail and ultra running films ONLY. Any films submitted deemed to be irrelevant to this particular genre will automatically be rejected without a reason provided. When submitting your film to the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival, you agree not to charge any licensing fee or additional screening costs to have your film as part of the 2018 world tour, as well as provide an English transcript of your production, should it make the official selection. You also agree to allow the festival organizers to use footage from your film for promotional purposes through the production of an annual world tour teaser clip.