The CLIMBING FILM TOUR is a touring film festival that was created and conceived by the team behind VERTICAL LIFE Magazine in 2020 when many events were being impacted by COVID-19. This year the tour will run for a 5th time starting in November 2024 with an all new set of films focused on climbing, mountaineering and our life in the mountains. The festival tour started in Australia & New Zealand and in it's second season expanded to include screenings in the USA, Canada, UK and South Africa which have continued to grow.

We are looking for short films ranging between a couple of minutes up to 40 minutes to include in the tour. Longer films may still be submitted and will be considered for our feature film award category. Ideal length is 10 mins.

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More information about the film tour is here:

The Climbing Film Tour is produced and distributed by Adventure Entertainment™.

Watch the 2023 Trailer:

We will be presenting laurels to all films officially selected with specific awards for categories listed.

Films from all over the world will be considered and we would love to see ethnic and cultural diversity represented in the film submissions.

Adventure Entertainment prioritises the publishing of Films that have been filmed recently or have minimal online availability.

By submitting a film (“Film”), participants (“Participants”) accept the terms set out below. If you have concerns about the terms and still wish to have your film considered please send us an email at the address below.


Your Film must meet the following criteria:
• be a documentary film; and
• incorporate climbing, mountaineering, slack-lining or other attributes relevant to the climbing market.


For use in the VERTICAL LIFE™ Film Tour, including public screenings, streaming and other digital versions of the tour worldwide.


Adventure Entertainment Pty Ltd (ABN 79 612 294 569) (“Adventure Entertainment”, “we”, “us” or “our”) accept film submissions for the Purpose. Any information provided about the Submission Criteria also form part of these Film Submission Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). By submitting a film to Adventure Entertainment (“Film”), participants (“Participants”) accept these Terms.

Warranties: The Participant represents and warrants to Adventure Entertainment that: it has all necessary rights to license the Film (including any intellectual property rights) to Adventure Entertainment, including for the Purpose; prior to submission of the Film, the Participant has obtained all appropriate consents and/or permission in relation any person who appears in, or whose property appears in, the Film; the Film is its original work, that they own the copyright for it, and it and its use do not, and will not, infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party; and Adventure Entertainment’s use of the Film, will not cause Adventure Entertainment to be in breach of any obligations to any third party or cause Adventure Entertainment to be in breach of any laws.

Film submission: The Film must not contain anything that is obscene, inappropriate, defamatory, disparaging, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, threatening, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence or in breach of privacy; and must not contain any music, brand, trade mark or anything that infringes on a third party’s intellectual property rights.

Licence: The Participant grants Adventure Entertainment, its related bodies corporate, successors, representatives, licensees and assigns (“Associated Parties”), an irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive, sublicensable and transferable right and licence to use the Film (including photos or extracts), including any and all intellectual property rights in the Film, for any purpose (including any commercial purpose) related to the VERTICAL LIFE Film Tour. For the avoidance of doubt, this licence allows Adventure Entertainment to, without further consent from, or compensation to, the Participant: use the Film for the Purpose; use the Film in any programming in any digital format, including cinema projection, video on demand, DVD/Blu-Ray, television and streaming compilations; screen the Film at multiple locations; use the Film (including any photos or extracts) to form part of any trailers and/or marketing or promotional materials; use the Film (including any photos or extracts) in social media; use the Film, including to reproduce, and authorise reproductions, of the Film for any purpose Adventure Entertainment deems relevant, including for the purposes of publishing on its website, in social media, third party websites and for print and digital media; and use the Film online, and when used online, the Participant agrees that the Film may remain online indefinitely.

No obligation to use: Adventure Entertainment reserves the right in its sole discretion to not use any Film (without affecting any rights to the Film provided by the Participant under these Terms), including if Adventure Entertainment has any reason to believe that the Participant has breached these Terms or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct conduct relating to the Film. For the avoidance of doubt, Adventure Entertainment may, at any time, remove or decline to publish any Film.

Privacy: By submitting a Film, Participants are sending their personal information to Adventure Entertainment. All personal information collected by Adventure Entertainment will be treated in accordance with our privacy policy, available at The privacy policy sets out how individuals can access and make a request to correct their personal information, or to make a privacy complaint, and how Adventure Entertainment will deal with the complaints. Adventure Entertainment will collect personal information such as name and email address. Adventure Entertainment collects personal information to organise and administer the Purpose. If the Participant does not provide the required personal information, Adventure Entertainment may not be able to process the Participant’s Film. Adventure Entertainment may share personal information with service providers who assist Adventure Entertainment to organise and administer the Purpose. This means individuals and organisations such as IT service providers, website hosts and back-up service providers, will sometimes have access to personal information held by Adventure Entertainment and may use it on behalf of Adventure Entertainment. Adventure Entertainment may disclose information about Participants where it is required or authorised by law. Adventure Entertainment may also disclose personal information overseas to Adventure Entertainment’s companies, affiliates and/or service providers.
Jurisdiction: These terms are governed by the laws of New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia. Participants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in New South Wales, Australia.

For questions or notices, please contact us at:
Adventure Entertainment Pty Ltd (ABN 79 612 294 569)

Last update: 10 February 2022