Enter the Adventure Film Challenge and have your film shown at the Banff Film Festival Tour, plus win cash.
The Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge is giving South African adventure-loving filmmakers the chance to enter not one, but two categories in this year’s competition: Aspiring and Professional.
Cape Union Mart Group Marketing Executive, Jennifer Coetzee, says: “In 2017 we received 16 entries, but in 2018 the entries more than tripled to 53. Not only are we thrilled with the increasing quantity, but the quality of the films has astounded us. Due to the overwhelming number of films received last year, it makes sense to support both aspiring and professional adventure filmmakers to ensure we’re creating a platform for everyone to get involved.”
Getting adventure filmmakers recognised
The Adventure Film Challenge aims to get adventure filmmakers recognised in the industry. “The advice I’d give someone entering or wanting to enter is to just put it out there, you never know what people may see in the piece you’ve created. I certainly didn’t expect to win,” says 2018 Adventure Film Challenge winner, Hayden Brown.
He shares that at the time that the winner of the 2018 Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge was announced, he was halfway through an intensive month of filming and editing daily videos at the Tour De France. “It was a huge confidence boost.”
Brown says he’s happy to hear Cape Union Mart has introduced two categories as it opens the doors to more creatives and gives hope to the amateurs entering.
The winning films will be screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour which will be shown in Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide later this year. Not only will the winners’ work make it onto the big screen, they can win a cash prize too. The Professional entrants are competing for R10,000 and K-Way gear to the value of R5,000, while the Aspiring filmmakers are vying for R5,000.
Enter the Adventure Film Challenge criteria
Submissions in this year’s Challenge will be judged on storyline, creativity, originality, visual composition and technical execution, along with editing, sound, music and overall impression. Films must be no longer than five minutes (300 seconds), including titles and credits. Entries close at 12:00 on Sunday, 30 June 2019 and the winner will be selected by an external panel of judges involved in South Africa’s outdoor film scene.