Meet The Host 2019: The Arizona Trail Association

The Arizona Trail Association is a global supporting partner of the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour, and host a number of screenings of the tour each year, we sat down with Matthew Nelson from ATA, to chat a little further around the association and the synergy between it and Trails In Motion. Trails In Motion [TIM]: As some context, please tell us a little bit more about the Arizona Trail Association. Matthew Nelson [MN]: The Arizona Trail Association is the non-profit organization responsible for the 800-mile Arizona Trail. This trail stretches the entire length of the state of Arizona,…
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Meet The Filmmaker 2019: Alexis Berg

One of the films on the tour this year, that has garnered plenty of interest is La Barkley - Sans Pitié, an intimate look into the 2017 running of the infamous Barkley Marathons. What makes this film so unique is the use of still imagery as the essence of the film, all taken by well know sports and trail running photographer Alexis Berg. In this instalment of “Meet the Film Maker” Alexis gives us a some more insight into the thought process behind the film, and sheds a little more light on photography as a story telling vehicle. NOTE: Alexis…
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Meet The Filmmaker 2019: Erik Petersen

In the first of a series of “meet the filmmaker” interviews in 2019, we aim to give you more insight into the people behind the films we feature, and their passion for film making. A Few Steps Further – Film Synopsis When Kevin Davis first began running, he was overweight and out of shape. He tried, but failed to finish a 1-mile run. Now, years later, he runs 100-mile races. He uses that fitness to support his other passion - backcountry hunting. In 2017, Davis was selected to run the Hardrock 100. Two months later he attempts a backcountry mountain…
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Ledlenser remains title sponsor of the annual Trails In Motion Film Tour

Solingen/Munich, January 2019 The Solingen-based light specialist maintains its commitment in the trail running scene and will remain title sponsor of the international Ledlenser Trails in Motion Film Tour until 2020. First presented in South Africa in 2013, the film tour has become a truly global event, presenting a selection of the best trail and ultra-run films in the original version. World Premiere of the new film tour is from 23 - 26 January at three select locations across the USA including Boulder CO, New York and Redwood City CA.   “We are convinced that the enthusiasm for trail running…
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2018 Fleet Feet Filmmaker Awards - The Winners

Each year, through the help of our audiences and a selected guest judging panel, we choose the best films that featured on the world tour in four very distinct categories. As a community-focussed film showcase, we believe it's our audiences, along with people that form part of the trail running industry - whether they be athletes, filmmakers, content creators or brand representatives - who act as the real litmus test to how the films perform. Looking at a variety of factors such as strength of storytelling, use of unique and innovative camera angles and overall wow factor, we awarded $3,000.00…
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Breaking Boundaries with Carrie Highman

Trails In Motion recently sat down with Carrie Highman, proprietor of Dream Lens Media and filmmaker of Boundary Breaker featuring Courtney Dauwalter, one of the official selection films on this year's world tour, to chat about her approach to film making and to give us a little more insight into the film making process. TIM: What was the starting point for the film Boundary Breaker, what made you want to tell this particular story about Courtney? CH: I met Courtney through her husband Kevin’s cousin. Did you follow that? We were talking about my passion for short films and he said…
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The Crown Traverse | Never Stop Exploring

The most difficult part of our 3-week adventure into the wild? Seeing it come to an end. Another difficult aspect we’ve found from interviewing filmmakers and athletes alike, is that in order for them to attempt to describe a trip in words, it’s almost impossible. To put anyone in their smelly, mud and snow-covered sentimental shoes is quite challenging, but this film does a damn good job at showcasing the sense of scale of both the terrain, the distance and the emotional rollercoasters that came with it. But there’s a lot that a 10-minute edit still leaves to the imagination,…
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One Step At A Time | The Story Behind The Story

Everybody loves an adventure film! The experience of watching them fills us up with energy, euphoria, excitement and ecstasy and it’s almost enough to convince us that we should all start to find a way to feature in one, just to get a glimpse of the wilder side of life. But we often get so overwhelmed by what we’re watching, that we forget to explore how it all came to be. Filmmakers, who are lucky enough to tag along, see far more than what’s put in the final film edit and it’s these stories we’re after - The unedited adventures!…
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The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival announces 11-stop Australian Tour

Canberra-based adventure sports outfit, AROC Sport, has just entered into an exciting new partnership with the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival, with the announcement of 11 new screenings throughout Australia in 2017!Premiering at Ultra-Trail Australia in Katoomba New South Wales on the 18th of May, the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival then hits the road from the 27th of June through to the 17th of August - screening at a mix of independent cinemas and plush venues in other major cities as well as smaller towns.“We've worked hard over the past three years to grow the Ledlenser Trails…
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NATHAN partners Filmmaker Awards

For the first time the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival world tour will award filmmakers who show outstanding storytelling and cinematographic skills in the trail running genre – and they have secured international sports and outdoor brand, NATHAN, as an exclusive partner in this initiative. Being a market leader in creating groundbreaking running essentials and performance-driven products, it’s quite fitting that NATHAN has come on board to support these new awards in 2017, which aim to allow filmmakers to come up with new and innovative ways to inspire runners with their work. NATHAN’s philosophy is very much in line…
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