The 2019 Women in Adventure Film Competition - organised by BMC TV and Womenclimb - has attracted a record number of female-led adventure entries. 33 films were submitted spanning all activities, ages and abilities for a chance to win a share of the £1,200 prize pool.
The competition was launched by the BMC, Womenclimb and the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) to try and get more women in front of, and behind, the camera. The winning film will be screened at ShAFF and Kendal Mountain Festival, plus the winner will be awarded a free entry into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. All the films are now available on BMC TV.
The 2019 judging panel consists of three notable women currently paving the way in the adventure and film industry:
Emily Pitts: Founder & Editor of Womenclimb
Claire Carter: Artistic Director at Kendal Mountain Festival
Emma Brennand: Freelance Producer/Director specialising in Adventure films
The count for the Most Watched category has begun. The winner of this award will be decided by the number of views each film receives through the BMC's Youtube channel. As well as the competition's overall winner and runner up, the judges will also be looking to award films the best Urban Adventure Award and the Judges Special Mention Award.
Be sure to look out for Why I Climb, a film jointly produced by Rab and UKC at the 2018 Women's Trad Festival.