Record Entries in 2019 Women in Adventure Film Competition

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.

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Women in Adventure Film Competition 2019.

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.


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3 Feb

I'm excited about watching these, as a female climber I'm always inspired by women pushing their personal boundaries in the outdoors. However, if the winner is decided by the number of views, then I assume the best way of voting is by watching all the films and then rewatching my favourite many times? And obviously also sharing etc. It seems like a slightly weird voting method..

3 Feb

https://youtu.be/8ive_UQoieA this is absolutely incredible. I can't believe she has MS. Real beauty & inspiration.

And I absolutely love the artistry of this https://youtu.be/s_al0VEpMdI . Who says a climbing film shouldn't be artistic & deeply creative at it's core? Lush.

Great to hear that you're liking the competition, and sharing the vids! The most watched film will get £150, but that's only one prize.

First place: £600 + ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) and Kendal Mountain Festival screenings + free entry into the Banff Mountain Film Competition. Second place: £300 Most watched: £150 Best urban adventure: £150

This year's judges are: 

Emily Pitts: Founder & Editor of Womenclimb 

Claire Carter: Artistic Director at Kendal Mountain Festival 

Emma Brennand: Freelance Producer/Director specialising in Adventure films