2018 Trail Film Awards

If you love the outdoors, you’re bound to enjoy watching trail running films. Thank you if you sent in your film to 2018’s debut Trail Film Awards. The 2020/2021 Trail Film Awards are open.

Thanks to Saucony and Hi-Tec for being sponsors of great gear to the winners, and for making the awards a possibility.

For 2019, we’re delighted to announce that entries have opened for the second annual South African Trail Film Awards, in association with sponsors Saucony, First Ascent, and GoPro!

Submissions 2018


The Annapurna Circuit byFoot (8 min) by Ranger byFoot

Chasing the Prodigal (6 min) by Lost in South Africa

The sounds of 100 miles (3 min) by Rae Browne

Inspirational running video (3 min) by The Endangered Malpas

The Woodcutters Journey by Dane Sweet


Film Awards submissions under 120 seconds in duration.

International entry Running Solo 4000km Across 4 African Countries – Namibian Desert (1:35) by Nautilus Studios

RUN Inspire & motivate (1:59) by The Endangered Malpas

Journey of Perception (1:38) by Normedia Productions

Robertson Run (1:59) by Juan Scholtz

Back to basics (0:45) by Maureen van den Bergh

Event Films

Pro entry
 Hundred Mile Horizon (36 min) by Amehlo Productions

Pro entry Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg 2018 (7 min) by Danegerous Pictures

Pro entry 36HOURS 100MILES (28 min) by 369 Communications

Trail Running | Chokka 62km 2018 (5 min) by Pierre Prins

SPCA Trail run 2017 (5 min) by Maureen van den Bergh

The Leopard Run (4 min) by Andre Hugo Media

Pushing my limits at the Otter African Trail Run! (15 min) by Roughing It With Ruth

A truly South African affair

We are fans of the Trails in Motion Film Festival (which mostly screens international films) and the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge during the Banff Film Festival. The SA Trail Film Awards are in no way a replication of their good work, as the focus is quite different.

There are currently no other official Awards for South African trail running films that we know of, and our goal is to develop a vehicle to do that.

We think this kind of exposure for South African filmmakers should be encouraged and developed because this will boost creativity and pride in South Africa’s vibrant trail running scene.

We value feedback from fellow creatives who want to make a meaningful difference to the future of South Africa.

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