Action! The BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition is back for 2020

The BMC is calling for all adventurers and filmmakers to switch their cameras back on and get ready to enter the Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020.

Storytellers, intrepid adventurers, visual creatives whatever you are it’s time to show us what you’ve got and capture your passions on film. We want to see your journeys and experiences in your entry into the #WAF2020 competition to help keep the cycle of inspiration rolling as we head into the sixth year of the competition.

The results of a recent survey carried out by Women in Adventure concluded that a staggering 99.6% strongly agreed that the outdoors had a positive impact on their mental wellbeing. With stats like that, we want everyone to keep documenting all that positivity!

What can you enter?

We’re after films that are up to 10 minutes long, but of course, they can be much shorter. The films should be about the adventures of an outdoor-loving woman, or many women. We want to see films featuring females of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. They don’t have to be documentaries, they can be completely fictional. We want to see films that stand out, the more creative the better.

For inspiration: watch the epic trailer for the Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020

Why should you enter?

In 2019 we had our best year yet with a record 33 films entered to win part of the £1,200 prize pool. And this year we’re looking to beat that record. The aim of this competition is to increase the number of outdoorsy women on the big screen, but we need your films to make that happen.

In fact, this year we are putting an emphasis on elevating the voice of grassroot filmmakers that wouldn’t otherwise be heard on a significant national and international platform, meaning we will be offering out direct feedback sessions, before and after the deadline, as the year progresses.

Women in Adventure judge and Womenclimb founder Emily Pitts says, “The excitement about women in adventure films is growing. Each year we’ve seen the number of entries and the diversity of films increasing. Now is an incredible time to be participating in adventurous activities and I’m so excited to see the next generation of films on our screens in January 2020. If you’ve got a story to tell, it’s time to be told!”

2019 winning director Emma Crome says “The Women In Adventure Film Competition offers a new wave of accessibility for emerging adventure filmmakers, providing a supportive network of peers, professionals and mentors that can make all the difference when it comes to progressing your film making. It was wonderful to receive the award for our film ‘Aziza’ last year, as we feel it is indicative of how our adventure film network can give something back to the people and communities we explore”.

By entering the competition, you’ll not only be in with a chance of winning cash prizes and the opportunity to showcase your film at some epic outdoor film festivals, but you’ll also spur on fellow females to get outside and maybe try something new.

What can you win?

Best Film: £600 + ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) and Kendal Mountain Festival screenings + free entry into the Banff Mountain Film Competition.

Runner Up: £300

Most Watched: £300 + Best Professional Film

All film entries will be shown on BMC TV (TeamBMC Youtube channel). Judging guidelines are available to enable you to devise a film, which you feel meets the brief most effectively. The Most Watched category will be decided by the number of views each film receives on the TeamBMC Youtube Channel. The film with the highest number of views will receive the award. The Best Professional Film is for those films that have been commercially backed and/or produced by a film company. You can see the submission form for the full criteria for this category.

Find out more

For more info on how to enter and to find out who this year’s amazing judges of the BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020 will be, please head over to the article on the BMC website using the link below. And to see the whole range of entries from last year’s competition, please also use the link below to our YouTube playlist.

READ: all about the BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition 2020

WATCH: all the 2019 entries to the BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition