Record number of female-led adventure entries to the 2019 Women in Adventure Film Competition

The fifth annual Women in Adventure Film Competition, organised by BMC TV and Womenclimb, had a terrific start with a record number of female-led film entries.

The 2019 competition saw 33 films entered to try and win a share of the £1,200 prize-pool up for grabs.

The busy filmmakers and athletes have put down their cameras, taken off their trainers, and are ready to share their doses of adventure with you.

Gaining more and more engagement each year, the competition was set up 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 so now it’s over to you to join us in watching them.

Spread the Word

The 2019 judging panel consists of three noteworthy 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 starts today. The winner of this award will be decided by the number of views each film receives through the BMC’s Youtube channel. So don’t forget to get sharing your favourites to help them win. 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.

Read more about the judging criteria here.

Watch the Entries

Keep an eye out for our Women in Adventure Film Competition event at ShAFF (Sheffield, 22-24 March 2019), where the winners of each category will be announced by our special judging panel. The WAF Screening and Panel session is set to take place on the evening of Saturday 23 March and will be open to the film entrants as well as the public.

Tickets will be released closer to the event and announced via the BMC’s social media channels.

Find out more about the films entered here.