The BMC Women in Adventure Film Competition is Back in Action

The BMC Women in Adventure Film Competition is back in action!

The BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition is back and accepting submissions for 2021. So dive in, if you have a story to tell or a cause to share it’s time to do so! We want to see your adventures captured on film and keep the cycle of inspiration rolling as we head into the seventh year of the competition.


There’s a £1,500 prize pool ready to be won so spread the news of the competition launch far and wide through your social networks. You don’t have to be a pro filmmaker or an elite athlete to enter. We want to see films featuring females of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.

New category for 2021
We know there are so many amazing women out there doing amazing things in amazing places and even often, for amazing causes. In fact, this year we’ve added a new category, the ‘Make a Difference’ Award, to help highlight the incredible work that is being done by members of the outdoor community for important causes such as in the combat against the climate crisis and amplifying diversity in the outdoors.
Submission Deadline for all films: Midnight (GMT) on Monday 18 January 2021

What prizes are up for grabs?

The Montane Women in Adventure Award: £600 + ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) and Kendal Mountain Festival screenings + free entry into the Banff Mountain Film Competition.

Most Watched: £300
This 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

Best Professional Film: £300
This category is for 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.

Make a Difference Award: £300
This award is new to 2021 and has been created to encourage films that highlight women and their projects that are promoting the important issues. Whether that be combatting the climate crisis, promoting sustainability, amplifying diversity, or uniting society behind a valuable cause through the outdoor community .

This year’s winning Director, Rachel Sarah, offers up her advice for anyone thinking of entering this year: “Make something, and submit it. Enjoy it and have fun with it or, equally as important, explore something you are uncomfortable with, and let bad experiences be shared. It’s cathartic to create and share, either way. Collaborate if you can; you’d be surprised by how many other people are out there wanting to make things, too. And, quite often, two or three creative brains and cameras are better than one. Community is everything!”

The BMC TV Women in Adventure 2021 Film Competition is supported by our partners Montane and ShAFF