Be Bold

To find true happiness again, Shandi Kano had to Be Bold, dig deep and make significant changes to her lifestyle. Everyone has a breaking point, and the 2013 Boston Marathon was exactly that for Shandi Kano, the protagonist in Nate Gunn’s short, Be Bold.Born in Canada, Kano discovered her love for running and competing early on. In 2013, Kano had her heart set on achieving elite status and running a sub-three hour marathon. To achieve this goal, her life consisted of fourteen-hour work days sandwiched by double training sessions, poor nutrition and high expectations. It was only mid Boston Marathon…
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Rhino Orphanage to benefit from Trails In Motion screenings in Calgary

The inaugural Calgary leg of the Trails in Motion Film Festival world tour recently took place with great success in aid of The Rhino Orphanage based in South Africa. Though it was the first year and a relatively conservative audience target, the event was sold out with 150 seats sold.   A total of almost 400CAD was raised and paid to the Rhino Orphanage to adopt one of their recently arrived calves. The support for this cause and and the growth of this largely city-based trail running community at the foot of the Canadian Rocky Mountains showed that the sport…
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Mile for Mile - for conservation

Photo: James Q Martin As the world’s population grows at an astounding rate, so too does the pressure to protect our wild places for future generations. Case in point, the rugged plains and mountains of Patagonia, Chile, a region threatened by a sharply increasing demand for hydro electric power plants, factories, and commercial use property. Mile for Mile is a production by outdoor innovators Patagonia Inc. and, through the eyes of accomplished ultra runners and brand ambassadors Krissy Moehl, Luke Nelson and Jeff Browning, aims to raise awareness about the recently commissioned Patagonia Park and the ongoing efforts of to Conservacion…
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Winning the battle through trail running

“There is zero carryover in the real world for a machine gunner.” This definitive line spoken by veteran Noah Cass in The Last Time I Heard True Silence immediately amplifies the difficult reality war veterans face when they are discharged from the military. For Noah, his transition was as tough as the next and landing his feet on the ground and facing life as a civilian was overwhelming. A manual job packing boxes pushed him over the edge, and he became withdrawn and depressed – leaning on alcohol to help numb the new reality he had to face. In the…
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This Is Your Day - Behind the scenes with Director Myles Smythe

Understanding what goes into running a 100 mile trail race makes you appreciate why 1.) a person would want to take on the task and 2.) what journey they took just getting to the start line. "This Is Your Day" is a film about exactly those two elements, piecing together the stories of three athletes while preparing for and running the oldest and most well-know 100 mile race in the world, the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. In this behind the scenes interview with Director Mylse Smythe of Sierra Studio Films, you'll get a good idea of where the…
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Japan expands to 16-stop tour

The annual Trails In Motion Film Festival world tour has announced an expansion of the already successful tour of Japan to include 16 events in 2016. Since 2014, when the festival was first presented to the international trail running community, longstanding host Kensuke Tanaka of Japanese adventure company staticbloom Inc. believed that the investment made in growing the tour among the Japanese running community is a worthwhile endeavor to encourage the growth of the sport in the country. "In Japan almost all trail runners participate in the sport mainly through racing," says Tanaka. "It is great to compete and travel…
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New partnership with Race Roster announced

The Trails In Motion Film Festival world tour is proud to announce a new partnership with Canadian-based on-line registration platform Race Roster. Offering an innovative and intuitive on-line registration management system, coupled with a dedicated support team and highly competitive fee structure, Race Roster will not only offer all Trails In Motion Film Festival hosts personalized attention to their event registration needs but also an effective and eye-catching event page from which to sell and manage their event. "We're extremely excited about this new partnership," said Trails In Motion Film Festival Tour Director James Hallett. "One of the three pillars…
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Get ready for #TrailsInMotion4

Each year the Trails In Motion Film Festival brings a selection of the finest trail and ultra running films to communities around the world. And as always, the 2016 world tour line up will be no different, featuring a wide variety of exciting and inspirational stories that are sure to leave local audiences motivated to get outside and explore. "Since the tour began in 2013, the quality of production in this genre has steadily increased," said founder and Tour Director James Hallett. "With more than forty films submitted during our official submissions period earlier this year, the decision to narrow…
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Merci Quebec

Earlier this year, the Trails In Motion Film Festival was contacted by Marline Côté, proprietor of Accour Quebec, and passionate member of the trail running community in Quebec, Canada. Her intentions were clear from the start. She was going to put together a multi-stop tour that would travel around to some of the local trail running groups in the province, all in aid of charity. That said charity: Courir pour la vie, a non-profit organization that works to prevent suicide in and around Quebec.  "For Accour Québec, we found a way to achieve our goal to support the community through running…
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DRFS Winner Announced

Earlier in 2015, the Trails In Motion Film Festival launched an annual community film making initiative called the Dirty Runner Film Society, giving amature film makers the opportunity to create and submit their films as part of an annual competition. This year's prize: $500.00 and the chance to have their film played live at the San Francisco screening event in December. With the help of renowned adventure sports film makers Jeff Peletier (Pacer Films), Dean Leslie (The African Attachement) and JB Benna (Journeyfilm), UK-based runner and film maker Joshua Bond was the clear winner with his film HUMBLED. "For a…
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