Trail Running Film Festival

May 30, 2024

Get inspired by stories that celebrate running, wild spaces and our trail community. The 2024 Trail Running Film Festival features an expanded selection of captivating films in locations across the globe.

Join us at High Point Cider for an evening celebrating the best films by inspired filmmakers from all over the world. Come for the films, stay for the raffle!

Learn more about the official selection here or scroll down for descriptions.

Date: Thursday, May 30

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: High Point Cider, 7565 Lupine Lane, Victor

Tickets: $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit Trails & Pathways.

2024 Official Film Selection

  • Izta Directed by Rabbitwolf Creative Laura Cortez is a trail runner born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In an effort to further discover the land and culture that shaped the generations before her, Laura set out to establish an FKT on a route from the city of Amecameca to the summit of Iztaccíhuatl.

  • Know To Run: Yatika Directed by Jordan Marie Whetstone, Devin Whetstone Know to Run focuses on themes of “what are land acknowledgements” and the inclusion of local Indigenous communities being part of the trail running community, making running and outdoor spaces more accessible and equitable.

  • Red Needle Directed by Dom Bush and Simon Sylvester Ultra-runner Sarah Gerrish lost one ovary to cancer at 15 and the second to surgery at 36. Red Needle explores the stigma, trauma and lessons learned from Sarah’s life-changing experience as she uses trail running to help her on her journey.

  • Brian Reynolds: The Leadville Trail 100 Directed by Michael Grasela Brian Reynolds is a double amputee below the knee athlete who grew up overcoming many challenges in his life but never had a role model he could look up to. In this film, Brian attempts the famous Leadville 100 Ultra Trail Marathon out in Colorado in order to advocate for all para athletes that nothing is impossible.

  • Run Like a Kid Directed by Guy Tucker This short film explores what running means to one child and reveals lessons all runners can take to the trail.

  • Girls Run Ultras Directed by Ellie Windham and Christine Rivera A journey that follows the all women's running collective, Girls Run NYC as they push themselves individually and unitedly collectively through The Black Canyon Ultra Marathon in 2022.

  • Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta Directed by Daniel Mitchell and Trent Sugg Dani Reyes-Acosta is a mountain athlete, land cultivator, and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of her possibility. Dani is a visceral example of how self-care and self-determination can harmonize via the outdoors.

  • Now Directed by Steven Mortinson Long-time ultrarunner Yassine Diboun confronts the shadows and turmoil of his past while preparing to take on the Hardrock 100.

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