... featuring One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film Competition and Mountainfilm on Tour
Cradle Mountain Canyons and the Cradle Mountain Hotel, supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania, have joined forces to bring visitors a spectacular weekend of adventure film at Cradle Mountain from March 31 to April 2 2017.
Incorporating the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film Competition and Mountainfilm on Tour, the Cradle Mountain Film Fest presents a selection of the best international adventure films alongside home-grown short adventure films.
Participants in the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film Competition are asked to submit a maximum five minute film that features a Tasmanian adventure.
The films need to be entirely shot and produced in a one year from March 1 2016 and March 1 2017.
Thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be up for grabs in the competition, including a cash prize for the overall winner.
“The idea is to showcase the incredible amount of adventure that can be had on this cracker of an island,” said event organiser, Anna Paice, from Cradle Mountain Canyons.
“Last year we had people out mountain and road biking, rock climbing, BASE jumping, white water kayaking, dirt biking, bushwalking and fishing. It’s great to watch all the films and think that all this adventure happened in such a diverse but geographically small area.”
“Previously we’ve run the short film competition as One Month in Tasmania, but we’ve had such extraordinary weather so far this year that we’re hoping to capture all the mayhem and adventures that might have happened during the recent floods and snow storms.
It’s how you tell the story and make us feel the adventure that matters,” said Ms Paice.
Shortlisted films will be screened as part of Cradle Mountain Film Fest at Cradle Mountain Hotel April 1 2017, followed by an evening of entertainment from Mountainfilm on Tour.
On Sunday, film lovers can indulge in a self-guided walking tour of the mountain huts surrounding Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, with films screening in each hut. With more detail including a program of films, workshops and activities to be announced, Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of the best adventure films from around the world to Cradle Mountain.
Hailing from the beautiful Telluride in Colorado, Mountainfilm on Tour attracts leading documentary filmmakers, artists, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers, scientists, journalists and explorers from around the world to engage in the festival’s tag line of “celebrating indomitable spirit.”
Join us online at http://www.cradlemountainfilmfest.com for entry, program and ticketing information (to be announced). Like the Cradle Mountain Film Fest page on facebook to stay up to date with exciting announcements.