2023 Filmmaker Grant Announcement

Important dates:

  • Grant applications opens: July 1, 2023
  • Grant submission deadline: August 31, 2023
  • Grants awarded: September 15, 2023

The 2023 Film Festival Grant provides support and funding to films that tell captivating stories and expand the narratives told about the sport of trail running.

Filmmakers of all experience levels are encouraged to apply, whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker working to up your game, or you’re an established filmmaker with a creative idea in need of funding. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability.

Our hope is that this grant initiates new professional growth for the recipients and the beginning of a lasting relationship with the Trail Running Film Festival!


  • $500-$1,000 – New equipment, new software, funds for a short and simple film, etc.
  • $1,000-$2,000 – Additional funding for an already partially funded film, additional equipment, additional staffing, etc.

Applicants may select the funding level that best suits the needs of their project.


Amateur through professional experience with media/film
Priority will be given to films that deepen and diversify the narratives told about our sport.

To be considered, we ask the following:

  • Pitch us! How would the grant enable your work?
  • What stories are you passionate about sharing?
  • How does your work support or celebrate the communities you are focused on?

The Trail Running Film Festival is committed to being active collaborators working towards an equitable future where everyone-—all ethnicities and races, all genders, all sexual orientations, all religions, all countries of origin, all languages, all abilities, and all ages–is celebrated on trails and within our broader culture.

Posted on 29 June 2023 by Mathias Eichler

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