The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival is an annual international film tour that brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts at film festival-styled events in almost 30 countries as they come together to celebrate the culture and the community of the sport, all hosted by people who love to share this “dirty art” with their local running communities.
❝ Perseverance, individual quirkiness, Fastest Know Times (FKT’s) and trail camaraderie are central to the theme of the 2017 Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival line up. Each film offers an exciting and inspirational view into the world of trail and ultra running, all the while showcasing some of the planet’s most breathtaking trail running destinations in the process. Locate an event in a city near, get your tickets and join like-minder trail runners and adventure enthusiasts for 2 hours of inspirational stories, stories we’re sure will motivate you to want to get outside and explore. ❞
The Hard Way
USA, 20 mins
The Hard Way is a documentary about 89-year-old ultra runner Bob Hayes. Hayes began running at 61 and every year since has competed in more than 30 races ranging from 5k to 50k.
“I don’t need to do things the easy way, I need to do things the hard way because I have the time and it keeps me in shape,” Hayes says.
One Step at a Time
USA, 31 mins
In July of 2016, three ultrarunners attempted to capture a new FKT (Fastest Known Time) across the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Although they ran together, each runner had to cover the full 453-mile long trail on his own two feet. This is their story.
📽 On Demand : https://vimeo.com/ondemand/onestepatatime
ICELAND – Change Your Life
FRA, 17 mins
This story takes place in Iceland during 20 days capturing sporting life of mountains legacy team, extreme runners and filmmakers. The aim of the movie is to highlight the way of life of those people who decided to live their passion.
USA, 8 mins
In February of 2014, a remotely triggered camera in Utah’s rugged Uinta mountains captured a picture of something no one thought possible in the area: a wolverine. This elusive creature hadn’t been spotted here for nearly 40 years. This one photograph set in motion a massive undertaking to find if these badasses of the animal kingdom were setting up shop here for good. Under the guidance of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, ultrarunners took to the mountains setting up and checking camera traps around the ecosystem in search of more photographic evidence. The result? A comprehensive survey of wildlife in the range and a model for citizen science projects everywhere.
The Crown Traverse
USA, 12 mins
A tale of suffering, transcendence and two men named Mike on a quest to find their breaking point. Follow The North Face ultra-runners Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe on their 600-mile run through sketchy solos, whiteouts, and utter exhaustion.
USA, 13 mins
Running 100 miles is tough, running 100 miles when you’re 72 years old is unimaginable. Unless you’re Wally Hesseltine. Follow Wally as he pushes his aging body to the absolute limit in his quest to become the oldest ever finisher of the world’s most prestigious ultramarathon – the Western States 100. 100 miles. 30 hours. One unforgettable finish.
Life on the Fells
UK, 6 mins
A film following the life of Adam Briggs, a passionate fell runner with a unique story to tell. Driven by the events of the past and the constant pull of the mountains, Adam seeks to make the most of the gift he has been given. His life on the fells will take you on a journey through the elements. One which will broaden the mind, strengthen the body, and empower the spirit.
UK, 5 mins
Alicia Hudelson running in Switzerland and Catalunya and speaking about what running in the mountains means to her.
SAFR, 10 mins
Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race to anyone that would listen. In 2015, in the race’s centenary year, Kilian and Emelie finally did.