International Film Competition

Are you interested in submitting a film to our competition? Absolutely anyone can submit, submissions are open NOW and the deadline for submissions is 30th October 2020.

The Fort William Mountain Festival is a five day celebration of mountains and the spirit of adventure, packed with inspirational films, speakers, workshops and exhibitions.

The Film Competition is sponsored by The John Muir Trust.

Films entered into the competition will be eligible for any of the following five category prizes:
– PEOPLE’S CHOICE – voted for by the festival audience from all films screened.
– BEST SHORT FILM – any film less than 15 minutes long.
– BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM – Films featuring any mountain sport including climbing; snow sports; kayaking; mountain biking; base jumping; paragliding etc.
– BEST EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE FILM – Films that depict adventure or exploration and can feature any outdoor pursuit such as cycling the length of a country or kayaking across an ocean.
– JOHN MUIR TRUST WILD PLACES FILM PRIZE – Any film that pertains to our wild places and shows the meaningful impact that spending time in wild places can have on individuals or groups of people.










Selected films, including our winners, will be shown at our International Film Night on Thursday 18th February 2021 and a very special selection will be chosen for our Family Adventure Event on Sunday 21st February.

For more information regarding the rules and terms and to submit your film, click the below link

We are very excited to see what this year brings!