Where do we stand with FWMF 2021?

In light of the most recent announcements and despite the difficult and confusing circumstances, we would like to reassure you that we are still continuing to work behind the scenes to bring you a FWMF 2021. We have some fantastic content to share and are incredibly grateful to have been sent such amazing work from film makers around the world. We have had our biggest year yet for film submissions and consider ourselves very lucky indeed to be continually inspired by adventurers everywhere who want to share their experiences.

Currently, we are still eager to keep a live event as well as going online. The live event is such a special part of the Fort William year, and what you bring by coming in person to the festival each year is an incredibly powerful sense of community. You support local businesses, outdoor partners, athletes, adventures, film makers and more. We are determined not to lose momentum or shrink away in the face of uncertainty. Working with the brand new Highland Cinema, we can keep our live events safe for everyone. We have a small number of speakers and some epic film selections in the planning. Our audiences may be local in person, but they can be worldwide online, so we are asking you to help us make Fort William shine on the world map and catapult our festival onto the world stage.

So… we continue to plan with optimism and, as ever, are super excited to invite you all back next year, to the festival we hold so dear. After the incredibly odd year we all will have had, FWMF will be the perfect way to commiserate, celebrate and come back together as a community. Fingers crossed we can go ahead as planned, though we must also remember that the mountains will always be there to restore our wonder and our spirits. We will always be there to celebrate that!

We are flexible, resourceful and full of wonderful ideas with options for all eventualities, so we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.