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Run the Alps Film Festival 2022

Run the Alps Film Festival 2022

Aug 8, 2023

About the Festival

In 2022, we hosted our first, miniature Run the Alps online film festival.  It could not have happened without a number of people, including Aleksandra Janiak, our Run the Alps Rendez-Vous Producer and Videographer, who produced and edited the supporting materials you’ve seen here and elsewhere online. 

Our 2022 Winners

Directed and produced by Kate Owen. Filmed and edited by Sam Hill. Co-written by Sam and Kate.
Written, illustrated and produced by Simon Charrière.
Conceived, filmed and produced by Milo Zanecchia.

Run the Alps 2022 Film Festival FAQ 

Why is a trail running tour company organizing a film festival?
About a year ago, someone asked what our goals were at Run the Alps. We realized then what powers our work— our desire to both celebrate and share the trail running scene in the Alps. Those twin desires have been motivating us for years, and continue to do so. We’re just not sure we could have verbalized it in exactly those words, when we were first getting started. Of course, it’s been 10 years now. We should have an “elevator pitch”!

But why films? 
Simple: Is there anything that shares and celebrates trail running more than an inspired film created by a trail runner? (Okay, other than going on a Run the Alps trip!) We thought it covered “share” and “celebrate” pretty well.

How much money did they get?
Each filmmaker received a grant of up to €3,000 to cover their time and expenses. 

How did you fund it?
Out of our profits from this past year. We’re not sure if this counts as marketing, philanthropy, or something else. Sometimes categories don’t matter. It felt like the right thing to do, and we could afford to do it. 

How did you pick the filmmakers?
This year was a test edition of the film festival. So we kept asking ourselves, “How can we make this as simple as possible?” There was no fancy grant program, no board to review the applicants, and no 10-page essays required by the filmmakers. We picked a range of filmmakers whose work we know and love. Going forward, we hope to have more established guidelines. 

Katie Moore
Katie is a mountain addict and visual storyteller, with years of experience in the outdoor industry. She left her home town of Slough, England to work a ski season and never went back! She has a string of award-winning commercial and documentary credits, and has worked on films with Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg and Hillary Gerardi.