Submissions now closed

With the forthcoming 2023 festival being the final edition of The Adventure Travel Film Festival, submissions are now closed.

If you are a filmmaker who has submitted a film since December 2021, we will be in touch to confirm whether we’re able to include your film in the programme.

For posterity, please see below our submission criteria:

We wanna see your films! But before you start stuffing that DVD in a jiffy bag, have a quick read of the following points to make sure your film is suitable for the festival. 


  • Interesting, unusual, independently-made travel documentaries by any means of transport. We are particularly interested in travel outside of the developed world. Shorts and full-length features are welcome.
  • Any vintage travel documentaries, regardless of location or means of transport
  • Films made by the people who undertook the journey
  • We are particularly fond of goofy films with a human touch


  • Films made of you on holiday in exotic locations doing adventurous things
  • Films made basically in one town or province
  • Skiing, running, triathlons, marathons etc. unless, you ran across a massive country!
  • Extreme sports and adrenaline junkie stunts
  • Films that simply showcase how beautiful and interesting a country is but are un-authored and storyless
  • Commissioned TV programmes
  • Any production made by a film crew or a third party
  • Films longer than 70 minutes (give or take)

These aren’t hard and fast rules and we are always open to ideas. So if you think your film fits the bill please fill in the form.