The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival world tour now in it’s fifth year, supported by Trail Runner Magazine, NATHAN and Race Roster, has grown from strength to strength – and is about to launch with the world premiere event taking place on 26 January in Nashville Tennessee, hosted by Nashville Running Company.
“This New Year is a very exciting one for us and we are extremely thrilled and indeed honored to have Ledlenser partner with the Trails In Motion Film Festival world tour from 2017 and to know that this globally renowned company believes in our efforts as we move into the festival’s 5th anniversary,” says Festival Director James Hallett.
“Furthermore, it demonstrates the festivals global reach with hosts in almost 30 countries screening to their respective communities.”
Ledlenser’s Global Marketing Manager, Christian Schulte, shares Hallett’s enthusiasm: “The partnership with the Trails In Motion Film Festival enables us to reach this core community of trail runners and show them, that their day does not have to end with sunset. Ledlenser does not only offer headlamps and light, we offer the most valuable of all things: more time, to do what trail runners love most – running.”
And with NATHAN having come on board to support the inaugural filmmaker awards, which includes cash prizes for the Most Innovative Storyteller and Best Cinematography, Trails In Motion hopes to encourage the growth of films of this genre.
“NATHAN vehemently support the development of the film genre, which poses a great opportunity for the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival to be recognized as the benchmark for the finest trail and ultra running films the world over,” notes Hallett.
Brent Hollowell, NATHAN’s Vice President of Marketing concurs: “It makes total sense for us to work with Trails In Motion. We love what the brand is building and their vision for the future and hope that these awards, and the resulting great stories, will inspire more runners and filmmakers to dream big for years to come.”
The 2017 launch brings a fresh lineup of films with a slightly different approach. Consisting of nine productions, there is everything from the pursuit of a Fastest Known Time across the Oregon section of the Pacific Coast Trail in One Step at a Time, to an introspective on 90-year-old trail runner Bob Hayes in The Hard Way – and even wildlife preservation through trail running in Running Wild.
“We believe that each of the films once again presents a well-rounded view of our sport and are all a fitting adjunct to our 5th anniversary celebrations,” concludes Hallett.
The trailer for this year’s festival is also a must watch and gives an overview of the films for 2017. It can be viewed at www.trailsinmotion.com/#
For more details on all of the nine productions that make up the official selection, how to host a screening or for screenings in your area please visit www.trailsinmotion.com