Adventure Film Competition Heats Up

from "This is Africa" by Benjamin Dowie

Adventure Film Competition UPDATE!

Friends, Filmmakers, Explorers!
We are STOKED and grateful to witness the extraordinary short films rolling in for our first filmmaker challenge award on Xpedition.TV.

The quality of submissions is beyond our best hopes and many are truly outstanding. Beautifully photographed, passionate, and deeply personal stories – it’s humbling to see the kinds of adventures people are embarking upon. And the kinds of challenges being taken up.

When we founded Xpedition.TV, barely 12 months ago, I guess I knew real world adventures could eclipse anything Hollywood could make up, but to see the proof arrive each day in our email… all I can say is, wow. It’s good to be alive!

Treat yourself to Benjamin Dowie’s mesmerizing look at Uganda & Tanzania which is both beautiful and haunting. Watch “This is Africa.”  

Benjamin Dowie "This is Africa"

Benjamin Dowie’s “This is Africa”

Or the hypnotic display of Northern Lights unveiled by Shawn & Brian Malone (Lake Superior Photo).

Ever wonder how your childhood would have turned out, if dad had a Cessna instead of a station wagon? Ney Grant shows us in his immensely charming “100 Flying Adventures.”

These are just a few of what’s come in. We’ll be posting new films daily on our Facebook page!

Competition Still Open!

Our filmmaker challenge runs through July 15, 2013, so you have a few more weeks to get yours in! We are very filmmaker friendly. No fees. No grabby claims on your copyright. Just a well curated competition with some awesome prizes from GOAL ZERO to keep you (solar) powered up, anywhere. (See submission guidelines).

Submissions here will spread!

Already we’ve gotten nice endorsements from Fitz Cahall (The Dirtbag Diaries); Kraig Becker (The Adventure Blog); James Mills (Joy Trip Project & Expedition Denali); explorer Alastair Humphreys, David de Rothschild (Plastiki & mpact.it); MountainFilm & Five Points Film Festivals, not to mention many big-hearted filmmakers who are spreading the word. You can help too by sharing this opportunity with adventurers and filmmakers you know. Thanks!

How to Watch Xpedition.TV?

Take 5 minutes to get inspired. We’ve pulled together all of these awesome submissions into 2 channels so you can: Watch on Youtube or Watch on Vimeo. DIFFERENT VIDEOS ON EACH CHANNEL! Use a big screen if you have one. They’re gorgeous!

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Many thanks to our sponsor GOAL ZERO for providing solar power kits for the challenge! How did we ever shoot before you guys came along?