2013 Pacific Crest Trail Short Film Festival call for submissions

Muir Hut door. Photo by Weathercarrot

Photo by Weathercarrot

Its that time of year again to submit your short Pacific Crest Trail related videos for the 2013 Pacific Crest Trail Short Film Festival at the Kick Off! The founders of the festival are looking for short videos that are related to the PCT.

“We are not looking for videos that were mindlessly thrown together; we are looking for videos that have story—videos that show that you have something to say. For example: the video could be funny, painful, uplifting, scenic, adventurous—or even romantic. It could offer a vignette into a particular aspect of hiking the trail; it could explore a particular place or person; it could explore a particular incident—but the most important requirement is that it relates to the Pacific Crest Trail.

Videos will be judged and four awards will be given out this year:

  • Best of Festival
  • Best Spirit of the PCT
  • Best Leave No Trace Message
  • Most Humorous

For 2013 all videos MUST be under 10 minutes. It is a short video festival and we want to allow time for many different people to have their videos up on the giant tyvek screen at the Kickoff.

Videos must be received by Friday April 12th. The preferred format to submit the video is via digital file. The file could be burned to disk and mailed in, sent via dropbox or another file delivery service such as YOUSENDit. Playable DVD’s will be accepted as well. It can be in wide-screen 16×9 or 4×3 aspect ratio. The total running time and the video-creators contact information should be written on the disk. If your video is already online on YouTube or Vimeo, shoot ProDeal an email and provide the link. It can be directly downloaded from the web for submission to the festival.

The selection of videos to be shown is per the discretion of ProDeal. Submissions may be retained for future use or discarded. No DVDs will be returned. No video will be used for any other use without the permission of the video creator.

Send your video submissions to:

Ryan Christensen
874 Lee st.
Apt. B
Bishop, CA 93514

Dropbox, YOUSENDit or another file delivery service: [email protected]

Again, they must be received by April 12th.

We are looking forward to screening your creations!


Ryan “ProDeal” Christensen


Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.