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Poster for The Trail Running Film Festival

The Trail Running Film Festival

Dates with showtimes for The Trail Running Film Festival
  • Thu, May 2

Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2024

The Trail Running Film Festival (TRFF) is thrilled to announce the official lineup of films for the highly anticipated 2024 tour. Curated to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide, these eight films embody the adventurous spirit and triumph of trail running.

Izta

Directed by Rabbitwolf Creative

Laura Cortez is a trail runner born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In an effort to further discover the land and culture that shaped the generations before her, Laura set out to establish an FKT on a route from the city of Amecameca to the summit of Iztaccíhuatl.

Know To Run: Yatika

Directed by Jordan Marie Whetstone, Devin Whetstone

Know to Run focuses on themes of “what are land acknowledgements” and the inclusion of local Indigenous communities being part of the trail running community, making running and outdoor spaces more accessible and equitable.

Red Needle

Directed by Dom Bush and Simon Sylvester

Ultra-runner Sarah Gerrish lost one ovary to cancer at 15 and the second to surgery at 36. Red Needle explores the stigma, trauma and lessons learned from Sarah’s life-changing experience as she uses trail running to help her on her journey.

Brian Reynolds: The Leadville Trail 100

Directed by Michael Grasela

Brian Reynolds is a double amputee below the knee athlete who grew up overcoming many challenges in his life but never had a role model he could look up to. In this film, Brian attempts the famous Leadville 100 Ultra Trail Marathon out in Colorado in order to advocate for all para athletes that nothing is impossible.

Run Like a Kid

Directed by Guy Tucker

This short film explores what running means to one child and reveals lessons all runners can take to the trail.

Girls Run Ultras

Directed by Ellie Windham and Christine Rivera

A journey that follows the all women’s running collective, Girls Run NYC as they push themselves individually and unitedly collectively through The Black Canyon Ultra Marathon in 2022.

Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta

Directed by Daniel Mitchell and Trent Sugg

Dani Reyes-Acosta is a mountain athlete, land cultivator, and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of her possibility. Dani is a visceral example of how self-care and self-determination can harmonize via the outdoors.

Now

Directed by Steven Mortinson

Long-time ultrarunner Yassine Diboun confronts the shadows and turmoil of his past while preparing to take on the Hardrock 100.

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