Adventure Film Challenge

About AFC

Cape Union Mart’s Adventure Film Challenge invites enthusiasts to submit their 5 minute films on South African outdoor culture by the end of June for this annual competition.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the outdoor community. The winning submission will be screened in South Africa in connection with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017, and the winning film-maker will receive a R10 000 cash prize and K-Way gear to the value of R5000.

Our 2016 Winner

Q’s & A’s

Everything you need to know before submitting your adventure film.

How long should my film be?

Submissions must be no longer than 5 minutes (300 seconds), including titles and credits.

What should the resolution be?

It would have to be suitable for cinemas and preferably shot at HDTV resolution (1920 x 1080) at either 25 or 50 fps.

When is the submission date?

Please submit your films by 12:00 on 30 June 2017.

Who will select the winner?

The winner is selected by an external panel of judges who are involved in the outdoor film scene in South Africa.

What criteria will I be judged on?

– Storyline / subject choice

– Creativity and originality

– Visual composition/ cinematography / technical execution

– Editing / sound and music

– Overall impression

Ready to submit your film ?

T’s & C’s

  • Submissions must be no longer than 300 seconds, including titles and credits. Submissions longer than 300 seconds will be disregarded.
  • The online upload submission to YouTube can be in either high or standard definition, but must be no smaller than 360p (640 x 360).
  • Add the link to your film as well as its title in the form above.
  • Submissions should be filmed in such a way so that, if needed, they can be shown on “the big screen”. In submitting a short film, the applicant acknowledges that the film is his /her own creation, and that he/she has the rights to distribute it.
  • In submitting a short film, the applicant acknowledges that all characters within the short film have given their permission to appear within the submission.
  • In submitting a short film, the applicant attests that he/she has the rights to all the music used in the film.
  • In submitting a short film, the applicant gives Cape Union Mart permission to screen the short film in association with the South African leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017. The applicant remains the owner of the submission. Cape Union Mart will not sell or distribute the submission, and the film-maker will be named whenever the submission is screened.
  • Films should be suitable for all screens, and preferably shot at HDTV resolution (1920 x 1080) at either 25 or 50 fps. Footage can be animated, filmed live, stop frame or mixed format.
  • The winning film-maker will be contacted in person by a representative of Cape Union Mart.
  • The winning film-maker must make the best quality version of their submission available to Cape Union Mart.
  • The prize money will be deposited into the winning film-maker’s bank account.
  • Entries close at 12:00 on 30 June 2017.