Adventure Film Challenge

Adventure Film Challenge 2020 Hype Video

The Adventure Film Challenge was founded by Cape Union Mart to showcase the best adventure films South Africa had to offer and help to shine a spotlight on, and to encourage aspiring and established film makers to gear up and explore our natural landscapes.

The professional film every year will win R10 000 in cash and R5 000 in vouchers while aspiring filmmakers are vying for R5 000 worth of gear. The winning films will also have opportunity to be featured in the BANFF Centre Film Festival screened in South Africa.

Ready to submit your film ?

Please submit the Youtube link to your video in the message section.

Q’s & A’s

Everything you need to know before submitting your adventure film.

Outdoor photography

Submit a film of no longer than 300 seconds (5 minutes) on Youtube and send us the link to your film to enter.

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 Sunday 13 September 2020.

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

Our 2019 Winner


• Submissions must be no longer than 300 seconds.
• Submissions on Youtube must be made in high definition.
• Add the link, title of your film and your name in your submission.
• Films must be shot in a way that they can be shown in public. In submitting a film the applicant acknowledges that he/she is the owner of the content and has the rights to distribute it in all of its parts.
• The applicant acknowledges that all characters have given their consent to appear in the submission
• The applicant acknowledges they have the rights to all music within the submission.
• The applicant give Cape Union Mart to use their submission at no charge in the BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival in South Africa.
• The applicant remains the owner of the content & Cape Union Mart will not sell or distribute the submission, the filmmaker will be credited when the submission is used.
• Films must be shot in HD resolution at either 25 or 50 fps.
• The winning filmmaker will be contacted directly.
• The winner must make the best quality version of their submission available to Cape Union Mart
• Prize money will be deposited into the winners account.
• Entries close 12:00 13 September 2020