Xpediton.tv Short Adventure Film Challenge Winners Announced

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Back in May, Xpedition.tv launched a new short adventure film competition which was focused on looking for emerging talent in the outdoor adventure world. The competition was broken down into three categories with winners being honored for being the “Most Inspiring,” “Most Innovative” and “Most Surprising.” Earlier this week the winners were announced and there are a couple of familiar videos earning some of the top honors.

In the category of “Most Inspiring” our friend Dave Cornthwaite, along with Miguel Endara, took home the top honors for their Swim 1000 film (see below). The eight minute short chronicles Dave’s grueling thousand mile swim down the Missouri River last summer which pushed him to his physical and mental limits.

The prize for “Most Innovative” when to a film called Further Up Yonder, which features stunning images from the International Space Station. I featured that film on my blog last December when it was released and it remains breathtaking months later. Finally, in the category of “Most Surprising” is the video Shunpo, which is a beautifully shot movie that encourages us all to break out of the mundane and routine. You can read more about the winners and view the runner-ups (some of which I’ve shared on here before as well!) by clicking here.

All in all, really great field of winners which were selected from a group of 60 entrants. The folks behind the competition and Xpedition.tv say this is only the beginning for what they have planned however. Stay tuned for more inspiration and adventure from this site in the future.

Swim 1000 from Miguel Endara on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker