RUNNATION 2022-23 120 mins

  • RUNNATION 2022-23
  • RUNNATION 2022-23

Screening Thu 25 Aug at:

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Thursday, 25 August
6:45PM 

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Thursday, 25 August
6:45PM 

2022 marks the eighth year of the RunNation Film Festival. The festival is an original, inspiring event that has been attended by running celebrities, thousands of runners and non-runners around Australia, New Zealand & many parts of the world. We receive film submissions from Australia & across the globe and curate them into an incredible two-hour screening. It is not just about running; It is about the celebration of the human spirit, using running as a medium of storytelling.

PLAYLIST 2022:

Lowest To Highest (Director: Kirk Muir Horton | Runtime: 25:00)

For Columbia athletes Willie McBride and Yassine Diboun, the gruelling physical demands of ultrarunning pale in comparison to their internal journeys. "Lowest To Highest" follows their attempt to set a Fastest Known Time on a 135-mile route from one of the lowest points in North America (Badwater Basin) to one of the highest (Mt. Whitney). It is a story of overcoming personal hurdles, resilience, connection, and how adversity can strengthen communities and individuals. A film by Kirk Horton, starring Willie McBride and Yassine Diboun.

Ekiden (Director: Haruna Azumi Runtime: 22:48)

This short documentary film is about a Japanese traditional long-distance relay race called Ekiden. In 2021, our team held an Ekiden race in New York City to display the city’s diversity and how different people can unite by running together to achieve a common goal.

We thought running could be a literal and figurative representation of the year 2020. With the impact of the pandemic, the political climate, and the social and racial injustice, we all ran through something, whether it was individually or as a team. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow. It seemed as though we are running through a long tunnel without knowing when the sky would open back up again.

Though an Ekiden is a race, the event does not involve any competition. For this race, we focused on another aspect of Ekiden, which makes it unique. During an Ekiden, runners must wear a Tasuki-sash, which is handed off to the following runner. Originally, before this became a sporting event and before we had telecommunications, this was a method of carrying messages between cities in Japan in the fastest way possible. The common goal for each of our runners is to complete a message of positivity and unity, passing the Tasuki to future generations.

Chris Fisher - To The Top (Director: Gabriel Rovick | Runtime: 15:17)

Chris has been training as a mountain athlete for roughly two years now. He mainly focuses on trail running and backcountry skiing. Last year Chris competed in Max Vert October through The Cirque Series, he ran 250k uphill vert. Since then he’s dug deeper into the backcountry & started to take his training to higher levels.

Chris Fisher has decided to dedicate the month of October to win this year's Max Vert October. During this month Chris will be pursuing a World Record attempt for the most vertical ft gained in one month. Chris has set out for a goal of 400k ft uphill.

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