Rock Solid Kastellorizo 2024 proudly presents The Trail Running Film Festival

The Trail Running Film Festival  is thrilled to announce its triumphant return in the spring of 2024, promising an even more exhilarating and diverse experience for trail running enthusiasts worldwide. Following the resounding success of the 2023 tour, the festival is set to reach new heights by featuring an expanded selection of captivating films in locations across the globe.

The Trail Running Film Festival has become a celebration for the trail running community, highlighting the spirit of adventure, perseverance, and connections to nature that make trail running a unique and thrilling experience. As we gear up for the 2024 edition, our commitment to showcasing the most compelling and diverse stories in trail running remains unwavering.

This feature will showcase 8 selected films that are, of course, all about trail running. The films challenge traditional perspectives, celebrate diversity, and confront climate change.

Here's the full list of films screening at this year's Trail Running Film Festival:

Directed by Rabbitwolf Creative
Duration: 10 minutes
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
Duration: 10 minutes
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
Duration: 6 minutes
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
Duration: 16 minutes
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
Duration: 1 minute
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
Duration: 15 minutes
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
Duration: 6 minutes
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.


Directed by Steven Mortinson
Duration: 20 minutes
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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