Heliconia, the award-winning production company behind the popular television series Epic Trails, Facing Waves, and Adventure Cities, is just about to wrap up its first-ever Epic Trails Short Film Giveaway.
Last November, Heliconia announced that it was looking to tell the story of the world’s most remarkable trails in an inspirational, short film giveaway. The adventure travel production company invited Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOS), Tourism Boards, and Agencies, to share what makes the story of their trails, whether they are renowned or yet unknown, so special.
A number of exciting entries have been received to date, but the giveaway deadline of February 7th, 2022 is looming. The winning region will receive the full creation of a short film by Heliconia, including story writing, film production, editing, exposure through film festival entries, and a digital campaign in support of the film’s launch. The contest is open to trail destinations worldwide.
Behind every great trail is a great story–a story about the people who built it, about its inhabitants and its habitat, about the cultures it has shaped, and the lives it has changed. “We are storytellers here at Heliconia, and as such we are constantly on the search for tales that encourage people to get outside, enjoy the outdoors, and embrace adventure,” explains Tourism Partnership Manager, Stefanie Manton Ward. “With COVID-19 and the global restrictions that were placed on travel, our storytelling capabilities were limited. Now that things are beginning to open up again, we are excited for the opportunity to create an inspirational showpiece and support tourism destinations who have been so hard hit by the pandemic.”
Destinations interesting in submitting their trails for consideration to the short film giveaway may enter the contest online by end of day February 7th, 2022: www.heliconia.ca/epicshortfilm, or by emailing Stefanie [email protected]