CALL FOR FILMS: Spoke 'N Trail Film Festival



Building community one trail at a time.

The Spoke ‘N Trail Film Festival celebrates community and quality of life through mountain biking. Spoke ‘N Trail Film Festival is an event in Bozeman, Montana that brings together mountain bikers, community partners, sustainable businesses, public land advocates and individuals who construct community through mountain biking.

The festival is a fundraiser for the development and maintenance of mountain biking trails in the southwest region of Montana. The Spoke ‘N Trail Film Festival raises funds for trails in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Anaconda, Dillon, Gardiner, Butte, Livingston, Three Forks, and Big Sky Montana.

Spoke ‘N Trail Film Festival is produced by Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association (SWMMBA), a local nonprofit whose mission is to build, maintain and advocate for mountain bike trails in southwest Montana. The festival is a one-night community event that will take place spring 2020 in downtown Bozeman, Montana. 

The Spoke ‘N Trail Film Festival celebrates mountain biking. We believe that mountain biking is a solution to an inviting and thriving community.

We are currently accepting films for the 2020 festival screening! (July 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019)


Do you have a film that you would like to share with Bozeman’s mountain biking community? We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 Spoke ‘N Trail Film Festival. We love both amateur and professional film work! Submission deadline is December 1, 2019

We are interested in films that:

Are 3-25 minutes in length

Show good trail etiquette

Use family friendly language

Are filmed on legal and sanctioned trails. *Any footage filmed on illegal or unsanctioned trails will not be considered.

Categories we dig:

Environmental cause




Public lands advocacy

Trail building


Sustainable development

Abstract and artistic

Duct taped (shot from smartphone) 

People from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit a film! If you are new to filming, or if you have a cool story to share, we are here to help. Get in touch with us and we will do what we can to help you with your film. Get in touch with Keili at

Technical Guidelines

  • We prefer 16:9 aspect ratio, however, we are not picky, and all film ratios will be considered

  • If your film is selected, a 1080p resolution must be provided

  • All music rights must be cleared before films are submitted. Consent of performers and/or persons appearing in the film must be obtained before films are submitted

  • The final selection will be determined by SWMMBA Board and Trail Hero Film Festival Committee. Finalists will be contacted via email by January 15, 2020.

Please submit following materials to by December 1, 2019:

  • An online and downloadable link to your film (vimeo or youtube)

  • Three (3) high-resolution images from the film to be used for promotional purposes (4x6 at 300 dpi is preferred)

  • A 3-6 sentence synopsis of your film

  • A backup contact person with email and phone information (in case you are out of service when we need to contact you)

Have any questions? Give us a shout at

We encourage you to reach out with questions and rough cuts before the submission deadline on December 1, 2019. Please contact Keili at

Keili Bell