Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 @ 7:00 PM
This Event Took Place Thu. Apr 11, 2024

2024 Trail Running Film Festival

The 2024 Trail Running Film Festival is coming to Roses by the Stairs Brewery in downtown Phoenix for a great night of films, inspiration, and community.

The Trail Running Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate running as a universal practice to explore our collective and individual potential and pursue our wildest dreams. They accomplish this by documenting the culture of trail running, supporting filmmakers and creatives, and hosting events that bring our community together.

You're invited to celebrate running as a universal practice with us. Come explore our collective and individual potential, and let's pursue our wildest dreams. We're excited to bring you stories from around the world by filmmakers sharing their work of adventure, inclusivity, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and ultra community.

Location: Roses by the Stairs Brewing, 509 W. Mcdowell Road, Phoenix AZ. 85003
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Doors open @ 6:00 pm with the films starting at 7 pm. Shoe demo with Brooks!
Tickets: $20 through March, $25 in April. General admission, open seating- first come first serve, no assigned seats.
We will have a Pierogi food truck and a complimentary trail mix bar (courtesy of Brooks!) available for food options. We have beer and several non-alcoholic options-- please do not bring in your own beverages!
Each film ticket includes one raffle entry. We are also collecting optional donations towards the Grand Canyon Trust with ticket purchase- each $5 donation counts for an extra raffle ticket. Raffles will be held throughout the night!

Roses by the Stairs is an independent, family owned brewery in downtown Phoenix focused on connecting community and brewing innovative beers with quality ingredients. We have been members of 1% for the Planet since day 1, donating 1% of revenue to environmental organizations.

2024 Trailer

TRFF 2024 Global Tour Trailer from Trail Running Film Festival on Vimeo.

Official 2024 TRFF Film Selection

Each of these films offers a unique and compelling narrative, showcasing the resilience, passion, and diversity within the trail-running community.

"We are incredibly excited to present this exceptional lineup of films for the 2024 Trail Running Film Festival," said Mathias Eichler, Executive Director of TRFF. "These films capture the essence of trail running and will undoubtedly inspire audiences worldwide. We can't wait to share these remarkable stories with our community."

Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable journey celebrating the beauty and adventure of the trails.

For more information about the Trail Running Film Festival and to stay updated on screening dates and locations, please visit

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.

Event's current local time: 6:30 AM MT

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