Submission Information

Submissions for the 2018 Dirtbag Festival open December 15, 2017.
Stay tuned for more information…


Thank you for your interest in submitting your work for the Dirtbag Festival. Submissions officially open for the 2018 Festival on December 15, 2017 (however, if you’re crazy keen, we’re happy to receive submissions throughout the year).

2018 Prizes

Best in Show (Judged) – $1000
Favorite Film (Judged) – $300
Favorite Slideshow (Judged) – $300
Best Local Flavor (Judged) – $300 (All East Kootenay entries qualify)

Viewer’s Choice (Fan Voting) –  $300

Runner up prizes in each category thanks to our sponsors: swag, gift certificates and more…


The Community Slideshow is a highlight of the Dirtbag Festival. Whether you’re an aspiring Dirtbag or career vagabond, the images highlight life in Kimberley and the Kootenays. From the people to places, activities and adventures of all sizes, from the silly to the serious… they all have a home in the Community Show.

Check back in the fall for details on the 2018 show…


2016 Film Prizes
T1 – Dan Clark – Familia Cyclista
T1 – Steve Ogle – True North
3 – Dan Clark – Together Across the Tundra

The 2016 Community Show can be viewed here.

A huge thank you to our 2016 sponsors for their contributions!
Tourism Kimberley
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Spirit Rock Climbing Gym
High Country Sports
Go Kimberley Magazine