Submission Information

Submissions for the 2022 Dirtbag Festival are closed.
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DIRTBAG FILM FESTIVAL – Submissions Close April 18, 2022

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work for the Dirtbag Festival. We are now accepting submissions in film and slideshow categories as well as photo submissions for the Community Slideshow. Click here for film submission guidelines.

2022 Prizes

Best in Show (Judged) – $1000
Favorite Film (Judged) – $250
Favorite Slideshow (Judged) – $250
Best Local Flavor (Judged) – $250 (All Kimberley/Cranbrook entries qualify)

Viewer’s Choice (Fan Voting) –  $250


2022 COMMUNITY SHOW – Submissions Close April 30, 2022

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.

The rules are simple. Pick your favorite 3 photos and send them to us!!! Prizes, fame and glory to our winners, er…um, just not sure how we’re going to pick 😉
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2019 Winners
Best in Show – Kaio Kathriner – Refuge in the Rockies
Favorite Film
– Rohanna Gibson / Canol Crew – Traversing the Canol
Favorite Slideshow – Kyle Singbiel – India by Rickshaw
Best Local Flavor
– Rohanna Gibson / Canol Crew – Traversing the Canol
Viewer’s Choice – Kaio Kathriner – Refuge in the Rockies

2018  Winners
Best in Show – Leah Evans & Jamie Tanner – Cabin Jams
Favorite Film – Benjamin Jordan – Strong the Wind Blows
Favorite Slideshow – Neal Weisenberg – Naturally Inspired
Best Local Flavor  – Shawn Emmett – Purcell Traverse
Viewers Choice – Benjamin Jordan – Strong the Wind Blows

2017  Winners
Best in Show – Tommy Day – At What Price
Favorite Film – Sherpas Cinema – Ashes to Agassiz
Favorite Slideshow – Drew Lieterman – 2016
Viewers Choice – Renzo Bustamante – Capitulos

2016 Winners
Best in Show (tie) – Dan Clark – Familia Cyclista
Best in Show (tie) – Steve Ogle – True North
Runner-Up – Dan Clark – Together Across the Tundra