2021 Film Festival

Film Festival

Welcome to the 2021 Western Hunter Film Festival!

Explore this page to learn more about the event, view submissions, and enter your own film.

Submit a Film

Presented By:

Upcoming Giveaway:

Marsupial Gear Bino Harness

Stay Current & vote

Register as a Film Fest voter and receive periodic updates on new submission uploads, deadlines, and general Film Fest information. We'll be holding numerous gear raffles throughout the event for those who opt in.

How it Works

We’ve organized the Film Festival to be a fun and entertaining event, whether you’ve entered a film for competition or simply want to enjoy watching the submissions and participate as a member of the voting public to help determine the winning films.

  1. Submit Your Film (2019 or Newer)

    Submitting a film is quick and easy. Simply visit the Submit A Film link below, carefully read and accept the rules, fill out the required information, and paste the YouTube or Vimeo link to your film. Entrants are limited to submitting 1 film only into the Film Festival competition. If you have multiple qualifying films available, choose your entry strategically and wisely.

  2. Watch and Share

    Film entries will be uploaded to their respective category sections on this page in batches as we receive them. Visit frequently to view submissions and if you’ve entered a film, tell your friends and followers to generate awareness in preparation for the public voting period.

  3. Industry Judges Vote

    Shortly after the submission period has closed (10/31/2021), a panel of industry judges will vote to determine the finalists in each category.

  4. Public Voting

    Upon completion of the industry voting, the public voting period will begin to determine the winner in each category. Each public voter will be awarded up to 5 votes per category to distribute amongst their favorite films. We will be promoting the event heavily during this period to draw as many views and votes as possible.

  5. Winners Announced and Prize Packages Awarded!

Submit a Film

4 Incredible Prize Packages

Thanks to our amazing Film Fest Prize Sponsors, we’ve assembled 4 packages with a combined total value of over $26,000 to present to our eventual Category Winners. Submit a film, and this could be you!

Prize Packages Contributed by our Partners:

Featured Semifinal Judges

We’ve assembled the panel of industry judges below to determine the category finalists prior to the public voting period.

Nate Simmons

The Western Hunter

Chris Denham

The Western Hunter

Randy Rockey

The Western Hunter

Chad Mendes


Remi Warren

Wilderness Athlete

Rafe Nielsen


Dean Capuano

Swarovski Optik

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