RunNation is an original documentary film festival that was founded by a group of local runners in Sydney seven years ago. The festival receives film submissions from around the world which are curated into an selection of short films that celebrate the human spirit using running as a medium of storytelling.
RunNation 2021⁄2022 showcases seven short films with a focus on the mental health benefits of running. Running Isn’t Cancelled discusses the impact of COVID-19 and how running has helped communities to remain connected. New Zealand film, Peak of Possibility exhibits how the protagonist has used running to help heal from the trauma of a violent, past relationship.
Since its creation, RunNation has grown from a local festival to a world tour that has screened around the globe including in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Portugal and other countries.
This year the tour will visit more than 60 locations across Australia and New Zealand with screenings at leading cinema locations such as HOYTS, Event Cinemas, Village Cinemas, Dendy Cinemas and a host of independent venues. RunNation will then tour globally and be made available as a digital event to ensure areas impacted by COVID-19 are able to enjoy the festival virtually.
Tyrone Alomia, Hector Espinal, Jason Suarez, Manny Rodriguez, Tanya Bottomley, Kate Visco, Henley Phillips, Byron Powell, Knox Robinson, Sabrina Stanley, Milly Young, Brendan Davies, David King, John Kelly, Damian Hall, Mike Hartley, Martin Stone, Nicki Lygo, Matt Neale, Nicky Spinks
Australia, New Zealand