Boulder Amelia Tanttila is Co Founder of the Run Deep Film Festival along with runner Brian Thomas. Amelia is a Boulder runner and a film maker. She is also part of the Boulder Channel 1 team . We talked with her via email about this years festival which took place at the Trident Coffee House May Saturday May 27th. The festival started in 2015. The festival was 3 days before 50,000 people ran the Bolder Boulder. Boulder is one of the biggest running communities in the USA home to Olympians galore.

There were seven short films this year

A Fine Line – 3:17
Rare Breed Productions.

As Fall Descends – 2:28

The Double – 9:58
Matt Trappe.

The Distance – 1:58
True MVMT.

The Caballo Blanco Experience – 21:34
Ryan Van Duzer.

Miles Away – 4:06
Rare Breed Productions.

Endurance: Ultra Marathon – 9:22
Beet Productions.

 There was a film by Boulder’s Ryan Van Duzer about his experience running in the Ultra Caballo Blanco in Copper Canyon, Mexico.
There were two showings to 40 people on May 20th and 50 on May 27th a t the coffee house. Small venue  yes but it seem to get the job done for this year.

This is what run deep mission is. “Run deep is a call to plumb your inner depths with running, to explore the breadth and the depth of running. By testing your limits in running speed or endurance, by expanding your breadth of running terrain, we believe your can illuminate your inner recesses and know yourself more deeply by running.

We believe running is a fundamental, universal human need – just like breathing, eating, companionship, and the need for stories and art. When we meet our fundamental needs, we become healthy in body, mind, and spirit. As a culture, when we collectively follow the truth of our humanity and find positive outlets for the expression of human nature, our community is made stronger and the quality of life is enhanced for everyone. Across cultures and borders, running is a reminder of how we are all deeply akin, despite having different lifestyles and beliefs.

The Run Deep Film Festival mission is this: to promote running through a community event centered on inspirational, informative, and entertaining films about running. We aim to inspire runners to explore their inner depths and appreciate the gift of running, and to inspire able non-runners to begin the inquiry, the healing, the adventure: to go out and run.”