Film & Photo Competition 2017

Short Film Competition


3rd –  Bikepacking Scotland, Reiver Raid, Ale Water Valley Markus Stitz and Fynn Elkington

2ndOut of the Woods Euan Farmer

1st – I am who I am Bertie Fish


Open to amateurs. Theme: Bikes.

Closing date for entries Thursday 1st June, 12 noon

Whether you’re the next big thing in mountain bike movies, or it’s been a while since you’ve got behind a camera. If you’ve got a story to tell, or an idea in your mind, we want to hear from you!

TweedLove film comps have attracted some original ideas and high quality submissions – so keep them coming! Kids films, arty films, adrenaline films… doesn’t matter as long as it’s on theme. We’ll announce the winner at the TweedLove Bike Night, show some of the top entries (great prizes for the winners) and there might be a special extra prize for best film featuring the Tweed Valley.

Basic rules:

  • This competition is open to amateurs only. You can not enter if you make a living from film making
  • The film should be between 2.5 and 3 minutes long
  • The film name should include the title of the film followed by name, with underscore between words – e.g. follow_me_ben_smith.mp4

Send DVDs to TweedLove, c/o 1 Copperbeech Court, Cavalry Park, Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9BU

Digital files to

You can also submit by sending us a vimeo or Youtube link but please ensure it is downloadable


Photo Competition & Exhibition


Amateur Category

Runner up: Cairn a Chalmain – Grant Walker 


Winner: Escape the Cobbler – David Balshaw


Professional Category

Joint winners

Good morning world – Ronan Dugan


Rhyd Ddu Spotlight – Tristan Tinn 



The top Amateur entries can be viewed here

The top Professional entries can be viewed here


Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Exhibition runs from Thursday 8th June

Entries Closed.

The TweedLove photo competition is back, so get your camera out and get snapping! As long as your photo is somehow related to bikes, we’re interested! Great prizes, fame and a chance to see your work hanging on the wall at the Eastgate Theatre await the winners.

Basic rules:

  • Maximum of five photos by any one entrant
  • Photos must have been taken within the last year (from the start of 2016 onwards)
  • Open to amateurs and professionals – there are two categories*
  • Photos must be A4, 300 dpi, jpg or tif, as ready to print
  • The image name should include the title of the image followed by your name, with underscore between words – e.g. tour_o_borders _Jane_Doe.jpg
  • Deadline for entry – Monday 15th May
  • All finalists will be included in the exhibition at the Eastgate Theatre
  • Winners announced at the TweedLove Bike Night on Thursday 8 June at the Eastgate

*Category definitions:
– Amateur – you have not sold any photographs, or supplied photographs to bike media
– Professional – you have sold any photographs, or supplied photographs to bike media 


Copyright is always owned by the photographer. Photographs may be used for marketing the event, and as part of the exhibition and the film night, but will not be used for other purposes without prior approval. Photographs may be used in connection with the event (ie on the website), but there will be no re-sale or commercial use of photographs. By submitting a photograph, you are consenting to it being used in connection with the event and on the website.


Send your images to
You must state whether you are entering as an amateur or professional

Now, get to work!


Filmmaking Course – Action Film 

Course run by Tom Swift Films

Get right into the heart of the action and learn how to shoot and edit your own thrill seeking, adventure films. This exciting course over 3 days focuses on getting the most out of your camera so you don’t miss a bump or a jump and then cutting your footage to music. Be prepared for some epic mountain biking, a bit of walking, and a whole lot of fun.

The course involves a camera workshop on the Friday where we learn about how to get the best shots while we are out and about. Then on Saturday we have a full day filming at the Glentress 7 event just outside Peebles where you will have the opportunity to really practice your skills and receive tips and hints as we go. Then finally on the Monday evening we will review all the footage and edit it together to make an awesome short film of the event.

The films that we make might even get shown at the Tweedlove Film Festival!!

Only £89 for the whole weekend.
Or £70 if you are under 25.
Tickets are available from the Eastgate Theatre or via their website.

Price includes all kit but feel free to bring your own if you would like to.