This is Beth Success
It has been a true delight to see This is Beth travel the world with film tours and festivals, scooping up four awards along the way at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Mendi Film Festival, Wild and Scenic Film Festival and Alpinfilm.
Most rewarding though, has been the feedback from audience members whose age, race and gender vary as much as the reasons they connected with Beth’s story.
The older I get, the more I understand how putting the vulnerable parts of yourself out there is a brave and powerful thing to do. So thank you, Beth, you are incredible!
The VIMFF jury kindly said:
Our shifting bodies, identities and experiences inform our ability to climb, strengthen and summit the mountains around us and in our minds. This film is the intimate portrayal of world-renowned athlete Beth Rodden and delves into the folds of her pursuit of self-worth, success and personal actualization in her sport of rock climbing. Beth is an absolute legend in rock-climbing, yet her vulnerability portrayed in this film makes her experiences relatable to multiple and diverse communities. This film makes space for themes of parenting, body-image, self-acceptance and athletic excellence and is a gem within the field of Mountain sports and climbing films.
– Erynne Gilpin, VIMFF 2023 Jury