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Presented by Compton Traditional Bowhunters

The First Trad FilmFest was such a success that we are hosting the Second Trad FilmFest at the Gainsville BGC on March 20th, 2020.  We are honored to have the opportunity to provide the venue for the the second all-traditional film contest.

The rules for entry are pretty simple. First, if the film is showcasing a hunt, it must adhere to the Fair Chase Affidavit listed in the Archives section of our website. Note, it need not qualify for entry into the Archives, or be a successful hunt at all, for that matter, but the hunt must qualify as “Fair Chase” given the rules listed in this page.

This year there is one new rule, the film must be limited to 10 minutes or less.

In addition, it does not have to be a hunting video. It can be any story that is told with traditional archery as one of the main components, but it cannot show any other hunting tool except for traditional bows: no guns, no crossbows, no compounds, etc. 

Exceptions can be made if the hunter is using traditional equipment, but the guide is required by statute to or necessary to carry a firearm.

Trad Filmfest entries do not have to document hunts. Our rules allow for any story featuring traditional archery as one of the main components. 

Click here to submit Trad FilmFest Entry.

Fair Chase Basics

Fair Chase means that the animal is not taken under any of the following conditions: