Shane McConkey Award

Voted on by festival jury members, this award is given the best short film at WMFF. Scroll down to learn more about the award and previous recipients.

About This Award

This award was created in honor of the late Shane McConkey who was a visionary and a pioneer in outdoor film and the world of adventure.  This award represents the best adventure short film of the year. The Wasatch Mountain Film Festival has partnered with the Shane McConkey Foundation present this award each year. We are honored to preserve Shane’s memory and his passion for outdoor film.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2022


    Rite of Passage: The Story of the WURL

    Directed by Tim Jones

  • 2021

    The Long Today

    Directed by Niobe Thompson



  • 2020


    The Trilogy

    Directed by Tommy Joyce

  • 2019

    The Passage

    Directed by Nate Dappen



  • 2018


    The Frozen Road

    Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray

  • 2017

    Dodo’s Delight

    Directed by Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, & Peter Mortimer



  • 2016


    Without An Image

    Directed by Jason Piszczor

  • 2015

    The Ridge

    Directed by Stu Thomson