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Meet the Winners of the First Eddie Bauer ‘One Outside’ Film Grant

This year, Eddie Bauer launched its new One Outside Film Grant, which provided $80,000 in grant funds to eight BIPOC filmmakers. Learn more about the films and when and where to watch them.

A panel has selected eight grant recipients from hundreds of applicants for the inaugural round of Eddie Bauer’s film grant program. And the brand is excited to share the winners’ stories.

Throughout October and November, Eddie Bauer will feature the winning filmmakers, their narratives, and their work in a multimedia format online.

“These filmmakers aim to tell stories that help all people feel invited, accepted, and validated in their full range of outdoor experiences and illuminate important narratives as we look to share the outdoors,” Eddie Bauer wrote.

Eddie Bauer not only provided grant funds but also production support and outdoor gear and apparel.

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Film Grant winners, from left: Travis Woods, Pallavi Somusetty, and Kiki Ong.

‘One Outside’ Winning Films

Here are the films’ release dates, links to the trailers, and what they’re about:

  • Oct. 19:As We Have Always Done” by Kiki Ong aims to disrupt prevailing ideas of what it means to be a cyclist and look like one in cycling media.
  • Oct. 21: The Brave Space Project’s “Expedition Reclamation” seeks to redefine “outdoorsy” and reclaim belonging in the outdoors for the BIPOC community.
  • Oct. 27:Fanm Nan Mòn” by Love Soulèy follows the journey of a “womyn” experiencing the gifts of various female Haitian archetypes while reflecting on what it means to be connected to the universal spirit of Haitian feminine energy.
  • Oct. 28:Outside After Work” by Travis Wood sets out to present the accessibility of the outdoors even as an after-work activity.
  • Nov. 2:Coach Emily” by Pallavi Somusetty follows rock climbing coach Emily Taylor as she strives to empower her young students through her Brown Girls Climbing program.
  • Nov. 4:Nirvana” by Olivia Wong focuses on Naomi, a strong woman of color who leads a revolution of change for equality and accessibility for everyone.

The other two winning films not listed above are “Wiwinu (Huckleberries)” by Brutis Baez and “Dream Carriers” by Esmeralda Hernandez, which are both available to watch now in full.

‘One Outside’ Film Program: More to Come

Each year, Eddie Bauer plans to run the grant program for a variety of filmmakers in the outdoors. This year, it focused its grant on BIPOC filmmakers.

Any member of Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities legally residing in the 50 United States, D.C., or Puerto Rico, at least 18 years of age, was eligible to apply. Similar criteria will exist next year.

The committee that chooses grant winners consists of writers, film producers, athletes, and Eddie Bauer ambassadors.

Learn more about all the films at Eddie Bauer.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee. She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.