Published on June 20th, 2011 | by Alicia Taggio


BTJE Winner Mike Scoops up a NoFF Award


This past weekend our Best Travel Job Ever Winner Mike Corey scooped up an award for his film ‘The Road to Machu Picchu”  at the Nomading Film Festival held in New York.  Mike won for the category ‘Trip I Wish I Was On” which was voted by the public and featured scenes from his Intrepid Travel tour to Peru that he won with us last year. You may also recognize him from our recent Behind the Lens feature where we picked his brain about all things video and travel.

Video ninjas from around the world attended the festival which took place at Hostelling International on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The space itself was uber cool and dare I say, the best New York backyard you could ask for? With live bands, special performances, and a taco menu that would make anyone’s mouth water, nomads from around the world came together to share their stories and make offline connections with people they’ve been talking to online for months (in some cases years!).

It was also great to see another BTJE entrant Backpacker Brock at the event where his film ‘An Indian Haircut’ was featured (and well received by the audience) for his comedic approach to his experience. Another Canadian finalist included Cailin O’Neil from Travel Yourself who showed her film about her trip to Iceland. Check out some of the awesome films in this preview:

The Nomading Film Festival, 2011 from Nomading Films.

Have any videos from your travels or thinking about shooting one in the future? Definitely consider entering this festival next year! Their whole motto is ‘Travellers First, Filmmakers Second’ and I couldn’t agree with it more. Sometimes its not about the camera gear, or the graphics when you’re on the road… it’s your ability to tell a good story and simply ‘hit record’.

Cheers and happy travels!

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Alicia Taggio

turned her love of travel into a lifestyle as a digital storyteller. When she's not editing videos or crafting travel stories, you'll most likely find Alicia climbing a mountain somewhere in the world. As one of the co-founders of the #TravelMassive, which is a global initiative to connect people in the travel industry, Alicia is passionate about community and its ability to empower change in the travel industry.

0 Responses to BTJE Winner Mike Scoops up a NoFF Award

  1. Very cool! I know it’s a lot of hard work putting together vacation videos, much less create a narrative that will win awards.

    Congratulations Mike! I just know that one day I’ll be watching you in some big time travel adventure show. Luckily I can catch your more recent adventures on his website


  2. Mike Corey says:

    Thanks FC (and Donna!) Looks like a re-vamp of my #BTJE Peru video was a hit. The post means a lot, stay frosty you two!

  3. Coachroscoe says:

    Yay Mike! Congrats man!

  4. Well done Mike! Nice work 🙂

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