BTJE Winner Mike Scoops up a NoFF Award

by Alicia Taggio


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!