“Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey” wins 26 festival awards, tops Rotten Tomatoes and iTunes charts

“Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey” has released to critical acclaim, winning 26 festival awards and rising to the top of the iTunes charts in the Sports and Documentary categories. It is a member of a select group of films to receive a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. His mountaineering accomplishments are unmatched. He eschewed fame, money and family life so his only obligation would be the next summit. This untamable athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone in history during his 80-year climbing career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until his death in 2017 at age 94. Spoken in hushed tones around campfires, Fred Beckey’s name has evoked simultaneous adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. He pioneered the lifestyle of the freewheeling American “Dirtbag” — one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms to pursue a nomadic life of outdoor adventure — leaving a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.

A scholar and author of essential climbing guides, an environmentalist ahead of his time, a polarizing figure and an inspiration to all who yearn to live life on their own terms, this iconic mountaineer has remained shrouded in mystery until now. 



Featured awards include:


2018 Grand Prize Winner 
Alpin Film Festival

2018 Winner of Best Mountaineering Film 
Festival Gorniskega Filma

2018 Winner of Best Alpinism Film
Ulju Mountain Film Festival

2018 Audience Award Winner
Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival

2018 Winner of Best Feature
2018 Winner of Best Documentary
2018 Audience Award Winner
Spokane International Film Festival

018 Winner of Best Feature Documentary
Rainier Indepndent Film Festival

2017 Winner of Best Feature Mountain Film
2017 People’s Choice Award Winner
Banff Mountain Film Festival

2017 Winner of Best Mountaineering Film
Kendal Mountain Film Festival

2017 Grand Prize Winner 
Echo Mountain Film Festival

2017 Grand Prize Winner 
Bansko Mountain Film Fest

2017 Grand Prize Winner 
Nordic Adventure Film Festival

2017 Grand Prize Winner
2017 Audience Award Winner
Bilbao Mendi Film Fesival

2017 Winner of Best Mountaineering Film
Krakow Mountain Festival

2017 Grand Prize Winner
Festival International du Film de Montagne Autrans

2017 Jury Prize Winner
Torello Mountain Film Festival

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