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Trials: Finding the Medal recently screened in Winchester Virginia as part of the Skyline Indie Film Festival. The documentary opened the festival and had a sold out crowd.

Next up, this weekend, Trials will be screening in Pennsylvania as part of the Susquehannock Film Festival in Millersburg, PA. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out Saturday at 6:30pm.


Attention Alabama! We’ve missed you so much that we’re doing two screenings for you!
First, we are very excited to be a part of the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL and will be screening Saturday, August 27th. Check out for tickets and info.

Second, September 1st, Join Alabama Adapted Athletics for a special presentation of Trials at the Cobb Theater in Tuscaloosa, AL. Meet members of the program and learn about Alabama’s involvement in the 2016 Paralympic Games. For tickets to this event, go to

Hope to see you there!


On Thursday August 11th, Seize the Oar will be presenting Trials: Finding the Medal in Seattle, WA. This will be the premiere of the documentary in the Northwest.

Seize The Oar believes in the transformational nature of the sport of rowing Рits ability to challenge the body, synergize athletes and heal the spirit. They champion the concept of unified rowing by creating teams of athletes of varying abilities. They create access and novice-to-competitive opportunities through select programs all over the region, including group rowing events, team training and coaching education.

Join Trials director Daniel Koenig as well as Natalie McCarthy, rower represented in the film, as they show and discuss the documentary and para-rowing.

We are honored to have been chosen as the winner of Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival.

The festival, held in the heart of Hollywood, was held the weekend of July 15th. Our film’s director, Daniel Koenig, represented the film at the event and was very pleased by the response and feedback from the event programmers and the audience.

“It was great to be invited to screen at such a festival. All the films here represent a large variety of diversity and we are honored to bring a story of disability to such a great audience.” – Daniel Koenig

The award for Best Documentary is the first award won by Trials: Finding the Medal. Next, the film will screen in Seattle, WA on August 11th.