From the first mountaineering films released in the early years of the "short century", to the digital cinema of the new millennium, passing through hundreds of feature films and documentaries over a period of one hundred and twenty years.
Werner Herzog (c) Robin Holland
Jabier Baraiazarra, the Director of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival and the president of the International Alliance for Mountain Film, is proud of this well-deserved recognition of a great director with remarkable contributions to mountain cinema. Like Werner Herzog, he could not be present at the Italian event either because he followed the precautionary guidelines against covid-19.
We are so excited!
Felipe Uriarte mountain guide, Jabier Baraiazarra director of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia and Migel Zeberio orchestre director
From July 14 to August 1, the Urmuga expedition will traverse the Basque Country crossing the watershed. Music and mountaineering will merge together with the Et Incarnatus Orchestra and the Mendiak eta Herriak mountain guide agency. Urmuga is a journey that will take place from west to east from the Sierra de Garobel to the Hiru Erregeen Mahaia, traveling along the main mountains of the Basque Country, led by Felipe Uriarte, and steeped in music under the direction of Migel Zeberio, in various places along the route.
"Into the Light", by the Slovenian photographer Sandi Bertoncelj, is the official image of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival. He has won this award in the CVCEPHOTO Contest of the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea, so it will be the base of all Mendi Film's illustrations.
The following Mendi Tours have been postponed:
- Filma!-Sevatur-San Sebastián (M13-14, Kursaal)
- Vielha e Mijaran (M14-15, Cinema Vielha)
- Sevilla (M19, Cine Avenida)
- Iruña-Pamplona (M23-24-25-26, Golem Baiona)
- Santutxu/Bilbao (M23/25, Rincón del Viajero)