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Noticias 2021

"Ski is Life" official image of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia 2022

"Ski is Life" is the main image of the 15th edition of the Mendi Film, the winning photograph of the Poster BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia award at the CVCEPHOTO contest.

A spectacular ski photograph taken in Zauchensee, Austria, by the Slovenian photographer Sandi Bertoncelj that has earned him the honor of repeating as an image of our festival as he also did in 2020 -with "Into the Light"-.

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IAMF meeting reunites alliance members in Trento

The 28 members of the International Alliance for Mountain Film-IAMF have once again held a face-to-face assembly within the framework of the 70th Trento Film Festival. Celebrate, yes, in a special way because it has meant the long-awaited reunion after the forced pandemic parenthesis of festival members from all over the world. The 26 mountain film festivals that represent it together with the Museo della Montagna in Turin and the Mountain Film Archive, have strengthened their alliance in the face of the motivating challenges and projects they face.

Jabier Baraiazarra, director of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia, is the current President of the IAMF.


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Film submission period for the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao - Bizkaia 2022 open from 1st of April until 15th of September


Film submissions are open for the 15th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival.
It will take place from 9th to 18th December 2022.

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Massive preview of 'La Cima' at the Golem Cinemas in Bilbao and Pamplona

BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia and lots of MendiZales -Mendi fans-, have participated today, Thursday, March 24, in the preview of the film 'La Cima', in collaboration once again with the Golem Cinemas, which have equipped double BC in Pamplona-Golem Baiona and Bilbao-Golem Alhondiga. Great atmosphere!

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The IAMF against the War

The International Alliance for Mountain Film expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian population and in particular with all those who make up the Mountain Culture community in Ukraine, while strongly condemning Russia's military aggression against the Ukrainian people and its national sovereignty.

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The International Alliance for Mountain Film decided to award the Grand Prize 2022 to Michael Dillon

The International Alliance for Mountain Film is proud to announce that its 2022 Grand Prize has been awarded to Australian director Michael Dillon.

Instituted in 2000, throughout its trajectory the International Alliance for Mountain Film, which includes the most prestigious organisations in the sector among its members, has become the main reference point for those who produce, promote and conserve mountain films. Today we are 28 members: 26 festivals of mountain film, one mountain museum and one mountain film archive, which represent 20 countries from Europe, Asia, North and South America and Oceania.

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Happy New Mendi Year!

2021 has been a sharp and dizzying route, as well as a beautiful one.
Let’s let our spirits run free in 2022.
The Mountain and Culture unite and activate us.
Let's go for new challenges! Action!


BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia 2021 has congregated 7,500 spectators despite of the pandemic and weather alerts

The 14th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia, held from December 3rd to the 12th, has reached it’s with an overall attendance of 7,541 people. The festival screened a total of 52 films from 13 countries. There were 11 international premieres and 22 national premieres, 11 panel talks and 7 exhibitions.

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‘Sciana Cieni (The Wall of Shadows)’ wins the Grand Prize of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia

'Sciana Ceni (The Wall of Shadows)' the film directed by Polish filmmaker Eliza Kubarska takes the viewer to the Jannu or Kumbhakarna (Himalaya, 7710m) against the backdrop of an epic activity carried out by Russian mountaineers Dmitry Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov in spring 2019. But in the film, the real protagonist is the Sherpa family who work for the expedition: their concerns and fears about the sacred mountain, the conditioning weight of the salary for the services rendered, the parental yearning to be able to offer studies to their son, and the tense situation generated the situation of the climbers who are tragically delayed in their challenge.

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Sebastián Álvaro tributed with the WOP Mendi Film Award 2021 at the 14th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia

The adventurer Sebastián Álvaro was distinguished with the WOP-The Walk On Project 2021 Award from the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia. 

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Memorable Opening Ceremony with the reunion of the Navarrese and Polish mountaineers of Shakhaur'76 and the premiere of 'Mendiak 1976'

Emotion, recognition, tribute, and closed obation with the public standing in the Euskalduna Auditorium. The memorable premiere of the film Mendiak 1976 takes place within the framework of the Opening Ceremony of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival will endure in the memory of all those who lived the magic and energy of the moment. Brilliant start of the festival.

Second screaning of Mendiak 1976, on Thursday, December 9, at the Golem cinemas, 17:30pm.

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‘Rock the Mountain’: the mountain in the iconography of pop music through a vinyl collection in the Sala Ondare

Bilbao, November 26, 2021. The Sala Ondare Aretoa of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia is hosting the ROCK THE MOUNTAIN exhibition within the framework of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival. After being presented today, it will remain open until February 12, 2022.

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The 52 selected films for the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia’s 14th edition

With a month to go for the 14th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival (3-12 December 2021), we are pleased to announce the selection of films that will be screened.

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New festival of 17 documentaries on nature and climate change from October 21 to 27 at the Sala BBK in Bilbao

BBK presents the 1st edition of KLIMA BBK, a documentary festival that will be held between October 21 and 27 at the Sala BBK in Bilbao.
A total of 17 documentaries have been programmed with the purpose of disseminating stories and actions in favor of the conservation of the environment and the fight against climate change.

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Mendi Film will reunite the Navarrese and Polish mountaineers of Shakhaur'76 45 years later at the Opening Ceremony on December 4th

The story began in 1976 when a group of young mountaineers set off in two fully loaded travel in Jeeps from Pamplona's Town Hall square to the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan. It was an expedition full of adventure, discovery and exoticism that culminated in a successful ascent to the summit of the 7,116-metre peak of Shakhaur. It was "the first Basque seven-thousander", a milestone in the history of our Himalayan climbing.

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The Basque breeze of high mountain cinema at sea level

Kurt Diemberger at the San Sebastian international mountain film contest (1983) and Dariusz Zaluski at the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia festival (2019)

Kurt Diemberger now has someone to delegate to: Dariusz Zaluski. Both are nicknamed "filmmakers of the eight-thousanders", and only three years after Diemberger was awarded the Grand Prize of the IAMF-International Alliance for Mountain Film, Zaluski wins it this year.

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