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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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BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia will celebrate the 14th edition between December 3 and 12, joining both cinema fans and mountain lovers in Bilbao and at the same time at the on-line festival


Lorea Bilbao Euskara, Kultura eta Kirol saileko Foru Diputatua, Gonzalo Olabarria Bilboko Udaleko Kultura Zinegotzia, Andoni Iturbe Eusko Jaurlaritzako Kultura Sailburuordea, Gorka Martínez BBK Banku Fundazioko Zuzendari Nagusia, Imanol Muñoz Ternua Group Sales & Marketing Manager, eta Jabier Baraiazarra BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia Zuzendaria

Bilbao, November 19, 2021. The 134th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia will be held from December 3rd to the 12th. It will be a special edition, conditioned by the pandemic. At the event held today at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, the main sponsors and representatives of Mendi Film presented the festival.

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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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Hillary, La Pedriza, Everest’88, Mulero, Iñurrategi, Le Menestrel, Seb Montaz… el the beste mountain films are back to Madrid-Cines Golem from the 4th to 7th of October


The long-awaited return of the Mendi Tour to Madrid is here. The rope-team formed by the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia festival and the Golem Madrid Cinemas, has once again the sponsorship of the RSEA Peñalara and the outdoor brand Ternua, taking up this essential event for mountain and mountain lovers. nature activities, and also for fans of documentary cinema, which is now in its 7th edition in the capital.

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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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The best mountain cinema on the beach of Canet d'en Berenguer on the night of July 17

The Mendi Tour presents its 7th edition at Canet d'en Berenguer in open air cinema format. On the night of Saturday, July 17, in Arena, in front of Plaça dels Pescadors, and with free admission, we will enjoy the best mountain cinema with outstanding films from the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia festival.

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Sebastián Álvaro will be the WOP Awarded 2021 at the 14th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia

The adventurer Sebastián Álvaro is going be distinguished with the WOP-The Walk On Project 2021 Award from the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia. The conferment is going to take place during the 14th edition of the festival, which will be held between 3rd and 12th of December this year in Bilbao.

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Film submission period for the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao - Bizkaia 2021 open from 1st of April until 15th of September

The commitment to celebrate the edition of the pandemic in December of last year reinforced all of us, directors, producers and fans of mountain cinema, with a festival to remember. This year we share again the energy, inspiration and enthusiasm that were the engines of the 2020 edition's success. 

Film submissions are open for the 14th edition, which will take place from 3th to 12th December 2021. Interested producers, directors, and filmmakers must submit their films by 15th September 2021.

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International Alliance for Mountain Film launches online Multi-Festival Submission Form to enter films to all festivals in their network

The International Alliance for Mountain Film is an expert center for professionals and organizations that work in the sector of Mountain Film and provides a globally operating network of festivals, held in 20 different countries – with events on each continent. The network enables a professional and creative exchange with filmmakers, athletes, outdoor brands, and the mountain community, and allows to share ideas and provide services, that are useful for the film & mountain community and the Members of the Alliance.

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"We as IAMF think, that it will be essential to continue to serve the audience’s desire and passion for adventures on the big screen"

Javier Barayazarra, President of the International Alliance for Mountain Film, on the importance of the Alliance, its goals, strengths, activities, and what the future holds for Mountain Film.

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Mendi Tour Online now also on the FILMIN platform

Mendi Film's online offer continues to expand. Now you can enjoy outstanding films that were awarded at Mendi Film on the prestigious online film platform FILMIN. Films awarded with the Grand Prize at Mendi Film in Bilbao such as Unbranded, Freedom Underload, Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, and many more, are now available on the Mendi Tour Online Channel. You can watch the best mountain, adventure, extreme sports and nature cinema how and when it best suits you. Genuine cinema, in original version with subtitles in Spanish, Basque or English, created by Mendi Film.

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