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Ticket Packs Sold Out at the second offer round

The ticket sale of the upcoming 12th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia is going great. We've sold out 10 days before closing the discount period of the 2nd round of Ticket Packs (Sept. 16 - Oct. 16). Same happened during last June's offer -only for members of the MendiZale community-, in which all discounts sold out in only 24 hours.

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Mendi Short 6th edition

The registration for the 6th edition of BBK MENDI FILM BILBAO BIZKAIA's amateur short film contest is open till 15th November.


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Nives Meroi and Romano Benet WOP Award 2019

Alpinists Nives Meroi and Romano Benet will be honoured with the WOP award during the 12th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia.

The couple has climbed all fourteen eight-thousanders without porters or oxygen bottles.

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BBK MENDI FILM Bilbao Bizkaia: a new era begins

Nora Sarasola (BBK), Lorea Bilbao (BFA-DFB), Eduardo Martínez (Mendi Film), Xabier Ochandiano (Bilbao City Council) and Jabier Baraiazarra (Mendi Film)


Bilbao, 24th June 2019. The Regional Government of Biscay, the City Council of Bilbao, the BBK Foundation and Mendi Film have signed a four-year collaboration agreement, which strengthens the project in the face of a new era.

This roped team’s name: BBK MENDI FILM Bilbao Bizkaia


  • Regional Government of Biscay
  • City Council of Bilbao
  • BBK Foundation
  • Mendi Film Festival

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CVCEPHOTO: 'Top of Africa' by Christian Pondella wins the Mendi Film Festival Poster Award

The picture Top of Africa from the American photographer Christian Pondella received the ‘Mendi Film Festival Poster’ award at the International Mountain Photo Context, CVCEPHOTO. It has thus become the image of the 12th edition of the Mendi Film Festival.

It is the third consecutive year that the association Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea (San Sebastian) and Mendi Film hand over the award.

All the 2019 awards: 5th CVCEPHOTO

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10,000 spectators in Mendi Tour 2019

We are thrilled! The Mendi Tour reaches 10,000 viewers within the first five months of the year.

10,000 viewers at film screenings. Simply spectacular!

Thank you!

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Mendi Tour: Arrasate, Zarautz, Azpeitia, Orio, Berrobi

Film submission period for the 12th Mendi Film Festival open till 15th of september



Bilbao Mendi Film Festival opens the film registration period for its 12th edition, to be held between December 6th and 15th 2019. The producers, directors and directors interested, must submit their works before September 15.

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Mendi Tour 2019

Keith Partridge IAMF Grand Prize 2019

Keith Partridge received the IAMF Grand Prize 2019 at Trento Film Festival. The Director of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival Jabier Baraiazarra gave him the honorable trophee as the President of the International Alliance for Mountain Film.

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BMFF awarded at the Deia Kirol Sariak 2018

Jabier Baraiazarra and Eduardo Martínez joined on stage by Counselor of Culture and Linguistic Policy Bingen Zupiria

Bilbao Mendi Film Festival has received the Sports Event Organization Award at the Kirol Sariak 2018 of the newspaper DEIA.

The oldest of the Biscayan press awards recognizes the work that during 11 editions -7 of them in Bilbao- the Mendi has done in the dissemination of the best mountain cinema, a fact that makes Bilbao the center of attention worldwide during the celebration of the festival in December.

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5th CVCEPHOTO edition to get the Mendi Film Festival 2019 poster

The international mountain activity photography contest CVCEPHOTO promoted by the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea of Donostia-San Sebastián, will close entries for its 5th edition on 31th March 2019.

Among the prizes offered, the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival Poster Award, worth 700 euros and the honor of being the official image of the 12th edition of the Mendi Film Festival, is announced for the third consecutive year.

Information and rules: 5th CVCEPHOTO

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The Director of BMFF Jabier Baraiazarra new President of the IAMF

Bilbao, March 6, 2018. The International Alliance for Mountain Film-IAMF has renewed its board team this past weekend at the meeting held at the Domzale Festival in Slovenia. The Director of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival is the new President, a position that will hold the next three years. The IAMF is composed of 23 mountain film festivals plus the Musseo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin, and BMFF has been a member since 2011.

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'Becoming who I was' Gran Prize of the 11th Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

The Korean film Becoming who I was directed by Moon Chang-Yong and Jin Jeon, has been awarded with the Grand Prize of the Mendi Film Festival, the main prize of the 11 prize winners of the 11th edition. On Sunday,16th, day of Non Stop sessions composed of award-winning films, will be announced the last one, the Audience Award, an audience that has enjoyed an edition that continues to attract more and more followers.

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Bilbao Mendi Film Festival sets a new record and over 12,000 people attended all screenings

Bilbao, 17th December 2018. Mendi Film Festival closes its 11th edition with a historic increase. The mountaineering film festival gathers the most recent productions of this genre and its attendance has reached 12,008 people.

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Juanjo San Sebastián WOP Foundation Award 2018

The mountaineer and writer Juanjo San Sebastián has been the guest of honour of this 11th edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival. He has received the WOP ‒The Walk On Project Foundation Award‒ for his defense and transmission of the social values ​​of mountaineering.

This has been the fifth edition in which the Award is given by the The Walk On Project Foundation, and Juanjo San Sebastián will join the exclusive group of great mountaineering personalities that have already been awarded: Josep Manuel Anglada, Sir Chris Bonington and Peter Habeler, along with the film Drawn by Jeremy Collins.

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