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The IAMF Grand Prize was for Kurt Diemberger

Ever since the founding of the International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF) in February 2000, its members have been interested in celebrating those who, through their talent, have changed the world of mountain film. IAMF members wish to express their gratitude to the filmmakers, directors and producers who have contributed throughout their careers – through loyalty and dedication, and with little regard for personal profit — to the evolution of mountain film into the prominent genre that it is today.

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Programación sesiones Non Stop del domingo 16 de diciembre

Great Festival start to Sold Out rhythm

Mountain culture is all over Bilbao these days. The 11th edition kicked off last Friday at the Euskalduna Palace with 1,600 spectators, and all tickets were sold out. At the Opening Ceremony, the movie The Dawn Wall was screened, and we welcomed its main character Tommy Caldwell and director Peter Mortimer.

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Meeting of the International Alliance for Mountain Film in Bilbao

The directors of the most relevant  mountain film festivals on the  international stage are celebrating their  AGM in Bilbao this year, in order to examine the mountain film industry's present and near future. The Director of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, Jabier Baraiazarra, is the current President of the IAMF-International Alliance for Mountain Film.

The meeting was held this morning in the Palace of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, in which the international representation of the IAMF was received by the General Deputy of Bizkaia Unai Rementeria, and the Deputy of Euskera and Culture Lorea Bilbao.

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'The Dawn Wall' with Tommy Caldwell and Peter Mortimer hangs the Sold Out

1600 Mendi fans will enjoy in the Euskalduna Palace with THE DAWN WALL with its protagonist Tommy Caldwell and the director of the film Peter Mortimer.

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'Hartz eta Otsoekin lotan' Mendi Short 2018 winner


The Mendi Short 2018 jury, made up of ETB sports director Joseba Urkiola, ETB journalist specialized in extreme and mountain sports, Anartz Agirre, and Mendi Short coordinator and journalist, Naia Díez, has decided that 'Hartz eta Otsoekin lotan' (sleeping with bears and wolves), by Iñaki Atxa, is the winning short film of the fifth edition of the contest.

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Immerse in the Metro Bilbao and enjoy the best of CVCEPHOTO

As in previous years, the 20 CVCEPHOTO award-winning photographs are displayed in some of the Metro Bilbao underground stations (Moyua and Abanto). They will also be displayed in the Sala BBK during the festival. The photographs being exhibited are those that are prize winners of this year’s International Mountain Activity photography competition, which is run by ‘Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea’ from San Sebastian.

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Mendi bete diru: exhibition of bank bills with mountain themes

Till December 31th the exhibition Mendi bete diru is exposed in the Basque Museum of Bilbao within the framework of the 11th edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival. It is an exhibition produced by EMMOA-Basque Mountaineering Museum, which shows bank bills from around the world illustrated with mountain themes.

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Tickets will also be available at the Kutxabank multi-service ATMs,

and at the Sala BBK, Golem Alhóndiga cinemas and Euskalduna Conference Centre ticket offices

SCHEDULE #mendifilm 2018

14,000 spectators at the Mendi Tour 2018

Liébana-Potes, november 14th 2018. The Mendi Tour 2018 expedition comes to an end after the successful delivery of the European Mountain Film Days of Liébana-Potes, in Cantabria. In total 14,000 spectators have enjoyed this show of mountain cinema that has hosted 49 locations in Spain through the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival.

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'The Dawn Wall' and Tommy Caldwell will open the 11th Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, which will be held from 7th to 16th December, announces its first big star of the Official Section: the movie The Dawn Wall and the presence of  its main character, the climber Tommy Caldwell.

The audience will have the chance to enjoy the Opening Ceremony of this 11th edition of the Mendi Film. Together with Caldwell, who will sign autographs for the audience after the screening, the film will be presented by Peter Mortimer ‒director, Sender Films‒ and Philipp Manderla ‒producer, Red Bull Media House‒.

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Tickets sale for the 11th edition starting on November 19th

Individual tickets for the 11th edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival will go on sale from November 19 through Tickets will also be available at the Kutxabank multi-service ATMs, and at the Sala BBK, Golem Alhóndiga cinemas and Euskalduna Conference Centre ticket offices.

The tickets that are already available are those of the Opening Ceremony on December 7th at the Euskalduna Conference Centre. The film THE DAWN WALL will open the Official Section of the Festival at that first session.

The main character of the film, the climber Tommy Caldwell, the director Peter Mortimer and the producer Philipp Manderla will introduce it.

The programme and the 57 films of the 11th edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

Here you have the program and the 57 films that will be screened in the 11th edition of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival (December 7-16).

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Last phase of sale of Tickets Packs with discounts of up to 40% of the Mendi Film


Third and last phase of sale of Tickets Packs with discount for the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival that will be held from December 7 to December 16, 2018. If you buy your pack of tickets for the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2018 before November 12, you will be able to take advantage of discounts of between 33 and 40% with respect to the final price that said tickets will have at the box office.

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Mendi Short 5th edition

The registration for the 5th edition of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival's amateur short film contest is open till 11th November.


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Juanjo San Sebastián WOP Foundation Award of the 11th edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

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

This will be 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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