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The next edition of this mountain, adventure and extreme sports film festival will be held in Bilbao from the 11th to the 20th of December 2015. The deadline to receive the films that will take part in the competition is on the 30th of September.


Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, the festival about mountain, adventure and extreme sports, has opened the registration period for those films that want to participate in the official section of its 8th edition, which will be held in Bilbao from the 11th to 20th of December 2015.

The festival will accept, until the 30th of September, any audiovisual work in which the plot is developed or related to the mountain: adventure, mountain and extreme sports that go from mountaineering and climbing to skiing or snowboarding, ecology, environment, ethnography...

Only productions made from the 1st of January 2013 onwards will be able to compete. Every film received will be studied by the Pre-selection Committee of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival. For registration and documentation proceedings, this email account will be available: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Industry benchmark

Since its early beginning in Vitoria-Gasteiz back in 2008, Bilbao Mendi Film Festival has become a major international benchmark of film festivals related to mountaineering, adventure and extreme sports, becoming in record time one of the most important attractions of the industry.

In its last edition, a total of 7,300 people went to the numerous sessions of the event and 47 films were submitted to the contest. In addition, lots of outstanding figures attended the festival: Rebecca Martin, Director of the Expeditions Council at National Geographic; the adventurer and Hollywood producer David Breashears; artists and filmmakers such as the American Jeremy Collins, the Colombian Patricia Ayala, the Polish Bartek Swiderski, the German Sebastian Mez, or the French Mathieu Le Lay; mountaineers and climbers such as Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Vallejo, Mikel Zabalza, Jordi Corominas, Hansjörg Auer, Remi Thivel, the Pou brothers, Edurne Pasaban and Alberto Zerain; and film directors like Montxo Armendariz, who was honoured on the 30th anniversary of his film 'Tasio'.

Some of the best pieces that could be seen in the 2014 edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival will be screened again during the next events of the Mendi Tour, which will be held in Orona, Hernani (22nd April), Arrasate (5th May) and Donostia-San Sebastian (11th and 14th May).


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