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Noticias 2019

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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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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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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