“The smallest film festival in the world”
The festival takes place in a small village in the Stura Valley in Italy, Valloriate with only 80 inhabitants! The festival, which is celebrating its 7th year, has become a lot more than a festival: it is a dynamic cultural project that spreads the area. (about 5000 people participated in the previous edition).
A motto of the festival:
“Mountains are catalysts that stimulate curiosity, commitment, dedication and challenges.”
The festival has selected 21 films among the 200 received this year. The films come from many different countries: Italy, Russia, China, Armenia, Colombia, United States, France, England, Malaysia, Antarctic, Nepal, Romania and Canada.
The films are divided into 3 categories:
Mountain and adventure
From the remotest parts of the planet, such as Antarctica and Canada, to the legendary mountaineering races and the lucid madness of the most extreme mountain sports.
Landscapes / The world as you have never seen
Hidden worlds, from Armenia to Siberia, from Romania to Italy, we will discover new realities, stories of borders, spirituality, beauty, fear, to satisfy our thirst for curiosity and astonishment .
Culture of the world / traveling with other eyes
From northern Siberia to the indigenous tribes of the rainforest of Borneo in the highlands of Nepal. To travel, to know, to love the places, the people, to look at them with other eyes.
Three prizes to win: Best Film, Mario Monaco Award for Best Mountain Climbing Film and Open Cinema Award