Festival dei Festival Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano, a wonderful Swiss town south of the Alps, is host to the Festival dei Festival. The purpose of this meeting is above all to spread mountain film and culture. Every year it invites the Festivals adhering to the International Alliance for Mountain Film to present their award-winning pictures. The Festival proposes historic exhibitions, conferences, alpine literature, meetings with schools, and debates, as well as thematic meetings. Since 2002 the international contest also show samateur videos and organizes a mountain literature competition.
Festival dei Festival is a founding member of the IAMF.
Director: Marco Grandi
c/o Marco Grandi, CH-6937 Breno TI, Switzerland
Festival du Film des Diablerets, Montagneexploits-environnement Les Diablerets, Switzerland
The Diablerets Film Festival is a must in the mountain world. Screening of new films about mountains, exploits and the environment are proposed every evening. A topic is broached every year by the Festival’s director and his guests at the daily screenings at the end of the afternoon. Freeride will also be on the programme at the opening weekend. In addition to the tent bar, a giant screen, two climbing walls, exhibitions and a library will add to the spirit of this eight-day Festival.
Director: Jean-Philippe Rapp
CP 3, CH-1865 Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Kendal Mountain Film Festival Kendal, Great Britain
The Kendal Mountain Festival takes place every autumn in the English Lake District, the birth place of British mountaineering. Started in 1980, this internationally renowned event attracts film premieres from (premieres from) around the globe. Film-makers, adventurers, lecturers and thousands of enthusiasts gather to take part in three packed days of the very best films, speakers, books and exhibitions covering all aspects of mountain sports culture. Plus it’s THE main social event for outdoor people in the UK.
Directors: Matt Burke / Steve Scott / Clive Allen
Yard 39 – Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4ED, UK