International Alliance
(for Mountain Film)

L'International Alliance for Mountain Film è stata costituita presso il Museo Nazionale della Montagna «Duca degli Abruzzi» di Torino il 5 febbraio 2000 con la sottoscrizione di una dichiarazione di intenti e di collaborazione da parte di 9 Festival fondatori, come conclusione di un primo incontro informale avvenuto a Trento il 1. maggio 1999.

Sono soci fondatori i Festival di: Autrans, Banff, Breuil-Cervinia, Graz, Les Diablerets, Lugano, Torellò, Trento e il Museomontagna di Torino.

Obiettivi dell'Alliance sono la promozione, la valorizzazione e la conservazione della cinematografia di montagna attraverso momenti di lavoro comune. Successivamente sono entrati nell'Alliance i Festival di Dundee, Kendal, Poprad, Telluride e Teplice nad Metují.
Ogni anno l'Alliance tiene due sessioni di lavori. Nella riunione di Trento 2001 ha stabilito che la presidenza sarà triennale. Prima presidenza per il triennio 2001/2003 è stata assegnata a Trento.

La Segreteria organizzativa ha la sua sede fissa presso il Museo di Torino. Le prime sessioni di lavoro dell'Alliance si sono svolte a Autrans, Les Diablerets, Torino, Trento e Poprad.

GRAZ
INTERNATIONALES
BERG & ABENTEUER
FILMFESTIVAL
Founded: in 1986
Held: on the second week-end of November each year
Address: c/o Robert Schauer Filmproduktion GmbH Schönaugasse, 3 A - 8010 Graz
Phone: 0043-316-814223-0 Fax: 0043-316-814223-4
E-mail: mountainfilm@mountainfilm.com
Web: www.mountainfilm.com
The Festival was founded in 1986 by the mountaineer and filmmaker Robert Schauer. The Festival is the only competitive event in German speaking Europe. Prizes are in five different categories. The main prize «Grand Prix Graz» is awarded to the best film of the Festival. Category prizes «Camera Alpin in Gold».

BANFF
BANFF MOUNTAIN
FILM FESTIVAL
Founded: in 1976
Held: at the beginning of November each year
Address: P.O. Box 1020 Box Banff, Alberta CDN - T1L 11-15
Phone: 001 -403-762-6369
Fax: 001 -403-762-6277
E-mail: mountainculture@banffcentre.ca
Web: www.banffmountainfestivals.ca
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Banff Mountain Film Festival began in 1976 as a 1 -day event and has grown incrementally over its 26-year history to be a week-long Festival followed by an 11 -month World Tour of award-winning films. The Festival is competitive in nature and includes film screenings, international speakers, seminars, a trade show, craft fair, exhibitions and filmmaker seminars. The Festival traditionally attracts 10,000 audience members in Banff and appears in 26 countries on its World Tour.

TEPLICE NAD METUJÍ
MEZINARODNÍ HOROLEZECKÝ
FLIMOÝ FESTIVAL
Founded: in 1981
Held: on the last weekend in August each year
Address: Rooseveltova, 15
CZ-54957 Teplice nad Metují
Phone: 00420-447-581207
Fax: 00420-447-581191
E-mail: mhff@teplicenadmetuji.cz
Web: www.teplicenadmetuji.cz
The first International Mountaineering Film Festival in Teplice and Metuji was held in 1981. A friendly meeting in the initial years, the event soon became popular and flourished with open air screenings and folk concerts. After the revolutionary events in 1989 many other opportunities for self-realisation became accessible to people and a combination of circumstances cancelled the Festival for a period of three years. However, the tragic death of Miroslav mid, the father of the Festival, in 1993 encouraged a group of his friends to restore the glory and atmosphere of the Festival. The organisers' aim was to widen the field of interest, to enrich the purely climbing project with some other outdoor sports and the relationship of people with nature in general.

TORELLÓ
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL
DE CINEMA DE MUNTANYA
I AVENTURA
Founded: in 1983
Held: on the third Week in November each year
Address: C/Anselm Clavé, 5 - P.O. Box 19
E 08570 Tore11ó
Phone: 0034-93-8504321
Fax: 0034-93-8504321
E-mail: info@torellomountainfilm.com
Web: www.torellomountainfilm.com
Every year the Festival of Tore11ó screens about 50 films, from fifteen or so countries, in nine days. Besides the films in competition, parallel sections, exhibitions, evenings, conferences and tributes to personages belonging to the world of mountains are also organised. It is the only festival of this type held in Spain and it attracts more than 6,000 enthusiasts.

AUTRANS
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
DU FILM DE MONTAIGNE
ET AVENTURE
Founded: in 1984
Held: on the first Week in December each year
Address: Office de tourisme,
rue du Cinéma F 38880 Autrans
Phone: 0033-4-76953070
Fax: 0033-4-76953863
E-mail: info@festival-autrans.com
Web: www.festival-autrans.com
The International Festival of the Film d'Autrans, Mountain and Adventure, is the only festival of mountain films in France. In 2002 the Festival will be held from 4 to 8 December. The originality of this event consists in its three competitive sections: documentary films, fiction films and publicity spots. It has become the market for French documentary adventure films and every year attracts about 200 professionals from all over Europe who come to purchase the transmissions. For the last four years the Festival has joined forces with the town of Grenoble and proposes a week of screenings in the town on the days following the Festival. It currently attracts about 7000 spectators during these two weeks (Autrans and Grenoble).

KENDAL
KENDAL MOUNTAIN
FILM FESTIVAL
Founded: in 1981
Held: on the third Weekend in November each year
Address: John Porter
KMFF Director
Brook House
Caldbeck
Cumbria CA7 8EU
Phone: ++44 (0)16974 78542
E-mail: john@mountainfilm.co.uk
Web: www.mountainfilm.co.uk
The Kendal Mountain Film Festival is an annual gathering of climbers and adventurers. Five cinemas (including IMAX) screen 40 + films in competition. A stimulating lecture and seminar programme is presented by well known international figures and young climbers new to the audience. Exhibitions of photography, painting, sculpture and an international bouldering competition round off actvities.

DUNDEE
DUNDEE MOUNTAIN
FILM FESTIVAL
Founded: in 1983
Held: on the last Week-end of November each year
Address: c/o Gardenhurst Newbigging
Dundee GB - DD5 3RH
Scotland
Phone: 0044-1382-370315
Fax: 0044-1382-370315
E-mail: mail@dundeemountainfilm.org.uk
Web: www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk
The Festival was established to promote interest in films relating to mountain activities, exploration, the mountain environment and the diverses cultures found in mountainous regions. The Festival is currently a non-competitive event. Eminent mountaineers, explorers, filmmakers and cameramen are invited to make personal presentations at the Festival which also features top class and award winning films from around the world. Prizes are not awarded but appropriate financial arrangements are agreed: Many voluntary organisations involved in recreational activities in the mountains and those, whose interests are the conservation of the mountain environment, participate in the Festival.

BREUIL-CERVINIA
CERVINO INTERNATIANAL
FILIMFESTIVAL
Founded: in 1998
Held: on the last Week of July each year
Address: Promocinerna,
Via Carlo Alberto 55
I-10123 Torino
Phone: 0039-011-837538
Mobile: 0039-335-6881182
Fax: 0039-011-837538
E-mail: valeriana.rosso@libero.it
Web: www.promocinema.org/cervinofilmfestival/
Il Cervino Film Festival, che ha luogo ogni anno a fine luglio a Breuil-Cervinia, è nato nel 1998 con lo scopo di esaltare e promuovere la produzione cinematografica e televisiva, documentaristica e a soggetto, e indicare ai media, ai cineasti e al grande pubblico i significati e le tendenze moderne dei film di avventura ed esplorazione alpinistica, di ambiente naturale, cultura e sport della montagna.
Partecipano al Festival, organizzato dalla Regione Valle d’Aosta, dal Comune di Valtournenche e dall’Associazione Culturale Promocinema, solo i film premiati nei più importanti Festival di settore del mondo. Si tratta dunque di un Oscar dei Festival di cinema di montagna e avventura ospitato sotto la splendida cornice del Cervino e unico al mondo a proporre al pubblico i film già premiati in altri Paesi e quindi a garantire di fatto non solo una qualità delle opere molto elevata, in quanto frutto di una precedente selezione, ma anche un panorama veramente internazionale, che spazia dagli Stati Uniti alla Slovacchia, dal Bhutan al Kyrgyzstan, dalla Francia alla Russia, dalla Germania all’Australia, dal Canada all'Iran.
Il Festival rappresenta infine un appuntamento annuale importante e ormai familiare per gli appassionati del genere, con ospiti illustri come Stefano Della Casa, direttore del Torino Film Festival Cinema Giovani, Catherine Destivelle, fortissima e bellissima alpinista, Tomaz Humar, indicato da Reinhold Messner come il suo successore, Walter Bonatti, Riccardo Cassin, e molti, molti altri.

TORINO
MUSEO NAZIONALE
DELLA MONTAGNA
"DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI"
CAI-TORINO
Founded: in 1874
Address: Via G. Giardino, 39
Monte dei Cappuccini
I-10131 Torino
Phone: 0039-011-6604104
Fax: 0039-011-6604622
E-mail: posta@museomotagna.org
Web: www.museomontagna.org
Historical Film and Video Libraries, open prior arrangement. The Museum houses collections connected with the life, sports activities and records of mountains throughout the world. The centre also organises regularly programmed temporary exhibitions. Among its notable activities is the conservation and promotion of films in this field with the organisation of film collections, exhibitions and reviews, making documentaries and collaborating with television and festival producers. Permanent and temporary exhibitions, open to the public every day, from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.

TRENTO
FILMFESTIVAL
INTERNAZIONALE
MONTAGNA ESPLORAZIONE
AVVENTURA
"CITTÀ D1 TRENTO"
Founded: in 1952
Held: on the last Week of April and the first of May each year
Address: Via S. Croce, 67
Centro Santa Chiara
I-38100 Trento
Phone: 0039-0461-986120
Fax: 0039-0461-237832
E-mail: mail@mountainfilmfestival.trento.it
Web: www.mountainfilmfestival.trento.it
The Festival is held in the city of Trento and it is the oldest film festival of mountains in the world. It was founded by the Commune of Trento and the Italian Alpine Club in 1952 and was joined by the city of Bolzano in 1998 where an autumn session is held on particular subjects, between September and October. The Festival of Trento awards a gold gentian "Città di Trento" Grand Prize to the best film of all and silver gentians to the films in the sections of: mountaineering, mountains, exploration, mountain environments and sports adventure. The film competition, retrospectives, international review of mountain publications, antique dealers of mountain books, exhibitions and meetings on alpinism attract about 38,000 people every year.

POPRAD
MEZINÁRODNY FESTIVAL
HORSKYCH FILMOV
Founded: in 1993
Held: on the second week of October each year
Address: Popradské Nábrezie 2802/3
SK-05801 Poprad
Phone:
00421-52-7721060-7167 253
Fax: 00421-52-77618 06
E-mail: krokus@pp.psg.sk/horskyfilm@slovanet.sk
Web: www.mfhf.sk
The Festival, founded by the City of Poprad, Film Studio Koliba, Film Union, Slovak Film Institution and Slovak Mountaineering Club, is competitive and open to all filmmakers: professionals, freelancers, amateurs. Each competitor may enter up to a maximum of three films. The Festival usually attracts about 10,000 people. The productions entered may be presented at other festivals at the same time.

LES DIABLERETS
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
DU FILM ALPIN
LES DIABLERETS
Founded: in 1969
Held: on the last Week of September each year
Address: C.P.3 - CH-1865 Les Diablerets
Phone: 0041-24-4922040
Fax: 0041-24-4922041
E-mail: info@fifad.ch
Web: www.fifad.ch
Les Diablerets is a winter and summer resort in the Vaud Alps situated an hour and a half from Geneva. About thirty films, from the whole world, compete in the categories Freeride, Extreme Sports, Exploits, Fiction, Documentary and Environment. Seven prizes are awarded. The quality of the productions presented, a tribute to alpine cinema in Switzerland, and the exhibitions attract a large public from the alpine and film world every year.

LUGANO
FESTIVAL DEI FESTIVAL
Founded: in 1993
Held: at the beginning of June each year.
Address: Festival dei Festival
CH-6937 Breno
Phone: 0041-91-6091096
Fax: 0041-91-6091096
E-mail: direzione@festival-dei-festival.ch
Web: www.festival-dei-festival.ch
The Festival of Festivals is held in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland and is the only one of its kind. It presents the best films of Mountain Festivals, but it is not a competition. Instead the Luca Sganzini Memorial is awarded to persons or institutions who show commitment in promoting and defending aspects of the alpine culture. The Festival also organises conferences, debates, concerts and art exhibitions. Since 2002 it organises a competition for non professional amateur video.

TELLURIDE
MOUNTAINFILM
IN TELLURIDE
Founded: in 1979
Held: at the end of May each year
Address: P.O. Box 1088
300 South Pine Street,
Telluride, CO 81435 USA
Phone: 001 -970-7284123
Fax: 001 -970-7286458
E-mail: info@mountainfilm.org
Web: www.mountainfilm.org
Mountainfilm in Telluride is far more than a film festival. It is an ecletictic blend of programs - film screenings, guest speakers, gallery exhibits, slide shows, readings, symposia, seminars and conversations - that together comprise a celebration of the culture unique to mountain communities and highlight the power of film and arts to create social change. Over the course of 24 years, Mountainfilm in Telluride has evolved into an absolutely unique international rendez-vous, accentuating topics of adventure, environment, culture and ethnography.