A selection of about 25 films from all over the world, many previews, new releases in France and surprises! Out of competition films are also programmed for a total of 38 films screened in the three cinemas of the Vox cinema in Chamonix. For each film, the directors and protagonists are present on stage to talk about their work.
Many guests and great personalities of the world of mountaineering will meet in Chamonix this year. Filmmakers, mountaineers, writers, producers, entrepreneurs, journalists… And mountain enthusiasts from far and wide, gathering for an unmissable event..
This edition of Chamonix Film Festival brings together a high-level international jury. Five complementary personalities, representative of mountain adventure in all its forms, both active and cultural. This guarantees a variety of points of view and passionate debates around the 35 films in selection.
The films presented at the Chamonix Film Festival have been selected from over 150 submissions. A committee of film and mountain professionals selected 35 finalists. The criteria for selecting the films correspond to the DNA of the festival.
The five jury awards
The film of the year! The film that combines the best technical and narrative qualities, in line with the three axes of the festival: mountains, adventure and culture.
This prize, supported by the Friends of Chamonix Cinema association, will not be awarded by the jury, but following votes from the public, in cinemas and on streaming.
For the jury, it is the freedom prize. They have the right to award it, according to their own criteria, to the film they consider remarkable, singular, surprising, spectacular…
A film is first and foremost a story, and a good director must know how to engage the viewer in a thrilling narrative. This prize rewards a quality that is now indispensable to an adventure story.
This prize rewards a state of mind “by fair means”. This formula, attributed to Alfred Mummery, refers to an ascent achieved ethically, without artificial means.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 18 June from 6 pm on the terrace of the Artists’ House. Jury, officials and guests will be gathered for a festive and emotional moment. Only the Audience Award will be presented in the evening, after the last screening.
The three theatres of the Vox cinema in Chamonix will each screen a different programme. hosted by three presenters. Theatre 3 will screen an English language programme.