At the cinema

The film festival from 14 to 19 june 2022

The Vox cinema will host screenings of the 35 films in our selection plus 3 films not in competition in its three theatres.  This historical place in the heart of Chamonix, guarantees a high quality projection screened in comfort, showing the films in their best light. Each theatre will be screening a different programme, with something for all mountain passions!

Approximately 25 films screened

The best of the mountains

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.


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Guests, Jury & the Awards


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..


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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.


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Film Selection Criteria

  • The mountain should not be a simple setting, but an authentic character in the film.
  • The film must transmit the values of the mountain, respect for the environment, fraternity, commitment, solidarity…
  • The film must transmit mountain culture, history and the heritage shared by all mountain lovers.
  • The film must be lively, human, sensitive, it must appeal to the strong emotions inherent to the mountain.
  • Mountaineering symbolises the original exploration of the mountains, but other non-mechanical sports (skiing, trekking, paragliding, trail running, etc.) embody this spirit of exploration and adventure today. They will also be present insofar as they allow the expression of a singular purpose.

The Awards

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 Grand Prix

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.

The Audience Award

With Les Amis du cinéma

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.

The Jury Award

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…

The Storytelling Award

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.

The “by fair means” Award

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.

Awards Ceremony

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.

Our Masters of Ceremonies

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.


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Our partners

Thank you for your support.

  • Office de tourisme de Chamonix logo
  • Hôtel PlanB
  • Cinéma Vox
  • Maison des Artistes
  • Picture
  • GoreTex
  • Millet
  • Whympr
  • iphigénie
  • Samaya
  • Mont-Blanc Natural Resort
  • Alpine Mag
  • Ushuaïa TV
  • Libération
  • MKSport Mag
  • Fédération Française des clubs alpins et de montagne
  • French alpine club Chamonix
  • Fodacim
  • Kendal Mountain Festival
  • Aventure & découverte
  • Salon de l'escalade
  • Snell Sports
  • Landru bookshop
  • Chez Mélanie
  • Festival Film & Livre d'Aventure
  • Les Amis du Cinéma

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