An exceptional selection, international films, numerous previews, the show promises to be grandiose!
Despite the present crisis, some wonderful films have been made in 2020 and 2021. The selection was made by our organising committee. We focused on originality, quality and novelty. Our festival is about the cultural transmission of mountain adventure, and our selection reflects this transmission between history and current events.
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 films presented at the Chamonix Film Festival will be selected by a committee made up of audiovisual professionals and respected mountain people. The selection criteria for the films will be based on the founding principles of the festival.
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday June, conferences will be programmed with screenings at the Vox cinema. Topics of current interest or history, retrospectives or tributes, these conferences will be an important meeting with the cultural heritage of mountaineering.