This founding principle led to the creation of the Chamonix Film Festival. More than a film festival, we have imagined this event as a great celebration of the mountain, of adventure and of its culture. Because mountaineering was born in Chamonix, our ambition is to pass on a heritage that is two centuries old and to report on the current state of a mountain world that is undergoing rapid change.
Mountaineering and, more broadly, mountain adventures are not ordinary activities, and the summits are not just playgrounds, but also places where challenges are faced. Since the end of 2019, mountaineering has been included in UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage. This tremendous recognition commits us to work to transmit the history and culture of the mountains, to raise awareness of environmental issues, respect for the environment and the safety of mountaineers. This commitment will be at the heart of our festival.
Finally, for two centuries, Chamonix has had an international reputation, and our festival must also be international. This is why, from the first edition, we will be offering a streaming in two languages to share our passion with all those who vibrate at the mere mention of the name of Chamonix.
This festival was born from a dream shared by a father and his daughter.
We are both passionate about the mountains, living in the shadow of Mont Blanc.
We have been wanting to create an event for some time that celebrates mountain cinema and a spirit of adventure.
After working as a journalist for fifteen years, chief editor for Montagnes Magazine and founder of Trek Magazine, I ran the Guérin-Paulsen publishing house for five years. Since 2017 I have been totally dedicated to my lifelong passion, directing documentaries. I have directed about twenty films for Arte, National Geographic, Ushuaïa TV, France Ô, Voyage, Trek TV… Communicating the cultural and historical heritage of mountains and their regions is always a theme in my projects.
I have been living in Chamonix for ten years working in digital communication and development (social media, brand content, brand identity) for Chamonix Tourist Office. I worked for five years in a press agency specialised in outdoor events (UTMB, Petzl, Montagne en Scène…). The mountains are my daily scenery, whether hiking, climbing, ski touring, trail running or paragliding.
A huge thank you to all those who have supported us in financing this festival. The crowdfunding operation is not over yet, and all help is welcome to help us continue this beautiful adventure…
Jean-Marc Arimont, Muriel Barra, Isabelle et Pascal Bastide, Brice Bertrand, Pierre Bousquet, Tiphaine Breillot, Geneviève Cadot, Marianne Cadot, Eric Caugant, Isabelle Chamouton, Iain Cleaver, Élodie Colle, Gérard Colle, Sophie Cuenot, Géraldine Damico, Xavier De Rohan-Chabot, Laure Decomble, Anne-France Delacrétaz, Pauline Filleul , Antoine Fournier, Guillaume Fournier, Margaret French-Théoleyre, Elodie Gaby, Camille Geoffray, Cédric Gras, Françoise Guilbot, Mascolo Jeanne, Mathilde Laisney, Nathalie Lamoureux, Astrid Lanceau, Patrick Laroche, Elise Longin, Maryline Métral, Anne-Solange Muis, Gaëlle Odin, Philippe Plantie, Judith Potin, Emilien Provansal, Sylvain Raylat, Camille Raylat, Christine Rédélé, Ines Rubat,Cédric Sapin-Defour, Gerard Schwall, Gisèle Streng, Minh Tran, Jonathan Wojcik, Margaret French-Théoleyre, Ghislaine Antoine, Pierre Sancier, Olivier Boucheré, Sylvie Collet… This list will be updated regularly.