Our second edition was grandiose in its cinematographic scope. 38 films were screened, 35 of them in the official selection, works from 10 different countries, a hundred or so guests, directors, athletes, authors… All the great films were there, including many premieres. We translated about ten films so that they could be seen in France. We brought together the best of mountain cinema and we are very proud that our list of winners is now an authority in the mountain world.
The trophies are original works created by the famous artist and mountaineer Andy Parkin, using old mountaineering equipment provided by our partner Petzl, ice axe blades, crampons, carabiner parts, plastic tools… When artistic creation meets the spirit of mountaineering. A huge thank you to him!
Many guests and great personalities of the mountain will meet us this year in Chamonix. Filmmakers, mountaineers, writers, producers, entrepreneurs, journalists… And all the mountain enthusiasts who do not want to miss this unmissable event.
Conrad Anker is one of the greatest mountaineers to come out of the United States, with a breathtaking record of achievements on the world’s mountains. In 1999 he made mountaineering history by discovering Mallory’s body on the North Face of Everest, 75 years after his death.
Conrad is also one of the characters in the renowned film ‘Meru’ by Jimmy Chin and participated in the spectacular film that retraces the last hours of the Mallory-Irvine rope party. His visits to France are rare and we are very honoured that he has agreed to be the patron of the 2022 edition of Chamonix Film Festival.
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.
A film director from Poland, Eliza’s striking and dramatic film ‘Wall of Shadows’ won numerous awards in festivals around the world, including the Jury’s special prize at the 2021 Chamonix Film Festival. Eliza is also an excellent climber, she associates her work as a filmmaker with a singular vision of the mountains.
French mountain guide, specialist in long solo climbs, Julia is also a sailor and took part recently in the Transat Jacques Vabre. She is one of few women to excel in both disciplines. A personality unanimously recognized in the mountain world for her human qualities, she lives out her dreams of freedom living at the foot of the Chartreuse.
French writer, specialist of Slavic worlds, Cédric is also a passionate mountaineer. His book ‘Les alpinistes de Staline’ was awarded the Albert-London prize in 2020. Cédric has become a literary personality in recent years. Cédric will also be present at the festival through the film ‘Fedchenko, the forgotten glacier’, screened out of competition.
Steve is from the Lake District in North West England, where he co-directs the famous Kendal Mountain Festival. He is one of the main on-stage presenters and looks after brand partnerships. A passionate mountain sports athlete, he lived and worked in the French Alps and in Norway for many years where he climbed, coached skiing and flew Paragliders for a living.
High level mountaineer, high mountain guide, he has traversed the great walls of the world, from the Himalayas to the Andes, via Alaska. In 2018 he received the ‘Piolet d’Or’ for the first ascent of the south face of Nuptse with Frédéric Degoulet and Benjamin Guigonnet.
Her job is essential! Françoise organises the jury and guarantees the smooth running of their deliberations. With her legendary gentleness, Françoise is the nanny so that the five jurys have no other concern than to watch the 34 films in the best conditions.
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.
For more than 35 years, François has been an emblematic figure of the mountain world. High mountain guide, tireless promoter of ice climbing, he likes to trade his ice axes for a pen or a camera. For François ‘there is no mountaineering without a story’. His presence on the organising committee is more than valuable.
Yves has long been involved in the Rencontres du cinéma de montagne de Grenoble – an unmissable event in the mountain world. Anyone attending will remember is colourful presentations. Yves is also the founder of FODACIM. We are very happy that he has agreed to return to Chamonix.
Katie is a producer and director. She was adopted by France some years ago leaving her home town of Slough, England behind! Staying true to her roots and to our partner festival Kendal she will present the English language film selection.
Many round tables took place during the 2022 festival, you can watch them again and find all those who enriched our scene.
Conferences, meetings, round tables on a wide variety of subjects: science, culture, nature, economy, adventure… related to the mountain and its different practices. Find the spirit of the festival in these different moments of exchange experienced at the Maison des Artistes in Chamonix from 14 to 19 June 2022.
A huge thank you to all those who participated and supported this 2022 edition.
Marie Amiguet • Conrad Anker • Jean-Michel Asselin • Aurelia Lanoé • Sam Beaugey • Léo Billon • Vivian Bruchez • Fanny Brun • Pierre Cadot • Jean-Franck Charlet • Simon Charriere • Cédric Chataignier • Marianne Chaud • Jocelyn Chavy • Jacques-Olivier Chevallier • Vincent Colliard • Mario Colonel • Aurélie Esteva Conrozier • Alvaro Crespo Garcia • Sophie Cuenot • François Damilano • Bertrand Delapierre • Martin Devictor • Fabien Douillard • Kéva Druelle • Fabien Druelle • Charles Dubouloz • Hervé Dupie • Inès Dussaillant • André-Vianney Espinasse • Yves Exbrayat • Nicolas Favresse • Eric Fournier • Hillary Girardy • Kari Gomez • Marie Guiguet • Cédric Gras • Thomas Guerrin • Marion Haerty • Marie-France Hendrikx • Ryan Hogben • Patrick Imbert • Jean-Baptiste (film Vertiges) • Andrew Kornylak • Eliza Kubarska • Clara Lacombe • Aurelia Lanoe • Damien Largeron • Mathieu Le Lay • Ulysse Lefebvre • Christopher Lewis Thomas • Anne-Marie Maddalena • François Marsigny • Juliette Martinez • Hélias Millerioux • Romain Millet • Katie Moore • Manu Moreau • Peter Mortimer • Tanya Naville • Jean-Charles Ostorero • Florent Palluel • Denis Poussin • Benoît Regord • Jean-Marc Rochette • Françoise Rouxel • Michaël Rouzeau • Eric Savoldelli • Steve Scott • Yoann Stuck • Cédric Tassan • Sylvain Tesson • Luc Thibal • Matthieu Tordeur • Toumy (film Vertiges) • Thomas Venin • Jérémie Villet • Julia Virat • Symon Welfringer…