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01/12/2015

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Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2015

This morning the eighth edition of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, Mountain Film festival and adventure sports, to be held in Bilbao on December 11-20, has been presented.

The Festival will officially open on December 11 at 7:30 pm in the Euskalduna Palace and will start with the screening of the film ‘Meru’, directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. The premiere will be followed by nine days of films with other 42 films in the official section, 3 films not of competition and the winning work of the second competition of amateur short films ‘Mendi Short’.

One of the highlights of the festival will arrive on December 19, when the ‘WOP Foundation Award for the defense and transmission of values of mountaineering’ will be awarded to Josep Manuel Anglada, one of the leaders of mountaineering in the twentieth century. Also during the festival Panel Talks, Mendi Talks and lectures will be held.