The Official Selection of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia festival will include 54 films, which will be available at theatres and online from 4th to 13th December
The best international mountain films will be screened in Bilbao during the 13th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival, from 4th to 13th of December. 54 films representing 18 countries will compete in the contest, bringing to Bilbao some of the best mountain cinema made in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania.
The Baltistan Fundazioa foundation, an international development cooperation NGO that works in the Pakistani Karakorum, will be recognized with the WOP-The Walk On Project 2020 Award of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia festival. The award ceremony will be held during the 13th edition of the festival, between 4th and 13th of December 2020, in Bilbao.
From the first mountaineering films released in the early years of the "short century", to the digital cinema of the new millennium, passing through hundreds of feature films and documentaries over a period of one hundred and twenty years.
Werner Herzog (c) Robin Holland
Jabier Baraiazarra, the Director of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival and the president of the International Alliance for Mountain Film, is proud of this well-deserved recognition of a great director with remarkable contributions to mountain cinema. Like Werner Herzog, he could not be present at the Italian event either because he followed the precautionary guidelines against covid-19.
We are so excited!