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Urmuga: the musical mountain traverse of the Basque Country

Felipe Uriarte mountain guide, Jabier Baraiazarra director of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia and Migel Zeberio orchestre director

From July 14 to August 1, the Urmuga expedition will traverse the Basque Country crossing the watershed. Music and mountaineering will merge together with the Et Incarnatus Orchestra and the Mendiak eta Herriak mountain guide agency. Urmuga is a journey that will take place from west to east from the Sierra de Garobel to the Hiru Erregeen Mahaia, traveling along the main mountains of the Basque Country, led by Felipe Uriarte, and steeped in music under the direction of Migel Zeberio, in various places along the route.

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Postponed Mendi Tour sessions


The following Mendi Tours have been postponed:

  • Filma!-Sevatur-San Sebastián (M13-14, Kursaal)
  • Vielha e Mijaran (M14-15, Cinema Vielha)
  • Sevilla (M19, Cine Avenida)
  • Iruña-Pamplona (M23-24-25-26, Golem Baiona)
  • Santutxu/Bilbao (M23/25, Rincón del Viajero)
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“Into the Light”: The image of Mendi Film 2020 shows the light

"Into the Light", by the Slovenian photographer Sandi Bertoncelj, is the official image of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival. He has won this award in the CVCEPHOTO Contest of the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea, so it will be the base of all Mendi Film's illustrations.

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Film submission period for the 13th BBK Mendi Film Bilbao - Bizkaia open until 15th of September




In the current climate, we feel like we share the same route, now more than ever. At Mendi Film, that is how we feel it. Mountain Cinema is our passion, and we want to share with those who keep working the energy and inspiration it brings us. This year, we will celebrate the 13th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao - Bizkaia. We are certain that all productions submitted to the Official Selection will be full of said values.

Providing continuity to the milestones set for this year, film submissions are open for the 13th edition, which will take place from 4th to 13th December 2020. Producers, directors, and filmmakers must submit their films by 15th September 2020. Let's keep dreaming!

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'Treeline': the reciprocal bond between humanity and nature Grand Prize at the BBK Mendi Film 2019

The film Treeline directed by Jordan Manley wins the Grand Prize at the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia 2019. Trees are the main axis of this work engraved in forests of British Columbia, Japan and Nevada. It's an invitation to interpret what the oldest trees have to teach us, illuminating the reciprocal bond between humanity and nature. A masterpiece.

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Eighth year that BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia sets its own audience record

Bilbao, 16th December 2019. BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia, the international mountain film festival, puts an end to its brilliant 12th edition. Over the last 10 days, 12,360 people attended the screenings, setting a new attendance record and reinforcing its continuous growth for the last eight editions. The organisers are very happy with these numbers, but they particularly appreciate the quality of the films and events. 

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Nives Meroi and Romano Benet "proud to receive and represent" the 2019 WOP Award

Mountaineers Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have been the main honorees of the 12th edition. They were awarded the 2019 WOP-The Walk On Project Award at the event held in Bilbao on Saturday, December 14.

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Mendi Gaua: Mendi 2019's most desired films at Golem Alhóndiga (2)


Nives Meroi and Romano Benet WOP Award 2019 at the BBK Mendi Film

Alpinists Nives Meroi and Romano Benet will be honoured with the WOP award at the 12th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia. The ceremony will be held on saturday December 14th, at 19:30 pm, at Sala BBK.

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The Basque Premier Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu has offered a reception to Mendi Film

Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, the Basque Premier, today offered a reception, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, to Eduardo Martínez and Jabier Baraiazarra, president and director of the Mendi Film. The Minister of Culture and Linguistic Policy Bingen Zupiria has been the one who has guided the meeting.

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16,000 spectators mark a new milestone with the Mendi Tour 2019

The last stop of the Mendi Tour 2019, this past weekend, in Potes-Liébana, at the foot of the Picos de Europa, completely full in both Friday and Saturday sessions.
The Mendi Tour, the exhibition of the best films of the BBK MENDI FILM BILBAO-BIZKAIA festival has been enjoyed throughout the year 2019, from January to November, in 50 cities throughout Spain. 

60 films in the 12th edition of BBKMF

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BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia announces the programme of the 12th edition, which will be held from 6th to 15th of December.

It highlights the list of the 60 films that will be presented in the stages of the Sala BBK, Golem Alhondiga cinemas, and the Euskalduna auditorium.

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Christian Pondella & CVCEPHOTO, first exhibitions in Bilbao

The 12th edition of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia begins to be presented in Bilbao, through the first photographic exhibitions in Metro Bilbao and Euskal Trenbide Sarea-ETS: Beneath the Ice by photographer Christian Pondella, and the selection of the 20 best pics of the international mountain photography contest CVCEPHOTO 2019.

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Last chance to get BBKMF ticket packs until November 11th

The last sales phase offering ticket packs for BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia is open until 11th November, with discounts of up to 40% as opposed to the full-priced tickets on session days. This is a limited offer.

Tickets for the Opening Ceremony (6th Dec) are also available. The film opening the Official Selection 2019 will be OSTATNIA GÓRA (The Last Mountain), by director Dariusz Zaluski, about the Polish winter expedition to K2 in early 2018, starring Krzysztof Wielicki, Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko.

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Ticket Packs Sold Out at the second offer round

The ticket sale of the upcoming 12th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia is going great. We've sold out 10 days before closing the discount period of the 2nd round of Ticket Packs (Sept. 16 - Oct. 16). Same happened during last June's offer -only for members of the MendiZale community-, in which all discounts sold out in only 24 hours.

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Mendi Short 6th edition

The registration for the 6th edition of BBK MENDI FILM BILBAO BIZKAIA's amateur short film contest is open till 15th November.


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