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60 films in the 12th edition of BBKMF

The sale of the rest of the tickets will be activated soon at

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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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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Nives Meroi and Romano Benet WOP Award 2019

Alpinists Nives Meroi and Romano Benet will be honoured with the WOP award during the 12th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia.

The couple has climbed all fourteen eight-thousanders without porters or oxygen bottles.

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BBK MENDI FILM Bilbao Bizkaia: a new era begins

Nora Sarasola (BBK), Lorea Bilbao (BFA-DFB), Eduardo Martínez (Mendi Film), Xabier Ochandiano (Bilbao City Council) and Jabier Baraiazarra (Mendi Film)


Bilbao, 24th June 2019. The Regional Government of Biscay, the City Council of Bilbao, the BBK Foundation and Mendi Film have signed a four-year collaboration agreement, which strengthens the project in the face of a new era.

This roped team’s name: BBK MENDI FILM Bilbao Bizkaia


  • Regional Government of Biscay
  • City Council of Bilbao
  • BBK Foundation
  • Mendi Film Festival

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CVCEPHOTO: 'Top of Africa' by Christian Pondella wins the Mendi Film Festival Poster Award

The picture Top of Africa from the American photographer Christian Pondella received the ‘Mendi Film Festival Poster’ award at the International Mountain Photo Context, CVCEPHOTO. It has thus become the image of the 12th edition of the Mendi Film Festival.

It is the third consecutive year that the association Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea (San Sebastian) and Mendi Film hand over the award.

All the 2019 awards: 5th CVCEPHOTO

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10,000 spectators in Mendi Tour 2019

We are thrilled! The Mendi Tour reaches 10,000 viewers within the first five months of the year.

10,000 viewers at film screenings. Simply spectacular!

Thank you!

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Mendi Tour: Arrasate, Zarautz, Azpeitia, Orio, Berrobi

Film submission period for the 12th Mendi Film Festival open till 15th of september



Bilbao Mendi Film Festival opens the film registration period for its 12th edition, to be held between December 6th and 15th 2019. The producers, directors and directors interested, must submit their works before September 15.

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Mendi Tour 2019

Keith Partridge IAMF Grand Prize 2019

Keith Partridge received the IAMF Grand Prize 2019 at Trento Film Festival. The Director of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival Jabier Baraiazarra gave him the honorable trophee as the President of the International Alliance for Mountain Film.

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BMFF awarded at the Deia Kirol Sariak 2018

Jabier Baraiazarra and Eduardo Martínez joined on stage by Counselor of Culture and Linguistic Policy Bingen Zupiria

Bilbao Mendi Film Festival has received the Sports Event Organization Award at the Kirol Sariak 2018 of the newspaper DEIA.

The oldest of the Biscayan press awards recognizes the work that during 11 editions -7 of them in Bilbao- the Mendi has done in the dissemination of the best mountain cinema, a fact that makes Bilbao the center of attention worldwide during the celebration of the festival in December.

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5th CVCEPHOTO edition to get the Mendi Film Festival 2019 poster

The international mountain activity photography contest CVCEPHOTO promoted by the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea of Donostia-San Sebastián, will close entries for its 5th edition on 31th March 2019.

Among the prizes offered, the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival Poster Award, worth 700 euros and the honor of being the official image of the 12th edition of the Mendi Film Festival, is announced for the third consecutive year.

Information and rules: 5th CVCEPHOTO

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The Director of BMFF Jabier Baraiazarra new President of the IAMF

Bilbao, March 6, 2018. The International Alliance for Mountain Film-IAMF has renewed its board team this past weekend at the meeting held at the Domzale Festival in Slovenia. The Director of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival is the new President, a position that will hold the next three years. The IAMF is composed of 23 mountain film festivals plus the Musseo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin, and BMFF has been a member since 2011.

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'Becoming who I was' Gran Prize of the 11th Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

The Korean film Becoming who I was directed by Moon Chang-Yong and Jin Jeon, has been awarded with the Grand Prize of the Mendi Film Festival, the main prize of the 11 prize winners of the 11th edition. On Sunday,16th, day of Non Stop sessions composed of award-winning films, will be announced the last one, the Audience Award, an audience that has enjoyed an edition that continues to attract more and more followers.

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