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Noticias 2017

'Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey' wins the Grand Prize of the 10th edition of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

Bilbao, 17th December 2017. The 10th edition of Bilbao Mendi Film Festival is coming to an end with this highly anticipated moment. After the screening of 51 films of the Official Selection over the past 9 days, the Jury made up of Jesús Mari Lazkano, Nancy Rosenthal, Jack Tackle, Paul Urkijo and Deb Smythe have decided to award the Grand Prize of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2017 to Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey.

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Peter Habeler will receive the WOP Award 2017 in Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

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Peter Habeler will receive the the Award of the The Walk On Project (WOP) 2017 a la defensa de los valores del alpinismo, el tributo de la 10ª edición del Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, el reconocimiento  a su admirable trayectoria. Este evento se celebrará en una sesión especial del Mendi Film Festival el sábado 16 de diciembre, a las 19.30h, en la Sala BBK, que se titulará La Noche de Peter Habeler.

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Peter Habeler WOP Award 2017 at Bilbao Mendi Film Festival

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Peter Habeler will receive the Award of The Walk On Project Foundation (WOP) to the defense of the values of mountaineering at Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2017.

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Peter Habeler, Pou Brothers, Basque Productions, workshops, Sua-El Mundo de los Pirineos...

  • Bilbao, December 14, 2017. Bilbao Mendi Film Festival is getting closed to the end. The films of the Official Selection will be projected until Saturday and on Saturday Peter Habeler's film and talk will take place. Moreover, he will receive the WOP Award, due to his contribution to the mountaineering values. On the other side, the facts demostrate the success of the Festival. Even if it's Thursday today, the weekend will have both projections and activities. More than 5000 viewers have been in Sala BBK. 
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MEET & GREET with the protagonists

Edificio Ensanche will be the centre of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, as it will become in our Mendi Base Camp.

Among many activities, in the mornings a new format activity, Meet & Greet with the protagonists will take place so as to know the guests: directors, alpinits, producers...

Free entrance until full capacity, so don't lose the opportunity to chat with the guests of the 10th edition!

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Tuesday, December 12, at 17:30

Kilian: Killian is considered as being the best mountain runner, however he doesn´t consider himself to be so. Accompany him on what is a new field of play while in Norway, he tries to ski and run the Seven Summits of Romsdalen in one single day and cover a 77 KM route with 9000m of elevation gain.

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National Geographic Young Explorers

Place: University of Deusto
Day: Wednesday, 13 de diciembre, 10:00-11:30

The National Geographic Society pushes the boundaries of exploration to further understanding of our planet and empower the global community to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable future.

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Mendi Talk. Jack Tackle - Alaska, the other Himalaya

Place: Colegio de Abogados de Bizkaia
Day: Wednesday, December 13, at 20:00
* Simultaneous translations

The Alaska Range and the Logan- St Elias Ranges of Alaska/Canada are Himalayan in scale. Remote, cold and daunting, these ranges have offered some of the largest challenges in Alpinism. His personal quest covers 30 years and 17 first ascents and 34 expeditions. Alaska continues to be one of the primary crucibles of Alpine climbing.

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'Droneography' the exhibition by photographer Santi Yaniz at the Sala Rekalde

Sala Rekalde-Rekalde Aretoa, from November 28th to January 7th

The exhibition shows the work which the professional photographer Santi Yaniz has taken using his drone, is it photography or Droneography?

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'Fandango' winner of 4th Mendi Short amateur contest

Fandango by basque amateur director Alex Areizaga was the short film winner of the 4th edition of the contest for amateur filmmakers Mendi Short.

On Saturday, December 16, this film will be screened in the morning session of the Sala BBK, along with the programming of the Official Section (tickets).

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Tickets for the 10th edition are now available

Mendi Tour 2017: more than 10,000 spectators

The Mendi Tour 2017 has been totally succesfull!

The year-round offer of the best films of the Mendi Film Festival has reached more than 10,000 spectators, a fact that proves that mountain cinema, in addition to enjoying good health, is in fashion.

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Tickets available for the Opening Ceremony: 'Mountain'

Get your tickets HERE.

The film Mountain will open the Official Section of the 10th edition at the Opening Ceremony of the Euskalduna Palace on December 8.

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10th Bilbao Mendi Film Festival SCHEDULE

The best of CVCEPHOTO in the Metro Bilbao

As is habitual throughout the months of November and December Metro Bilbao, and during the Festival the Sala BBK, will display the twenty photographs which CVCEPHOTO, the International Mountain photography contest, has chosen as winners, in its stations.

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The Jury of the 10th edition's Official Section

The artist Jesus Mari Lazkano and the film director Paul Urkijo, festival directors Deb Smythe and Nancy Rosenthal, and the alpinist Jack Tackle, will form the jury of the Official Section of the 10th edition of the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival.

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