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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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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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