Torelló is holding the 35th BBVA Mountain Film Festival, paying tribute to Catalan mountaineering and projecting more than 40 films
Torelló has once more become the capital of mountaineering and of cinema with the 35th BBVA Mountain Film Festival .
The event will be held from the 10th to 19th of November and will present a series of film and cultural proposals that revolve around the world of mountains.

The festival’s opening ceremony will take place on Friday November 10th at 9.30 p.m. at the Teatre Cirvianum in Torelló with a tribute to Jordi Pons, one of the great names of Catalan mountaineering who knew how to combine his passion for the mountains with film for over 60 years. The opening ceremony will include the screening of his films and the testimony of many of his fellow adventurers from around the world. The ceremony will be presented by Ferran Latorre and the TV3 journalist, Marta Bosch. Later you will be able to enjoy a beer from the Montseny in the theatre foyer. 

In addition, this year the festival will also include a pre-inauguration, which will be held the day before in the Cirvianum, on November 9th, and will involve a concert by Exaudio d'Igualada, a group made up of 32 girls who will perform a repertoire of music with the mountain as a common denominator and which will include pieces by composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann or Brahms.

This year’s event will screen 44 films that represent the best works about mountaineering, climbing, adventure sports, ethnography and nature. All of them will compete for the top prize: La Flor de Neu d'Or (Golden Edelweiss). The event will also screen renowned international films from around the world, such as Dirtbag: the legend of Fred Beckey's, a film directed by Dave O’Leske that narrates the 94-year story of this American climber who has dared to scale the most difficult rock-faces on the planet. The Cirvianum will also screen Last nomads of Everest, a portrait of how the last Nepalese families still living from livestock farming at 4,000 metres above sea level subsist, in addition to two animated films: Modern dinosaurs (New Zealand) and Uruca II, Bugaboos edition (Canada).

Noteworthy among the most renowned filmmakers is Fulvio Mariani with his latest production about the Silk Route, The Silk Snow - To the Origins of Skiing. Also featured will be the Frenchman François Damilano, who along with Sophie Lavaud, pursue the fourteen eight-thousands. This time with K2. Une journée particulière. The siblings Anne, Véronique and Erik Lapied – who won the International Alliance for Mountain Film prize in Torelló two years ago – will be there to present 'Dessine-moi un chamois'. Among the Catalans, the director Jordi Canyigueral will present Common Ground, filmed in Siberia, where the brothers Pou and Hansjörg Auer attempt to climb a series of so far unexplored rock-faces.

This festival will also host a world premiere: the film Vignemale North face, 60 years later which will be screened on November 11th from 9.30 pm onwards, out of competition and in the Premier session. The aim of the film is to demonstrate how the guest of honour Jordi Pons was able to complete the highest rock-face in the Pyrenees at the age of 83.

Lastly, the increase in the number of parallel activities and proposals should be noted. Of particular interest among these are: three exhibitions: 'Mountains of advertising ', ‘Antarctica, ice beyond the end of the world’ and the ‘22nd  publishing area' In addition, there will also be panel discussions, activities in the library, a planetarium, lectures and presentations on issues related to the mountains and activities in the festival’s off section.

If you are lovers of nature, hiking and the seventh art, you shouldn’t miss the 35th Torelló Mountain Film Festival , an activity included in theWalk, run, jump, live'. Osona in its pure state’ campaign.  We’re looking forward to seeing you!


You can consult the whole programme for the Festival by following this link.

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