ACTIVITIES FOR THE 23rd EDITION
TO 20th NOVEMBRE 2005
As it is
usual during these dates every year, the International Festival of Mountain
and Adventure Films of Torelló has already settled the main points for this
year’s edition, the 23rd, as for he official section and the rest of out of
competitive sections. The main novelty is the convocation for the Award
Caixa Sabadell of Mountain and Adventure journalism, endowed with 1.200
euros. Find detailed right away some of the information and dates already
confirmed for 2005 :
In 1953, a
sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, achieved Mount Everest together with Edmund Hillary.
Despite the inflection point that the event ment for the Sherpas and that
Tenzing become a hero (mainly in his country), things did not change very
much. Apart from that fact, the spreading of the work and achievements of the
Sherpas in the Himalaya has always been slanted or directly unknown by the
Mountain Film Festival has decided to give in this section the Edelweiss of
Honour to the Sherpa People for their work, very often little known, in favour
of the mountaineering. To get this award in their name, the guest of honour
of the 23rd Festival is going to be a son of the most illustrious one,
Jamling Tenzing Norgay.
Tenzing Norgay was born in 1965 and is the fourth of Tenzing six children. In
1996 he took part, as the mountaineering leader, of the IMAX team that shot
the famous film . And Jamling got the summit a few days after the great
tragedy where 9 mountaineers were killed. All those events are reflected in
a book translated into 18 languages, Nearer my father , where he tells not
only his experiences in the mountain but also the terrible storm and his
INFORMATIVE SECTION : MONTAGNE PUB
very same title, in the year 2000 was introduced in the Festival a show of
the best adverts which took part in the Festival International du Film
Montagne et Aventure d’Autrans (France). The proposal was very successful
and for this reason we want to introduce it again in the programme. This time
there will be the best pieces of work (mainly the funniest), that have taken
part in it from 2000 and 2004. The spots will be shown in small dose
during the Festival sessions.
: HIMALAYA BLACK AND WHITE
MIZUKOSHI: The light of the great mountains
Mizukoshi was born in Aichi, in Japan, in 1938. In 1991 he got the annual
award of the Japanese Photographic Society for the book The Japanese Virgin
Forest (1990). Lately other pieces of work of him were also awarded, like
Himalaya (1993) and Borneo.
taking photographs for 21 years, of all the slopes and in all conditions,
almost always in black and white, for his wish to interpret in a pure and
innocent way his idea of the mountain and nature, he took his experience and
capacity to observe the nature in the Himalaya.
he started his pilgrimage in that mountain range and from then he has gone
back there 12 more times, crossing it from east to west.
A part of
the work done during those trips is the exhibition introduced in the
Festival. It is formed by fifty 46 x 65 photographs in black and white and
belongs to the Torino Mountain Museum collection.
REGISTERING PERIOD AND AWARDS
producers interested in registering a film in the Festival competitive section
2005, will have as the expiring date 20th September 2005.
9.000 euros distributed in 9 different awards. Among them it stands out :
the Grand Prize Vila de Torelló to the best film ( Edelweiss of Gold and
3.000 euros) ; Prize to the best mountain film ( Edelweiss of Silver and
1.200 euros ) ; Prize to the best film about mountain sports ( Edelweiss of
Silver and 1.200 euros ) ; Prize to the best film about ecology ( Edelweiss
of Silver and 1.200 euros ) ; Prize of the Jury ( Edelweiss of Silver and
1.200 euros ) or Prize Adventure Time to mountain or mountain sports films (
buying of the broadcasting rights by TVC worth 600 euros).
This is a
programme advancement fort he next 23rd Festival edition. The resto f the
information which we are rounding off, as well as the competitive section ,
will be detailed in the introduction press conference which, like every year,
will be summoned ending October.
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