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  International Festival Of Mountain and Adventure Films of Torello


ADVANCE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE 23rd EDITION

FROM 11th 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 :

HOMAGE :  THE  SHERPAS

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 occidentals.

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.

Jamling 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 father’s  memories.

INFORMATIVE  SECTION :  MONTAGNE  PUB

Under this 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.

EXHIBITION : HIMALAYA  BLACK AND WHITE

TAKESHI MIZUKOSHI:  The light of the great mountains

Takeshi  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.

After 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.

In 1973, 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

The producers interested in registering a film in the Festival competitive section  2005,  will have as the expiring date 20th September 2005.

Awards :  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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