The Slovenia Times

International Mountain Film Festival

Feb 12 - Feb 17

A selection of films about remote mountains, diverse cultures, adrenaline-charged ascents, mystical nature and more will be on show at the 18th International Mountain Film Festival.

A total of 35 films from 14 countries will be screened in Ljubljana's Cankarjev Dom as well as at cinemas in Domžale, Radovljica and Celje, with the accompanying programme featuring eight lectures and exhibitions.

Three films will premiere at the festival, Igor Vrtačnik's Maverick from the Edge: 100 Years of the Skala Club, Aliash Tepina's Ibex Run: A Julian Alps Trail Run Story, and Himalayan Warriors by Bosnian director Zehrudin Isaković.

This year, the iconic Eternal Flame route in the Karakoram Nameless Trango Tower in Pakistan will be in the spotlight - twice in a film and once in a lecture.

The Swiss film Eternal Sloth is a breathtaking adventure of climbing and BASE jumping, while the American film Burning the Flame follows a free climbing of the 1000m+ route, which will also be discussed in a lecture by Spanish climber Edu Marin.

Italian mountain and water explorer Matteo Della Bordella is one of the protagonists of the Swiss feature film The Patagonia Spider, which charts the history of the conquest of the Patagonian mountains.

Touching on the situation in the Middle East, Resistance Climbing, a film by Zachary Barr and Nick Rosen, shows a diverse crew of Bedouins, dirtbags and urban professionals embrace climbing as a much-needed respite from the burdens of the Israeli occupation.

For the full programme, click here.