The festival of Val d’isere together in the spring some 10,000 spectators around four evenings of screenings admission free presented by Sylvain Tesson. An event to discover and meet the adventurers who are the filmmakers, explorers, athletes, as well as the jury composed of personalities from the journalism, film, sport and adventure.

This year, in the framework of the presentation of his film with Picture, “Zabardast”, Leo Taillefer, a skier from Val d’isère invites 40 riders international for a unique show. On Wednesday, 17 April, paragliding freestyle, speed riding, skiing and snowboarding, colour the sky and the slopes of Val d’isere. For the more seasoned, Leo offers a Banks Slalom ultra playful and baptisms paragliding in the heart of the event.

The film experience there is only a step, and festival-goers can get across to Val d’isere! From Tuesday to Thursday, virtual immersion into the skin of a golden eagle. On Tuesday morning, an initiation into climbing is available to seniors (+50 years) to walk in the footsteps of Marcel, climber at the summit of his art in The afternoon it is the turn of the Estrellas del semaforo to offer a circus show at the top of the area of the Solaise. In partnership with Alpine Mag, the festival offers the Thursday afternoon workshop photo “ski & adventure” framed ” by the professionals of Alpine Creative.

breakfast and exhibits

Each morning, the festival revealed its breakfasts literary at the hotel La Savoyarde in the company of the bookseller in Val d’ Isere, Jean-Paul Shafran. Tuesday, 16 April, Noël Mauberret and Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis tell us about the lives of the great adventurers. Wednesday, April 17th it is the turn of the master of ceremony Sylvain Tesson to expose his book in collaboration with photographer Vincent Munier : Tibet – Mineral Animal. Cedric Fir Defour and Jean Fabre close the trade literary Thursday on the theme of the mountain, between meetings and mountaineering.

the Three screenings out of competition are offered to enrich the Festival. Nocta Project #3 illuminates the dolomites for the opening ceremony, Ushuaïa TV projecte Paul-Emile Victor on the afternoon of Wednesday, 15h, then it was the turn of Nouria Newman, a young member of the jury, to present his Ladakh project, kayaking in the heart of the Himalayas.

To go further, adventurers photographers display their photos of the trip: a perfect illustration of the films screened. We find Paul Zizka for In the starlight, Mélusine Mallender in the ways of freedom, Vincent Munier to Bear, simply wild, Paul-Emile Victor through the exhibition by Paul-Emile Victor, Etnologie Love, 66°N. Nouria Newman will present his / her kayak in a part of his film ” Ladakh Project.



18H – MARCEL, AT the SUMMIT OF HIS ART – VF (subtitled in English) – 24 min – Switzerland – 2017En the presence of director Nicolas Falquet

19H – CICLOS 2 – VOSTFR – 62 min – Brazil – to- 2018 – In the presence of the film director Pedro Dumas

20.45 – NEPAL, BEYOND THE CLOUDS – VF – 90 min – France – 2018


17.30 – BEAR, SIMPLY WILD* – PREMIERE – VF – 52 min – France – 2019 – In the presence of the photographer, Vincent Munier, and Laurent Joffrion

19H – MAGNETIC MOUNTAINS – FIRST ACHIEVEMENT – VOSTFR – 85 min – United Kingdom – 2017
In the presence of director Steve Wakeford and the producer Menna Pritchard

21H – ZABARDAST – VF – 54 min – France – 2018 – In the presence of the protagonist of the film, the freerider avalin Léo Taillefer


17: 15 – HIMALAYAS, THE WALK OVER – VF – 53 min – France – 2018 – In the presence of the adventurer and filmmaker Eliott Schonfeld

In the presence of the filmmaker Margot Cami and the protagonist Alejo

20: 30 – the LAST DAYS HAS SHIBATI – VOSTFR – 59 min – France – 2018 – In the presence of the director Hendrick Dusollier


17: 30-THE WAYS OF FREEDOM – VF – 52 min – France – 2018 – In the presence of the adventurer and the producer Mélusine Mallender

19H – IN-THE-STARLIGHT – VOSTFR – 52 min – France – 2018 – In the presence of the filmmaker Mathieu Le Lay


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