7th-10th July 2014: Chamonix Adventure Festival

Chamonix Adventure Festival brings together mountain enthusiasts from all over the world showing film, photography, art and displays. However, it is not just a spectator event – as well as enjoying the events on offer you can get involved with expert-run courses in film and photography or through volunteering.

This year the festival is in collaboration with Chamonix Mountain Festival, which runs from 28th June – 6th July. Enrol in the Adventure Festival and benefit from preferential rates and offers during the Mountain festival too!

Website: www.chamonixadventurefestival.com
Film screenings: buy tickets from Cinema Vox and Patagonia store, as well as at fringe events of the festival
Event trailer: view it here

What’s on

This year there will be film and photography courses led by world class professionals. The courses, running from 7th July, will allow participants to make the most of the unrivalled landscapes of Chamonix. The mecca of trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing & mountaineering, Chamonix offers a perfect setting and a unique opportunity for aspiring photographers and filmmakers to gain unique insights from two of today’s most innovative adventure image makers. There will also be film screenings, adventure sports events and a photo competition via Facebook which offers entrants the chance to win a place on one of the courses.

Programme

7th-8th July: Film & photography courses
7th July: Film screening @ 7:30pm – Déjame Vivir
8th & 10th July: Film screening in Chamonix @ 8:15pm – Festival selection
9th July: Film screening @ 9pm – Crash Reel
9th July: Film screening in Les Houches @ 8pm – Festival selection

Film festival

The programme of film screenings is packed with inspiring tales and will be spread over 4 nights, with those involved in the films (filmmakers and adventurers) on hand to share their exploits and inspirations. Films entered in the festival competition will be judged by an international jury, and prize-giving will take place during the last night of screenings. See the full programme pdf.

Photography course

Acclaimed adventure photographer Tristan Shu will run the two-day Adventure Photography School for the second year, for those interested in learning how to capture the best adventure sports images and finding out more about equipment and post-production. The course will involve outdoor shooting sessions with athletes, and indoor sessions on post-production processes.

Adventure Film School

The Adventure Film School enters its third year and will be run once again by award-winning local filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset. The two-day course maximises shooting time at selected locations in the Chamonix valley with adventure sports athletes, and provides invaluable techniques and experience of filming in difficult situations. The course is suitable for less-experienced and semi-professional filmmakers alike.

Chamonix Adventure Festival 2014 poster