Years running: 21 (since 1998)

International Film Festival for Mountains Bansko

International Film Festival for Mountains, Extreme Sports and Adventures.


The purpose of this festival is to encourage production of films for mountains, extreme sports, adventures and to contribute to their development by attracting people’s attention to mountains, mountaineering and extreme sports, outdoor activities, adventures the way of life enjoyed by mountain people and the preservation of mountain nature.


Categories and awards:

  • Grand Prix
  • Judge Special Award
  • Award for Bulgarian Short Film for Mountains, Extreme Sports and Adventures (for Bulgarian filmmakers only)
  • Municipality of Bansko Award for the film of special cultural values
  • Prize of the Bansko Tourist’s Busyness Union for the film on alpine sport, exploration or adventure
  • Award for complete realization in extreme conditions


  • Each filmmaker can present up to four movies, made during the last two years (2015, 2016) preceding the current festival.
  • Digital files are preferable.

Entry deadlines:

  • Receipt of entry form: September 10, 2017
  • Receipt of film or video: September 31, 2017

All fees for shipping and handling for this mailing are paid by the participants. The Festival Board invites one representative (film-maker, producer, protagonist…) of each production presented in the competition and will cover its expenses for 2 days. Traveling expenses are covered by the representatives themselves.

Selection Media Type: digital format

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Natalie Petrova — Festival director.




Official website



Association “InternationalMountainFilm Festival”
Yuri Gagarin Street. Bl. 97/ A1113

Phone: +359-888-859-563


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline (entry form)
    September 10, 2017
  • Deadline (receipt of film or video)
    September 30, 2017
  • Event dates
    22 — 26 November 2017
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