A prestigious jury combined with the participation of the most famous international adventure short movies make of the AOF Adventure Movie Awards one of the most important movie competition in the adventure sector.
During the evening the winners will be nominated and the following prizes will be awarded
-GRIVEL GOLDEN AXE AWARD
-DOLOMITES GREEN AWARD
-BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
LAWQA: QUE EL PARQUE VUELVA A SER PARQUE - Raimundo Gomez Vergara 29’ EUROPEAN PREMIERE
(Raimundo Gomez Vergara will present the film)
The World Biosphere Reserve “El Lauca” is one of the world’s last biodiversity reserves. Located in the highlands of Chile, bordering Bolivia, is being destroyed by the unbridled exploitation of the borax mining industry, and polluted by mining tailings, which threatens its natural resources. A prominent off-road athlete, Gabo Benoit, explores these forgotten trails and paths on his bicycle in search of a unique and magical place to practice fly fishing. On this route to “El Lauca” park there are enigmatic stories about the abandonment of this area, the life difficulties of the last inhabitants of the region and the political maneuvers that has turned the use of the Chilean highlands as a landfill for mining waste at the expense of its natural wonders. In this journey, Relaves Foundation and local activist Gabo reconstruct and reveal the history of how this situation was reached and invites us to be part of the highlands and save this World Biosphere Reserve.
RIO SAGRADO - Nicole Ellena & Erick Vigouroux 20’
(The producer Patrick J. Lynch and Jens Benohr will present the film)
A group of young environmentalists embark on a kayak expedition from the mountains to the sea through the watershed of the San Pedro (Wazalafken) River. A journey through the heart of Mapuche territory, where stories told by the local inhabitants of the basin unveil the profound spiritual value of water and call upon all of us to understand and protect our wild rivers.
AGE OF ONDRA - Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, and Peter Mortimer 47’
Every so often an athlete comes along who redefines their sport. Adam Ondra, the 25-year-old Czech crusher, is exploring a new realm of human potential in climbing. Late last year, he established a benchmark for the sport; a 5.15d in Norway he dubbed "Silence" (as in, drop the mic). On the heels of this ascent, we follow Adam from his home in the Czech Republic, across Europe to North America, as he innovates new training methods, establishes upper echelon first ascents, and attempts to be the first person to send 5.15 on the first try. "Age of Ondra" is a rare, intimate journey with one of the greatest athletes at the peak of his powers
A selection of the best short movies of this edition will be screen after being introduced and briefly commented on.
The language will be either Italian or English.
Piani di Pezzè, Alleghe (BL)
from 25 to 28 July from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm