Competition Films 2020 - Festiwal Górski 2020 w Lądku-Zdroju
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The 25th edition of the Festival will be longer than usual. Get ready for 10 days, 11th – 20th of September 2020!

 Ancient Giants – Polish premiereUnited Kingdom, 2019, reż: Zak Bentley, 15min
After an ill-fated expedition to northern Patagonia, in search of one of the oldest living trees on Earth, three explorers reflect on their discoveries and what it means for the future of more
 Breath – Polish premiereMexico, 2018, reż: Ulises Fierro, 17min
Fear, breathing, movement, presence. "Breath" is an inside look at Margarita Cardoso’s process to climb one of the most technically difficult and beautiful sport climbing routes at Los Dinamos, Mexico more
 Cholitas – Polish premiereSpain, 2019, reż: Jaime Murciego, Pablo Iraburu, 80min
Five indigenous women from Bolivia – called Cholitas – are involved in a unique expedition. As a symbol of liberation and empowerment, they propose to climb the highest mountain in America. The image is amazing: Cholitas climb wearing their more
 Contraddiction – Polish premiereUnited Kingdom, 2019, reż: A Common Future, 33min
A complicated reflection on snowboardings beautiful simplicity. Contradiction and addiction both blend into one when it comes to the passion of snowboarding. Elias Elhardt pursues the questions which are most important to him: How can you bring more
 Crossing the Outback: Expedition Parenthood – Polish premiereAustralia, 2019, reż: Justin Jones, 49min
The Jonesys are a modern-day family of adventurers trying to settle down different and build a life of adventure. They want to challenge the traditional conventions of what it means to "settle down" and prove that embracing adventure more
 Deer 139 – Polish premiereUnited States, 2019, reż: Morgan Heim and Jayme Dittmar, 44min
To survive, she must travel 85 miles, traversing formidable mountain passes and braving the unforgiving elements of springtime in the rugged Wyoming backcountry, and she does it malnourished and pregnant. This is the migration story of Deer 139. Now, more
 Ghosts Above (The) – Polish premiereUnited States, 2020, reż: Renan Ozturk, Jay Macmillan, Taylor Rees, 36min
A team sets out to solve one of the greatest mysteries in exploration: who made the first ascent of Mount Everest. Every stereotype they know about the mountain and its people are turned on its end during this brutally honest look at the current more
 Gorropu – world premiereItaly, 2019, reż: Francesco Pierini, Ivan Frattina, Filippo Maragno, 21min
A portrait of Aleksandra Taistra, passionate rock climber with a unique focus and determination, who realized her multi-season project Hotel Supramonte in October 2019. A project of this sort requires a commitment level that most would call more
 Great Milestone (The) – Polish premiereSpain, 2020, reż: Ignasi López Fábregas, 13min
A well-off mountaineer’s hobby is reaching the summits of the highest mountains. He has one last goal to accomplish in order to complete this special collection: that impossible summit, the one he is determined to climb, whatever it takes. A woman more
 Hors PisteFrance, 2018, reż: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, 6min
The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as more
 K2: The Impossible DescentAustria, 2020, reż: Sławomir Batyra, 70min
K2, ‘the savage mountain’ holds a mythical place in the hearts of climbers around the world- 1 in 4 do not return from it. On July 22, 2018, Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes ‘the impossible descent’ from its summit. He does it more
 Le Minimaliste. A Himalayan Adventure – Polish premiereFrance, 2019, reż: Eliott Schonfeld, 55min
Not yet 25 years old, and already several dizzying expeditions around the planet: Elliott is a prodigy adventurer. He was only 18 years old when he became enmeshed, “by chance” of a trip to Australia where he discovers the unique experience of more
 Lost Temple of the Inca – European premiereUnited States, 2019, reż: Jim Aikman, 52min
For decades, legendary archeologist Dr. Johan Reinhard has been searching for the lost temples of the Inca Empire in Peru, but one has remained hidden: Ausangate, named after one of the most sacred mountains in the Empire. In 2011, environmental more
 Manaslu. Spirit of the MountainAustria, 2018, reż: Gerald Salmina, 101min
Since 1996 Hans Kammerlander holds the record for the fastest ascent on the north route to the summit of Mount Everest in 16 hours and 40 minutes, followed by the first ski descent from the highest mountain in the world. This outstanding achievement more
 Naked Mountain (The) – world premiereSpain, 2020, reż: Alex Txikon, 69min
First winter ascent at Nanga Parbat made by Ali Sadpara from Pakistan and Alex Txikon from Spain joined with Simone Moro and Tamara more
 NebulaCanada, 2019, reż: Jay Trusler, 13min
What would happen if I shot ski photos using a telescope? Like a big mountain top, house size telescope? – That question motivated photographer Reuben Krabbe on an unusual and incredible journey to create a groundbreaking photograph. After the more
 Panku – world premierePoland, 2020, reż: Emil Palenica, 31min
The film tells a story of Krzysztof Pankiewicz (1951-2009), an outstanding climber and mountaineer of the 70s and 80s of the last century. His partners and friends – Andrzej Marcisz, Piotr Panufnik, Zbigniew Trzmiel, Aleksander Warm and Ludwik more
 Piano to ZanskarUnited Kingdom, 2018, reż: Michał Sulima, 86min
Facing future in retirement, a 65-year old piano tuner, Desmond O’Keeffe, decides instead to take on the most challenging delivery of his career: transporting a 100-year old Broadwood & Sons piano from London to a primary school in a faraway more
 Reel Rock 14. The High RoadUnited States, 2019, reż: Peter Mortimer and Josh Lowell, 18min
While the world’s best boulderers push standards close to the ground, Nina Williams’ sights are set higher. She is among the only women who climb elite-level problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall – with no rope. In this profile of an more
 Reel Rock 14. The Nose Speed RecordUnited States, 2019, reż: Josh Lowell, 64min
For decades, an elite handful of climbers have competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. When a record held by superstar Alex Honnold is broken by more
 Reel Rock 14. United States of Joe’sUnited States, 2019, reż: Peter Mortimer, 22min
In rural Utah, a valley of world-class bouldering is nestled among a conservative community of Mormons, cowboys and coal miners. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, a group more
 Salto Is the King – world premiereSlovakia, 2020, reż: Pavol Barabas, 63min
Canyoning and abseiling of the worlds highest waterfalls is the challenge for a group of friends. Their expeditions are journeys into the unknown, where only the power of their friendship is the certainty. Can they manage to abseil off the highest more
 Selma. An Adventure from the Edge of the WorldPoland, 2019, reż: Maciek Jabłoński, 92min
An extraordinary story about Polish S/Y Selma Expedition sailing in the most difficult Antarctic conditions in the world. Eleven crew members take on the heroic challenge of reaching the Bay of Whales. They decide to spend almost 4 months on a small more
 Sense Retorn – Polish premiereSpain, 2019, reż: David Lopez, 31min
The story about an adventurous first ascent on the Catalunya wall of Mont-Rebei, Spain. A string of three climbers with different levels and experiences face the difficulties and conflicts that occur during the activity. An adventure full of more
 Still Flying...Poland, 2018, reż: Mirosław Dembiński, 37min
Janusz Orłowski aka „Grandpa” (Praszczur) is unique. He began paragliding after he turned seventy. He stood out in the group of young, athletic paragliders at Monte Grappa in Italy by simply being the oldest. Ten years later, at the age of 88, more
 Summit AttractionSlovakia, 2018, reż: Rasto Hatiar, 64min
Life story of Slovak climber Peter Hámor. An intimate portrait of a mountaineer who has been trying to push his boundaries all his life. The film is not just a comprehensive description of Hámors performances. It is also a portrait of a man, a more
 Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground – Polish premiereUnited States, 2020, reż: Henna Taylor, 22min
An exploration into the unique relationship that members of the rock climbing and alpinism communities have to grief, loss, trauma, and overall mental health. This film is made in collaboration with the Climbing Grief Fund (CGF), an organization more
 UFO Life – Polish premiereCzech Republic, 2020, reż: Jan Šimánek, 33min
Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák – winners of the 2018 Piolet D’Or award for Satisfaction! route on Gasherbrum I – push their luck in the Himalayas again. Seven days on a two-kilometer high northwest face of Chamlang (that has not been climbed more
 Wall of Shadows (The)Poland, 2020, reż: Eliza Kubarska, 94min
Will your Gods forgive you the sins committed out of love to your child? Sherpa family breaks a taboo and takes part in the Himalayan expedition to Kumbhakarna – one of the most holy of mountains, to earn money for their son’s school and save more
 Wild LoveFrance, 2018, reż: Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux, 7min
While on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime won't remain more