Get an eye-full of snow at Grenoble’s mountain film festival

What's New — By crebuffet on November 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

The official poster for this year's festival

The 12th Mountain Film Festival and Meeting is being held in Grenoble from November 15-19 at the Summum. This event always attracts mountain fanatics–this year, 3,000 spectators are expected to experience mountain magic every night for an entire week.

The event kicked off last night with the theme “All Around the World” and a showing of films set in, you guessed it, places all around the world. I personally got sucked into the adventures of the British film Lives of the Artists II: Follow Me Down, where two freeriders took on the mighty mountains of Antarctica.

This festival is the biggest of its kind in Europe–just goes to show how much Grenoble loves its mountains!

Here’s the full program. It’s in French, but you may be able to pick it apart and if not, at least you’ll know the titles of the films you’re watching, even if you don’t understand a word the actors are saying.

And if you’re feeling inspired to climb every mountain around this Alpine city, Autrans and Chamrousse are good places to start.

Tags: "grenoble mountain film", "mountain film festival", "mountain movie festival", mountain, ski, summum