Nature, Exploration, Adventure…

ALL THIS AND MORE THIS YEAR AT THE SIXTH MOUNTAIN FILMS FESTIVAL.

THE STORIES ARE HEADING OUT!
A raft of stories about nature, exploration and adventure are coming to film buffs in the mountain films festival, which is setting out in Istanbul on March 1st.

Venues for the Istanbul leg of the festival, which is eventually expected to reach some 25 million viewers in six cities - Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Niğde and Ağrı - are the French Culture Center in Taksim, Aynalıgeçit in Galatasaray and Pusula Sanat Evi in Harbiye March 1-6.

MIRACLE IN THE STORM
German paraglider Ewa Wisnierska is caught in a fierce storm in 2007. The storm sweeps her to an altitude of 10,000 meters. Faced with freezing cold, lack of oxygen and severe weather conditions, Ewa escapes the storm thanks to successful navigation and goes down in history as a survivor.

SOLO
On January 11, 2007, Andrew McAuley is the first man to set out from Australia for New Zealand in a sea canoe. His 1,600-km journey is a candidate for being the world’s most difficult ocean voyage.

Thirty days after setting sail, the New Zealand maritime authorities receive an emergency call from Andrew. After battling storms and giant waves for a month, in the end Andrew is defeated and loses his life just one day before he would have completed his journey.

OTHER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD
Upwards of 200 films from more than 20 countries apply every year to Canada’s Banff Mountain Films Festival, which is regarded as the world’s most professional among such events.

Trento Mountain Films Festival, held since 1952 in the Italian city of Trento, is another of the world’s largest mountain film festivals with a viewing audience of over 40,000.