The verdict of the Film Contest Jury was made public last weekend during the award ceremony of the 17th Krakow Mountain Festival. The Last Mountain turned out to be the biggest winner this year. This documentary film directed by Darek Załuski received both the Grand Prix of the International Film Competition and also the First Prize of the Polish Film Competition.
The award ceremony of the Krakow Mountain Festival has taken place last week – climbers, mountaineers and other athletes received awards for exceptional contributions, successes and lifetime achievements that constitute a significant input into the development of our sport discipline. This year, for the first time, we have also handed out the Mountain Values Award.
Athletes who have contributed or who still contribute to history of sport climbing and mountaineering were awarded yesterday during the 16th Krakow Mountain Festival.
Grand Prix of 16th Krakow Mountain Festival goes to Free Solo by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhely and Jimmy Chin
During the Krakow Mountain Festival we present the best mountain films competing in two categories - the International and Polish Film Competitions. Yesterday, during an official award ceremony of the 16th Krakow Mountain Festival, the verdict of the Jury was announced. Although there were several really impressive films this year, especially in the International “race”, it is not difficult to guess who was distinguished with Grand Prix.
This is one of, if not the most popular mountain/climbing event in Poland (there are many as Polish people are c-r-a-z-y for the mountains!) and one of the largest mountain festivals in the world. Attracting incredible talent from all fields (rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, running, skiing, snowboarding, biologists, anthropology, photography, film/documentary making, directing etc.), it's no wonder that every year, the Krakow Mountain Festival also attracts sell-out crowds.