The 2019 Mountain Film Award Trophy of Transylvania Mountain Festival goes to THE PATHAN PROJECT film, produced in 2019, by Guillaume Broust featuring Nicolas Favresse, Jean-Louis Wertz, Mathieu Maynadier and Carlitos Molina.

The announcement was made on the 23rd of November, during the Transylvania Mountain Festival 2019 Awards Gala!

Nico Favresse representing Tha Pathan Project – the TMF19 Film Award Winner /  photo by Gabriel Roșca

The PATHAN PROJECT  is  a film based on the Pakistan expedition of Nicolas Favresse, Jean-Louis Wertz, Mathieu Maynadier and Carlitos Molina. It follows their story in a very colorful manner, highlighting not only the interactions among team members but also with local people that assist this expedition.

Screened to the Romanian audience on Friday, the 22nd of November, The PATHAN PROJECT surprised everyone with the wealth of humor and genuine approach on this real life story.

We are happy that Matthieu Maynadier recovered from the presented accident and we could not but salute the joyful perspective on life and human nature that the entire team strives to convey!

Enjoying a wide international participation in all competitions, this year we are once again honored to present the winners of the film, photography, innovation and mountain activity awards. 
The Pathan Project /  The official film poster

The film maker: Guillaume Broust

Guillaume Broust is an award-winning filmmaker, with 20 years of experience of outdoor films and documentaries in the most far off, extreme locations in the World.

With over 200 films featuring climbing, paragliding, mountaineering, skiing and a number of awards to his name, Guillaume has created his own style and cinematographic universe.

Guillaume has been the Petzl official filmmaker from 2001 to 2017, and has directed most of the Petzl movies, including the famous « Petzl RocTrips ». One of his latest main project is called « The Sound of Water », a 52mn-documentary film about the different perceptions of water in the World.

He has now moved on to producing films independently.

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Guillaume Broust / Photo by Stephan Denys

The awards were handed over in the midst of the applause of our fantastic public here in Cluj, in the presence of  Garmin representatives, of Mihai Olaru – Nikon Romania, of TMF19 team and of the PGHM Briancon official delegate- Alexandre Auchecorne.


Organizer: Asociația TMF

Main partner: GARMIN Cluj

Institutional partners: Clubul Alpin Român, Serviciul Public Județean Salvamont-Salvaspeo Cluj, SMURD Cluj-Napoca, Institutul Francez Cluj-Napoca, Primăria Municipiului Cluj-Napoca

Partners: NKON, Insta 360, B-Life

Sponsors: Mountex, Outdoor4U, Centrala de Escalada, Zaiko Adventures, Alpine Tours, Ecouri Verzi

Event production and promotion: PMA Invest, Elf’st, The Genuines, Black Wolf

Media partners: cluj.com, Info Trafic,  SKI & Outdoor Magazine, Zile și Nopți,

Media support: Radio Cluj, Cluj Webstory

Venues:  Cinema Victoria, Cercul Militar, H33, Casino Centrul de Culrură Urbană, UBB-Parcul Sportiv Iuliu Hațieganu.