TRANSYLVANIA MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2020 | OFFICIAL FILM SELECTION (PART I)

Films of the week – November 2 – 8

#VerticalStories

In November, the 3rd expedition of Transylvania Mountain Festival deployed in an all-mountain format, brings to the public and the festival friends the 2020 Official Film Selection! Given the current conditions, we will launch each day a film or a short, online. You are welcome ti find inspiration from the #VerticalStories submitted in the competition this year.

In order to have access to the full TMF 2020 online film collection (part I and part II) you are welcome to buy your ticket here.

After your purchase, you will receive a link and a password to access the complete film collection.

November 3:

Loic and the Flolopapys

Belgium, 2019 / Mountain feature film (45 min). Director: Dominique Snyers

Step out of your comfort zone and face your fears.

Twenty two year old Loic has become a passionate climber after having received his first pair of climbing shoes at age six. Together with Florian, Pablo and Pierre, they form the inseparable “Flolopapys”, bringing their energy and good vibes to the farthest reaches of the climbing world.

Although each is unique, they complement and support each other like a band of brothers. You’ll fall under the spell of their humor, friendship and fragility. But can Loic use the Flolopapys energy to overcome his haunting fear of heights as he confronts some of the toughest climbs on the planet?

Loic and the Flolopapys invite you to embark on a very human adventure.

Subtitles: RO, FR, EN.

For full access to the TMF 2020 online show please buy your online ticket here:

November 4:

83° Ski the North

Austria, 2020 / Mountain feature film (54 min). Director: Matthias Mayr

Seeking to find the most beautiful and remote places on planet earth the two adventurers Matthias „Hauni“ Haunholder and Matthias Mayr were once again successful. Less than 800 kilometres away from the north pole you can find the Arctic Cordillera. It is the most northern mountain range of the world, located on Ellesmere Island.

Getting there and skiing the most northern slopes in the world is Hauni’s and Matthias’ next major goal…

They set themselves the goal to ski the most northern slopes of our planet. Simply getting there is an adventure. The north of Ellesmere Island isn’t only one of the most remote places on earth but also one of the most cold. The island is home to polar bears and arctic wolves.

On their journey up north the two adventurers don’t only face major athletic challenges but also meet up with the Inuit who actively support their plans.

Furthermore they have to accept that they won’t be taking on the role of the alpha leader on this trip…

Subtitles: RO, EN

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November 5:

The KFC

New Zealand, 2020 / Adventure short (15 min). Director: Richard Sidey

Five Kiwi pilots take on a paragliding adventure in Tanzania, with the ultimate aim to fly from the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Their adventures are full of humor and amaze the locals. Dream setting, joyful spirits and the people’s energy bring a great vibration and make you want to fly into the unkown.

Subtitles: RO, EN.

For full access to the TMF 2020 online show please buy your online ticket here:

November 6:

The Long River Home

US, 2019 / Adventure short (20 min). Director: Seth Dahl

The Long River Home is a 20 minute documentary film about overcoming the residual impacts of war through kayaking with a team. Aaron Howell and Russell Davies are combat veterans who were injured in war and now come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, on his third trip through the Grand Canyon. Over a 14 day river trip they battle more than 80 powerful rapids, screaming directions to Lonnie the whole way. Always looming downstream roars Lava Falls, the largest rapid of them all. Throughout the journey they remember their past experiences and learn that negotiating the rapids of life is as simple as forming a team, kicking out in the current, and finding a line through the chaos.

Subtitles: RO, EN.

For full access to the TMF 2020 online show please buy your online ticket here:

November 7:

The Legend of Muksu

Germany, 2019 / Mountain documentary (42 min). Director: Olaf Obsommer

The Muksu is regarded as one of the most difficult rivers in the former Soviet Union, a glacial torrent cutting through a series of blind canyons in the thin air of the high Pamirs, known in the Tajik language as the “Roof of the World.” Just getting to the put in would involve six days of driving along the fabled Silk Road, and a 20-mile hike over a 15,000-foot pass while carrying boats and supplies for 10 days on the river. Only three parties had run the river before and the last, in 2013, had been forced to evacuate a team member due to high altitude pulmonary edema.

The mission was the final step in a seven-year project to run the most difficult and committing rivers in the former Soviet Union, including the Bashkaus in Siberia and the Sary-jaz in Kyrgyzstan. Trip leader Thomass Marnics of Latvia and filmmaker Olaf Obsommer of Germany had assembled a strong crew of international paddlers for the task.

The movie “THE LEGEND OF MUKSU” tells a story of great friendship, burning bridges and leaving everything behind you and a journey into the unknown to solve the RIDDLE!

Subtitles: RO, EN

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November 8:

Facing the Void

France, 2020 / Documentary (52 min). Director: Marc Brulard

In the collective imagination, mountaineering is seen as an elitist and dangerous activity. When the mainstream press talks about mountaineering, it is generally to relate a drama or an exploit. The mountaineers are then placed in two categories. On the one hand, reckless supermen, engaged in a death struggle with the mountains. On the other, irresponsible unconscious people, that it is too often necessary to get out of a bad patch by mobilizing important means of rescue.

But does this negative image of mountaineering match reality ? What if mountaineering had another face, that of a little-known practice, more widespread than one think ? What if mountaineering was not only a matter of supermen, but had also a feminine face ?

Subtitles: RO, EN, FR

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