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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

7th Bovec Outdoor Film Festival – BOFF

Welcome to 7th BOFF!

HIGHER, HARDER, DEEPER is the motto of this year’s festival that will take place in the Stergulc house. Among 57 submitted films, 28 will be screened, featuring various topics and stories.

Among the films to compete will be: 4 films from the Nature and Ecology category, 7 films from Sport and Action category – short films, and 16 films from Sport and Action category – long films.

Jan Maček – festival director – commented: “I believe that the selected films can compete with the best and most notorious analogous festivals worldwide. After having attentively watched the films during summer, the jury made its decision, and we can now proudly present the film selection to the Bovec audience. This year’s programme will also be accompanied with music and art performances.”

The winners of the 7th BOFF Festival will be chosen by a jury of film experts and, as usually, by the visitors that will vote for the best film chosen by the audience. More information about the film selection jury.

“Unlike previous years, this year’s programme features more films about climbing and alpinism. The reason is that these topics far outnumbered the other topics in the submitted films. Therefore, the decision was clear. Moreover, I must admit that the films are top-notch and rank among the best films in this year’s world production. Last Great Climb, Spice Girl, High Tension, The Waiting game, Sensei, Na pogled, Rockin Cuba are award-winning films of the major festivals of adventure and mountaineering films worldwide. They convinced us, and we hope they will convince the audience, too. The programme also features some films about skiing, although these are less numerous than in previous years. The captivating and nostalgic Valhalle is undoubtedly a must-see. Cyclists certainly won’t be disappointed this year with the film Not Bad that justifies the reputation of the Anthill Films production from Canada. To amuse the audience and bring a touch of exoticism, we added two films about canyoning, each telling its own story about this interesting sport. The film Down the line will guide the visitors thought the hidden canyons of Canada, where the unexplored spots of the Squamish canyons are yet to be discovered, while The Beginning is all about ACTION and EXTREME in the very sense of the word. Andrej Bijuklič, also ambassador of the BOFF Festival, will present a short film about a kayak trip with friends to the rivers of Chile and Argentina. The Slovenian premiere in water sports category will be the long awaited first European surf documentary Old & Young & Sea. The film will present the audience with the beauties of surfing – a story about interesting people from the sporting and ecological perspective, with great emphasis on the way of life of the protagonists of this Australian feature film. Ecology has a strong note in the film Stand that besides being a film about surfers, it is also a critic of oil spills on the Canadian and Alaska coastlines. The consequences of our actions are reflected in the way of life described in A Sustainable Life in The Amazon Forest – something the natives are well aware of. Even Great Canyon is not without blemish, as we can see in the short film I am Red. The second day of the Festival will be dedicated to the young audience. The films Gremo na Kum (Let’s Go on Kum), Temporada and Creamen are meant both to the young and older audience, for they educate, address and prompt reflection ….”, Tanja Tomaselli commented on the film selection.

The film programme will be accompanied by a book fair, a photo exhibition, a winter workshop, lectures, and performances by jugglers, musicians and DJ-s. Books of the following publishers will be available at really good prices: Didakta, Planinska Zveza Slovenije and Sidarta. The festival will open with the Čupakabra juggling group which boasts many years of experience and more than 100 performances a year, not to mention the excellent choreography, which adds to their fame and success. After the show, Rožle Bregar, a young excellent photographer who has done a lot of directing lately, will show us some of the images from his travels. On the closing day of the Festival, world renowned BASE jumpers and skydivers Stane Kranjc and Edo Senica will deliver a lecture accompanied by a film on the topic of parachutes, B.A.S.E. jumping and the like. Headlining the grand finale will be the BAKALINA duo and Acordion group. The Festival will close with DJs FEENTZ (driskoteka), IVANHOE (driskoteka) and ALPHA MALE (Hude Shoezz) performing at Pink Panter bar.

Also among our guests will be Slovenian and foreign authors available for discussion during film screening. Film screenings, the book stand, exhibition and lecture will take place in the Stergulc house. The winning films will be screened again at various location throughout Slovenia (Tolmin, Solkan, Mežica …). We recommend that you make ticket reservation due to the limited number of seats.

You are welcome to join us in Bovec and have fun!
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