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13th Mountain Film Meetings - International Mountain Film Competition

The festival takes place August 30th - September 3rd 2017. The deadline for sending the entries is May 31st. Please find below the regulations and entry form.


The 13th edition of the Mountain Film Meetings takes places on August 30th – September 3rd 2017 in Zakopane, Poland. The festival is organized by a non-profit registered Association Mountain Film Meetings (MFM), member of The International Alliance for Mountain Film.


Films released after January 1st 2015 are eligible.
Entries may include: feature films, documentaries, cartoons, educational or experimental films, that are thematically linked to the mountains. The films may portray various mountaineering activities (e.g. climbing or skiing), promote environmental aspects, report on social and political issues, traditions and culture, human rights and other.


Films are admitted to the competition by the selection commission composed of the festival’s representatives, according to the formal and thematic criteria indicated in §2 above.
Films not admitted to the competition can be screened in the non-competitive section.
Selected films can be screened twice during the 13th Mountain Film Meetings.
Awarded films can be screened for the third time following the awarding ceremony.


The films admitted to the competition are judged by a Jury composed of representatives of the film industry as well as mountain and artistic communities. The Jury awards five prizes listed below.
Youth Jury awards one prize in competition section.
The proceedings are documented.
Information about Jury members at 13th Mountain Film Meetings will be published on the website and in the festival catalogue.


The films admitted to the competition are judged by a Jury that may award:

Great Wooden Mountain (Grand Prix) for the best fill of all the festival.
The prize is composed of the statuette “Great Wooden Mountain” and 4000 PLN
Prize for the best film portraying human being in extreme conditions.
The prize is composed of the statuette “Wooden Mountain” and 2000 PLN
Tatra National Park Director’s Prize for the film, which pictures in the best way deep and inseparable relationship of human being with the nature. The prize is composed of the statuette “Wooden Mountain” and 2000 PLN
The Prize of the Mayor of Zakopane for the best film which portrays the most important human, cultural or artistic aspects of mountain population. The prize is composed of the statuette “Wooden mountain” and 2000 PLN
Special Mountain Film Meetings Prize special prize awarded for a particularly impressing film.  

Financial awards are subject to Polish tax law. Statuettes are carved by Polish artist Marcin Rząsa.

The following prizes are also awarded during 13th Mountain Film Meetings:

Youth Jury Prize prepared by Youth Jury from Antoni Kenar’s Art School in Zakopane.

Audience Prize composed of the statuette “Wooden Mountain” and a prize awarded by the audience of 13th Mountain Film Meetings following the voting for the best film.

Awarding ceremony

The winners are officially announced during the awarding ceremony of 13th Mountain Film Meetings.
The organizer reserves the right not to award all the prizes.


The deadline for reception of all the entries is May 31st 2017.
Please submit your entries to by sending:
1) Link to the film through Dropbox, FTP or other
2) Entry form (fully completed)
3) Link to the trailer
4) Dialogue list with the time-codes
(if available, please provide the film directly with Polish subtitles in TMP, SRT or SUB format).

The outcome of the film selection will be communicated by emails and published on the website by July 31st 2017 at the latest.

Films selected to the international mountain film competition and non-competitive section
are requested in the following format: HD, MP4, file H264, 1920x1080.
If available, version with and without imprinted English subtitles.
Along with the film, please send the stills for the publication in the festival catalogue.

Online submission is preferred. If you cannot send the entry online please send it by post to the address indicated below.  The applicants cover shipment costs. The festival does not assume responsibility for any possible damages suffered by films/materials during the transport.
Spotkania z Filmem Gorskim
Makuszynskiego 15b
34-500 Zakopane


The organizer reserves the right to make use of the films’ short extracts in the Festival’s promotional materials. The film extracts (up to 2 min or up to 10% in case of the shorts) can be used to promote the festival including production of short festival’s clips, informational and educational materials and their screening.

Following the 13th Mountain Film Meetings, the festival organizes promotional screenings.
All competitors are asked to give their permission for the above screenings, when signing the entry form. Following permission (please refer to the Entry Form), competitors are contacted individually about the time, place and screening conditions.  


The competitors are invited to the release of a copy of the film to the Festival’s archives.
The return of the films/materials sent by post must be requested by applicants.

Approval of the Regulations

Submission of the film to the competition denotes acceptance of the conditions of the hereby Regulations and Entry Form as well as declaration, that the person submitting the film is entitled to do so and the submitted film does not infringe any copyrights and legal regulations.

Prepared in Zakopane, February 6th 2017

You can download here the entry form

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