International festival of Mountain Films 2021

Dear friends,

One year has passed and we are meeting up again in Poprad at our, and your, festival in this second week of October. We could not meet any way but virtually, meaning online, due to the pandemic last year. Hopefully we will be more lucky this year to be able to meet live in the cinema theatres. Although, at the time of writing this editorial, we have no idea of the form the festival will finally take, we can assure you that we have prepared it with enthusiasm and hope that you will be able to enjoy it, whether from your homes or in the cinema theatres.

We have selected the best of Slovak and foreign films. Your palms will surely be sweating while watching some of them; your breath will stop while watching others. Beautiful mountain scenery, life in mountain villages, incredible sport and climbing achievements, extreme downhill rides from summits and lots of other attractive themes are ready for you thanks to these inventive filmmakers.

We will commemorate an important anniversary, too. Last July marked 50 years since the first Slovaks mountaineers stood on the top of an 8000-metre peak. Ivan Fiala and Michal Orolin were the first Eastern Bloc mountaineers to climb the formidable “Killer Mountain” Nanga Parbat. Although it has been some time already, the members of the legendary expedition who are among us can still talk about that ascent with a lot of emotions and can encourage the young to pursue their dreams. We hope to afford you at least some snatches of the events through which our climbers started to write the history of the golden era of the Czechoslovak Himalayan mountaineering half a century ago.

We do not know in advance what the development of the pandemic will be like at the time of the festival, nor do we know the impact on the festival itself. What we are sure of is that there will be some measures and restrictions to respect. We believe that a responsible approach will get us closer to the possibility of meeting live in all the cinema theatres. The festival is a film celebration and we definitely would love to celebrate it with you once a year.

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Nábrežie Jána Pavla II. 2802/3058 01Poprad
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Places Around

Dom kultúry

Dom kultúry

The House of Culture (Dom kultúry) is an ideal space for organizing theater performances, concerts or interesting talk shows.

Tatra Museum

Tatra Museum

Visit one of the oldest museums in Slovakia!

Kino Tatran

Kino Tatran

The traditional cinema has been digitized and you can currently enjoy the highest quality films here

Guided tours

Guided tours

The Poprad Municipal Information Office offers you regular guided tours, as well as tours on demand to order!

Forum Poprad

Forum Poprad

Shopping center right in the city center in the pedestrian zone

Tatra Gallery

Tatra Gallery

The former building of the steam power plant will enchant you not only with its architecture, but also with interesting exhibitions.

Prior Poprad

Prior Poprad

The Prior Poprad department store is a place for shopping under one roof with a tradition.

Church of St. Giles

Church of St. Giles

Visit the unique gothic church with its beautiful wall decoration

Paintball

Paintball

Paintball Poprad ponúka zábavu a aktívny oddych za super cenu.

Guided tours

Guided tours

The Poprad Municipal Information Office offers you regular guided tours, as well as tours on demand to order!

Paintball

Paintball

Paintball Poprad ponúka zábavu a aktívny oddych za super cenu.

City Apartment Poprad

City Apartment Poprad

New two-room apartment just 150 meters from the center of Poprad, offers views of the Tatras. Thanks to its location, the city of Poprad is immediately available with the possibility of trips to the High Tatras.

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