29. 09. 2017, comments: 0, views 155x
22nd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the oldest and the biggest event of its kind in Poland – is history now. Go to our social media profiles to get a glimpse of the emotions and great moments that we shared during those 4 days of September. The President of the Jury Piotr Pustelnik together with the Jury members Marek Arcimowicz, Marek Kłosowicz and Darek Zaluski announced the winners of the Film Competition 2017: Grand Prize: 'Freedom Under Load' directed by Pavol Barabas
The jury of the 2nd UMFF - Ulju Mountain Film Festival unanimously gives the Grand Prize to the beautiful Freedom under Load by Pavol Barabáš. This film shows love, freedom and independence, subtlety, and delicacy. This year, we are proud to announce 30 films selected out of 260 films from 31 countries, which marks an increase in the number of submissions compared to the previous year's total of 183. more
20. 09. 2017, comments: 0, views 114x
Freedom under Load was awarded by the prize - World Mountain Prize at the Festival dei Festival in Lugano, Swiss. This festival takes place in September and shows the best mountain films from all over the wolrd awarded with a Grand Prize. Freedom under Load was choosen as the best of them.
15. 08. 2017, comments: 0, views 434x
Documentary Freedom under Load was awarded at International Mountain Film Festival in in Swiss - FIFAD with the prize Diable d'Or – cat. Culture du Monde. The FIFAD festival took place in Les Diablerets during 5.-12.8.2017 and belongs to the most important festivals of its kind. more
27. 03. 2017, comments: 0, views 1310x
18th international mountain and adventure film festival Mountains and City took place in Bratislava, Slovakia, 22.-26.3.2017. GRAND PRIX was given to the documentary Freedom under Load.
The statement of the jury: „Outstanding documentary about Tatra´s porters. High quality of the film, and unique porter´s craft, which more a lifestyle than a proffession."
19. 02. 2017, comments: 0, views 1641x
The documentary about porters in High Tatras Freedom under Load was awarded in Canada. Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival took place between 10.-19. February and covers all aspects of mountain sports and culture. The film competition was particularly fierce this year with 98 films from around the world. Freedom under Load was awarded as Best Mountain Culture Film.
Quote from Joni Cooper - jury member:
"Exquisite in both image and pace, this film opened our eyes to a tradition that has not been abandoned despite contemporary methods. It took us along step by step, so we could experience the wisdom being shared, listen to the sounds and silence, and appreciate the immense beauty along the way." more
17. 12. 2016, comments: 0, views 2014x
Freedom under Load has got Grand Prix from Mendi Film Festival in Bilbao, Spain. The members of the jury: Billy Choi - South Corea, Hélios Gracia - France, Jon Garano - Spain, Pawel Wysoczanski- Poland, and Silvo Karo - Slovenia. Their statement: „It's a beautiful film and it offers hope, in a modest way. It's a film about the faith, and the devotion in the wonderful mountains of Tatra. The film offers calm and harmony, both very necessary nowadays". more
05. 12. 2016, comments: 0, views 1888x
Documentary about old generation of mountain porters in the High Tatras was awarded on Banskofilmfest 2016. Five days marathon of films, presentations, workshops took part on 23.-27.11.2016 in Bansko, Bulgaria. International jury awarded with Grand Prix the film "Solo di Cordata" by italien director Davida Riva more
20. 11. 2016, comments: 0, views 1931x
The documentary about mounatin porters in the High Tatras raised interest in the world again. 32nd Torello's International Festival of Mountain and Adventure Films, is one of the most important festivals of its kind in the world. The best films from around the world relating to mountains and mountain culture have been screened and 40 of them entered into competition between 1.-20. November 2016. More than 6000 people visited this festival. Five members of the jury decided that the story about old generation of mountain porters Freedom under Load is the Best Film of the festival - Grand Prize - Golden Edelweiss. The documentary was awarded with Silver Edelweiss - Best Photography - as well. more
07. 11. 2016, comments: 0, views 1126x
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival began in 1976 as a one-day event. It has grown to a 9 day long festival held the first week of November each year. 40 years of history, more than 39 thousands audience members and a lot of events. Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival took place 29.11.-6.11.2016. 96 films from all over the world were selected into the international competition. Freedom Under Load has been awarded the prize for Best Film on Mountain Culture. more
23. 10. 2016, comments: 0, views 1071x
International jury of the 6th Mountain Film Festival Eho in Skopje, Macedonia, awarded the film Freedom under Load in the strong competition. "The story about the "porters" of supplies to the mountain huts in the High Tatras is a story about passion narrated with passion. An unconventional way to practice and experience freedom. Freedom to climb the mountain, freedom to carry 150 kg load, or as one of the porters says, "Being a teacher, my body was relaxing in the classes, my mind was relaxing in the mountains." An exceptionally important and charming movie." more