The Dutch Mountain Film Festival aims to bring as many people together as possible - climbers, outdoor enthusiasts and film connoisseurs - through the medium of film, photography, visual art and music against the backdrop of mountains. The DMFF aims to foster an awareness of the beauty and vulnerability of the mountains, the diversity of mountain cultures and (the consequences of) sporting activities in and around the mountains. The DMFF singles itself out from other film festivals by placing the emphasis on artistic productions, staging an extensive cultural and sporting programme of side events, and focusing attention on new and young talent and short films.
Festival director: Toon Hezemans, Thijs Horbach
Awards in the Dutch MountainFilm Festival competition 2018:
• Crossborder DMFF Award (Grand Prix) €1,500 is the major prize (‘Grand Prix’ award) handed out at the Dutch MountainFilm Festival and is for the most artistic and original mountain film.
• De Spiegel Best Newcomer Award (Mountainfilm Debut € 500) aims to stimulate new and upcoming talent and is awarded to the first production (mountainfilm).
• Parkstad Limburg Jury Award (€ 1000) is the special commendation of the jury
• Entries compete for prizes in all categories.