The organization is composed by a little group of volunteers directed by Marco Grandi and by some other collaborators. Free from every ideology, without financial affairs but with the only purpose to valorize our alpine district and to promote the culture of it in all of his aspects and activities, this annual event bring to Lugano a great cinema (but not only) and also events of various continents, having as subject all the expressions: mountaineering but also the mountain environmental protection, and the mountain culture...
Since four years, the Festival dei Festival created a competition to attribute the World Mountain Film Prize to the best movie of mountain. This award is endowed in cash money by the Television of the TICINO.
Every year, the Festival welcomes also famous climbers. In 2018, our guest was Kurt Diemberger.
31 August to 7 September
Festival director: Marco Grandi
Head programming: Mireille Chiocca