This year Skimetration has been organized for a week at the Golem Baiona cinemas and at the Baluarte Palace. Moreover 17 shorts competition could be recorded anywhere in the worldnot only in the Pyrenees, highlighting the professional nature of 6 of them and the enormous quality of the entire offer.
The winning professional short, Midnight blue It is the freeskier in the main role Mateo plinth and the classical dancer Amelie Vital and has been filmed in Hand, Finland. The work had to compete against 5 other high-quality works in its category.
The rest of the cowbells, from the amateur category, have gone to Ana SalvadorBest Screenplay for 6000 Split, the short film of the Tena rider recounting her trip to explore six thousand mountains in Ecuador and Bolivia aboard a splitboard. He Premio Piristyler The best freestyle tricks went to the Navarrese Daniel Sanciñena and Lucas Álvarezby Fat woman.
The Arans Adria Millan took the public cowbell for Long live if, recorded in the Mendocino Andes of Argentina, voted by live viewers by a large majority.
The price PiriActivity it was for Philip Klein for the integrated ski descent of the longest channel in the Pyrenees (Pic de Comapedrosa, Andorra), collected in its short Falling in the No-fall zone and with the same author in the lead role Gaizka Sampedro, Cristina Mas, Aida Cusac, Agustí Castellvi. The cowbells PiriFreak and Indoor were deserted as the jury felt that neither had these qualities.
He the jury who evaluated the works, again consisted of Navarrese Fidel Mendia, Miguel Iturralde, Aleks Sanz, Juan Lucas Navarro and Polish Iwona Zielińska-Sąsiada.
The total over the five days of the festival is total 29 films and 13 international premieres.
The edition started on Wednesday 17 October in Golem Baiona Cinemas with the Ski Trips block, with premieres on Chronoception by Guillaume Broust, about the expedition in Kyrgyzstan led by the horseman Thomas Delfino, and Outdoor life – outdoor life, Le Rue’s latest film Victor, world premiere starring Victor, Paola and their son Markus.
The following day, the Freeride block also took place in Golem Baiona, where the Norwegian Nikolai Schrimer was the protagonist The Revenge of the topside boys and Draconians, the latter alongside Chamonix rider Sam Favret. The day ended with the world premiere of the film dedicated to enduro with Lost in Chile, by rider Andreu Lacondeguy, and shot in Atacama and Araucanía.
On Friday, October 19, the bike closed in Golem with the section dedicated to avalanches and ski mountaineering with a display of To the hills and back from the production company Sherpas Cinema, and La Verte, a story of steep skiing, by Bertrand de la Pierre and Vivian Bruchez as the protagonist. The Sherpas Cinema film, in collaboration with the Utah Avalanche Center, told about real cases of avalanches in the United States narrated by its protagonists and made the audience noticeably emotional.
On Friday, October 27, the headquarters moved to the chamber room of the Palacio Baluarte. The two galas, organized by Malaga skier and presenter Eduardo Cichero. At the first gala, 5 films were screened out of competition, all presented by their authors. Highlights the world premiere of The Check project, presented by its protagonists; Alexis Ferrera and Carlos Llerandi, the latter recently arrived from Kathmandu from the expedition with Aymar Navarro, also from Aragon. The offer was completed by 4 other premiers; Nèou Mugathe gravel and ski adventure through the Pyrenees by Daniel Santamaría; Frequency from the women’s collective Sister Summit (Revelstoke, Canada) presented by its author Fanny Avril; Earlier, the film by Sébastien Jam that reflects on the past and future of the Pyrenees; and Unitedthe latest production from the Head brand, directed by Jeff Thomas and presented by renowned FWT rider, Aranese Abel Moga.
On Saturday the 28th, the festival ended with the celebration of the final competition gala at the Baluarte Palace, where 17 short films to the competition and final award ceremony, including the audience award, voted live by the participants.
The culmination was again the traditional one The Winter Hall at the Baluarte Palace on 27 and 28 October with bar and exhibitors from the skiing world and with entrance fee free and free again set the stage for the displays.
Skimeaje 2023 was once again a great success with public attendance