BOFF Bovec Outdoor Film Festival

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BOFF Bovec Outdoor Film Festival

Trg golobarskih žrtev 22/23, SI-5230 Bovec


Frequency

annual

Festival dates

27.12.2015 - 30.12.2015
27.12.2016 - 30.12.2016
28.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
28.12.2018 - 30.12.2018
28.12.2019 - 30.12.2019
28.12.2020 - 30.12.2020

Jan Maček, Head



Phone

386 (0) 51 235 616



Andrej Dekleva, Public Relations



Phone

386 (0) 31 331 353







The BOFF Bovec Outdoor Film Festival has been going on since 2008. As the name implies, the festival presents films that deal with outdoor sports (such as mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, surfing and snowboarding) and also with various takes on the wider issues of nature and ecology. It takes place in the Alpine town of Bovec at the end of December. The call for eligible films is usually open in October.

The festival collaborates with the similarly oriented Koroška Outdoor Film Festival and usually also screens its films at different events and venues around Slovenia (like the Soča Outdoor Festival and the Kinodvor Cinema in Ljubljana).



Background

The festival started out as a part of the Freeride Battle '08 competition at the Kanin ski resort, where an evening was dedicated to a presentation of a handful of films by Slovene authors. The next edition of the festival (which happened only a few months after the first one) still retained its ties with the Freeride Battle, but moved to the Cultural House Bovec (Kulturni dom Bovec) and set up a somewhat more ambitious, international programme. Lasting 3 days and presenting 26 films, the festival established its main categories and regular accompanying programme features.

Film programme

The concept of "outdoor film" gives the festival lots of leeway in terms of film formats, which range from documentaries and short films to commercials, feature fiction films and combinations of any of these. The topics vary greatly as well, yet, the adventure sports film genre tends to be its distinctive focus.

Awards and categories

The 3 main categories since 2009 are nature and ecology; sport and action (feature films); and sport and action (short films). There is often also a non-competitive category for films of a promotional nature, coupled with occasional retrospectives and archival runs. The Festival gives out two Audience awards: for best film of the festival and for the best Slovenian film.

Accompanying programme

The festival's accompanying programme usually comprises photography exhibitions (some of the exhibited photographers have been Peter Fettich, Branko Bradaškja, Darko Cuder and Rožle Bregar), lectures by different adventurers like the pilot Matevž Lenarčič, talks with film creators, a book fair and music concerts.

The festival also sets up various special events such as a skiing and snowboarding rail contest, a lecture on avalanche safety, a round table on regulations concerning mountain biking and even a stop-motion workshop.

BOFF 2011 Kanin.jpgTaking place on the ski slopes of Kanin, the school of freeride skiing was featured as side programme to the BOFF Bovec Outdoor Film Festival in 2011

Snow sculpture festival

Creating snow sculptures has been a part of BOFF almost since the beginning, and in 2010, this activity has grown into an independent International Festival of Snow Sculptures. It takes place at the same time as the festival, lasts for 3 days and boasts an international turnout.


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