Chamonix, at the heart of the French Alps, is the ultimate playground. With peaks of over 4000 metres rising spectacularly from the valley floor, the town is nestled beneath granite spires, hanging glaciers, and is home to an unrivalled history of adventure.
Chamonix Adventure Festival brings together adventurers, explorers, athletes and enthusiasts from near and far, to share tales and showcase their talents through film, photography, art and exciting displays. Much more than another spectator event, the festival features a series of film and photography courses taught by our team of experts, offering the chance to get involved and gain valuable skills and experience in the world of adventure image making. The Festival art exhibition will represent a handful of local emerging artists who will share their paintings, photos and more. The artists will be at exhibit sites throughout the festival to share their inspirations and realisations.
Chamonix Adventure Festival film programme showcases the latest in adventure and environmental films from across the world. 4 nights of inspiring tales will be screened at the Cinema Vox from 24th - 26th August, and at the Lac des Chavants aux Houches 22nd August. Filmmakers, explorers and athletes will be on hand to share their exploits and inspirations. Films entered in our festival competition will be judged by an international jury, and the Chamonix Adventure Festival awards will be presented during the last night of screenings.
What better place to learn how to shoot landscape and action than in the heart of the mountains. Chamonix, the mecca of trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing & mountaineering, paragliding, skiing and more, offers a highly diverse set of subjects to work with and learn from.
The Adventure Photo School is run under the expert tutelage of Corey Rich and Scott Willson with a one-day introduction to Outdoor Photography, followed by the three-day Adventure Photo School.
Do you like taking pictures when you are out having adventures, but are often disappointed with the results?
Would you like to understand some of the basic controls of your camera? Corey and Scott will help you get the most from your camera, whether you use, a point-and-shoot, a creative compact, or a DSLR. This course can serve as an introduction to the 3 day course or can be taken as a stand alone course.
If you are already interested in photography and would like to improve your skills, the three-day workshop is for you. This course is a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions looking at a vast range of topics from what equipment to use, to developing your creative eye, post production and workflow systems.
We are also very excited to announce the introduction of our Adventure Film School, a three-day course in adventure filming techniques run by local filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, and award winning mountain filmmaker Paul Diffley.
A fantastic opportunity to gain valuable skills and insights on our course run by two award winning adventure filmmakers. Our three-day film school is packed with tips and tricks and practical information on & off camera. Whether you're just starting to film your friends out skiing or biking, or already have a collection of films under
your belt, this three-day course with have plenty to inspire you and help you on your way as an adventure
Don't miss the opportunity to take part in Chamonix Adventure Festival 2012 - places are limited, so sign up to guarantee your place today!
Go to www.chamonixadventurefestival.com to sign up for courses and more information.