The BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival is an international benchmark for the mountain film genre. The event is a result of the collaboration between the Mendi Film Festival Elkartea Association and BBK and provides a showcase for the very best mountaineering, extreme sports, adventure and nature films.
The Mendi Tour is an exhibition that brings together the most outstanding films from the latest BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia. The tour is held in single-day formats or over various days and corporations, schools and colleges, community groups and other kinds of organisations take part in it. The aim of this tour is to reach cinema and mountaineering enthusiasts and it visited 50 towns in its latest edition. The tour provides the people who are attending with the possibility of exclusively watching films that have won awards and been acclaimed all over the world.
Before the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia is held, various exhibitions take place in Bilbao. Each year at the Casco Viejo Metro station in Bilbao, Euskal Trenbide Sarea chooses a photographer who specializes in mountaineering activities to exhibit their work; and to display a selection of the 20 best photos from the international photography competition in this discipline.
At the closing session of the festival various awards were presented: the award for best director, best screenplay, best photography, the jury award… and the WOP Foundation award, an acknowledgment that rewards the defence and transmission of the social values of mountaineering, such as team work, loyalty, hard work and a burning passion for mountains.