INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF OUTDOOR FILMS
International Festival of Outdoor Films (IFOF) is a competitive touring
cine-meeting of outdoor films. Within last fourteen years it has become
one of the largest touring festivals in the World. In 2016 IFOF visited
50 places in Czech and Slovak Republic. IFOF focuses on sport and
outdoor, adventure, extreme, adrenalin and travel film.
fim authors from around the world (film studios, national and private
TV companies, on both professional and amateur level). IFOF films
transport us to various places of our planet. Many of them have have big
social as well as emotional impact. Outdoor film documentaries show
unique and unrepeatable real-life experience.
Festival has four categories:
adventure and extreme sport film – sports in the nature (except
climbing, mounteneering and water sports), skiing, extreme skiing,
bikes, paragliding, speleology etc.
climbing and mountaineering film – climbing sports, mountineering
expeditions, climbing on ice, polar expeditions, mountain landscape, man
Adventure water sport film – rafting, water sports, kayaking, canoeing,
yachting, diving, surfing, long-distance swimming,underwater speleology
D) Travel film (film travel topic not ranked in categories A,B or C)
N) non competitive film
Films are not limited by lenghth or year of production!
History of the Festival, development and partners
was founded in 2003 by Travel Agency Turistika a Hory s.r.o., which was
the main organiser and producer untill 2009. In 2010 the company
OUTDOOR FILMS s.r.o was established and took the Festival under its
wings. Together with other promoters involved in each of the towns we
prepared an exceptionally wide project. OUTDOOR FILMS s. r. o. was
nominated for Best enterpreneur of Czech Republic Award in 2007, 2008
the first year the Festival was situated in 3 Czech towns. Within 14
years of its existence and thanks to the support of towns, regions and
partners IFOF spread to 50 places in Czech and Slovak Republic. Number
of visitors increased several times. More than 600 visitors enjoyed the
opening ceremony in Ostrava only.
Past and current media partners of IFOF:
TV, Czech Radio, MF Dnes, Deník, Cinema, Respekt, Koktejl, Lidé a země,
Centrum.cz, SMS.cz, HoryDoly.cz, Adrex.cz and others. During ten years
the festival has been supported by prestigious companies such as ŠKODA
AUTO a.s., DSB EURO s.r.o., HUDY a.s., Intercora spol. s.r.o., Warmpeace
a.s., Sanofi Pasteur s.r.o., PICOLLO s.r.o. - LOAP, CK NEV DAMA a.s.,
Salomon, AUTHOR, STUDENT AGENCY s.r.o., Central Connect Airlines, Czech
Railways, ADIDAS, Budweiser Budvar, Land Rover and many others.
Film-makers and guests participation
is attended by film-makers, directors and producers from many countries
of various continents – the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic,
Poland, Hungary, Austria, Swizzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain,
Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Kenya,
Guatemala, USA, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Columbia,
Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia and India, Australia and New Zealand.
celebrities of sport, cultural and political life have been involved in
the festival, for example mountaineering celebrities like Ivan Gálfy,
Leopold Sulovský, Radek Jaroš, Libor Uher, the Mayor of the City of
Prague Pavel Bém, reporter of Czech Radio Lucie Výborná, olympians and
sportsmen L. Pollert, Š. Hilgertová, T. Kraus, I. Bugár, J.Dressler,
actors and singers O. Kaiser, J. Lábus, P. Vondráček, Oscar awarded
director J. Menzel, actor Ladislav Frej, director and member of the
festival´s jury Karel Janák, director Václav Marhoul, actor Pavel Nový,
speakers Vladimír Čech, Pavel Anděl Petr Horký and many others.