This April, Val d’Isere will once again be hosting the fantastic Adventure and Discovery Film Festival – this year celebrating its 21st anniversary. This spectacular festival celebrates and showcases documentaries on the themes of adventure, discovery, exploration, expeditions, ethnic encounters or sport.
Val d’Isere, in the stunning Tarentaise region, is the perfect setting for this; any fan of cinema, documentary or adventure is sure to love attending this popular festival which dates back all the way to 1996.
This Year’s Event
This year, the Adventure and Discovery Film Festival is taking place between the 18th and 21st of April and is free to enter, or you can pay for reserved seats (on sale at the Tourist Office). There are 11 documentaries that are shown over the course of the festival which will be judged by a panel of famous adventurers and by the public. It is taking place at the Centre de Congres, which is centrally located in Val d’Isere so you can also enjoy the surrounding area. This means that you simply need to arrange travel to Val d’Isere from Geneva and accommodation for the festival.
Each viewing is followed by a fascinating talk with the film-maker, enabling you to get a greater sense of the purpose of the film and to ask any questions that you may have. This creates a shared experience that is a key part of this festival’s charm.
In addition to this, the festival will also contain intriguing exhibitions, debates, first-hand encounters and more. It all culminates in a prize giving ceremony that is a celebration of every film and the festival in its entirety.
As a well-established event that deals with such fascinating topics, it creates an exciting buzz around Val d’Isere for a few days that is wonderful to be a part of. The picturesque setting could not be better – particularly in April, which is why I would suggest that you make attending the festival just a part of a holiday in this beautiful area of the southeastern France (it is not only for winter sports enthusiasts!).
How to Get There
The quickest route to Val d’Isere is to fly from London into Geneva, which will take around 1 hour and 40 minutes. It is then just under 3 hours by road to Val d’Isere from Geneva, so you will want to eliminate the stress of this journey by pre-booking a Shuttle Direct transfer. A friendly local driver will be waiting at the airport for you and your luggage, and you can then enjoy the scenic drive to your accommodation.
The Adventure and Discovery Film Festival gets bigger and better each year and is terrific for anybody who enjoys documentaries, adventure and culture. You will get to see a selection of intriguing films surrounded by other enthusiasts, all in the outstanding beauty of Val d’Isere. Book your accommodation and transfer to Val d’Isere from Geneva now – it is sure to be a thrilling, fascinating and memorable few days.