Las aves del frío

Las aves del frío

Producer: Carlos Pérez Romero
Director: Carlos Pérez Romero
Country: España
Place and date of filming:: Finlandia, España, Portugal
Duration: 49′ 40″

El invierno se acerca al norte de Europa y con él, el Gran Viaje. Cientos de miles de aves, junto a los hijos que han criado durante la primavera y el verano, cruzan el continente protagonizando uno de los acontecimientos naturales más asombrosos y espectaculares de la Tierra. Una migración de miles de kilómetros para llegar a los espacios naturales de la Península Ibérica, donde la naturaleza no se rinde al frío y el hielo.

La Jayona

La Jayona

Producer: Carlos Pérez Romero
Director: Javier Ortega
Country: España
Place and date of filming: España
Duration: 48′

La Jayona, a mining operation closed at the beginning of the 20th century in southwestern Spain, became a gigantic open sore in the landscape. An inert scene of rubble, bare rocks and empty hollows.

But Nature began to take over that abandoned and barren space in a process similar to that experienced by planet Earth millions of years ago. Day by day, season by season, Life has taken over the abandoned mine until it has become what it is today: a unique environmental enclave, one of the most interesting natural treasures in all of Europe. Its microclimate allows the development of a unique vegetation completely alien to its environment, while it has become a refuge for a multitude of animal species, from amphibians to the all-powerful eagle owl.
To enter the old La Jayona mine is to enter a new hidden world brimming with life.

 

FLY SPITI

FLY SPITI

Producer: Benoit Delfosse
Director: Benoit Delfosse
Country: Bélgica
Place and date of filming: India 2019
Duration: 55′

Two of the most experienced paragliding pilots engage in exploration of the Spiti Valley in the Indian Himalayas. Thomas de Dorlodot – multiple world record holder – leads Horacio Llorens – six times aerobatic world champion – to find out why almost nobody tried to fly in this place where, according to Rudyard Kipling, gods live. Mountains skim skies with their 6500 metres high glaciated peaks. Arid, dry and rocky landscapes produce violent aerial conditions and their remoteness makes oxygen supplies impossible.
Despite risks the athletes take us on an exhilarating scenic discovery of this unique valley and the sky beyond.

THE CASTLE OF DREAMS

THE CASTLE OF DREAMS

Producer:: Daniel Martinez Alarcón
Director: Daniel Martinez Alarcón
Country: España
Place and date of filming: Segura de la Sierra, Jaén, Andalucía, España 2019
Duration: 13′ 23″

THE CASTLE OF DREAMS is a amazing story about human flight, and how people inspire and believe in themselves to make their dreams come true.

MARCELLA UCHOA, from Brazil, is a well-known competition pilot and Women’s World Record for paragliding Distance and Pre-Set Goal in 2018. She tells us one of the most incredible experiences of her life: the paragliding take off from the main tower in the castle of Segura de la Sierra, and how important it is to pursue dreams hard to the end, in order to make them come true.

 

Touching the Sky

Touching the Sky

Producer: Miller Gaviria
Director: Camilo Gil
Country: Colombia
Place and date of filming: Antioquía, COlombia 2019
Duration: 14′ 12″

Morocho, ten years old, goes on an adventure with his friend Kevin, nine, they descend on bicycles and climb the hills of northern Medellin, fleeing the school in search of new adventures, they go to meet with the pilot, one of the tough men of the neighborhood , that encounter will change their lives forever.

Quebrantahuesos, the wind beards

Quebrantahuesos, the wind beards

Producer: Tony Peral
Director: Manuel Mateo Lajarín
Country: España
Place and date of filming: Pirineos, España, 2019
Duration: 9′

Flying master where they exist and king of the skies of the Pyrenees, the bearded vulture does not usually wait for the thermal currents to form to launch into flight and is capable of doing so in the most adverse weather conditions. The strength and determination shown during the snowstorm, images never recorded before, attest to this. His agile flight, his majestic profile, his characteristic beard and his penetrating gaze are increasingly common to see and admire thanks to the efforts for his recovery. This is a tribute to the flight of the bearded vulture, the wind beards.