The jurys of the book 202128 July 2021
Trailers of the Ecrans de l’Aventure in Dijon 202119 September 2021
A jury composed of professionals from the image and adventure worlds...
French mountaineer, President of the jury of the film 2021
Elisabeth Revol is a French Himalayan climber, adept at verticality, endurance and travelling to the land of rare oxygen. A gymnast in her younger years, she turned to climbing and mountaineering when she began her STAPS (sport) studies. Since then, she has never missed an opportunity to go to the mountains: ski tours, ice climbing, rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking and mountaineering have become her main interests.
In 2006 she joined the national young mountaineering team of the FFCAM and started her first expeditions in South America and the Himalayas. Today she explores the Himalayas in "light" mode, most often without oxygen or Sherpa, sometimes alone or in winter... For a few years now, she has been fascinated by winter conditions at very high altitude. The mountain has a very strong influence in her life and has become her mentor over the years; finding the fine alchemy of her life in this fragile and ephemeral beauty, despite the trials and tribulations. His philosophy: to pursue his dreams, however ambitious and committed they may be, with sincerity and humility. This passion is not only on the high mountains of the Himalayas, but it is also the encounter with the people, their culture, their religion, their customs that touches and enchants her.
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Director, author, journalist and director of the FIFAD.
Benoît Aymon has spent more than 26 years at the helm of the cult Swiss Radio Television programme "Passe-Moi les Jumelles". He has left his mark and given all his energy to this televisual breath of fresh air, which is a sort of mixture between "Thalassa" (mountain version) and "Ushuaïa Nature". With Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, his lifelong accomplice, he has notably directed numerous innovative documentary series: Secours en Montagne
, Haute Route d'été et d'hiver
, Tour du Cervin
, Grande Traversée des Alpes
Author of several books (notably on the conquest of the Matterhorn) and passionate about photography, Benoît Aymon's films have often won awards in Switzerland and abroad... notably in Dijon where he was awarded the Toison d'or in 2002 for Secours en Montagne
co-directed with Pierre-Antoine Hiroz. His knowledge of the mountains has earned him international recognition.
Since 2019, he has been the artistic director of FIFAD, the International Alpine Film Festival of Les Diablerets, which celebrated its 52nd edition this year.
At the age of 30, Sophie felt the call of a long-distance journey and left everything behind to go around the world alone for almost two years, carrying 10 kg on her back, without taking a plane but taking her time (3,000 km on foot, including a crossing of the Alps and the Mexican Sierras; 5,000 km by bike; crossing the Pacific on a container ship, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean by sailboat). She wrote the story Nez au vent, published in 2010. Among other peregrinations, she then crossed France, Scotland and Albania on foot, and canoed down the Zambezi River for 1,000 km, from the border with Angola to Victoria Falls (film in the Ecrans de l'aventure 2013 selection: 1,000 km à la rame sur le Zambezi by Mike Magidson, broadcast on France 5 and France Ô); in 2015, she crossed the Caucasus on foot with a friend for two months, from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea. She has been a journalist for 15 years and writes mainly for the professional economic press.
At the age of 22, Isabelle Vayron left for the antipodes to photograph cowboys, thanks to a grant from La Guilde. This "foot in the stirrup" was the start of many journeys, such as a world tour of traditional music by bicycle, described in a documentary presented at the Dijon Festival in 2002.
After a motorbike expedition in Afghanistan, she joined the team of directors of Six Billion Others
, a video project by Yann Arthus Bertrand, filmed in some fifty countries, for three years.
Since then, Isabelle has directed multiple documentaries around the world, on justice, the peoples of the sea or ecology (Arte, LCP, Public Senat, France 2, France 3).
She now works mainly on films that invite the necessary changes in the face of the climate emergency.
Producer and underwater photographer.
Rodolphe Guignard heads Factual Factory, the documentary division of the Satisfaction group, the leading independent television production company in France. With a DNA oriented towards science, history, technology and ancient civilisations, multiple projects are currently being produced for all channels including RMC Découverte, where Rodolphe was programme director for six years. A lover of unusual encounters, curious and always in search of new sensations, each destination allows him to measure himself against new challenges and to bring back the most beautiful images.
He is, moreover, the author of the photographic book Immersions
, published in 2019 by Charles Moreau Editions and some of whose photos will be exhibited on the railings of the Jardin Darcy from 4 to 27 October 2021 as part of the festival.