Bovec Outdoor Film Festival to feature 30 films

Bovec, 27 December - The 15th Bovec Outdoor Film Festival (BOFF) will start on Tuesday with lectures and book talks before the main programme featuring 30 films on outdoor experiences and sports, including five Slovenian, takes over from Wednesday to Friday.

The Bovec Valley.
Photo: Marko Cencič/STA

Taking place in the town of Bovec in the Soča River Valley in north-western Slovenia, the festival will run for four days for the first time, starting with a lecture in Stergulc House about the Skalarjevo Brezno cave system in the Julian Alps.

Film screenings will take place in the Bovec Community Centre and will feature films on skiing, snowboarding and Alpine climbing as well as films with a social and environmental note, the organisers have said.

The audience awards for the best Slovenian film and for the best film overall will be announced as the event closes on Friday.

The festival will be accompanied by a photography exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the Triglav National Park act and the 60th anniversary of the first measures to protect a part of the Julian Alps in Slovenia as a national park.

The exhibition on display in the centre of Bovec features 39 black and white photographs by the "poet of mountain photography" Jaka Čop and as many modern, coloured photographs with the same motifs.

On Thursday, Stergulc House will host a round table debate on sustainable mobility in the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park that will feature experts, local mayors and representatives of relevant institutions.

A book stand will be on hand in the Bovec Community Centre from Wednesday to Friday and workshops for children will also be held, the organisers said, adding that the evening musical programme is making a comeback to the festival.

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