The 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.

Including 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:

A) adventure and extreme sport film – sports in the nature (except climbing, mounteneering and water sports), skiing, extreme skiing, bikes, paragliding, speleology etc.
B) climbing and mountaineering film – climbing sports, mountineering expeditions, climbing on ice, polar expeditions, mountain landscape, man and mountains.
C) Adventure water sport film – rafting, water sports, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, diving, surfing, long-distance swimming,underwater speleology etc.
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

IFOF 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 and 2009.
In 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:

Czech TV, Czech Radio, MF Dnes, Deník, Cinema, Respekt, Koktejl, Lidé a země,,,, 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
Festival 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.

Many 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.