INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF OUTDOOR FILMS
International Festival of Outdoor Films (IFOF) is a competitive touring
cine-meeting of outdoor films. Within last fivteen years it has become
one of the largest touring festivals in the World. In 2017 IFOF visited
54 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
transports us to various places of our planet. Outdoor film documentaries show
unique and unrepeatable real-life experience.
IFOF has four competition categories:
adventure and extreme sport film – (except
climbing, mountaineering and water sports), skiing, extreme skiing,
bikes, paragliding, speleology etc.
climbing and mountaineering film – climbing sports, mountaineering
expeditions, climbing on ice, polar expeditions, mountain landscape, man
C) adventure water sport film – rafting, water sports, kayaking, canoeing,
yachting, diving, surfing, long-distance swimming, underwater speleology
D) Travel filmN) non competitive film
Films are not limited by lenghth or year of production!
History of the Festival
was founded in 2003 by Travel Agency Turistika a Hory s.r.o.,
the main organiser and producer untill 2009. In 2010 the company
OUTDOOR FILMS s.r.o was established and took the Festival under it´s
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
IFOF started in 3 Czech towns. 15 years later, thanks to the support of towns, regions and
partners of IFOF spread to 54 places in Czech and Slovak Republic. Number
of visitors increases each year. More than 600 visitors enjoy the
opening ceremony in Ostrava each year.
Past and current partners of IFOF
Media partners support:
TV, TV Noe, TV Polar, TV Severka, TV Vega, Czech Radio, MF Dnes, Deník, Cinema, Respekt, Koktejl, Lidé a země, Montana,
Centrum.cz, SMS.cz, HoryDoly.cz, Adrex.cz, fdb.cz and many more.
IFOF has been supported by many prestigious companies:
ČEZ, T-Mobile, 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., Czech Tourism, Salomon, AUTHOR, STUDENT AGENCY s.r.o., Central Connect Airlines, Czech
Railways, ADIDAS, Budweiser Budvar, Land Rover, Rituall and many others.
Film-makers and guest participation
Each year, film-makers, directors and producers from countries
of various continents – Czech Republic, Slovak Republic,
Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, 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, etc.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, Marek Holeček, Klára Kolouchová, Anna Hanuš Kuchařová, reporter of Czech Radio Lucie Výborná, olympians and
sportsmen L. Pollert, Š. Hilgertová, T. Kraus, I. Bugár, J. Dressler, legendary traveller M. Stingl,
actors and singers O. Kaiser, P. Liška, 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.