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SR, High Tatras: Horalsfest 2012 – 7th Year of International Festival of Amateur Production oAlreadn Mountains

Published: 22.11.2012
Tomorrow starts great and unique (in Slovakia) 7th year of Horalfest, which takes place in the High Tatras. The festival is devoted to amateur production on mountains and the event will take place in Teniscenter in Tatranská Lomnica during two following days (November 23rd and 24th 2012). The event is under the patronage of High Tatras mayor Ing. Ján Mokoš.

This year enrolled in categories amateur photo , movie, literature are 95 contestants from all ofSlovakia and also from the Czech Republic.

The program of the festival is varied. Besides presentation of works, the important part areworkshops where authors and also visitors can discuss their works with guarantors. The literature production is under the patronage of Marta Rybková, amateur photographers are under the patronage of Tibor Škandík (professional photographer) and categories of films and videos has been taken under the patronage of film-maker Ivo Brachtl .

The festival will begin with the opening and with the launch of a new book Observation Towers by Ladislav Khandl published by DAJAMA. The ceremony will follow with an interview with a special guest Michal Orolín –a specialist on Himalayas, mountaineer, rescuer, and a writer in one. Next there will screening of competing, however also noncompeting movies. On Friday, during screening of noncompeting movies about mountain-related topics there will be also Slovakian premiere of the Czech movie project "Telefilm" that is about telemark skiing.

On Sunday the festival will be focused (besides workshops) second Slovak premiere of movie about mountain biking that comes from Red Bull’s production and is called "Where the Trial Ends". Fans of the Czech movie production on mountain-related topics should be also satisfied, because there will be screening of Rasťa Hatiar’s, Jaroslav Matoušek’s movies, and movies from the website Outdoorfilmy.sk. The highlight of the festival will be ceremonial awards for contestants.

During the whole Horalfest 2012 there will be supporting events such as voluntary trip to Rainer’s Cottage with a toast with the owner of the cottage, or trial of a climbing wall. At the end of the festival will traditionally perform a music gust, a raffle, and an afterparty.   

If you can’t join the festival personally, don’t worry, because our staff Infoglobe.sk will be there and they will soon bring you gripping photogallery of the Horalfest 2012. Starting this year the festival will continue every second year. Entrance fee is left, as usually, free.

The festival is under the patronage of High Tatras mayor Ing. Ján Mokoš, the director of the festival is RNDr. Stanislav Klaučo and among organizers are Horský internetový klub (Mountain Internet Club), oz, the city of High Tatras and the regional tourist organization the High Tatras Region.

Detailed information about the program of the festival you can find HERE.

Text: Horalfest.sk, edited by Infoglobe.sk
Zdroj a foto: Horalfest.sk

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