Gran Paradiso Film Festival
Created in 1984, the Gran Paradiso Film Festival is an international festival dedicated to nature cinema and one of the most important cinematic events held in the Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley. The purpose of the Festival is to contribute to the wider circulation of nature cinema, to the furthering of knowledge of the naturalistic heritage and to the growth of respect and awareness of the environment. It takes place against the splendid backdrop of Gran Paradiso, established in 1922 to protect ibex. And within the majestic mountain scenarios of the Park this Festival dedicated to Nature, intended to stimulate creativity and the search for a quality cultural offer, found its perfect location.
The Festival comprises three different sections: the International competition, open to international feature films and medium-length films dedicated to nature, aiming at promoting a wider knowledge of the natural and environmental peculiarities of the whole world also through cinema; CortoNatura, open to international short fiction films, short animated films or short documentaries dedicated to nature, in order to increase youth participation to the festival and promoting audiovisual production related to Nature; the cycle of events De Rerum Natura.