Haulout, nominated for an Oscar 2023 the short in competition at the XXV Cervino CineMountain

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In the night between 12 and 13 March, during the awards ceremony of the 95th edition of the Academy Awards® which will be live on Sky and streaming on NOW, we will find out if HAULOUT by brothers Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev will win the coveted statuette in the category of best documentary short.(HERE ALL THE NOMINATIONS ),

The other candidate titles are Raghu, the little elephant (The Elephant Whisperers) by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, How Do You Measure a Year? by Jay Rosenblatt The Martha Mitchell Effect by by Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison e Stranger at the Gate by Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

Haulot, in addition to the prestigious Oscar nomination, was presented in competition at the XXV edition of the Cervino Cinemountain, the highest mountain film festival in Europe.

Haulout, the plot of the short film

HAULOUT of siblings Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev is one staggering account of the consequences of global warming in the Arctic. On a remote coast of Siberia, in a flimsy windswept hut, biologist Maxim Chaliev awaits the annual gathering of walruses. However, the warming of the seas and the rise in temperatures lead to a dramatic and unexpected change: with no more blocks of ice to rest on during the long crossing, the walruses they arrive exhausted and many do not survive.

Cervino CineMountain, registrations are open for the 2023 edition

In the wake of the 25th anniversary celebrations, the Matterhorn CineMountain restarts with enthusiasm by communicating the new dates and the opening of registrations. The high number of requests already received from all over the world has led the directors to anticipate the opening, a sign that the festival, which has animated the summer of Valtournenche and Breuil – Cervinia for twenty-six years, has by now conquered an important role in the panorama of world cinema in the sector. Also communicate the new dates: from 29 July to 5 August the Matterhorn will once again be the agora for enthusiasts of the High Lands, for those who live there and above all for directors, actors, screenwriters and insiders who meet here every year to share, mix ideas and give life to new collaborations.

Born in 1998, the Matterhorn CineMountain is not just a mountain film festival, it is a stage for storytelling, discovery and knowledge of a world, that of the mountain, which changes its appearance from year to year, offering new stories, new tales that originate from traditions and changes, from adventures and everyday life, never the same on the High Lands. In each edition, the bill collects the synthesis of the best and most recent international film production dedicated to the theme and the program brings together the protagonists of the year among the peaks of the world but not only: mountaineers, writers, artists, scientists, experts, authoritative voices through which live experiences on the edge, between stories of personal, climatic, geographical and social challenges.

Also this year the Festival will assign theMountain Cinema Oscarthe Grand Prix des Festivals Conseil de la Vallée d’Aosteselected among the winning films of the most important international festivals in the category belonging to the International Alliance for Mountain Film circuit: from Bilbao, to Ushuaia, to Katmandu, passing through the most important reviews in the world.

Two le competition categories, judged by an international team made up of directors, critics, mountaineers, actors, writers linked to the world of cinema and the mountains: Grand Prix des Festivals Conseil de la Vallée d’Aoste – the sector Oscars – and the International competition which will award the following prizes: CAI Award for the best mountaineering film; SONY Award for best photography; Mountains of Italy Award for the best Italian film; Montagnes du Monde Award for best foreign film; Montagne Tout Court Award for the best short film; Audience Award. Section also confirmed CineAdrenaline, dedicated to extreme sports, which contains “thrilling” documentaries. And finally, the Kids Award, dedicated to the animated film that will have captivated the younger audience.

And the call for producers and filmmakers who will be able to register their films is already officially open (https://filmfreeway.com/CERVINOCINEMOUNTAIN) within and no later than 5 June next.