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32nd edition International Free Flight and aerial sports Film Festival

In 1983, 10 years after the launch of the "Coupe Icare" or ICARUS CUP, the FIRST INTERNATIONAL FREE FLIGHT AND AERIAL SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL hit the screens.
Today, “the ICARES of CINEMA” attracts an audience of nearly 20,000 people and has become a key venue for film and video professionals as well as free-flight enthusiasts.


The Festival brings together cinematic productions (short, medium and full-length features) dealing with air, flight, wind  and all aerial sports : paragliding, hang gliding, sky diving, hot-air balloon, sailplane,  elastic jump, base jump, kite, boomerang.... Motorized aerial sports are limited to paramotor, ultra-light hang-gliding and paragliding, model aircraft and aerobatics. Films concerning the bird flight are also accepted.

Every year the Festival receives from 60 to 80 amateur and professional productions from all over the world.

A selection of 25 to 30 films is then submitted to the festival jury, composed of film and video professionals (programme producers, film directors, etc.) and free flight specialists.

- Official sessions: Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm.
- Gala evening: Saturday at 6:30 pm - Announcement of the winners and prize-giving ceremony followed by a projection of the prized films. Second viewing of prized films at 10:00 pm
During the day, there are non-stop projections of selected films.
All projections will be held under the Festival marquee set up at the South Launch.




« Mornings OFF » presents films that should not be overlooked neither by pilots nor the general public due to a true life experience well recounted, or to an interesting slant on free flight, or simply for precious footage.
The two sessions occur : Friday morning and Saturday morning.


Free rein for the Festival des Diablerets (Switzerland)
Saturday at 16:00, this great film festival of mountaineering, extreme sport feats and environnement, will present a selection of the 2014 edition films:
- Ligne de vie de  (Life line) by Jean-Daniel Lagant (52 min)
- We are the Rovers by M. Nogardel (17min)
- Petzl Roctrio Argentina by Valdimir Cellier (22min)

Enconter with the great English filmmaker Leo Dickinson
One of the acclaimed names of sports films, Leo Dickinson will participate in the Jury of the Icares du Cinéma 2014. For this occasion, a projection-debate is programmed for Saturday at 14:00. This is the perfect occasion to watch, even again, two of Dickinson’s prized films:
- Dead Men’s Tales 
- Ballooning over Everest

Exchanges on the theme of Birds and Free Flight
Friday from 18:00 to 19:00 : share experiences, information, video… on birds, Organised by the Departmental Comitttee of Free Flight and the League for the Protection of Birds of the Isère, with support from the General Counsel of the Isère. Free entry.

Le Café des Réalisateurs (Filmmakers Café)
Saturday at 9:30. An exchange between filmmakers and the press.


The Film Festival rules and regulations are available in pdf format.

Document PDFreglement COUPE ICARE 2014.pdf


The next Coupe Icare will take place in St Hilaire du Touvet - Lumbin from 17 to 20 September 2015.

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