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.
MORNINGS « OFF »
« 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.
An Icare for « Mornings OFF is decerned by the OFF-going public.
TIMETABLE OF PROJECTIONS
- 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.
The Film Festival rules and regulations are available in pdf format.