From Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 September 2022


Teaser 2022

In 1983, ten years after the 1st COUPE ICARE, the 1st International Festival of Free Flight Film and Air Sports was born. Today, LES ICARES DU CINEMA welcomes nearly 20,000 spectators and is a reference for all image professionals and practitioners of Free Flight.

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, aerobatics and aerial feats.
Films concerning the bird flight are also accepted.



Every year the Free Flight Film Festival receives about a hundred productions from all over the world. After a pre-selection by the organization, the best films will be submitted to the vote of the official Jury of the Festival: a jury composed of professionals of the sport and the image (producers of broadcasts, directors...), but also to the Jury of the Press as well as to a Jury of the children.The last jury is composed of pupils from the infant schools in St Hilaire, Lumbin and St Pancrasse, who watch selected films. The students then vote for their favorite film.




- Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 17th
september, two screenings : 7:30pm-9:00pm and 9:30pm-11:00pm.
- Saturday 18th september, Gala evening at 6:30pm : announcement of the Awards, award ceremony and 1rst screening of the winning films ; and at 9:30pm : second screening of winning films.

SCREENINGS ALSO DURING THE DAY : themed sessions, retrospectives ...
- Thursday 16th september
          at 2:00pm : screening for school.
          at 5:00pm :
Projection out of compétition : "Il faut sauver les Alpes"

- Friday 17th September
        from 10:00am : Projection of films
       at 02:00pm : Présentation de la réserve naturelle de Chartreuse : film et débat
       at 05:00pm : Projection out of compétition : Eric Escoffier, la fureur de vivre"

- Saturday 18th september
        from 10:00am : Projection of films
        at 5:00pm : "Carte Blanche" of the Dijon Festival "Les Ecrans de l'Aventure" :
"Apurimac, l'appel de la rivière"" by Hugo Clouzeau. / Co-production: MC4, We Are Hungry and Trek TV. France - 52 minutes - 2019.
Summary: From the high Peruvian mountains to the plains of the Amazon rainforest, six kayakers set off for a 17-day self-sufficient descent on the Rio Apurimac, the most distant source in the Amazon. Guided by their passion for the river and their desire for adventure, the 6 friends plunge into the bowels of the Andes, where only kayakers can access.

- Sunday 19th september
       from 10:00am to 03:00pm : Projection of films

All projections will be held under the Festival marquee set up at the South Launch.


Thank you to the partners of the Film Festival !