From Tuesday 14 to Satursday 18 September 2021


The 38th edition of Icares du Cinéma, scheduled for September 2020, could not take place due to the health crisis linked to Covid-19. The festival organizers have therefore decided to hold a 39th edition in 2021, offering the selection of films from 2020 and the films from 2021!

International Free Flight and Air Sports Film Festival

* From Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 September 2021: the Icares du Cinéma will be in the spotlight for the enjoyment of all, with evening screenings (and during the day for unoffical selection) under the marquee of the takeoff south.
Saturday 18th September, the Gala evening, will close the film festival with the announcement and screening of the award-winning films.

Teaser 2021

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.

The Free Flight Film Festival receives around a hundred productions each year 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 made up of sports and image professionals (program producers, directors ...), but also to the Press jury as well as a Children's Jury. The latter is composed of CM2 students from the schools of St Hilaire, Lumbin and St Pancrasse. The festival director comes to schools to show selected films. The students then vote for their favorite movie.

The children's Jury will award two prizes in 2021:

For the 39th edition, the children's jury will meet twice: once in March 2021 where it will screen the 2020 films and award its prize; and a second time in September 2021 where he will watch the selection of 2021 films to elect his favorite!





- Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th 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 Festival !