Gran Paradiso Film Festival

From July 23 to 28, 2018 in Cogne and August in the Grand-Paradis valleys


The screening venues of the 19th edition are:



Congress Centre Maison de la Grivola - Rue Bourgeois, 18
Auditorium of the Public Library Rue Bourgeois, 28

Considered the capital of the Gran Paradiso National Park, Cogne is the widest municipality of Aosta Valley, situated in the southern part of the region at around 1540 m above sea level. Besides the Park, its surface is protected at 95% thanks to the presence of 3 SIC (Community Important Sites) and one ZPS (Special Protection Zone). The village is bejeweled by a velvety green expanse, the Sant'Orso Meadows, protected since 1939 by the regulation on "Protection of natural resources" and acknowledged in 2012 as one of the "Italian Wonders". 

Nestled at the foot of the Gran Paradiso massif, Cogne offers countless nature beauties extending as far as the eye can see: snowy peaks, green meadows and limpid brooks. The territory, base for important hikes, offers a wide network of summer trails to discover the landscape and its history. Cogne is also a crucial destination for winter sports, internationally renowned fo its ice cascades, the nordic skiing World Cup tracks and for walks with snow rackets. The location is imbued with traditions, history, culture, nature and care for the environment: essential requirements for a sustainability-oriented reception.

The programme for Cogne



Gran Paradiso National Park Visitor Centre - Ex Grand Hotel - Località Prese

Ceresole Reale, in the Piedmont side of the Gran Paradiso National Park, is situated in a basin surrounded by majestic peaks, among which stand out the Tre Levanne, looking onto the crystal clear waters of the lake. A wide range of activities are available during the summer: walks, hikes, cycling, fishing, canoeing, sailing, climbing up the historical faces of Sergent and Caporal. In winter, many trails are available for snow rackets or for ski mountaineering, the lakeside turns into a cross-country ski track and experts can try the ice cascades of the X-Ice Park. 

The programme for Ceresole Reale



Sala Espace Champorcher - Località Vignat

Champorcher is located in the lower part of Aosta Valley, on the right of the Dora Baltea river, at around 1400 metres above sea level. The main attractions are the natural resources and the tracks for alpine and cross-country skiing. Most of the territory lies within protected areas: Mont Avic natural Park and the Special Conservation Zone "Alleigne Valley". The Visitor Centre of the Park is in the centre of the village. Some interesting locations are the ecomuseum of hemp and the nearby weaving laboratory, the medieval tower, the parish church, the chapels and the ovens for the bread. 

The programme for Champorcher



Maison Pellissier - Hameau La Palud

Rhêmes-Saint-Georges is a small and pleasant mountain village at 1.218 metres. Its excellent position, between the valley bottom and the high peaks and inside the Gran Paradiso National Park, the presence of extraordinary flora and fauna make Rhêmes-Saint-Georges an ideal place to spend the holidays walking in the dilated rhythm of the seasons. A varied network of trails gives the chance to hikers of all levels to choose between walks among the alpine landscapes or the rural buildings of the hamlets, while the multimedia recreation ground Lo Berlo is the place privileged by children. 

The programme for Rhêmes-Saint-Georges



Auditorium Scuole Medie - Frazione Champagne, 54

Villeneuve is situated along the Dora Baltea river, at the entrance of the Valsavarenche and Rhêmes Valley, at 640 metres. The village is characterised by the Châtel-Argent castle complex, dominating the hamlet from above, and for the important historical and cultural traces: the romanic church of Santa Maria, the Colin Tower, the Maison Carmagne and the blast furnace of the barmè, the typical rock caves which have a special day with thousands of visitors. Many outdoors activities are at hand: rafting, canoeing, kayak, hydrospeed, an Adventure Park, a lake for sports fishing, an equipped Life Trail and the sports area "Oscar Rini", with an open swimming pool and a "tower" for sports climbing. 

The programme for Villeneuve



Discover the free Giroparchi shuttles to reach Villeneuve and Rhêmes-Saint-Georges screening venues!