International travel adventure film festival Montpellier France

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20/26 sept. 2021

Rabelais Center – Esplanade C. De Gaulle – Montpellier 34 (France)

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FESTIVAL

Travel and adventure festival

Meet the adventurers, Exhibitions, Concerts, conférences, travel village…

What A trip ! Heyme international travel and adventure film festival of Montpellier brings together thousands of travel and adventure enthusiasts every year.
During 4 days, high level adventurers gather in Montpellier to share their incredible experiences with the public.
movies, meeting with adventurers, conférences, photo exhibitions, travel village, workshops, concerts… So many opportunities to (re)discover our beautiful planet and its inhabitants.
Discover, exchange, inspire, travel… WAT is THE must-see event for lovers of travel and discovery of the world!
Welcome to What a Trip ! Heyme Festival !

EDITION

THE 5TH EDITION

A high level jury !

The star presenter of the program “Faut pas rêver” will be the president of the fifth edition of the Montpellier International Adventure and Travel Film Festival! After passing by Canal + and Arte, it is on France television Carolinastands out by presenting Thalassathen Faut pas rêver with Philippe Gougler.

The five year jury ! To help the festival blow out its 5 candles!

 

For the five years of the festival, the former President of the jury make us the honor of their presence and on this occasion, will present an Honorary Prize to the film that will have seduced them! Carolina de Salvo, Sophie Jovillard and Manuel Herrero, will return to Héraultaise to carry out their mission. They will be accompanied by Laurent Ballesta, master of ceremonies of the festival but also 1st president of the jury in 2017.

This year, Carolina, Sophie and Manuel will be presenting the honorary prize for the festival’s 5 years. A favorite that they will share with the public and the adventurers of the festival!

WAT#5, a special edition !

On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, the WAT has a rich program of surprises and novelties!
Base jump, canoe trip, diving and mountaineering in Nepal, paragliding in the Himalayas, discovery of the Patagonian Andes, expedition on the Pig Island… More than 25 films are in competition and 5 prizes will be awarded this year.

 

Conférences and workshops !

The travel village offers nearly 40 conferences and workshops to make you dream and help you prepare your next departure: how to equip your van for a road trip, go around the world with your family, travel while being LGBT, prepare your bike for a trip, create your travel diary…
17 photo exhibitions to discover in the heart of Montpellier and its metropolis will take you from Tajikistan to Madagascar, from India to Beijing, and will take you from the nomads of the plateau of Adrar to the big cats of Africa.

And also, quality guests, concerts, sound travel, games… we are ready to celebrate our 5 years together!

An overview of the selected films

The Tears oh Shiva

Four kayakers embark on a river in the heart of Nepal
By Mikel Sarasola

wallmapu, meeting the mapuche,

more than a year of forest outings, mountain adventures and other improbable events that connect him to the land of the Mapuche

By Jean-Hugues Gooris

MEETINGS

THE VILLAGE

Travel, life, party ! Come inspire yourself, meet adventurers, prepare your trip, learn, play, dance, eat…

 

AFTERWORKS

Every month, the festival organizes its Afterworks Voyages, moments of encounter between amateurs or seasoned travelers in unusual or festive places of Montpellier!

 

The beautiful encounters of the Festival

FRANCK DESPLANQUES

Rendez-vous en terre inconnue – France 2

Antoine de maximy

J’irai dormir chez vous – France 5

Laurent ballesta

Marine biologist – Photographer – Oceanographer

Laurent ballesta

Marine biologist – Photographer – Oceanographer

Sophie Jovillard

Echappées Belles – France 5

Manuel Herrero

Les nouveaux explorateurs – Canal Plus

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