Best Feature Film: Edlinger - Freedom at Your Fingertips, Nils Martin, France
The main jury of Echo decided on several categories this year. Among them: best feature film, best climbing film, best mountaineering film, best culture & nature film and the Grand Prix.
The decisions were read by Ivo Baru - a member of the jury, who said about the winning film in the Best Feature Film category, "Edlinger - Freedom at Your Fingertips":
A man and a well-deserved portrait of Patrick Edlinger, one of the pioneers of sport climbing, the most deserving figure for nominating rock climbing as a sport discipline. Through archival footage from the beginnings of Blondie and his companions, but also directly on camera, the life philosophy of this sport and in general of all those who practice it - the feeling of freedom - is propagated.