The documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers” on the set in San Francisco

On the 28th of October the documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers” will be shot in San Francisco and in other two cities of the Californian bay area during the “SF IndieFest” Film Festival.

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These the shooting locations:
Sports Basement – 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
Sports Basement – Sunnyvale, CA
Sports Basement – Walnut Creek, CA
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Award for environmental sensibility to Fabiano Ventura

An award has been conferred to Fabiano Ventura on June 8th “for its long time professional experience as photographer sensitive to environmental themes, and in particular to glaciers” in a official ceremony which took place at the Deputies Room.

The National Environmental Award “Gianfranco Merli” promoted by the Movimento Azzurro Association was assigned during the congress  “Environmental responsibilities towards Rio+20″ lead by the State undersecretary On. Gianpaolo D’Andrea.

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Documentary screening in Biella and new publications

The documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers – Mission to Karakorum”, will be showed at the “Selvaticafestival” in the “Territory Museum” of Biella on June 14th 2012 at 9pm.

Click here to download the festival’s program, or here for additional information.

Two articles have been also published on the major results of the second expeditions of the project “On the Trails of the Glaciers”, on the website of the Italian Embassy in Georgia and on

You can read these publications at the following links:

“On the trails of the glaciers” on the “National Geographic” web site

On line todays, on the Italian “National Geographic” website, an article on the Karakorum and Caucasus expeditions, which respectively took place during the summers of 2009 and 2011.
Along with the numerous comparison images of the glaciers, there are descriptions about scientific, historical and photographic point of views of the expeditions.

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Besides the historical images and the new photos taken by Fabiano Ventura, there are the trailers of the documentaries produced during the two expeditions and some interactive images.

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Press conference on the second expedition

Thursday, Nov 3rd, at the conference room of the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) of Rome, the protagonists of the second photographic-scientific mission of the project “On the Trails of the Glaciers” will make a press conference about their recently concluded adventure and its scientific and photographic results.

Today this was announced on, with a related article accompanied with a photographic gallery and the documentary trailer.

The speaker of the conference will be: Claudio Smiraglia, international glaciologist, president of the Italian Glaciologist Society, and Professor at the State University of Milan; Stefano Urbini, INGV researcher; Riccardo Scotti, researcher at the Department of Geological and Geotechnological Science of Milan Biocca; Fabiano Ventura, president of the Macromicro association, photographer, alpinist and project creator.

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New documentary trailer

Starting today, the trailer of the new documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers – Mission to Caucaso” is online.

During the second expedition of the project “On the Trails of the Glaciers – Caucaso 2011”, this is year as well it was produced the documentary on the expedition.

This new documentary, as it was for the one realized with great success during the first expedition, will be an important instrument to sensitize the public towards the themes treated by the project: it will tell about the on field activities of the expedition and the analysis of the consequent results obtained.

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The documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers” at the finals of the “Banff Film Festival”

The “Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival” is one of the most prestigious festivals in the world in the mountain field. The documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers”, realized during the first expedition of the project headed by Fabiano Ventura in Karakorum (Pakistan), has been selected for the finals between 300 documentaries registered for the competition.

Below is a list of the festivals where the documentary has been selected and/or awarded, thanks to the long and meticulous work of SD Cinematografica:

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The documentary “On the Trails of the Glaciers” in competition at the “Sondrio Festival”

After its great success on the major international TV channels, the documentary “On the Trails of Glacier”, realized during the first expedition of the project headed by Fabiano Ventura, in Karakorum (Pakistan) 2009, it is no competing at the prestigious “Sondrio Festival”, the international documentaries festival on the Natural Parks, which will take place October 10th to 16th 2011.

The documentary, one out of 14 selected on 80 documentaries presented to the festival, will be showed Oct 13 at 21:30 in Sondrio. It will participate to the international contest, which every year sees from 1987, the participation of the best naturalistic documentaries, of great scientific and cinematographic qualities, realized in Natural Parks and protected areas all over the world.

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