Jan Haft (Deutschland) - German, 45 min
At last a different kind of animal film. Usually what happens behind the camera is rarely shown. Musk ox attack remote-controlled cameras, skuas and crossed vipers assault camera men, tours on dog-drawn sledges in the bitter cold end up in toboggan rides for men and equipment, and swarms of mosquitoes make long days in camouflage tents become a crucial test for nerves. At the end, the expedition is even in danger to fail on the arctic pack ice. “Auf zum Polarkreis” is the everyday-life of animal filmmaking, a search for evidence and an adventure at the same time.