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Nature and Environment - 34 Beiträge

Films that deal with preservation and presentation of the environment, nature and wildlife.

Wintertraum aus Schneekanonen

Manfred Kessler (Deutschland), 43 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The eternal ice becomes ephemeral. Glaciers are melting away, more often than not, snow is falling only at high altitudes. The climate change causes a dilemma for many winter sport resorts: without snow – no income. Therefore the white glory is... more

Peak

Hannes Lang (Deutschland), 91 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Perfect powder, sun, mountains, fresh air and après-ski. Mass tourism has above all developed in the Alps, where it marks the landscape. The climate change and the resulting lack of snow requires a massive use of technology in order to be able to... more

Das Moor

Jan Haft (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Moors are the last remains of a nature, which 10.000 years ago had covered vast surfaces of Europe. Today they offer numerous surprises. They are home to plants which devour animals and colourful mushrooms which suck dry plants. The courtship of... more

Mit Fell und Horn am Fellhorn - Zwei Jungrinder und ihr Sommer

Matthias Siegle (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

In the Allgäu region live two young heifers who are very close and cannot be separated. This summer, the two friends are allowed to leave the stable for the first time and to climb up to the Fellhorn, to their new pasture. There is a lot to be... more

Die Tränen des Geparden

Angela Graas (Deutschland), 29 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

According to an old fairy tale of the bushmen in Namibia, the cheetah has the tear marks on its facial fur since the time, when a young was stolen from its mother cheetah. The two cheetah brothers Tearmark and Ayla have also lost their mother and... more

Vom Kuscheln, Träumen und Schmusen - Erdmännchen

Christian Herrmann (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

One meerkat after the other emerges from the lair. They stand on their hind legs and blink into the sun. But what happens at the end of the day, when all of them disappear again in their lair? What happens during the night? Do they all lay densely... more

Terra Sacra Time Lapses

Sean F. White (Kanada), 6 min, Language: n.v. - Nature and Environment

Filmmaker Sean F. White's breathtaking compilation of surreal landscapes and ancient monuments celebrating our sacred Earth. An around-the-globe time-lapse journey; six years in the making… seven continents… 24 countries. more

Amazonas – ein nachhaltiges Leben im Regenwald

Thomas Miklautsch (Ă–sterreich), 32 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Numerous climatic, political and civilising changes have a great impact on the settlements in the central Amazon area. Step by step the local people develop their own mentality regarding a sustainable and well-adapted life in the heart of the... more

Nahanni

Jean Guillemot (Frankreich), 46 min, Language: F/D - Nature and Environment

Located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Nahanni River is known as the man-eater. In total, 41 people lost their lives in trying to overcome the river. Stephanie Huc and Jean Guillemot with the help of a Canadian team try to cover... more

Donau – Lebensader Europas: Zwischen Flut und Frost

Michael und Rita Schlamberger (Ă–sterreich), 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Floods in summer, ice blocks in winter – the extremity of the seasons have also an influence on the Danube, whose waters are also fed by the tributaries of our Alps. It is a river of many different faces which due to its power has considerably and... more

Steinböcke in den Allgäuer Bergen

Gerhard Baur (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

He is the king of climbers among the mountain animals and a clever survivor in snow and ice. The ibex is the biggest animal that lives permanently in the higher mountain regions. In springtime the young kids are born, and within a short time they... more

Bruno, der Bär ohne Pass

Herbert Ostwald (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Still until the Early Middle Ages almost every where in Germany bears have lived. However, for nearly 200 years they were extinct there, until 2006, when one of them crossed the border to Bavaria: Bruno. His excursions caused a stir. First he was... more

Gams im Visier – Waldschutz contra Bergwild

Gabriele Mooser (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

In an old German folk song it is sung, that the little chamois, no matter whether they are black or brown, are so cute. However, forest wardens and wood owners don’t agree. Those animals love to eat the tips of young fir trees, and often those... more

Lippenbären – Abenteuer mit dem wahren Balu (Making of)

Oliver Goetzl (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The Indian sloth bears became famous all over the world due to the Jungle Book, because they were the model for Balu, the bear. Therefore it is more astonishing that no nature film exists about these charismatic animals. One reason might be, that... more

Wildes Bayern – Das erste Licht am Königssee (Making of) (beyond competition)

Jan Haft (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The animal film maker Jan Haft and his team show with this "Making of" how they managed to shoot the breathtaking pictures in the Berchtesgaden Alps. Three years of shooting and a state-of-the-art technique allowed the film team to take pictures... more

Der Steinbockmann

Jan Kerckhoff (Deutschland), 30 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Walter Ladner has left his alpine hut in the upper Paznaun valley in Tyrol, he has put on his tour skis and sets off to find “his” Alpine ibex. He knows them quite well, since they were little, he knows where they look for food, where they bring... more

Schladminger Bergwelten – Von Gipfeln und Gämsen

Franz Hafner (Ă–sterreich), 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The rich diversity of landscapes between the karst plateau, the steep rock faces and the glaciers of the Dachstein Massif, and the Lower Tauern mountain range with its crystalline structure and its numerous water sources is considerable. Also the... more

Abenteuer Erde: Wildes Köln

Herbert Ostwald (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Cologne, the million metropolis on the Rhine is as well a living space for surprisingly many species. In this richly structured city there are enough food sources, protection from being hunted, and, above all during winter, a pleasant climate with... more

Der Flug der Eule

Istvan Nadaskay (Ă–sterreich), 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

They are a symbol for wisdom, they are masters of a silent flight and they are sophisticated hunters – the owls. The film maker Istvan Nadaskay reveals the last secrets of these legendary birds by accompanying a female barn owl throughout one year... more

Der Natur auf der Spur - Die besonderen Talente des Andreas Schulze

Ilona Riehl, Martin Bilfinger (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Andreas Schulze is interested in nature and animal, he is an animal film maker. His particular passion however is the world of the birds. For many years he has been travelling in many countries and he risks everything to document even the rarest... more

Die RĂĽckkehr des Wiedehopfs

Florian Berger, Stefan Polasek (Ă–sterreich), 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Children songs prove the prominence of this colourful bird as well as the old Greek comedies, where it is even considered as the „King of the Birds“. The hoopoe is a remarkably beautiful, mystic, even exotic seeming bird with a spectacular flight... more

Regen als Segen

Peter Weinert (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Every year millions of Indian farmers eagerly await the monsoon rains, such as the small village Javele Baleshwar. If the monsoon arrives too late, the seeds wither on the field. If the rain is too heavy, it washes away the crop. The dry earth... more

Die deutsche Donau

JĂĽrgen Eichinger (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The Danube is considered as the Queen of the Rivers. Its course is one of the most picturesque and changing on our continent. With its length of almost 3000 km, it is the second longest river in Europe – the Danube. Time and again humans have... more

Sur les Traces de la Panthère des Neiges“ “Auf den Spuren des Schneeleoparden

Eric Dragesco (Schweiz), 54 min, Language: F - Nature and Environment

Former hunting guide Baasan now works in ecotourism and travels regularly in the most remote valleys of his country, Mongolia. This year, he starts alone to meet his friends, the AltaĂŻ's shepherds. With their help, Baasan tries to find the mythic... more

Wildes Bayern – Berchtesgaden im Sternenlicht

Jan Haft (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The Watzmann peak and the depths of the Lake Königssee are only a stone’s throw away from each other, but the difference in height amounts to almost 3.000 metres. The camera team explores the heights and the depths of the Alpine national park and... more

Abenteuer Lerchenberg – ein Jahr unter tierischen Kollegen

Andreas Ewels (Deutschland), 52 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Animals in our garden, in the surroundings of our working place or in the middle of the town, we know that they are there, but we hardly pay attention to them. Such a place is the area of the broadcasting company ZDF in Mainz-Lerchenberg. Every... more

REdUSE - don't waste our planet (beyond competition)

Alois Indrich, Gertrude Reinisch (Ă–sterreich), 46 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Did you ever ask yourself, from where the cotton comes for your T-shirt and under which conditions it has been produced? Or from where the lithium in the storage battery of your mobile phone is coming from and what happens to it, when the mobile... more

Im Augenblick. Die Historie und das Offene.

Othmar Schmiderer, Angela Summereder (Ă–sterreich), 33 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

This film is based on the philosophical positions regarding the question of the difference between man and animal, and goats are as well “actresses” and also projects of the film. Nietzsche’s History Scripts as well as texts by Montaigne,... more

Men and Turtles

RĂ©my TĂ©zier (Frankreich), 52 min, Language: F/E - Nature and Environment

In Madagascar, the Comoros Islands, South Africa, Seychelles and RĂ©union, turtles are everywhere. People treat them in various ways: in some places they are hunted for their meat, while in others they are protected. By exploring the various fates... more

On the trails of the glaciers: Mission to Caucasus

Marco Preti (Italien), 52 min, Language: E - Nature and Environment

Photographer Fabiano Ventura and his team of experts study the effects of climate change on the world’s largest glaciers. Their latest expedition takes them to the Georgian Caucasus, an area of incomparable beauty rendered inaccessible for decades... more

Neuseeland von oben – Fjorde und Regenwälder

Bruce Morrison, Serge Ou (Neuseeland), 43 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

This impressive journey starts deep in the south of the country, in the largest and probably the most beautiful national park of New Zealand: Fjordland. A long time ago glaciers dug huge ravines and valleys into the land, later they filled with... more

Die Lena und der Ruf der Arktis

Vasili Sarana (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Two Russian friends plan a risky adventure. With a rubber boat they want to travel in the estuary of the Siberian river Lena to the northern Polar Sea. The journey, full of strange encounters with animals, ends in a labyrinth. The adventurers also... more

Kulturerbe Bauernland

Goggo Gensch (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The presenter Dieter Moor travels to those UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are also known for good food and good drinks. Though, also special cultivation methods are a sign of culture. On his enjoyable trip, Moor visits the famous tea... more

Bön – Mustang to Menri

Tad Fettig (USA), 60 min, Language: E - Nature and Environment

The film tells the story of Asonam, a 10 year old boy, who made a journey from his homeland, the ancient kingdom of Mustang (now part of Nepal) to Menri Monastery in Northern India. There Asonam made the commitment to become a Geshe, equivalent to... more