Programmheft 2016

Programmfolder 2016

Tuesday, 08. Nov. 2016

Joey Schusler
15 min English
What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but... mehr info >
Darcy Wittenburg
30 min English
The film team has joined forces in Spain, to bring you more shenanigans & unbelievable bicycle riding than ever... mehr info >
Johannes Hoffmann
19 min German
On the search for mountain wilderness in Europe a crew of 5, snowboarders/skiers/filmmakers, jump in a van and drive... mehr info >
Lothar Hofer
44 min German
Up until now Gerald, Judith and Paul have been fully concentrated on their business life and their careers. However,... mehr info >
Thomas O. Christensen
52 min English
Three of the world’s most renowned BASE jumpers, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth embark on an adventure... mehr info >
Andrew King
9 min English
What is to be gained from running a 400-kilometre nonstop foot race through one of the most inhospitable deserts on... mehr info >
Dean Leslie
8 min English
In 2014, Kilian Jornet won the Hard Rock 100 mile run through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way he stopped at... mehr info >
Klaus Gösweiner
Special Programme (beyond competition)
50 min German
At the stroke of midnight, Klaus Gösweiner starts from the clock tower of Graz to achieve the run of his life. For 35... mehr info >

Wednesday, 09. Nov. 2016

Mountainfilm Lectures

Mit Mountainfilm Lectures startet ein neues Format, bei dem Filmemacher ber die Produktionsbedingungen und ihre Konzepte Auskunft geben. Hier prsentieren Newcomer und langjhrige Profis ihre Projekte und kommentieren die Herausforderungen in einer Mischung aus Filmprsentation und Vortrag.
In einer Questions & Answers-Session bekommt das Publikum die Mglichkeit Details in Erfahrung zu bringen.

Jörg Daiber
4 min non verbal
The Austrian Alps are not nearly as big as you may think... Shot at Mitterfeldalm near Hochkönig, Tappenkarsee,... mehr info >
Stefan Köchel & David Schickengruber
20 min German
Werner Schuessler
94 min German
A passionate adventure journey around the globe with the world's best wildlife filmmakers, filled with their most... mehr info >
Joey Schusler
5 min English
Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and packrafting in... mehr info >
Christian Schmidt, Joachim Hellinger
18 min German
In 2012, Tamara Lunger has seen the 8,611m high K2 for the first time in front of her: bigger than ever imagined. Its... mehr info >
Olaf Obsommer
26 min German
The freestyle-kayak-world champion Nick Troutman and his equally skilled friends Mat Dumoulin, Gerd Serrasolses and... mehr info >
Johannes Mair
50 min German
Barbara Zangerl from Vorarlberg in Austria was considered to be one of the best boulder climbing woman in the world... mehr info >

Mountainfilm Meet & Screen

Im Dom Im Berg wird heuer das erste Mountainfilm Meet & Screen stattfinden. Ein Abend voller Persnlichkeiten, der dem Austausch und der Inspiration dient. Mit dem Slackliner Reini Kleindl und dem Bergfotografen Sebastian Wahlhtter prsentieren zwei Profis ihre Projekte und sprechen darber, wie sie ihre Abenteuer planen und umsetzen. Auerdem werden die Filmemacher David Schickengruber und Stefan Kchel die Weltpremiere ihres neuesten Projekts "Anatomy of Bouldering" feiern. Aber auch dem Publikum wird eine Bhne geboten: Bei der Preisverleihung des Bergfotowettbewerbs und beim Mountainfilm Open Screen werden die besten Projekte aus der Mountainfilm Community gekrt.

Reini Kleindl, Sebastian Wahlhütter & Preisverleihung Bergfoto Bewerb
35 min German
Thomas Miklautsch
44 min German
“This first real attempt to cross the entire Amazon on a bicycle-boat is just an excuse to use a clean way of... mehr info >
Wojtek Kozakiewicz, Jacek Matuszek
6 min Polish with English subtitles
At the end of last year, after 40 days of work, Lukasz Dudek climbed the boulder-line "Obsession", located in... mehr info >
Stefan Köchel, David Schickengruber
6 min English with German subtitles
There will be hardly any better place to explore and to film the phenomena of bouldering than the forest of... mehr info >
30 min German
Jason Jaacks
10 min English
Dr. Rodrigo Medellin began studying bats as an eight-year-old, when he raised vampire bats in a bathroom at his... mehr info >
Pavol Barabás
65 min English
An adventurous trip on an unknown African river leads to the unique Suri tribe. During the journey we get to know... mehr info >
Curdin Fliri
23 min Rhaeto-Romanic with German subtitles
Domenic Jäger has been waiting for 36 years to shoot a capital ibex. This would be the highlight of his hunter life... mehr info >
Angela Graas
44 min German
For thousands of years, the San, the bushmen in Namibia, have lived as hunters and collectors, in harmony with the... mehr info >
Stephan Heise
44 min German
Again, one of the strictly protected wolves has been in killed in Germany, one of seven in two years. The culprits... mehr info >
Dodo Hunziker
84 min German
For more than 60 years Tibetans have been fighting Chinese oppression. But their nonviolent struggle appears to be in... mehr info >
Rush Sturges
74 min German
When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to follow his dream to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible... mehr info >
Sina Moser
62 min German
Thanks to an intensive exchange of letters over thousands of kilometres, two people become more and more acquainted... mehr info >
Andy Cockrum
85 min English
The film chronicles the lives of two Sherpa mountaineers, their families and friends who have left the high Himalaya... mehr info >
Jan Haft
93 min German
Probably everybody knows the term „moor“, but hardly anyone knows anything precisely. It took Jan Haft, the director,... mehr info >
Jenny Nichols & Joe Riis
28 min English
Scientist Arthur Middleton, photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and filmmaker Jenny Nichols join forces in... mehr info >
Tom Dauer
50 min German
Their idea is simple: For five days, the musician Peter Stannecker, the mountain guide Stefan Rusch and the filmmaker... mehr info >
Brigitte Kornberger
44 min German
Many ski resorts offer hundreds of kilometres of prepared skiing slopes, Alpine fun parks and huge hotel castles to... mehr info >
Andreas Nickel
50 min German
The Messner Mountain Museum – 6 houses, 1 common topic: the relation between “man and mountain”, which is depicted... mehr info >
Sébastien Montaz-Rosset
52 min Catalan with English subtitles
In April 2015, ultra runner Kilian Jornet is preparing for an expedition to Everest as part of his project, `Summits... mehr info >
Stanzin Dorjai Gya, Christiane Mordelet
43 min German
Somewhere in the Gya-Miru valley, in the dessert-like mountains of the Ladakh area in the Himalayas, a shepherdess... mehr info >
Pablo Martín
78 min Spanish with English subtitles
Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suárez, one of the most important international extreme sports... mehr info >

Thursday, 10. Nov. 2016

Markus Frings
35 min German
For many years, the „Riegler brothers" belong to the elite of climbers and mountaineers, not only in South Tyrol, but... mehr info >
Jan Haft
44 min German
Lake Chiemsee with its three small islands and its impressive Alpine backdrops attracts half a million visitors every... mehr info >
Beverly & Dereck Joubert
50 min German
The nature filmmaker couple Dereck and Beverly Joubert live in Botswana, where exist the biggest remaining wildlife... mehr info >
Lionel Prado
15 min French with German subtitles
Submerged by the hyper-connection and the surplus of information, it is difficult to focus on his inner life... mehr info >
Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer
40 min English with German subtitles
The Fitz Roy Traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism. Tracing the iconic skyline of... mehr info >
Mark Fletcher
51 min German
The far eastern corner of the Himalayas has been cut off from the modern world for centuries. In Yunnan Province,... mehr info >
A ticket for one of the main program blocks (Stefaniensaal, Steiermarksaal oder Kammermusiksaal) grants access to the whole Program of "Blauer Salon" and "Grner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Katja Esson
16:30 - 43 min German
With its 18 million inhabitants, Los Angeles belongs to one of biggest cities on earth. All these people need water –... mehr info >
Viktor Apfelbacher, Anna Steuber
17:15 - 43 min German
Since its foundation in 1885, the Banff National Park has always been a tourist attraction due to the impressive... mehr info >
Stefan Maier
18:00 - 45 min German
“I am a child of the mountains“, says the young farmer Giorgi, “I would never leave my homeland.” His homeland is a... mehr info >
Arnold Rauch
18:45 - 26 min Rhaeto-Romanic with German subtitles
The work is like a relic from the past centuries, silent, but full of energy. The horses seem to originate from... mehr info >
Rolf Schlenker
19:15 - 89 min German
Icelandic low, Genoa low, Azores high: What does the area look like, where our weather is created? The forecaster... mehr info >
Alessandro d'Emilia
20:45 - 15 min English
The Highline Meeting at Monte Piana was created in 2012 from the friendship of two highliners: Alessandro d'Emilia,... mehr info >
Wojtek Kozakiewicz
21:00 - 45 min Polish with English subtitles
“Alpine Wall Tour” is a project of two Polish sport climbers - Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek - sending three big... mehr info >
Marek Klonowski
21:45 - 25 min Polish with English subtitles
The quintessence of real adventure... against the system and strict rules... with real faith in success the team... mehr info >

Friday, 11. Nov. 2016

Benjamin Dowie
4 min French with English subtitles
Deeper into the vastness. The majesty of the imposing mountains. A flood of emotions wash over the heart. A visceral... mehr info >
Angel Esteban & Elena Goatelli
67 min English with German subtitles
TOM lives with his old father James in a camping in the Dolomites. They both live on his small pension. Even if his... mehr info >
Matthias Mayr
52 min German with English subtitles
Freeskiers and adventurers Matthias „Hauni“ Haunholder and Matthias Mayr invest a whole year of planning, scouting... mehr info >

ORF Universum Herbstprsentation

Mountainfilm Graz prsentiert heuer erstmals in Kooperation mit der Universum-Redaktion des ORF eine Werkschau der sterreichischen Naturfilmproduzenten.

Mathieu Le Lay
9 min French with German subtitles
A 3 weeks adventure with the French photographer Brice Portolano backpacking in the wilderness of British Columbia... mehr info >
Jeremy Hogarth
Nature and Environment (beyond competition)
52 min German
Puria Ravahi
18 min German
Three friends of South Germany have a common goal, namely to climb the highest mountain of the Orient, the 5,671m... mehr info >
Markus Pucher
24 min German with English subtitles
Markus Pucher is someone who has always dreamed big. His latest vision, recurrent and almost verging on being... mehr info >
Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell
20 min English with German subtitles
High ball bouldering, where a fall could lead to a serious injury, is not for the faint of heart. Add to the equation... mehr info >
Aslak Danbolt
15 min Norwegian with German subtitles
When his good friend Roger is killed in a base-jumping accident, Joachim has to promise his girlfriend to give up... mehr info >
Johannes Mair
31 min English with German subtitles
On their search for untouched mountain bike terrains, the vertrider Axel Kreuter and Sylvia Leimgruber from Innsbruck... mehr info >
Eduardo Gellner
50 min German
On the river Enns from Admont to Hieflau, and via the "limestone walls" from the Haindlkarhütte to the Hess-Hütte... mehr info >
Philippe Woodtli
3 min English
BASE jumpers and wingsuit flyers do jump because of that one moment, where the whole world around them fades into... mehr info >
Jørn Nyseth Ranum
10 min Norwegian with English subtitles
Ice, driftwood, foamy waves and … skateboards? In this poetic short film, four skaters head north to the cold... mehr info >
Olaf Obsommer
30 min German
The 33-year old Tomass Marnics from Latvia has built a team of the world best extreme kayakers in order to ride on... mehr info >
Lie Feng
39 min Chinese with English subtitles
This 4K documentary follows a young Chinese climber on his 2 months expedition to various crags in Western US. His... mehr info >
Johannes Mair
11 min German
Helmut „Heli" Kotter from Rosenheim (Ger), is an extreme climber who feels at home in the highest degrees of... mehr info >
Alastair Lee
50 min English (earphone - German)
Dubbed ‘The Mountain God’, the 'Citadel' is a stunning 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched corners of the... mehr info >
Bertrand Delapierre
13 min French with English subtitles
The Eiger has forged itself a special status among the great summits of the Alps. Its North face is an endless source... mehr info >
Benoît Aymon
27 min French with English subtitles
Ruedi Homberger - aka Hombi! - is a mountain guide of Graubünden who travelled the world, camera in hand. He made his... mehr info >
Arnaud Cottet, Lois Robatel
26 min French with English subtitles
Mount Noshaq, 7,492m, is the highest peak of Afghanistan. The first and only ascent of Noshaq by ski has been done by... mehr info >
Mirza Ali
47 min English
“Beyond the Heights” tells the true story of the first Pakistani and youngest female mountaineer to climb Mount... mehr info >
Heinz Leger
49 min German
The Triglav and its 1,500m high north face are the stars of the documentary’s powerful pictures. The Slovenian Marko... mehr info >
Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani
72 min English with German subtitles
Looking for more intense experiences and powerful storytelling, this Swiss film team decided to cross the mountains... mehr info >
Klaus Scheurich
52 min English
What do polar bears do during the summer? Where do they live when there is no ice? What do they eat when they cannot... mehr info >
Anneliese Possberg, Annette Scheurich
52 min English
The Antarctic region is undoubtedly one of the most remote and inhospitable, yet one of the most beautiful landscapes... mehr info >
A ticket for one of the main program blocks (Stefaniensaal, Steiermarksaal oder Kammermusiksaal) grants access to the whole Program of "Blauer Salon" and "Grner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Cornelia Volk
14:30 - 44 min German
Albania is a small country, however it hosts many undiscovered nature treasuries. In the “enchanted mountains”, a... mehr info >
Katja Esson
15:15 - 43 min German
Dramatic rocky gorges and white water rapids – this is the Colorado River, with its 2,333 kilometres, the second... mehr info >
Stephan Koester, Jens Hahne, Oliver Frohnauer
16:00 - 88 min German
Compared to the length of a human life, huge volcanic eruptions are relatively rare. However, the impacts of former... mehr info >
Wojtek Kozakiewicz
17:30 - 4 min English
Mateusz Ha?adaj, after completing 11 different 9a’s, climbing his second 9a+ in Margalef, Spain. Short and bouldery... mehr info >
A ticket for one of the main program blocks (Stefaniensaal, Steiermarksaal oder Kammermusiksaal) grants access to the whole Program of "Blauer Salon" and "Grner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Fabian Kluhs
18:15 - 4 min English
A long time ago, tectonic plate movements, volcanic ashes and powerful erosion forces have formed the unique and... mehr info >
Jonas Abenstein, Fabian Lentsch
18:20 - 48 min English
Driven by a true adventurer’s mind, Austrian professional skier Fabian Lentsch has decided to follow his biggest... mehr info >
Vreni Bauernschmitt
19:10 - 57 min German
The training to become a "certified mountain guide and ski instructor" is quite long and ambitious. This documentary... mehr info >
René Harder
20:10 - 82 min German
The small village Krasnoschtschelje on the Russian peninsula Kola, north of the Arctic Circle, is inhabited by the... mehr info >
Teresa Camou Guerrero
21:35 - 80 min Spanish with English subtitles
Seen through the eyes of small, midsize and large Mexican maize producers, Sunu weaves together different stories... mehr info >

Saturday, 12. Nov. 2016

Will & Lianne Steenkamp
50 min German
Filming over more than two years, we see the secret lives of desert lions as they roam the rugged mountains, majestic... mehr info >
Heribert Schöller
44 min German
The Rhön has often been called the „land of open distances “. This low mountain range is home to black storks in... mehr info >
Udo Zimmermann
52 min German
In the kingdom of Bhutan, in the central Himalayas, people live according to the Buddhist rules. They strongly... mehr info >
Catherina Conrad
44 min German
The Inuit’s mentality has always been marked by a deep respect for nature. For centuries, the people in the high... mehr info >
Award Ceremony and screening of the prize winning films mehr info >
Mechtild Lehning
43 min German
The Gwaii Haanas National Park is located on the Haida Gwaaii archipelago, in front of the west coast of Canada. Many... mehr info >
Franz Hafner
50 min German
The mountain massif of the Ötscher is located on the east end of the Alps. Its summit is under of 2,000m altitude,... mehr info >
Jürgen Eichinger
43 min German
The massif of the Zugspitze is the only region in Germany, which reaches up to the heights of eternal snow and ice... mehr info >
Gernot Lercher & Robert Schauer
Alpinism & Expeditions (beyond competition)
21 min German
Kurt Reindl
47 min German
For many years, the Ushba in the Georgian Svaneti Region was considered to be the most difficult mountain in the... mehr info >
Susanne K. Gebhardt
45 min German
South-Tyrol has become a synonym for development and innovation as no other region in the Alpine space. The valley... mehr info >
Federico Santini
75 min Italian with German subtitles
What motivates an individual to challenge the void? Why would one decide to suffer cold, discomfort, bad weather and... mehr info >
Rolf Steinmann
8 min English
In a remote area in the world, there is still living a prehistoric relict. Already a long time ago, it has lived... mehr info >
Herbert Ostwald
50 min German
Everybody knows them, many people love them, but hardly anyone knows anything about them, except that the giraffes... mehr info >
Laure Muller-Feuga
13 min French with English subtitles
One man travels back to the source for a child’s toy. This epic journey through mountain waters wants to awaken the... mehr info >
Joe Loncraine
51 min German
Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, enchant and astonish us. Bioluminescence is everywhere, in... mehr info >
Sébastian Devrient
54 min French with German subtitles
A small bivouac at 3,040m on the slopes of Mont Dolent in Valais, Swiss Alps, is the setting for great encounters... mehr info >
Jean-Michel Corillion
52 min English
Ranis, Pilna, Aito and Kalakan are part of the Taw’t Bato tribe of Palawan island in the Philippines. After two... mehr info >
Yanick Rose
51 min French with English subtitles
Himalaya. This mountain range which shelters the highest summits of the world is synonymic of eternal snow. For... mehr info >
A ticket for one of the main program blocks (Stefaniensaal, Steiermarksaal oder Kammermusiksaal) grants access to the whole Program of "Blauer Salon" and "Grner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Max Reichel, Franz Hinterbrandner
09:00 - 47 min German
The Tyrolean Bernd Zangerl is one of the best boulder climbers in the world. In 2009, he saw a black and white photo... mehr info >
Francois-Xavier De Ruydts
09:50 - 52 min French with English subtitles
Arthur is a young guy of 21 years old. A stupid accident at a youth camp left him with a broken back and paralyzed... mehr info >
Johannes Hoffmann
10:45 - 19 min German
In Spring 2014 the Austrian and German ski alpinists David Pitschmann, Fabian Lentsch, Joi Hoffmann, Michael Trojer... mehr info >
Quentin Sixdeniers
11:05 - 30 min French with English subtitles
In June 2015, a group of French highliners - including some of the country’s best - did an expedition to set up... mehr info >
Inga Linkert, Fabian Reese
11:35 - 28 min English with German subtitles
„The Discovery of the Possible“ is not only a documentary, it is a true adventure. An adventure, which takes us to a... mehr info >
A ticket for one of the main program blocks (Stefaniensaal, Steiermarksaal oder Kammermusiksaal) grants access to the whole Program of "Blauer Salon" and "Grner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Véronique, Anne & Erik Lapied
13:00 - 42 min French
Zorra was born in the snow, in the French Alps, 1,800m above sea level. The young vixen spends the first months in... mehr info >
Svenja und Ralph Schieke
13:45 - 43 min German
The river Havel in the north east of Germany is an extraordinary river in many aspects. It meanders along 334... mehr info >
Jordi Canyigueral
14:30 - 18 min Spanish with English subtitles
Making a project stay afloat requires certain attitudes that go beyond technique, such as strength and courage. The... mehr info >
Aline Bock, Lena Stoffel, Matthias Kögel
14:50 - 21 min German
Well equipped with ski, snow-, split- and surfboards, the ancient free ride world champion Aline Bock and the free... mehr info >
Michel Domaine
15:15 - 53 min Italian with English subtitles
Speedriding is an efficient mix of skiing and paragliding. Small and fast kites make you leave your traces on... mehr info >
Klaus Steindl
16:10 - 50 min German
What makes Lake Constance so attractive for animals? Like a magnet, this big lake attracts hundreds of thousands of... mehr info >
Alfred Ninaus
17:00 - 50 min German
In this film, we travel to the thrilling world of old giant trees, which have their roots, for many centuries, in... mehr info >