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Programmheft 2018

Tuesday, 13. Nov. 2018

Rosie Koch & Roland Gockel
52 min German
The north of Oman offers a rich landscape, extending from the sea coast, where its capital Maskat and the ship... mehr info >
Franz Hafner
51 min German
In the far east of Russia, about 6,000 km from Moscow, there is the richest, and, at the same time, the most hostile... mehr info >
Teresa Hoerl
21 min English with German subtitles
Steph Davis has chosen climbing over lawyering. When she was 20, she dropped out of college, giving up a future... mehr info >
20 min German
Having fun on the Schöckl in summer and harvesting in late autumn: The final clip out of all submissions from... mehr info >
Jeremy Grant
65 min English
Hidden among the glaciers on Axel Heiberg Island, high in the Arctic Circle, are mountain bike lines too incredible... mehr info >
Thomas Miklautsch
26 min Spanish with German subtitles
Orlando Duque, after 20 years living outside of Colombia, returned to his hometown Cali. Meanwhile a cliff diving... mehr info >
Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll
25 min English, French with English subtitles
The Vjosa is Europe´s last big wild river. It is free flowing from the Pindus mountains in Greece to the Adriatic in... mehr info >
Paul Diffley
42 min English with German subtitles
Under lush Alpine pastures there exists a different world. Eternal darkness, dripstones and mystic water ways which... mehr info >
Beat Bieri
93 min German
Switzerland is an over-exploited country. Thousands of animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. But... mehr info >
Jürgen Hansen & Simone Stripp
44 min German
Before the wolves returned to the oldest national park in the world, the wapiti had breeded almost unhindered for... mehr info >
Harald Pokieser
50 min German
Uganda unites the entire magic of Eastern Africa. On the western border of Uganda, the snow-covered, over 5,000... mehr info >
Felix Randau
93 min Alträtisch
5,300 years ago, in the Young Stone Age. A big family lives peacefully on a river bank in the Ötztal Alps. Their... mehr info >
Petra Höfer, Freddie Röckenhaus
44 min German
Spring, summer, autumn and winter do not only bring colour to our forests, they also open short time windows, which... mehr info >
Melissa Lesh, Tim Laman
17 min English
In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, new research is underway to uncover and understand the unique... mehr info >
Volker Schmidt-Sondermann
44 min German
Central Europe sees the return of a long dreaded but also mythologized predator. The discussion about the risks and... mehr info >
Ben Tibbetts
9 min English, French with English subtitles
Skiing in Greece? This seems a bit exotic. Because of the increasing lack of snow in the Alps, skiers have to look... mehr info >
Jason Hancox
43 min English with English subtitles
New Zealand is a country for adventurers. Sam Smoothy wants to attempt nothing less than free skiing on Mount Cook,... mehr info >
Chris Eyre-Walker
29 min English
Dreamwalkers tells the story of four friends who set out on a journey to the Faroe Islands to be the first to... mehr info >
Ben Page
24 min English
This is a winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as Ben Page completed his bike ride up the American continent... mehr info >

Wednesday, 14. Nov. 2018

Andrea Gastgeb
50 min German
The arid high planes of the Atacama Desert, the mist-shrouded island mountains in Sri Lanka, the snow-covered... mehr info >
Maurício Dias
43 min German
Only thanks to the new technologies of satellite maps, have scientists discovered an almost 2000m high mountain chain... mehr info >
Mathieu Le Lay
53 min English, French with German subtitles
During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka... mehr info >
Klaus Höfler
30 min German
It sounds crazy, it is crazy! From Los Angeles to Las Vegas, a nonstop relay race challenge. From the coast to the... mehr info >
20 min German
The award ceremony of the „Kleine Zeitung – Fotowettbewerb“. In the previous months the readers of the Kleine Zeitung... mehr info >
Lisa Röösli
52 min German
With its height of 5,642 metres, the Elbrus is the highest mountain of Europe and thus counts among the «Seven... mehr info >
Neil Gelinas
94 min English
The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population... mehr info >
Nicolas Falquet
24 min French with English subtitles
MARCEL REMY – 94 years old and back on the summit! Marcel Remy, father of the iconic Swiss climbers Claude and Yves... mehr info >
Pete Mortimer, Josh Lowell
104 min English with German subtitles
In January 2015, two Americans gave rise to a world-wide media spectacle. Climber icon Tommy Caldwell and his roped... mehr info >
Etienne Merel
18 min English with German subtitles
La Grave enjoys an almost mythic reputation among freeriders. Interminable downhills, ice gullies and overhangs in... mehr info >
Malte Roeper
42 min German
Thomas Huber, like his brother Alexander, has succeeded in making a profession out of his passion for climbing... mehr info >
Jim Aikman
56 min English
Conrad Anker is one of the greatest and most notorious professional mountain climbers in history. But at 54, his... mehr info >
Johannes Aitzetmüller, Jeb Hardwick
30 min non verbal
Together with a film and audio-crew, seven musicians set off on a mountain tour across the Tyrolean Alps. In... mehr info >
Matt Pycroft
28 min English with German subtitles
Scottland, the land of the Gaeles, has not only interesting weather to offer, so it is said. The American... mehr info >
Hanno Mackowitz
12 min German
Seen from a different perspective, ski lifts become geometric forms, which seem to leave their original purpose... mehr info >
Julien Huger
23 min non verbal
The Alps in winter. Men and machines engage in a strange ballet to shape the mountain. The territory resists and... mehr info >
Chang-yong Moon & Jin Jeon
95 min Ladakhi, Tibetan with English subtitles
Padma Angdu's world turns upside down when the monastery where he belonged expels him. Although he is recognized as a... mehr info >
Verena Schönauer
90 min German
The Gotthard Pass counts among the most important Alpine crossings in Europe. The story of its development from a... mehr info >

Thursday, 15. Nov. 2018

Richard Berry
6 min English
This short film looks at three distinct regions of Nepal, the bustling streets of Kathmandu, Jyamrung, a rural... mehr info >
Siegfried Giuliani
30 min German
At the beginning of May 1978, the first Austrians reached the summit of Mount Everest. A few days later, Reinhold... mehr info >
30 min German
Has entering the so called “Throne room of the mountain gods” become a tourist attraction nowadays? 40 Years ago... mehr info >
Reinhold Messner
60 min German
This spectacular documentation recalls the story behind the daring adventure of Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler on... mehr info >
Hubert Neufeld
8 min German
In the Styrian mountain village of Oppenberg and its surrounding forests, one can observe the freelance artist Armin... mehr info >
Alice Agneskirchner
97 min German
Wolves roam the German forests, as do boars, foxes, deer, chamois as well as people. We decide, which animals may be... 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 "Grüner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Barbara Puskás
16:05 - 52 min German
Albania, located in south-eastern Europe, between Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, boasts a breathtakingly... mehr info >
Ralf Blasius
17:00 - 52 min German
From the snow-covered Alpine summits to the wide Danube delta and the hot south of Spain – Europe’s landscapes offer... mehr info >
Dr. Peter-Hugo Scholz
17:55 - 27 min German
Only 20 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled on foot from the Kosovo across the mountains to Montenegro... mehr info >
Vida Valencic
18:25 - 48 min Italian with English subtitles
Shot entirely in the area of the mountains Canin, Mangart and Vrši? (Slo), as well as in the localities of the Lakes... mehr info >
Guillaume Broust
19:05 - 19 min French with English subtitles
The Maewan project is a four-year, multi-stage, voyage around the world. It's a floating base camp for mountain... mehr info >
Alexander Hick
19:25 - 91 min Chibcha, Spanish, German with English subtitles
On the highest mountain in Columbia, the Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, there is war – and there is peace. The Arhuacos... mehr info >
Astrid Miller
20:55 - 43 min German
In many European regions, the boars had been completely exterminated or chased away, however, the boars have come... mehr info >
Ulf Marquardt
21:40 - 50 min German
The four biggest rivers in Europe – Rhine, Rhône, Danube and Po – are fed by the waters of Swiss glaciers. The Swiss... mehr info >

Friday, 16. Nov. 2018

Jan Haft
50 min German
Norway has the highest number of fjords in the world. Sometimes they extend up to 200 km into the land, where, in the... mehr info >
Martin Dohrn und Joe Loncraine
52 min German
The Jura National Park in the alpine Franco-Swiss borderlands is the setting of a truly epical saga. This is the... mehr info >
90 min German
Alexander Huber climbs in the steep spheres of the vertical world. UIAA 11 is a grade, that many sport climbers... mehr info >
Zoe Borzi
4 min English
How do you reach a goal? Usually you start with the first step. In the film “The First Step” four completely... mehr info >
Jonas Julian Köck
6 min German
Bastian Kalous is fascinated by two things: large format photography and wild nature. For his work he uses old... mehr info >
Oliver Goetzl
52 min German
The two wildlife filmmakers Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg set off for the biggest adventure of their life: they... mehr info >
Karel Vlček
34 min Czech, English with German subtitles
Climbing in the Czech sand rock areas, seen through the eyes of Karel Vlc?ek. With his AK 16 camera and Nikon Camera... mehr info >
Ulf Wogenstein
12 min German
He has succeeded in climbing some of the world’s most difficult routes in the 1970s and ‘80s. In this empathic short... mehr info >
Guillaume Broust
10 min English with English subtitles
“When he belayed me, and I sent my route, I actually broke down in tears [...] I had never experienced anything like... mehr info >
Jochen Schmoll
20 min English with German subtitles
Adam Ondra is one of the most successful and skilled climbers of our days. With “Silence”, he has climbed the world’s... mehr info >
Will Lascelles
15 min English
Three dynamic climbers- Cedar Wright, James Pearson and Yuji Hirayama, take a trip to the remote Faroe Islands on the... mehr info >
Erick Grigorovski
8 min Portuguese with German subtitles
Hugo and Lipe are back on the wall, a remote spire, actually, in the middle of the glaciers, to face all challenges... mehr info >
Matty Hong, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
26 min English
In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and... mehr info >
Lie Feng
15 min Chinese with English subtitles
A university teacher who wants to break free from a life of routine in China, falls under the spell of a mysterious... mehr info >
Simon Platzer & Jakob Schweighofer
16 min English with German subtitles
Michi Wohlleben can hardly tame his ambition. As an alpinist he achieves one top performance after another and he is... mehr info >
Werner Bertolan
48 min German
In the climbing world, no other pair of brothers is better known than Thomas and Alexander Huber from Berchtesgaden... mehr info >
Andrea Rüthlein
45 min German
Since the 18th century, Lake Maggiore between the Italian Switzerland and Northern Italy has attracted wealthy guests... mehr info >
Lutz Maurer
45 min German
The Schafberg Mountain is a mountain with two faces. From the south, from St. Wolfgang, you can easily reach the... mehr info >
Mathias Peschta
48 min German
In 1843, the Austrian botanist Theodor Kotschy climbed the 5,671m high Damavand in the Elburs Mountains. This dead... mehr info >
Pavol Barabas
63 min Slovak with English subtitles
In the late 20th century, Slovakian Himalaya expeditions achieved great successes. In a time of communist staging and... mehr info >
Anne et Erik Lapied
69 min French with German subtitles
Two eagle chicks are born high up on a big cliff. This is the beginning of a story, which shows us the animal world... mehr info >
Jan Haft
44 min German
Many people are aware that over the past years fewer and fewer of the colourful butterflies can be seen in our... 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 "Grüner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Annette Scheurich
14:15 - 44 min German
It is hard to believe, but the biggest enemy of brown bears is hunger. In the springtime, when the grizzlies leave... mehr info >
Philippe Steinmayr
15:00 - 16 min German
“Everyone can do it – you only have to set off”, says Philipp, gets on his trekking bike and starts to pedal... mehr info >
Lukasz Borowski
15:15 - 72 min Polish with English subtitles
The participants of an extreme race run over 300 kilometers in 48 hours. During two days they don't sleep, don't... mehr info >
Sandra Lahnsteiner
16:30 - 16 min English
Creative producer Sandra Lahnsteiner (AUT) introduces a new aspect of her female action sport protagonists, when... mehr info >
Mike Douglas
16:50 - 25 min English with English subtitles
Since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. She was... mehr info >
Matthias Mayr
17:15 - 71 min German
The Antarctic is the coldest, driest, windiest and highest continent on earth. Skiing in the inner Antarctic is... 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 "Grüner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Jean-Michel Corillion
18:30 - 90 min French
The mysterious Namoroka Tsingy is the last unexplored area of Madagascar. For the first time, world-class scientists... mehr info >
Bernhard Rübe
20:00 - 52 min English
Caribbean coral coasts and islands, formed out of living and once-living creatures, are now a labyrinth of life... mehr info >
Lothar Frenz
20:55 - 43 min German
You love horror films? Cruel deaths, mass murderers and tricky killers? Do wondrous escapes in the last second give... mehr info >
Petra Höfer, Freddie Röckenhaus
21:40 - 44 min German
Mushrooms build their own “Wood Wide Web” which turns the forest into a giant organism. The trees use this system to... mehr info >
Petra Höfer, Freddie Röckenhaus
22:25 - 44 min German
The lavishly produced “Terra X” documentary depicts the dangerous journey of migrant birds with sophisticated CGI... mehr info >

Saturday, 17. Nov. 2018

Oliver Goetzl
56 min English
At the very northern edge of Canada lies Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the... mehr info >
Erik Baláž
50 min German
The Tatra Mountains loom far above the clouds – the smallest high mountain range on earth. Some species have thrived... mehr info >
Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
100 min English
Free Solo: mastering the ultimate self-control! Alone and without any technical safety, Alex Honold a climbing icon... mehr info >
300 min German
At the award ceremony the winners of Mountainfilm Graz’s film contest will be announced. Festival director Robert... mehr info >
Beat Bieri
50 min German
One Sunday in July 2016 was a black Sunday for the Gisler Family. The 62-year old mountain farmer from Urn, Sepp... mehr info >
Joey Schusler
20 min English, Nepali with English subtitles
Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a... mehr info >
Tina Radke-Gerlach
30 min German
In 2002, Ruby was 3 years old when she was adopted by a German couple in Nepal. Today, the 17-year old fun-loving... mehr info >
Alexander Preuss
25 min German
Lena, from Füssen in the Allgäu Region, has a passion for mountains. She especially loves climbing. For one year now,... mehr info >
Bernadette Hauke
25 min German
Lukáš just loves overhangs. For this, you have to be very strong and very flexible, which is no problem for the... mehr info >
Stefan Fritsche
18 min German with German subtitles
The “Golden Shower” climbing route, opened by Stefan Glowacz, counts among the most difficult multi-pitch routes in... mehr info >
Carina Brunnauer
26 min English, German with German subtitles
What happens if the passion for your dreams fades away? Do you just stop dreaming? Or do you search for the missing... mehr info >
Brigitte Kornberger
29 min German
Every year, the Austrian and German ski resorts push the limits of the possible further and further, staging ever... mehr info >
Frank Gensthaler
31 min German
Today, hikers and cyclists often meet even on the remotest summits. A meeting that does not always end peacefully... mehr info >
Jure Breceljnik, Rožle Bregar
71 min Danish, English, Inuitština with English subtitles
Merely 3000 people inhabit East Greenland’s 20.000km long coast. It is one of the least populated places on our... mehr info >
Christian Schmidt
30 min German, English, Italian with English subtitles
Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are an unequal roped team, with great goals and a difference of age of 18 years. The... mehr info >
Jérôme Tanon
55 min English, French with German subtitles
This multi-voice adventure and expedition film is an intimate travel diary. The setting is a remote glacier in the... mehr info >
Jen Randall
64 min English
Based on his best-selling auto-biography “Psycho Vertical”, this is a raw and emotive study of the complex life and... mehr info >
Juliane Möcklinghoff
30 min German
The Lienz Dolomites are his “home”, although he has never seen them. Mountains have a magic attraction for him. Andy... 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 "Grüner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Mirjana Momirovic & Caroline Haertel
10:30 - 51 min German
Stjepan Vokic has lost his heart to a stork lady. For 24 years, the pensioned concierge has cared selflessly for the... mehr info >
Jürgen Eichinger
11:25 - 44 min German
Birds of prey are fascinating animals with their unique sensory abilities, stunning aerobatics and sophisticated... mehr info >
Iris Gesang
12:10 - 44 min German
The wildlife filmmaker Andreas Kieling accompanies scientists all over the world and thus gains access to specially... mehr info >
Benjamin Sadd
12:55 - 53 min English, Spanish, Huaorani with English subtitles
Ben and James have been on several 'adventures' together. Making films about their trips has become a part of the... 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 "Grüner Salon" on the day the ticket is valid for.
This year, Mountainfilm Graz also offers special "Salon-only"-tickets.
Mehr Information zu den Salonkarten
Daniel Asadi Faezi
13:50 - 49 min Burushaski with English subtitles
A remote mountain village in the north of Pakistan, on the shore of a turquoise blue lake, surrounded by rugged rock... mehr info >
Siegfried Giuliani
14:40 - 70 min German
On the 8th of May 1978, Reinhold Messner from the Italian South-Tyrol and Peter Habeler from the Austrian Tyrol... mehr info >
Michael Düchs
16:10 - 27 min German
He has done first ascents of the most difficult climbing routes in South America as well as in Switzerland... mehr info >
Henna Taylor
16:45 - 33 min English, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
In the expansive landscape of Jordan’s “Wadi Rum” National Park,”, two Israeli climbers, a Bedouin Muslim, and a... mehr info >
Pete Wyllie
17:20 - 35 min English
Six friends embark on a determined quest to climb, and then BASE jump 'The Lorax', a formidable climb on Frenchman's... mehr info >
Flo Gassner
17:55 - 9 min German
In student life the longing for a perfect powder snow slope can become overwhelming. But what are good friends for,... mehr info >
Anne-Flore Marxer u. Aline Bock
18:05 - 26 min English with German subtitles
The two snowboard professionals Aline Bock/GER and Anne-Flore Marxer/SUI are travelling through Iceland; to get to... mehr info >