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Program Thursday, 12. Nov. 2009

16:00 - Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
19:30 - Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
14:00 - Congress Graz - Blauer Salon

Details Thursday, 12. Nov. 2009

16:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order

Patrick Berhault was a real vertical artist. In the course of his 30-year career he notched up a string of original achievements, spectacular firsts and major undertakings, but what was always impressive was his humanity, modesty and high ethical... more

  Alpine Documentation (F/D), Gilles Chappaz, Raphael Lassablière (Frankreich) 69 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
“Faszination Bergfilm – Himmelhoch und Abgrundtief”

Faces, victories and tragedies. „Fazination Bergfilm“ does not only focus on dramas but also presents anecdotes and curiosities. The extracts from 42 documentary and fiction films together with the respective pictures of landscapes illustrate... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Hans-Jürgen Panitz, Matthias Fanck (Deutschland) 59 min
19:30 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
“Festivaleröffnung/opening ceremony 2009”
“Mount St. Elias”

Set against the backdrop of Alaska’s dangerous beauty, Mount St. Elias is about a visionary borderline experience where unparalleled physical and mental pressure pushes two Austrian ski mountaineers Axel Naglich and Peter Ressmann as well as the... more

  Adventure (D), Gerald Salmina 100 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
“Blind am Abgrund”

His hands feel around for every edge and fissure of the hard rock face. Very slowly. Beneath Andy Holzer there is nothing but the void. Far above him is the Laserz face. An almost vertical edge which rises 2,614 metres into the sky of the Lienz... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Uwe Behringer 43 min
14:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
14:00 “The last Nomads”

Canadian anthropologist and linguist Ian Mackenzie can speak 11 languages - one of them Penan, the language of the people of the Borneo rainforest. It’s a language in peril, as is the Penan culture. Their forest home is being cut down around them... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Andy Gregg (Kanada) 54 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
14:55 “Yellowstone – Land to Life”

People come to Yellowstone primarily because of the unusual thermal features and opportunities to view wildlife - often not realizing they are standing on one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. The film presents a lyrical interpretation of... more

  Nature and Environment (E), John Grabowska (USA) 21 min
15:20 “Luxury Liner”

In 1976, Indian Creek was a little-known, dried-up, ancient riverbed in south eastern Utah. But in that year the impossible became the possible. Earl Wiggins climbed Supercrack, a 300-foot vertical sandstone fracture from the ground up. Indian... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Chris Alstrin (USA) 48 min
16:10 “Russia’s Face on K2”

This is a story about the pioneering ascent up the west face of K2 in the summer of 2007. The Russian national climbing team proved the world’s pioneers to complete the west face ascent of the planet’s northernmost mountain above 8,000 meters... more

  Alpine Documentation (E), Vlad Bykov (Russland) 62 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
17:15 “Leise rieselt der Schnee”

Every year, the white splendour evokes a winter fairy tale and recalls numerous childhood memories. Though, some things never change. As soon as the first white flocks fall from the sky, the first snowball fights take place and skiing and snow... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Klaus T. Steindl 43 min
18:00 “Secondary roads to remote places”

Arturo Giovanoli likes the mountains very much: that’s why he has been an alpine guide for nearly forty years. But Arturo loves woods, plants, water, animals as well- the strong and vigorous nature of his land, Bregaglia, and the wild lands he has... more

  Alpine Documentation (I/E), Matteo Bellinelli (Schweiz) 52 min
18:55 “Down Days”

Down Days is a documentary that follows the lifestyle, thoughts, and emotions of the big mountain extreme skier. The journey takes us on a month long film shoot in Haines, Alaska. Learn what it takes to be a professional skier who battles... more

  Adventure (E), Sky Pinnick (USA) 60 min
20:00 “Tsodilo – Die flüsternden Felsen der Kalahari”

In Botswana, on the northwest border of the Kalahari Desert, four hills dominate a huge plain. In a circumference of 150 kilometres, there is nothing but an endless, flat bush savannah. The highest rocky peak towers almost like a weather-beaten... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Rüdiger Lorenz, Faranak Djalali (Deutschland) 15 min
20:20 “Pottwal Ahoi!”

The documentary „Pottwal Ahoi“ is not the usual animal film. Thanks to the combination of scientific data research and a modern 3D animation, it has the very first time become possible to get an insight into the mysterious deep sea world of the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Volker Barth (Deutschland) 43 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
21:05 “Ecuador – ein moderner Indianer”

Ima Nenquimo is an Indian from the tribe of the Huaorani, a tribe which lives deep in the rain forests of Ecuador. Unlike most of his tribe mates, he has learned to speak Spanish. The appearance of this 25 year-old Amazonas Indian doesn’t differ... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Lourdes Picareta (Deutschland) 44 min
21:55 “Terra Antarctica: Re-Discovering the Seventh Continent”

For six weeks we explored the Antarctic Peninsula by sea kayak, sailboat, foot and small plane, observing the fast changing evolution of this most remote place. Impacted by climate change this part of Antarctica is also experiencing a boom in... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Jon Bowermaster (USA) 49 min
22:45 “Echo Wall”

Dave MacLeod is looking for the hardest challenges in traditional rock climbing. He finds a perfect project on the north face of Ben Nevis. Dave and his wife Claire move house to the foot of the mountain and Claire films his training, thoughts and... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Claire & Dave McLeod (Gro) 44 min
23:35 “Elements – Air over Bernina”

Trying to ban the size and the power of the central Alps on celluloid is a true challenge. Together with his team of students, Peter C. Slansky from the University of Television and Film in Munich has portrayed summits and cloud formations in... more

  Nature and Environment (n.v.), Peter C. Slansky (Deutschland) 6 min