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Program Friday, 13. Nov. 2009

15:00 - Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
15:30 - Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order
16:00 - Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
19:30 - Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
20:00 - Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
20:30 - Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order
13:00 - Congress Graz - Blauer Salon

Details Friday, 13. Nov. 2009

15:00 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
“Im Höllenloch der Schöpfung - Die Danakil Wüste in Äthiopien”

The Danakil desert in the north east of Ethiopia counts among the most hostile and hottest areas in the world, with temperatures of often 60°C and more. This lowland, a dried branch of the Red Sea is situated up to 150 metres below sea level and... more

  Adventure (D), Peter Weinert, Wolfgang Uhl (Deutschland) 43 min
“Wildes Russland - Kamtschatka”

The series „Wildes Russland“ shows for the first time the nature of this huge country with its original landscapes and its incomparable fauna and flora. On the peninsula Kamchatka, fire meets ice. The land constantly reforms itself, in a dramatic... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Christian Baumeister (Deutschland) 44 min
“Carstensz - The Seventh Summit”

Snowy Mountains rise high above the untouched jungle of New Guinea, breaking through heavy rain clouds. A limestone pyramid, known as the Carstensz Pyramid, soars above them as the most exotic, but also the most inaccessible mountain in the world... more

  Alpine Documentation (Slovak/E), Pavol Barabas (Slowakei) 44 min
“The Fine Line”

The world’s best skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and climbers join the world’s leading avalanche professionals to bring you a new movement in avalanche education. “The Fine Line: A 16mm Avalanche Education Film” is a cinematic journey that... more

  Alpine Documentation (E), David Mossop (USA) 56 min
15:30 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order
“Hans Saler – ein modernes Nomadenleben”

„You cannot become a nomad, you have to be born a nomad.” – This is the core sentence that the mountaineer, sailor and globetrotter Hans Saler, born in Munich, loves to say at the south end of the world, in Chile. This film portrays the past and... more

  Adventure (D), Peter-Hugo Scholz (Deutschland) 27 min
“Tracking the White Reindeer”

In the snow-covered plains of the northern Mongolia live the Tsaatan nomads. The young Quizilol and the beautiful Solongo fall in love. In order to prove to her father that he is mature enough to marry his daughter, he has to possess his own... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Hamid Sardar (Frankreich) 52 min
“Ten – a cameraman’s tale”

“Ten” is an insight into the world of freeriding through the lens of cameraman Guido Perrini. Shot mostly on Super 16mm the film features some of the worlds best riders, filmed in locations from Alaska to Chile, Canada and Russia. The film delves... more

  Adventure (E), Guido Perrini (Schweiz) 36 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
“Skiing Everest”

Mike and Steve Marolt of Aspen Colorado and their life-long friends pursuit skiing from the highest peaks around the world. Follow high altitude skiing from ski runs above 7000 meters in the 1930's to modern day high altitude skiers on Everest,... more

  Alpine Documentation (E), Mike Marolt, Les Guthman (USA) 70 min
16:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
“Annapurna in Light Style”

Piotr Pustelnik is trying to climb his 14th 8000 m peak for the 4th time. This time together with his good friends Peter Hamor, Piotr Morawski and Darek Zaluski. This small expedition climbing in light style reaches the summit ridge at almost 8000... more

  Alpine Documentation (Pol/D), Dariusz Zaluski (Polen) 29 min
“Leben mit Lawinen”

In 1954, on January 11, an avalanche in Blons, in the Austrian Province of Vorarlberg, caused the death of 57 persons. This disaster had a deeper impact on the life of people living in areas endangered by avalanches than the catastrophe of Galtür... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Malte Roeper (Deutschland) 44 min
“Lightning Strike – Arwa Tower”

This film tells the story of five climbers, who aim at climbing the Arwa Tower, a wonderful six-thousand-meter peak in the northern Indian Garhwal-Himalaya. One team – comprising of world re-knowned Swiss mountaineer Stephan Siegrist, along with... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Christoph Frutiger, Christine Kopp, Stephan Siegrist (Schweiz, Italien) 50 min
19:30 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
“White Noise”

Skiing is a kind of art – and it is also an art to film the perfect moments of a downhill ride in the deep snow of Alaskan slopes. “White Noise” is a short film without any narration, where music, pictures and sport achievements are melted in one... more

  Adventure (n.v.), Dominique Perret (Schweiz) 12 min

Alexander and Thomas Huber intend - together with the Swiss Stephan Siegrist – to achieve some spectacular first ascents in the Antarctic. Holtanna and Ulevetanna are truly impressive granite giants which tower vertically up to 800 metres over the... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Max Reichel (Deutschland) 52 min
“Birdman of the Karakoram”

Experience the world of extreme altitude paragliding that few humans will ever experience when high altitude paragliding pioneer John Silvester takes Alun Hughes on the tandem flight to end all tandem flights. Committed deep into a remote and... more

  Adventure (E/D), Alun Hughes (Gro) 65 min
20:00 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
“Grit Kids”

The teenage brother and sister team, Pete and Katy Whittaker burst onto the climbing scene with a series of spectacular ascents on grit. In a frenzy of climbing they both stack up countless major ascents, and then one evening after school, with... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E/D), Paul Diffley (Gro) 22 min

The two ambitious alpinists Paul Kupsa and Paul Guschlbauer from Graz set off to climb the most interesting peaks of the Alps, from the Ortler to the Grand Ecrins, and to fly to the valley with a speed glider. Their journey to the highest... more

  Adventure (D), Gero Dennig 57 min
“Feel Adrenaline”

The extreme free-rider and sport scientist Matthias Mayr gives an insight into the medical side of free-riding and its impacts on the athletes’ body. By measuring the heart rate, the blood results etc., Mayr demonstrates that the adrenaline level... more

  Adventure (D), Samuel Gyger (Schweiz) 14 min
“The Sharp End”

“The Sharp End” is a film about the climbers who push themselves to the limits of adventure, and risk everything on the razor's edge between success and disaster. Run out trad routes, scary high-ball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E/D), Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen (USA) 60 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
20:30 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order
“Andy Parkin: life in adaption”

Andy Parkin was regarded as one of the world’s finest alpine climbers. In 1984 he suffered a near fatal climbing accident in the Alps and many believed his love affair with mountains was over. Andy’s slow rehabilitation involved painting and... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), David Fair (Gro) 28 min
“In Nansens Footsteps (Teil 1)”

In 1895 Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen headed for the North Pole. Miraculously they arrived at Vardø the following year. The story has enthralled people for more than a century, and continues to do so today. For the first time Nansen’s... more

  Adventure (Nor/E), Tore Rosshaug (Norwegen) 52 min

Behind every breakthrough in the progression of climbing, there's a true story of doubt and determination, perseverance in the face of failure. From boulders, to big walls, to competition podiums, the climbers at the top of the game share a... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Cooper Roberts, Josh and Brett Lowell (USA) 65 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
13:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
13:00 “Journey of a Red Fridge”

This is a story of a 17-year-old porter named Hari Rai and his extraordinary journey through the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, with a red fridge on his back. Out of 60,000 child porters in Nepal, Hari is one of the few lucky ones to have a chance... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Nepali/E), Lucian & Natasa Muntean (Serbien) 52 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2009)
13:55 “37° - Trotzdem China”

At the age of 30, Marcel Bergman had a bad car accident in his holidays. Since then, he is wheelchair-bound. Now, 13 years later, he intends to undertake a journey which is an extreme strain for a wheelchair user in every sense. The glittering... more

  Adventure (D), Helen Wild, Frank Breidert (Deutschland) 45 min
14:45 “MS on the Rocks”

It is a rather unusual picture, when the participants of the climbing group „MS on the Rocks“ arrive at the climbing wall in their wheelchairs or on crutches. The multiple sclerosis patient Markus Hermann, who in his every-day life is... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Fridolin Baur (Deutschland) 13 min
15:00 “Himalaya, Land of Women”

At an altitude of nearly 4,000 meters, Sking is one of the most isolated villages in the Himalayan region of Zanskar. In just three months the Zanskaris have to harvest and store all their food for the coming year. All the women – young and old... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Marianne Chaud (Frankreich) 52 min
15:55 “Leben mit dem Jaguar”

For a long time already, the third-largest cat of the world has had to struggle for survival on the American continent. Today, there are still some 8,000 jaguars in the Brasilian Pantanal, a huge mosaic landscape made of rivers, forests and... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Andrea Rüthlein (Deutschland) 45 min
16:45 “Light at the Edge of the World: Magic Mountain”

Wade Davis makes a remarkable journey from the chaos and violence of modern day lowland Colombia to the frozen peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the sacred heart of the world of the Elder Brother, an indigenous group who claim to be the... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Graham Townsley (USA) 50 min
17:40 “Der Zugspitzexpress – eine Idee, ein Team”

Speed climbing is a new trend in high level alpinism. Suddenly it is a question of records, of altitude metres and seconds, where usually one should enjoy moving in the serenity of nature. This film shows an extraordinary tour: From the... more

  Adventure (D), Sigi Menzel (Deutschland) 27 min
18:10 “Die Eroberung der Alpen – Gipfelstürmer”

For a long time, the conquest of the Alps had mainly the scope, to surmount the hostile mountains without taking too many risks. However, at the end of the 19th century, new phenomena developed. All of a sudden, the humans had the intention, to... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Hannes Schuler, Manfred Baur (Deutschland) 45 min
19:00 “Three Pustelniks in the Mountains”

The main characters of the film are: a Himalayan alpinist Piotr Pustelnik -the father - and rock climbers Adam and Pawel Pustelnik - sons. The film's aim is to depict the difference in their attitude to the mountains and on a wider scale - to the... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (Pol/E), Miroslaw Dembinski (Polen) 59 min
20:00 “Rund um die Sella”

For many centuries, the valleys around the Sella hibernated even in summer time. However, with the construction of the road to the Dolomites at the end of the 19th century, the tourist and economic development started. The famous Sella-Ronda, a... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Hans-Dieter Hartl (Deutschland) 44 min
20:50 “Oltre la Parete”

Alpinism and climbing should always mean joy, fun, serenity, lightness, free spirit, sharing passions, mutual respect, friendship; and those things are what we felt and found during this beautiful experience in Patagonia. Because beyond the wall... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (I/E), Elio Orlandi (Italien) 34 min
21:25 “Olympus to Everest”

Climbing on the summit of Mt. Everest, has been desired by the Greek mountaineers for a long time. From Greek every day life to the altitude of 8850m, it was a long way to go, filled with many obstacles. The lack of experience, the high altitude... more

  Alpine Documentation (Gr/E), Pavlos Tsiantos (Griechenland) 80 min
22:50 “Heisskalt – Die extremsten Orte der Welt”

We accompany the film team to north east Siberia, where it is so cold, that the milk is not sold fluid in bottles but frozen in discs. In the North-American Death Valley and in the African Danakil Desert we experience the opposite extreme, which... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Udo Maurer 50 min