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Program Friday, 12. Nov. 2010

14:30 - 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, 12. Nov. 2010

14:30 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
“Hike – A Freeride Project in the Austrian Alps”

The Austrian elite of snowboarders and free riders often fly around half the world in order to find some wonderful slopes with deep snow. With this project, Mitch Tölderer and his mates want to demonstrate that such hidden treasures can also be... more

  Adventure (D), Martin Stoni 25 min
“Core - A Climbing Flick by Chuck Fryberger"”

Join an international cast of the sport's most dedicated athletes as they stick it when it matters most. Shot in 35mm Ultra High Definition, get ready to see every detail of some of the nastiest pieces of rock ever climbed. “Core” exposes the... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E/D), Chuck Fryberger (USA) 52 min
“Spuren für die Ewigkeit - Neuroute am Nanga Parbat”

The Nanga Parbat (8125m), known also as Diamir (“King of the mountains”), is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains in the world. Its dramatic history of ascent is inextricably connected with the names Hermann Buhl and... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Hubert Rieger 37 min

Trials Biking Welsh Style: A journey home from work past castles, mountains and more? It looks like if Matt Barlow uses his bike as a toy doing hard trial tricks on various obstacles. more

  Adventure (n.v.), Dave Brown (Gro) 9 min
“Wheels 4 Life - The Film: A Story About Giving” (außer Konkurrenz)

This film chronicles the impact of bicycles on the people in a valley in Tanzania. “Wheels 4 Life”, a non-profit charity founded by mountain biking legend Hans Rey, gives bicycles to people in need of transportation in developing countries... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Hans Rey (USA) 37 min

On January 27, 2010, the 27 year-old ice climber Rudi Hauser succeeded in lead climbing the three most powerful icefalls of Austria within 10 hours. Alpine risks such as falling ice, avalanches, extreme cold, and very demanding physical and... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Thomas Kretschmer, Eduardo Gellner 25 min
15:30 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order
“Bhutan - A search for happiness”

Wandering through the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan where people worship all living things is a story of happiness. Internal peace is valued here more than a craving for worldly pleasures, and harmony with nature is the supreme principle. A... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Pavol Barabáš (Slowakei) 33 min
“365 Days under Antarctic Ice”

In 1957 three men started occupying the Charcot Station, built near the South magnetic pole and located 320 km from the coast: Jacques Dubois, a meteorologist, Roland Schlich, a geophysicist, and Claude Lorius, a glaciologist. For one whole year,... more

  Adventure (E), Djamel Tahi (Frankreich) 52 min
“Grüne Inseln im Strom der Zeit – 3D” (außer Konkurrenz)

The Nockberge are not a flat land but a three dimensional landscape. Even the real locals living on the Nockberge are astonished when they see their mountains for the first time in a new 3D technology. This new film about the National Park... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Klaus Feichtenberger 19 min
16:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
“Bhutan - Unterwegs zum Volk der Laya”

In the Himalayas, the small people of the Laya has been living for 500 years in one of the remotest valleys of Buthan. The camera team had to achieve a strenuous foot march lasting several days to reach their villages located at an altitude of... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Peter Weinert (Deutschland) 44 min
“Der Dachstein – Klettergeschichte aus Fels und Eis”

The south face of the Dachstein counts to the most powerful free standing climbing walls in the eastern Alps. One hundred years ago, in September 1909, the brothers Franz and Georg Steiner had discovered a direct route across this breathtaking... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Gernot Lercher 45 min
“Auf den Spuren der Nomaden (Teil 4): Die letzte Hürde”

The unexpected death of his father almost made Tim give up. After four months of interruption the young adventurer following the footsteps of the great conqueror Genghis Khan is back again with his horses and his faithful dog Tigon, who... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E/D), Tim Cope (Australien) 43 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2010)
19:30 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
“Man vs. Eiger”

Aerial samurai Dean Potter combines his two passions of free solo climbing and BASE jumping to create the most outrageous and visionary style of climbing ever conceived: The BASE Free Solo. Climbing with no rope, and only a parachute to catch him... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E/D), Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen (USA) 24 min
“Le monde de Gaston (Gastons Welt)”

Gaston Rébuffat is a legend of French mountaineering and he has earned his fame by many first ascents undertaken in the 1940ies and 50ies. Furthermore he has presented the climbing sport to a wide public with his thrilling books, capturing films... more

  Alpine Documentation (F/D), Gilles Chappaz, Denis Steinberg (Frankreich) 52 min
“Chadar, the Ice Trail”

Zanskar is a hidden high valley in the Indian Himalayas. Embedded between 7000m high summits, this area can only be reached in summer on foot trails across mountain passes. In winter, the valley would be cut off from the world, if the low... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Jean-Michel Corillion (Frankreich) 52 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2010)
“Die Hirlatzhöhle – Momente des Staunens”

The Hirlatz cave is located in the Dachstein massif, it is the second longest cave in Austria and it hosts one of the biggest challenges for speleologists from all over the world: a 270 m high pit. Whenever the wide-spread and extensive tunnels of... more

  Adventure (D), Gerald Salmina 60 min
20:00 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
“Schachmatt - die Rieglerbrothers”

They are young. Strong. Adventure seekers. Globetrotters. Last year still in Canada, this year already in Pakistan. However, the two South-Tyroleans never forget, how much they owe to their homeland. Two brothers, as different as could be, are... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Eduardo Gellner 27 min
“Auf der Suche nach dem Flussgott”

Kayakers call perfect wild water with clean lines, embedded in a overwhelming landscape, a “River God”. On their search for those “River Gods”, the Sickline Team travels around the globe. Olaf Obsommer talks about the particular harmony in the... more

  Adventure (D), Olaf Obsommer (Deutschland) 26 min
“Asgard Project”

The film follows Leo Houlding's ambitious project to make a first free ascent on the North Tower of the incredible Mount Asgard on Baffin Island deep in the Arctic. Leo teams up with fellow big wall climbing god, Stanley Leary, the duo they hope... more

  Alpine Documentation (E/D), Alastair Lee (Gro) 65 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2010)
20:30 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order
“A Life Ascending”

The film chronicles the life of acclaimed ski mountaineer and extreme mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger. Living with his wife and two young daughters on a remote glacier in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Beglinger has built a reputation... more

  Adventure (E), Stephen Grynberg (USA) 59 min
“Space Tourists”

For 20,000 American dollars, the American Anousheh Ansari fulfilled an old dream of mankind, the wish to leave our planet as a “completely normal” person and explore the space. This film accompanies her on her journey through space and shows the... more

  Adventure (E), Christian Frei (Schweiz) 98 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2010)
13:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
13:00 “Die Bergrettung”

The 11.000 voluntary members of the Austrian Mountain Rescue Team enjoy a high reputation on an international level. The rescue team work according to the principle that everyone in danger has to be searched rescued and helped by doctors. Nobody... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Vivien Bronner, Bettina Unterlercher, Peter Rautek 47 min
13:50 “Vietnams vermintes Paradies”

The biodiversity in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park in Vietnam is impressive. Here, in the green spinney of this barely accessible region, animals and plants live which cannot be found elsewhere. Since the UNESCO has declared this park as a... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Therese Engels (Deutschland) 52 min
14:45 “An Angel in the clouds”

Using his hang glider Angelo d'Arrigo has flown across seas, deserts, volcanoes, glaciers and mountain chains in some of the remotest parts of the planet. Searching for a deeper meaning of flying he stopped his career as a competition pilot. We... more

  Adventure (I/E), Emanuele Angiuli (Italien) 30 min
15:20 “Überflieger - Die verblüffenden Leistungen der Vögel”

Birds are true high-achievers: they are astonishly intelligent, are endued with a GPS in their beak, and they can travel non-stop for 7.500km. How do migrant birds manage to adapt their migrant comportment to the currently changing climate... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Monika Grebe, Frank Strauß (Deutschland) 45 min
16:10 “Der Adlerweg”

Starting in St. Johann in Tyrol, passing the Wilder Kaiser, running across several mountain ranges such as the Karwendel, the Adlerweg (Eagle Track) leads to St. Anton on the Arlberg. The filmmaker Florian Guthknecht has hiked over 300 kilometers... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Florian Guthknecht (Deutschland) 45 min
17:00 “Ice Bound in Antarctica”

Jonathan Zaccaria is a young researcher. He is going to spend a full year in a scientific station in the endless winter of Antarctica. Discover his video diary of 365 days 3,000km away from any coast, with winds as strong as 300km/h, temperatures... more

  Adventure (E), Jean-Michel Corillion (Frankreich) 52 min
17:55 “Hannes Jaenicke im Einsatz für Haie”

Every second six sharks die in the oceans of our planet. Every year, 200 millions of these animals are killed by men. The economic exploitation of sharks has caused the danger of extinction for 70 shark species. A sad balance – and still sharks... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Markus Strobel (Deutschland) 43 min
18:40 “Redwoods: Anatomy of a Giant”

Telling the story of the world’s tallest living trees, Redwoods: Anatomy of a Giant follows Humboldt State University’s Steve Sillett - the first researcher to explore the redwood canopy. To say that he likes redwoods is like saying Edmund Hillary... more

  Nature and Environment (E), John Rubin, James Donald (USA) 50 min
19:35 “Wildes Japan (Teil 1): Schneeaffen und Vulkane”

Japan is mega cities like Tokyo on the one hand-side, and remote mountain valleys with seemingly strange traditions on the other. This island full of contrasts extends 3000 km from north to south. In the extreme north on the island Hokkaido one... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen (Deutschland) 44 min
20:20 “Im Bann des Yukon (Teil 1): Von Whitehorse nach Dawson”

The "Yukon Quest“ which leads from the Canadian Whitehorse to Fairbanks in Alaska, is considered to be the most difficult dog sleigh race of the world. With temperatures sometimes as low as – 50°C, the teams have to run 1600km across snow-covered... more

  Adventure (D), Klaus Scherer (Deutschland) 45 min
21:10 “Nature Propelled”

Seth Warren embarks on a petroleum-free journey with his nature powered fire truck named Baby, tracking the life cycle of water through the seasons. Featuring stunning and often daring footage, Nature Propelled demonstrates the connection between... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Seth Warren (USA) 43 min
21:55 “Kunst im Eis”

The longing for the mountains as a constant desire, and the endless space make him go up his way again, as every year. However, Konrad Henker is not a classical mountain hiker who loves to visit alpine huts. Whenever he goes into the world of... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Michael Erhard (Deutschland) 48 min
22:45 “Waller – Monster im Badesee?“”

Near Bremen, swans have disappeared from the surface of water. On the Lake Starnberg, a desperate fisherman struggled for ten hours in his boat which was pulled to and fro by a fish. In the Vitava, a fish stomach with parts of a human body in it,... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Florian Guthknecht (Deutschland) 45 min