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Saturday, 12. Nov. 2011

09:00 - Stefaniensaal
09:30 - Steiermarksaal
14:00 - Stefaniensaal
14:30 - Steiermarksaal
15:00 - Kammermusiksaal
19:00 - Stefaniensaal
09:30 - Congress Graz - Blauer Salon


09:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
“Über den Inseln Afrikas – São Tomé und Príncipe”

Together with the photographer Rui Camilo we travel to the West African island São Tomé and Príncipe – looking for pictures which are able to capture the soul of this tiny land. For Rui a dream of his childhood in Lisbon comes true, when his... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Christian Schidlowski (Deutschland) 43 min
“Wildes Skandinavien-Norwegen”

Fresh snow in summer – in the tundra of Norway and on its high planes this is quite normal. As if time had stood still for 10.000 years. This film follows a herd of musk oxes during one year and accompanies the animals when they are hiking, mating... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jan Haft (Deutschland) 44 min
“Sambesi – die große Flut”

The magic of the Sambesi is partly caused by its dimensions alone. On a length of 2.600 km, this by far most imposing river in southern Africa, meanders from west to east, across the Black Continent. As hardly any other river, the Sambesi owes its... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Michael Schlamberger 50 min
09:30 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
“Zwischen Jungfrau und Eiger - Tauwetter in Fels und Eis”

Nowhere else the consequences of the climate change are as concentrated as in the high alpine regions, and nowhere else one can feel their impact as strong as in the regions of the three or four thousand metre high areas which have been exploited... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Meinhard Prill (Deutschland) 43 min
“David Bittner unter Bären”

The PhD biologist David Bittner explores the life of bears in Alaska under adventurous conditions. He lives alone in a remote wilderness, mainly eating the fish he caught. With a lot of patience and profound knowledge he succeeds in an... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Roman Droux (Schweiz) 70 min
14:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
“Nepal - Die Dschungelapotheke der Chepang”

The Chepang are considered as the original inhabitants of Nepal, now they are living in the south west of the land, in the valleys of the Maharabat Mountains. Far away from the tourist turbulences in the high mountains, they are living in simple... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Peter Weinert (Deutschland) 44 min
“Volker Sommer - Ich bin ein Menschenaffe”

Professor Volker Sommer is one of the most reputable and renown scientist of our days. As a regular guest in tv-talk shows he often causes a stir with his provoking thesis such as “there is no scientific reason to distinguish between men and... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Anja Krug-Metzinger (Deutschland) 44 min
“Ungarn - Wildnis zwischen Donau und Theiß”

The film maker Zoltán Török gives us an affectionate insight into his homeland. He accompanies herdsmen, who, even today watch their cattle in their traditional costumes; he shows sea eagles raising their offspring, and he follows asps, a carp... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Zoltan Török (Ungarn) 51 min
“Radioaktive Wölfe”

Exactly 25 years after the biggest nuclear accident of history, wolves are reigning over the contaminated radioactive no man’s land, the exclusion zone of Chernobyl, in the border triangle of the Ukraine, Russia and White Russia. Before the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Klaus Feichtenberger 52 min
14:30 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order
“Demencia senil”

The Basque Iker Pou is one of the strongest and most perfect climbers of the world. Beside others, he has repeated Güllich’s „Action directe“ (9a), he has flashed routes up to the degree 8c, and, together with his brother Eneko, he has... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (Sp/E), Jordi Canyigueral (Spanisch) 5 min
“Vertical Sailing Greenland”

This film follows a skilled team of four climbers (Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto, Sean Villanueva) and a Scottish reverend captain sailor (Bob Shepton) on a climbing-sailing expedition to the West Coast of Greenland. Despite the... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (F/D), Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll (Belgien) 55 min

Iker and Eneko Pou face one of the worldwide reference climbing routes, Pan Aroma. It is located in one of the most famous climbing sites in Europe, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the dolomites. Alex Huber describes it thus: "Many people say it is... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (Sp/E), Jordi Canyigueral (Spanien) 12 min

November 2008, the Swiss climber Nina Caprez travels with 9 French guys to explore a new climbing spot in Argentina: an Altiplano littered with boulders and crags nested at 4200 m of elevation under the Tuzgle volcano. The movie illustrates the... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (F/E+D), Julien Nadiras, Vladimir Cellier (Frankreich) 21 min
“Das Brento Base Projekt” (außer Konkurrenz)

Paul Kupsa always used summits and rock faces for pushing his personal limits. In his "Brento Base Projekt" he profits from the 1100 metre high face of the Monte Brento in the north of Lake Garda, in order to train in a new form of climbing – the... more

  Adventure (D), Matthias Aberer 26 min
15:00 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order
“Kieling: Expeditionen zu den Letzten ihrer Art - Auf der Suche nach Jaguar und Bison”

Once again, Andreas Kieling travels to the most remote areas on our planet, in order to meet especially interesting, however endangered animal species. In Pantanal, the expanded wetlands in the west of Brazil, he witnesses a spectacular attack of... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Andreas Kieling (Deutschland) 42 min
“The Longest Way”

This is a time-lapse, made up of roughly 1.400 photographs, depicting a one-year walk from Beijing to Ürümqi. Unlimited growth of hair and beard add liveliness to the resulting video. The complete distance has been covered on foot. Just plain good... more

  Adventure (E), Christoph Rehage (Deutschland) 5 min

Every year photographer Murray Fredericks ventures to the desolate salt flat of Lake Eyre in remote South Australia. His journey isn’t a quest for adventure or spiritual transcendence—this is clear whenever he casually picks up his satellite phone... more

  Adventure (E), Michael Angus, Murray Fredericks (Australien) 28 min
nominiert für einen Preis (2011)

Chimæra is an utopia. A dream or fantasy. Mythologically, it references a fusion of forms that is the personification of winter. Time becomes relative in time lapse and slow motion and we get a stunning insight into the world of freestyle skiing... more

  Adventure (n.v.), Dave Mossop (Kanada) 7 min
“Holtanna – The Antarctica Adventure”

Géraldine Fasnacht, Sébastien Collomb-Gros, Manu Pellissier and Sam Beaugey are well known in the mountaineer, snowboard, and base-jump world. Together they want to face a big challenge; they plan to undertake the first base jumps on the Arctic... more

  Adventure (F/E), Sam Beaugey (Fankreich) 52 min
19:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order
Presentation of Awards
09:30 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
09:30 “Kieling: Expeditionen zu den Letzten ihrer Art - Überleben im Gehege”

Andreas Kieling travels to the most remote areas on our planet, in order to meet especially interesting, however endangered animal species. In western China, in a giant mountain range, the animal film maker is searching for the great panda, the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Andreas Kieling (Deutschland) 42 min
10:15 “Der geheime Kontinent - Sie kamen über das Meer”

The arrival of white men in America in 1492 does not only mean the clash of two different worlds. The Europeans change the nature and the life in the New World, also for their own benefit. It was the biggest exchange of cultures in the world... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Cristina Trebbi (Deutschland) 43 min
11:00 “Der Rauch, der donnert - Die Victoria-Fälle”

Already from far away one has the feeling that this is something special. Despite a cloudless sky, there is a wall of clouds bound to the ground; these are the sprays of the Victoria Falls, rising up to 300 metres. On a length of almost two... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Udo A. Zimmermann (Deutschland) 44 min
11:45 “Über den Inseln Afrikas – Mauritius”

Renaud Van Der Meeren is a photographer and a paramotor pilot. This time, he travels to Mauritius with his motorized paraglide, in order to take pictures of men and landscapes from the air. He flies in low heights across fields of sugar cane, but... more

  Adventure (D), Thomas Wartmann (Deutschland) 43 min
12:30 “The Remote Valleys of Caucasus”

Georgia was visited by William Osgood Field, an American geologist and glaciologist, in 1920-1930-s. He has captured over 500 ethnographic photos, three extremely valuable films and has written hundreds of papers regarding Georgia in that period,... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Georg/E), Giorgi Mrevlishvili (Georgien) 33 min
13:05 “Der Pazifische Feuerring - Mexiko und Guatemala”

No other volcano in the Pacific Fire Ring threatens humans more seriously than the Popocatepetl in sight distance from Mexico City. More than 25 million of people are endangered in case of an eruption. However, some of them do not fear the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jürgen Hansen, Paul Webster (Deutschland) 43 min
13:50 “Die letzten Bergbauern der Karpaten”

Far away from any roads and from the modern comforts, a few mountain farmers live their archaic life in the Romanian Carpathians. This hidden mountain village is called Obcina and can only be reached on foot. Here the Cut family lives: father,... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Klaus Tümmler (Deutschland) 44 min
14:35 “Der Hochschwab - Zwischen Höll und Himmelsleiter”

The mountain massif of the Styrian Hochschwab extends from the Präbichl in the west, to the Seebergsattel in the east. The jagged and steep grey limestone faces with their numerous summits rise into the sky. In between there are wide high plateaus... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Waltraud Paschinger 24 min
15:00 “Problem: Bär”

We Central Europeans obviously have a strange relationship with wild animals. We shoot the brown bear Bruno for fear, and then we admire it in the museum. The game warden Mario Theus is committed to make the coexistence of men and brown bears... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Karsten Scheuren, Manfred Kohnz (Deutschland) 17 min
15:20 “Expedition 50°: Auf dem Breitengrad der Extreme - ... bis ans Ende Asiens”

The northern latitude degree runs directly across the middle of Europe. An expedition travels along this latitude, across continents and oceans. We can watch nature and landscapes which couldn’t be more different. The expedition leave the European... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Felix Heidinger, Jens-Uwe Heins (Deutschland) 44 min
16:05 “Deeper”

Follow Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they travel to the world's snowboarding meccas and venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles, and lifts to explore untouched realms. Hang on tight as Jeremy faces the biggest challenges... more

  Adventure (E), Jeremy Jones (USA) 110 min