Thursday, 15. Nov. 2012

16:00 - Stefaniensaal
19:30 - Stefaniensaal
15:00 - Congress Graz - Blauer Salon


16:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order Price: 12 €

“Seen auf dem Dach der Welt – Der Markakol in Kasachstan”

Stephan Kühnrich (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

Far in the east of Kazakhstan, in the remote Altai mountains, a unique lake, the Markakol is located. The water of the approximately 100 rivers and brooks flow into the lake. The lake then flows even as far as into the north Polar Sea. Therefore,... more

“Der Wassermann - 50 Jahre Tauchen in Flüssen und Seen”

Jan Haft (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Walter Sigl is one of the very first people who has dived with his film camera into flowing and standing inland waters in order to shoot the first moving pictures of pikes and perches, pike-perches and sheat-fish in their natural environment. From... more


“Wildes Deutschland - Der Bayerische Wald”

Jürgen Eichinger (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

When in the 1980ies, in the national park Bayrischer Wald, the bark beetle proliferated extraordinarily and the administration of the national park intentionally omitted any containment, this caused considerable consequences. Thousands of dead... more

19:30 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order Price: 19 €

“Festivaleröffnung/opening ceremony 2012”

“Höhenrausch - Der Extrembergsteiger Erhard Loretan”

Benoit Aymon (Schweiz), 52 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

The Swiss mountain guide Erhard Loretan was the second man who has climbed all 14 eight thousand meter peaks without using oxygen. He has climbed Mount Everest in less than 40 hours, on a direct line across the north face, without tent, but with a... more


“Expedition ins ewige Eis - Alfred Wegener”

Gabriele Wengler , 43 min, Language: D - Adventure

In spring 1930, the nature explorer Alfred Wegener, who had made his mark for eternity thanks to his epoch making theory about the continental drift, set off for his third Greenland expedition. Together with his team, his intention was to collect... more

“Petit Dru Nordwand – Der zerfallene Berg”

Gerald Salmina, Tom Dauer, Jochen Hemmleb , 52 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

The north face of the Petit Dru which, in 1997, was deformed and destroyed by a rock slide, serves as a metaphor for the life of two extraordinary mountaineers, whose life had been deformed and changed by dramatic accidents. The British Andy... more

15:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon

15:00 “Seen auf dem Dach der Welt – Der Qinghai Hu in China”

Stephan Kühnrich (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

In the north east of the Tibetan highland, at an altitude of approximately 3200 metre, one can find one of the holiest places of Buddhism, the „Blue Lake“ as it is called by the Tibetan, the Mongols and the Chinese in their languages. It is one of... more

15:45 “Los Escualos: Young Chilean Kayakers of Patagonia”

Weston Boyles (USA), 15 min, Language: Sp/E - Adventure

For the past 12 years, Club Náutico Escualo (Escualo = Shark), a youth kayak club in the remote Patagonian town of Cochrane, Chile has taught kids between the ages of 4 and 18 to kayak on the emerald waters of the nearby Baker River. In the... more

16:00 “Geschichten aus der Hohen Tatra”

Pavol Barabás (Slowakei), 52 min, Language: Slovak/E - Alpine Documentation

The High Tatras, Slovakia's symbol - offer shelter and asylum to all those who seek calm and refuge for their souls... Their inimitable ambience and majesty absorb man in his entirety. Anyone who enters their realm should come with humbleness and... more

16:55 “Fledermäuse – warte, bis es dunkel wird”

Volker Arzt (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

Bats don’t necessarily count among the cuddly toys which everybody would like to cuddle. Some people see them as disgusting and scary or even fear the nocturnal bats which dart like a shot through the darkness. Seeing their speed one has no idea... more

17:40 “Tyndýk”

Franz Walter (Deutschland), 22 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

Kirgistan in the late summer. Together with her 11-year old son Manu, Ines Papert travels across this country. They are on their way to the remote mountain region Kookshal Tool. There, Ines Papert and her climbing partners will undertake a second... more

18:05 “Schneegrenze”

Jan Linnartz (Deutschland), 15 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

Karl (24) and his sister Marie (19) live together with their father (60), isolated on a high alpine pasture. Their father has retired from the hard physical work and most of the tasks related to the pasture have been transferred to his son. Marie... more

18:20 “Check your RISK” (beyond competition)

Lothar Hofer, Martin Sochor , 40 min, Language: D - Adventure

The avalanche topic represents the underbelly of skiing and snowboarding off the beaten track. In order to totally enjoy the freedom, without taking unnecessary risks, it is necessary to learn about this topic, to attend an avalanche course, to... more

19:00 “Guarda - Jetzt sind wir hier zuhause”

Susanna Fanzun (Schweiz), 25 min, Language: Räto/D - Alpine and foreign cultures

Empty houses, old people and a decreasing number of children; in the 1990s Guarda, a mountain village in the Lower Engadin was faced with this situation. To prevent the school from being closed, they demand people throughout Switzerland to move to... more