Friday, 16. Nov. 2012

14:30 - Steiermarksaal
15:30 - Kammermusiksaal
16:00 - Stefaniensaal
19:30 - Stefaniensaal
20:00 - Steiermarksaal
20:30 - Kammermusiksaal
13:00 - Congress Graz - Blauer Salon


14:30 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order Price: 12 €

“Race for the Nose”

Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer (USA), 23 min, Language: E - Climbing on rock and ice

Welcome to the wildest competition known to man -- the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan. For 50 years, the best climbers in the world have been one-upping each other on this massive granite monolith in Yosemite National Park, racing up... more


Alastair Lee (Gro), 45 min, Language: E/D - Alpine Documentation

British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker follow the vision of their deceased friend Jules Cartwright and try a first ascent on one of the world's biggest alpine faces in Alaska: Mount Hunter's incredible north buttress “The Moonflower”... more


“Die Bonatti-Route”

Bruno Peyronnet (Frankreich), 54 min, Language: F/D - Alpine Documentation

Walter Bonatti - mountaineer, writer and journalist - marked the mountaineering history by signing some of the most daring ascents of 50's and 60's. In 2010, Yann Borgnet and Christophe Dumarest are at the top of Mont Blanc. They just realized a... more

“Time of my Life”

Nikola Sanz, Frédéric Goncerut, Adrian Meredith (Schweiz), 50 min, Language: F/E Kopfh. D - Adventure

“Time of My Life” is a ride movie project born and initiated in West Switzerland. Ski, snowboard and skateboard movies are made to impress and usually show only one aspect of these sports: huge tricks and bluebird skies. Skiing and snowboarding... more

15:30 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order Price: 12 €

“Pygmies – The Children of the Jungle”

Pavol Barabás (Slowakei), 52 min, Language: Slovak/E - Alpine and foreign cultures

The adventurer, Ivan Bulík, travelled all through Africa. However, one of his dreams still eluded him: He desired to capture the life and customs of the smallest people on Earth, to find the undisturbed civilization of Pygmies. His search begins... more


“Im Angesicht der Riesenbienen”

Jérôme Segur (Frankreich), 52 min, Language: E/D - Alpine and foreign cultures

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

Suspended from fragile ladders of woven bamboo, men risk their lives in search of the golden liquid valued since the dawn of human life: honey. But to reach the treasure, they must confront the giant bees. The wild bee of Nepal is the largest bee... more

“Living Wild”

Eric Valli (Frankreich), 52 min, Language: E - Adventure

22 years ago, Lynx abandoned modern life to become an expert in prehistoric survival skills. Just like her, 1 million Americans all across the USA have now decided to live low-impact with only what nature has to offer them. They don’t pretend to... more

16:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order Price: 12 €

“Überleben im Reich der Eisbären”

Kai Schubert (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Spitzbergen, end of August. In the Polar late summer, the yacht Arctica starts to explore the north of the archipelago, the realm of the Polar bear. This living space near the pack ice border in the northern Polar Sea, which is endangered by the... more


“Carnets d'Alpages”

Anne & Erik Lapied (Frankreich), 68 min, Language: F/D - Alpine and foreign cultures

For us, Beaufort means nothing but a type of French cheese. This film shows in an empathetic way, with expressive pictures and a portion of good humour that this cheese is the product of a very particular way of living and culture. Since their... more

19:30 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order Price: 19 €

“Verticalmente Démodé”

Davide Carrari (Italien), 19 min, Language: I/D - Climbing on rock and ice

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

“It’s not the most difficult route in the World, it’s simply the most difficult “Sports” route that I have climbed. It has a long story which began when for the first time I asked myself what the places where the sun set every evening might be... more

“Eiger Nordwand – Wand der Wände”

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

Robert Jasper and Roger Schäli dare the free ascent of the „John Harlin-Direttissima”, the most direct route through the Eiger north face, with extreme difficult passages on rock and ice (Mixed M8- /rock 7a). When opening this route in 1966, John... more



Tyler Stableford (USA), 6 min, Language: E/Kopfh. D - Climbing on rock and ice

When you've given everything, what do you have left? After achieving his dream summit, an elite climber finds himself empty. Broken and untethered, he searches for a fulfillment more lasting than a faraway peak. more

“Nanga Parbat und jenseits davon” (Multimediavortrag) (beyond competition)

Steve House (USA), Language: E/Kopfh. D - Alpine Documentation

Steve House climbs in the highest rock wall on earth, in the 4500 metre high Rupal Face on the Nanga Parbat in Pakistan. In 2005, he succeeded in climbing this challenging face in alpine style, together with his climbing partner, in only six days... more

20:00 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order Price: 19 €

“Fly & Climb”

Oliver Vötter , 11 min, Language: D - Adventure

Daniel Peis has managed to connect his two favourite sport disciplines, climbing and paragliding. When flying with his paraglider across the Karwendel mountains, he discovers a huge north face in Eppzirl. From the air he examines the wall to find... more


Sebastian Matthias (Deutschland), 21 min, Language: D - Climbing on rock and ice

The “Adolfsturm” is a tower inside the fortress of the German town Friedberg. It was built in 1357 and has a total height of 54 meters. The climber Jens Eisenkrämer was given the chance to climb that tower at a fund raising event. For half a year... more

“Sketchy Andy”

Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer (USA), 21 min, Language: E - Adventure

American climbing dirtbag Andy Lewis is taking the discipline of slacklining into the future as he solos the worlds longest high-lines and masters the hardest aerial tricks, all the while pushing his equipment to the limit. As Andy goes higher,... more


“Obe und Ashima”

Josh Lowell (USA), 22 min, Language: E/Kopfh. D - Climbing on rock and ice

There's a nine year old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Under the tutelage of her passionate coach, Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for... more


Eduardo Gellner , 42 min, Language: D - Climbing on rock and ice

No matter whether sport climbing, competition or alpine climbing – all these types of climbing are extremely demanding for body and mind of the athletes. Whereas Johanna Ernst is struggling to win the World Championship of Climbing in Arco, Martin... more

20:30 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order Price: 15 €

“Living with the Volcanoes”

Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani (Schweiz), 60 min, Language: E - Adventure

Exploring the mountains of Iran and interacting freely with the local population has been an impossible enterprise in recent years for documentary makers and even for ordinary visitors. In Spring 2011 a small team of Swiss documentary makers... more

“Northern Passage”

Frank Bjarkoe, Tore Rosshaug (Norwegen), 54 min, Language: E - Alpine Documentation

In a fragile little sailing craft, they are setting out. For two years they have made plans. Explorer Borge Ousland and skipper Torleif Thorleifson are in a hurry to sail around the North Pole, through the Northeast Passage and the Northwest... more



Jerzy Porebski (Polen), 45 min, Language: Pol/E - Alpine Documentation

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

Jerzy Kukuczka was one of the most outstanding Himalayan climbers in history, the second climber to ascend all 14 eight-thousand metre peaks. Meanwhile a legend, he lost his life in the Himalayas 22 years ago. Why was he exceptional? What was his... more

13:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon

13:00 “Big Five Südamerika - Die Anakonda”

Marion Pöllmann (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The green anaconda – a men eating monster, mother of rivers, a primeval ogre. Fear, preconceptions and the chase of trophies have always threatened this animal. Meanwhile examples with five or more metres in length are a rare attraction. Together... more

13:45 “Im Regenwald der Geisterbären”

Angelika Sigl (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

A forest that lives on fish, a white bear which is not an ice bear, wolves which nourish on the sea… It is a strange, completely forgotten world on the north-west coast of Canada, shortly before Alaska. This island world with its magnificent... more

14:30 “The Phantom Cat”

Christian Baumeister (Deutschland), 48 min, Language: E - Nature and Environment

Built to kill, the jaguar is the third largest feline in the world. It is one of South America’s most beautiful and iconic animals, but it is rarely seen, let alone filmed. This program is the very first in-depth portrayal of wild jaguars - an... more

15:20 “Afrikas Mondberge”

Marcel Kolvenbach (Deutschland), 43 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The snow-covered „luna mountains“, the Ruwenzori, are located in the hard fought border area between Uganda and Congo. Recently this area has been declared a national park and a world heritage, and even the hunting people Bakonzo have had to lay... more

16:05 “Austrian Huskyman – if dogs run free”

Bernhard Eschenbach (Deutschland), 50 min, Language: D - Adventure

The Tyrolean musher Martin Eigentler spends 24 hours per day with his husky pack. He whispers to his 24 dogs, he almost sings with them. They look up to him, follow him; he is living in their world, they are living in his world. Throughout the... more

17:05 “Einsatz in der Südwand – Die neue Dimension der Bergrettung”

Thomas Hillebrandt (Deutschland), 30 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

All around the world, the mountain rescue professionals are searching for new techniques and methods in order to increase the safety in the mountains and to enable rescue operations in every situation. The worldwide first “navigation system for... more

17:40 “Im Dschungel von West Papua – Expedition auf Heinrich Harrers Spuren”

Burkhard Vorländer (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Adventure

“The exploration trip to Papua has been my most difficult, fullest of privation, but also most fascinating journey. The strains were harder, the tribes were more hostile, the nourishment was more problematic, and my equipment, otherwise tried and... more

18:25 “Kulturerbe Afrika”

Goggo Gensch (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

Africa is a continent with more than 50 states, populated by more than one billion of humans with countless, and partly very old cultures. The old salt caravan routes of the Tuareg are leading through the desert. Since For hundreds of years,... more

19:10 “Gletscherhöhlen- Fenster ins ewige Eis”

Florian Richter (Deutschland), 52 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Glacial caves are almost unexplored, fading worlds which give a unique insight into the interior of glaciers. The caves which have been formed by the glacial ice are fragile and of a bizarre beauty. Most of them exist for only a few years. In... more

20:05 “River at the Centre of the Earth”

Tullio Bernabei (Italien), 52 min, Language: I/E - Nature and Environment

A mysterious underground river vanishes in Slovenia and reappears in Italy after 50 km. For two centuries man has tried to explore it. The film tells the story of the simultaneous attempt by two competing groups of speleologists from Trieste to... more

21:00 “Out on a Ledge”

David Durstberger, Christian Müller , 8 min, Language: E - Adventure

The base jumper Cameron Tracey Smith from Australia gives us a glimpse into his life. In Austria, he works as an English teacher and his hobby is base jumping. We join him on a jump in Lower Austria, where he tells us about his first BASE jump in... more

21:10 “Out Living It”

Michael Brown (USA), 44 min, Language: E - Adventure

The effects of cancer reach far beyond the physical symptoms of the disease. Those who survive often find themselves dealing with a profound loss of physical strength, community, identity and confidence, with few resources to turn to. On a quest... more

21:55 “Bottled Life”

Urs Schnell (Schweiz), 90 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there is a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water. Swiss journalist Res... more