Saturday, 17. Nov. 2012

09:00 - Stefaniensaal
09:30 - Steiermarksaal
14:00 - Stefaniensaal
14:30 - Steiermarksaal
15:00 - Kammermusiksaal
19:00 - Stefaniensaal
08:45 - Congress Graz - Blauer Salon


09:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order Price: 9 €

“Festspiele der Natur”

Thomas Miklautsch , 20 min, Language: n.v. - Nature and Environment

This audiovisual journey takes us through the rich diversity of the national park Hohe Tauern which was first shown at the Salzburg Summer Festival in 2011. Without the distraction of the narrator’s voice, the dynamic cuts create powerful moments... more

“Krieg der Ameisen”

Stefan Geier (Deutschland), 52 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Follow the story of a tiny, just 2mm-in-size invader on it's rise to power - the argentine ant in southern Europe. Undiscovered from most eyes this species has formed the largest supercolony on the planet. Scientists believe that by cooperation,... more


“Die Suche der Sherpas”

Heinz Leger , 52 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

The Sherpa are the true heroes of high-altitude climbing. They have been an invaluable help for the pioneers, who started to explore the Himalayas in the 1920ies. Without their knowledge as mountain guides and without their endurance and stamina... more

“Fünf Grad plus - Wie das Klima unsere Welt verändert”

Waltraud Paschinger , 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Still within this century, the temperature in the Alps will be 5 degrees Celsius higher than today. Where one can find glaciers today, there will be alpine pastures, instead of our woods there will be dry bush lands. Five degrees more means a... more

09:30 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order Price: 9 €

“Wrangel Island - Im Treibhaus der Arktis”

Martin Thoma (Deutschland), 15 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Hidden behind blizzards blowing throughout the year and a polar night lasting several months, Wrangel Island is located only a few sea miles away from the Arctic pack ice border. With winter temperatures falling to less than – 40°C, more than 1000... more

“Die Alpen von oben: Von den Karawanken nach Graz”

Klaus Steindl , 52 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

The Alps are not only the most important mountains in Europe, but also the best developed. Throughout thousands of years, this unique landscape has been created, where men and nature have formed each other. We approach this fascinating world from... more


“Big Five Südamerika - Der Ameisenbär”

Andrea Rüthlein (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

For several years, the German biologist Lydia Möcklinghoff has been tracing the giant anteater in Brazil. This unusual and charismatic animal is one of the last “aboriginal animals” of South America. Only very few specialists of the neotropic... more

“Inn - Der grüne Fluss aus den Alpen”

Franz Hafner , 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The Inn River has many faces: gravel banks, sandy islets, wetlands and riparian forests. The source of the Inn lies in the Engadin valley where the camera follows the local populations. In Tyrol and Bavaria, where the river finally empties into... more

14:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order Price: 12 €

“Auf steilen Wegen - 100 Jahre alpine Gesellschaft Gipfelstürmer”

Engelbert Obex, Walter Spitzenstätter , 52 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

The Alpine society „Gipfelstürmer“ (Summit Chaser) is an association of passionate mountaineers in Innsbruck which has been existing now for 100 years. The ideas of the protagonists are revealed at different locations of demanding climbing tours,... more


“Next Time Inshallah”

Álex G. de Bikuña (Spanien), 20 min, Language: E - Alpine Documentation

This documentary relates the human experience of the Basque Alex Txikon, the Austrian Gerfried Göschl and the Canadian Louis Rousseau, in the attempt of reaching the summit of Gasherbrum I, also called Hidden Peak, during the winter of 2011. For... more

“Erfolg und Tragödie - ein Höhenbergsteiger und Kameramann erzählt” (Multimediavortrag) (beyond competition)

Dariusz Zaluski (Polen), 60 min, Language: Pol/D - Alpine Documentation

The high altitude mountaineer and film maker Dariusz Zaluski is a representative and modern example of the strong relationship between Polish and Austrian alpinists. In 2011, he was a member of the K2 expedition of Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. After... more

14:30 | Steiermarksaal Ticket Order Price: 12 €

“Die Prinzessinnen von Rajasthan – Die ungewöhnlichen Frauen der Wüste”

Peter Weinert (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

The temperature in the Indian desert in Rajasthan can rise up to 50 degree Celsius. The women in the Thar Desert are thought to be among the most beautiful, proudest and most impressive women in India. The film follows their hard everyday life in... more


“Namibia – Das Geheimnis der Feenkreise”

Barbara Fally-Puskás , 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

For a long time, scientists try to explore the phenomenon of the fairy circles. These enigmatic barren circles can be found in southern Africa, in particular in the deserts of Namibia. Seen from the air, they seem to be thousands of red points on... more


Oliver Goetzl (Deutschland), 49 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Sweden, the country of the elk. The high level of the Sarek National Park is covered with a thick blanket of snow for over six months. Specialists like the great grey owl are perfectly adapted to the harsh conditions. The big owl can hear the root... more

15:00 | Kammermusiksaal Ticket Order Price: 12 €

“Broken Tail”

John Murray, Colin Stafford-Johnson (Irland), 58 min, Language: E - Nature and Environment

Colin Stafford-Johnson is obsessed by filming tigers. “Broken Tail” was the most flamboyant tiger cub he'd ever seen. Impossibly cute, he gambolled and posed for Colin's camera through the first years of his life. But then without warning, Broken... more


“Strong - A Recovery Story”

András Kollmann (Ungarn), 86 min, Language: Hu/E - Alpine Documentation

Zsolt Eross, the most successful Hungarian mountain climber lost his right leg in an avalanche accident. The movie illustrates a moving, human story of an injured person rising back to his feet. Few months after the accident he returns to the... more

19:00 | Stefaniensaal Ticket Order Price: 15 €

Vorführung der Preisträgerfilme

An diesem Abend haben Sie die einmalige Chance, alle Preisträgerfilme des Festivals 2012 zu sehen! Die nominierten Filme werden am Freitag, dem 16.11.2012, ab 15.00 Uhr im Foyer des Congress Graz ausgehängt sowie der Presse und auf der Festival-Webseite bekannt gegeben.

Die Spannung steigt, wenn die Sieger der einzelnen Kategorien im Stefaniensaal aufgerufen werden. Die Produzenten, Regisseure und/oder Protagonisten der Filme nehmen persönlich ihre Preise auf der Bühne entgegen. Mit kurzen Filmtrailern bekommen Sie einen Vorgeschmack darauf, was Sie in den nächsten Stunden miterleben dürfen.

Freuen Sie sich auf den Höhepunkt, wenn der Gewinner des "Grand Prix Graz 2012" verkündet und gefeiert wird! Anschließend werden alle Preisträgerfilme in voller Länge vorgeführt.

Die Reihenfolge und die Beginnzeiten der einzelnen Filme werden in der ersten Pause nach der Vorführung des "Grand Prix Graz" bekannt gegeben.

Presentation of Awards
08:45 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon

08:45 “Die Bauern von Garmisch”

Ludwig Ott (Deutschland), 45 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

„The faces of resistance“, this was the subtitle under the photographs of several farmers from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in a Munich newspaper. They had rejected the candidature for the Olympic Winter Games 2018 because they were concerned that this... more

09:30 “China, im Reich der Mosuo Frauen”

Joanna Michna, Maria Hoffacker (Deutschland), 52 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

China, Himalayas. For more than 2000 years, the Mosuo people have been living in the mountains above the Lake Lugu, one of the biggest mountain lakes on the border to Tibet. The Mosuo are a community of approximately 35.000 people who have one... more

10:25 “Mit 81 Jahren auf den Piz Linard”

Bertilla Gossi (Schweiz), 24 min, Language: Räto/D - Alpine Documentation

As a 15 year old girl, Irma Egler from Lavin stood the first time on the highest mountain of the Lower Engadin, the Piz Linard, 3410 meters above sea level. Since then she climbed this remarkable mountain 52 times. She conquered it from all sides... more

10:50 “Notes from the sky”

Lisa Wimmer, Luca Saggin (Italien), 11 min, Language: I/E - Adventure

Christian Mader has a passion for pushing the boundaries walking the line. The traditional doubters told him, that it is not possible to fly in a balloon above the South-Tyrolean Alps. However, he wants to prove the contrary. His professional... more

11:05 “Yaku Patsa - Welt des Wassers”

Carlo Brescia (Peru), 34 min, Language: Quechua+Span/E - Alpine and foreign cultures

Drifting upstream from 2000 meters above sea level to 5000 meters, “World of Water” encounters people and their culture, stories, histories and beliefs against the impossibly lush and breathtaking landscapes of southern Conchucos, Peru. Antonio, a... more

11:40 “Das Grüne Wunder - Unser Wald”

Jan Haft (Deutschland), 90 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

This film which was especially produced for big screens showing in noble, elegiac pictures the most known, most beautiful and richest local living space, the forest. Intimate observations of behaviours of well known species change with stories... more

13:10 “Mike Wiegele’s Helicopter Experience”

Andrew Hardingham (Kanada), 4 min, Language: E - Adventure

This short film was made to illustrate how exiting Helicopter skiing can be! The terrain, landscapes, bottomless powder and all of the adventure that surrounds it! So please join me for a brief look into a few days riding with Mike Wiegele... more

13:15 “Bag It”

Suzan Beraza (USA), 78 min, Language: E - Nature and Environment

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he... more

14:35 “Laikipia, the Land of Life”

Giuseppe Bucciarelli (Italien), 37 min, Language: E - Nature and Environment

There is a place in Africa where a mountain meets the sky... A place where rivers, forests and savannas play a never-ending game with people. This place is Laikipia, central Kenya. Here dangerous wildlife share the land with thousands of farmers... more

15:05 “Berriro igo nauzu / Heute bin ich wieder hinaufgestiegen”

Carlos Rodríguez (Spanien), 9 min, Language: Baskisch/G - Alpine and foreign cultures

“Today I’ve climbed back up.” A man returns to the farmhouse of his ancestors. The film is a visual poem that tells the evolution of the Basque farmhouse (and the Basque country) during the last 150 years. It is based on the original poem by... more

15:15 “Im Herzen des Balkans - Auf der Suche nach dem Luchs”

Cornelia Volk (Deutschland), 43 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

The aria of circulation of the Balkan lynx corresponds to the “Green ribbon” territory along the Iron Curtain between Albania and Macedonia. According to scientific estimation, there are only less than 100 animals left, with a declining tendency... more

16:00 “Der Böhmerwald”

Iduna Wünschmann (Deutschland), 43 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

At the beginning of the 20th century, the lynx has been extinct almost everywhere in Central Europe. Meanwhile, it has returned to the Bohemian Forest; and further more the Ural owl was successfully resettled there. Hidden in the forest, the black... more

16:45 “Wildererjagd am Mount Kenya”

Holger Riedel (Deutschland), 52 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

In the light of their head lamps, the ranger Simon Gitau and his two colleagues stalk through the brush of the mountain jungle of the Mount Kenya. They intend to catch poachers in the act. The previous day, they had found some traps with loops,... more

17:40 “Wilder Iran - In den grünen Norden”

Herbert Ostwald (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Often Iran is in the focus of news due to its controversial politics, however, it is rarely made mention of its natural and cultural treasures. At the same time this Islamic Republic can offer a spectacular landscape. The German-Iranian Benny... more

18:25 “The Zanskar Odyssey”

Jason Kehl (USA), 46 min, Language: E - Climbing on rock and ice

Colorado climbers Pete Takeda, Abbey Smith, Jason Kehl and Mick Follari journey to that lofty crossroads where continents meet, ancient cultures mingle, and great religions clash - the kingdom of Zanskar in the Indian Himalayas. They're looking... more

19:10 “A Steelhead Family”

Andrew Hardingham (Kanada), 19 min, Language: E - Nature and Environment

What if fishing was so important that you would change your life to pursue it? You would focus your entire life around it and raise your family to appreciate every aspects of the sport for themselves. „A Steelhead Family“ walks you through a few... more