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Thursday, 14. Nov. 2013

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


Das Moor

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

Moors are the last remains of a nature, which 10.000 years ago had covered vast surfaces of Europe. Today they offer numerous surprises. They are home to plants which devour animals and colourful mushrooms which suck dry plants. The courtship of... more

Über dem Abgrund – Die Extrembergsteiger Daniela und Robert Jasper

Christof Gerlitz (Deutschland), 30 min, Language: D - Climbing on rock and ice

There are enough superlatives about Robert and Daniela Jasper. In the mountaineering world they belong to the best in the world. He has climbed the steepest rock faces on earth, she has accompanied him on many of his tours. They are connected by... more


Schladminger Bergwelten – Zwischen Jahrhunderten und Hundertstelsekunden

Gernot Lercher , 50 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

This film is about the Golden Age and the decline of the silver mining city Schladming, and of times when the Ennstal Valley was still a bastion of the Protestant Reformation. The film leads back to the beginnings of tourism, when rivers had to be... more

Festivaleröffnung/opening ceremony 2013

Escalade, école de la vie (Klettern als Schule fürs Leben)

Jean Guillemot (Frankreich), 4 min, Language: n.v. - Climbing on rock and ice

17h rock climbing site of Aviron (Reunion island), a man prepares to climb a block. It focuses as he will have the perseverance, strength and balance to get to the top of the rock. At the same time, a little man made his first steps, he began to... more

The Climbing Shepherd

Alun Hughes (Gro), 49 min, Language: Welsh/D - Climbing on rock and ice

Ioan Doyle always wanted to be the best. To fail was an unknown term to the Welshman - and to have to give up in a route was accordingly hard for him. After only one year of climbing experience, Ioan already achieved the British grade E5... more


Der Filmbringer

Martin Guggisberg (Schweiz), 2 min, Language: n.v. - Alpine and foreign cultures

A man dragging a film in the snow places it on reels mounted on trees. In this manner, the film rolls from reel to reel and can be watched at any given site with a film projector. The film bringer meanders through the different landscapes, serving... more

High and Hallowed: Everest 1963

David Morton & Jake Norton (USA), 48 min, Language: E/D - Alpine Documentation

One nation which has discovered Mount Everest, only lately, was the USA. In 1963 they organised a huge classical expedition under the leadership of Professor Norman Dyhrenfurth. They did not content themselves to repeat the then already... more

15:00 Abenteuer Erde: Wildes Köln

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

Cologne, the million metropolis on the Rhine is as well a living space for surprisingly many species. In this richly structured city there are enough food sources, protection from being hunted, and, above all during winter, a pleasant climate with... more

15:44 Der Flug der Eule

Istvan Nadaskay , 50 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

They are a symbol for wisdom, they are masters of a silent flight and they are sophisticated hunters – the owls. The film maker Istvan Nadaskay reveals the last secrets of these legendary birds by accompanying a female barn owl throughout one year... more

16:34 Höhenflüge – Im Ballon über Venezuela

Annette Scheurich (Deutschland), 43 min, Language: D - Adventure

Hot-air balloon pilots are adventurers. They never know where the wind will blow them and where they will land. They spare no efforts to be able to discover the world from above with their balloons. Phil and Allie Dunnington belong to the world... more

17:17 Der letzte Weg

Hans-Peter Stauber , 57 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

On the 6th of March 2012, the Austrian Gerfried Göschl, the Swiss Cedric Hählen and Nisar Hussain from Pakistan set off in the Karakorum to reach the 8.080 m high summit of the Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I) via a new route. Their goal: the first... more

18:14 Janapar: Love on a Bike

James Newton (Gro), 79 min, Language: E/D - Adventure

23-year-old Englishman Tom Allen is all set for a successful career, but he finds himself persisted by the question of our time: isn’t there more to life than this? Leaving it all behind, Tom sets off on the ultimate quest for freedom. For the... more

19:33 Two on K2

Dariusz Zaluski (Polen), 46 min, Language: E - Alpine Documentation

The expedition on K2 north pillar. Ralf Dujmovits and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner together with 4 other climbers are fighting with this difficult mountain. Gerlinde, Maxut and Vassily had reached already 13 of 14 8000+ peaks, so K2 is the last one. But... more

20:19 Tales of the Tatras peaks – the enticed by heights

Pavol Barabáš (Slowakei), 56 min, Language: Slovak/E - Alpine Documentation

A sixteen-year old boy was once standing on the seashore of the Morskie Oko mountain lake; desiring to be the first on the top of the Mengusovský Peak. Was it his longing for appreciation, recognition, or just for conquering the unconquered he was... more

21:15 Der Natur auf der Spur - Die besonderen Talente des Andreas Schulze

Ilona Riehl, Martin Bilfinger (Deutschland), 44 min, Language: D - Nature and Environment

Andreas Schulze is interested in nature and animal, he is an animal film maker. His particular passion however is the world of the birds. For many years he has been travelling in many countries and he risks everything to document even the rarest... more

21:59 Kinder der Glücklichen

Dorothe Dörholt (Deutschland), 43 min, Language: D - Alpine and foreign cultures

It is considered as one of the most spectacular transhumance in the world. For many weeks, the Bachtiari nomads migrate across the Zagros Mountains in the southwest of Iran. Twice a year they hike with hundreds of goats and sheep from the winter... more

22:42 Echoes – Outside is hot and sticky

Wojtek Kozakiewicz, Lukasz Warzecha (Polen), 18 min, Language: E - Adventure

Nick Bullock was a prison officer in a maximum-security jail with some of Britain's most notorious criminals. Lost in this world filled with aggression and fear he felt trapped, frustrated and alone. Then he discovered the mountains. Told that no... more