Press release        10/2012

10th Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, 13 - 21 October 2012

Roraima cancelled, spectacular images and world premiere remain

It was supposed to be a world premiere. However, at short notice the Red Bull Media House withdrew its documentary ‘Roraima’ with and about Stefan Glowacz – it will not be screened as planned on Wednesday at the Medius-Center. Viewers can however still look forward to a world premiere and breath-taking images.

‘This sudden cancellation is extremely regrettable, but it will certainly not affect the quality of the festival programme,’ festival director Michael Pause (Bavarian Broadcasting) concludes during the presentation of his rapidly re-arranged festival programme for that evening. The audience will have to forsake neither a premiere nor spectacular climbing footage:

The documentary ‘Cold’ about a winter ascent on Gasherbrum II has already won several awards. Viewers will experience a very frank first-hand account of what happens in the lethal ice and snow of an eight-thousander. Emotionally charged images will enthuse their audience when two French top mountaineers traverse the Mont Blanc massif on the most beautiful routes opened by mountaineering legend Walter Bonatti.

‘Bike-Bergsteigen – Mit Mountainbikes zum Gipfelglück’ (Bike Mountaineering – Summeting on Mountain Bikes) presents images that are only a few weeks old: screenwriter Michael Düchs and the camera team of popular mountaineering programme ‘Bergauf-Bergab’ (Uphill-Downhill –aired by Bavarian Broadcasting) shot this footage for an episode on bike mountaineering in the Dolomites’ Fanes Group. They managed to edit it into an exciting film just in time for the mountain film festival, showing a journey along via ferrata wire ropes undertaken not by climbers but mountain bikers. Among them is mountain bike celebrity and bike mountaineer Harald Philipp. Some of the footage was shot by an oktokopter, a flying camera robot which shows incredible images from a completely novel perspective. ‘This world premier might not command over the same prestige as an expensively produced big screen movie, but we can promise a highly atmospheric film presenting outstanding artistic performances and a spectacular mise-en-scène. Moreover, its likeable protagonists will actually be present in Tegernsee,’ explains Michael Pause with enthusiasm.

Screening information: Wednesday, 17 October, 8 pm (20:00), Medius-Center: ‘Cold’, ‘Bike-Bergsteigen – Mit Mountainbikes zum Gipfelglück’ (Bike-Mountaineering – Summeting on Mountain Bikes) and ‘La voie Bonatti’ (The Bonatti Route)
Ticket sales and programme available online at: www.bergfilm-festival-tegernsee.de
Tickets can be purchased online (www.tegernsee.de), via München-Ticket (www.muenchenticket.de) or at the Tegernsee Tourist Information Centre during its opening hours.