Press Release                                                                                    22/10/2016

14th Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, 19 – 23 October 2016

International Break-Through!

“It was a top-notch event and I am particularly pleased that we have further established ourselves on the international scene,” is how Tegernsee’s Mayor Johannes Hagn sums up the event. “By now, with films from 32 countries, we range among the most interesting and well-known mountain film festivals worldwide.” This is confirmed by further festival facts: Jury members hail from five different countries, one of them even from New Zealand. A glance at the list of winning films also means a trip around the globe, stopping in Switzerland, Italy, France, the USA, Nepal and Poland. The festival audience of course mostly speaks Bavarian, yet guests come from further and further afoot.

The long-term goal is to establish Tegernsee as Europe’s highest-quality mountain film festival – while preserving its special, intimate charm. Once more, the team surrounding Johannes Hagn and Festival Director Michael Pause got a good bit closer to achieving this goal. Moreover, they have created an excellent basis for next year’s event in 2017, when another celebration is due: The mountain film festival will celebrate its 15th birthday!

Successful Summit Meeting for Friends of Mountain Film

The Summit Meeting Place inside Tegernsee’s town hall, which was hosted by the Tegernsee Society for Friends of Mountain Film, became the festival’s popular hang-out. Especially on Friday night, during a wine and cheese tasting and the Summit Bar hours, the place got quite packed. The relatively young association aims to support the festival in financial and all other ways. “Membership fees and donations are meant to protect the festival financially and to fund necessary improvements. That way, intensifying expectations can be met and the festival can further evolve,” explains its chairman Peter Janssen.