20:00 h | Barocksaal
Opening Evening
Opening Evening

Tupendeo – Ein Berg, zwei Geschichten (- One Mountain, Two Stories)

Robert Steiner | Visual Impact | Switzerland | 26 min. | English/German

Tupendeo – Ein Berg, zwei Geschichten (- One Mountain, Two Stories)

Robert Steiner | Visual Impact | Switzerland | 26 min. | English/German

During a first ascent in Cashmere, three Swiss mountaineers discover a mysterious rope break. Based on local rumours about a British climber’s previous tragic accident they embark on a high altitude investigation.

Last Exit

Puria Ravahi | beechstudios tree group | Germany | 7 min. | German

Last Exit

Puria Ravahi | beechstudios tree group | Germany | 7 min. | German

After a few years of BASE jumping, six out of a group of ten friends have met their death. The fascination and addiction of this extreme sport as well as the pain of those left behind constitute a crucial conversation.

Die Isar - Der letzte Wildfluss Deutschlands (The Isar - Germany's Last Wild River)

Jürgen Eichinger | Jürgen Eichinger Film | Germany | 44 min | German

Die Isar - Der letzte Wildfluss Deutschlands (The Isar - Germany's Last Wild River)

Jürgen Eichinger | Jürgen Eichinger Film | Germany | 44 min | German

Its headwaters gush between the Karwendel Range’s steep mountainsides, giving us an idea of Alpine rivers at the end of the last ice age. Today, the Isar River is an endangered species.

20:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Mountains and Freedom
Mountains and Freedom

Sloboda pod nákladom (Freedom under Load)

Pavol Barabáš | K2 Studios | Slovakia | 58 min | Slovak/German subtitles

Sloboda pod nákladom (Freedom under Load)

Pavol Barabáš | K2 Studios | Slovakia | 58 min | Slovak/German subtitles

The oldest porters servicing remote huts in the High Tatra’s nature reserve sometimes carry over 100 kg on their backs. Defying storms and snow, they do not consider their profession a burden, but a form of freedom.

Pyrenäen – Ein Hirte zwischen Himmel und Erde (Pyrenees - A Cowherd Between Heaven and Earth)

Sandrine Mörch | Medienkontor | Germany | 52 min | German

Pyrenäen – Ein Hirte zwischen Himmel und Erde (Pyrenees - A Cowherd Between Heaven and Earth)

Sandrine Mörch | Medienkontor | Germany | 52 min | German

For the last 14 years, Brice has spent the summer months with more than 400 animals on high pastures in the Pyrenees. Here, he discovered the elixir of extreme mountain running and now hopes to compete with the best.

20:00 h | Medius
Bravery and Mystery
Bravery and Mystery

A mords Sauhaufen in a z’kloan Zelt (A Bunch of Nutters in a Tiny Tent)

Simon Platzer, Johannes Hoffmann, Jakob Schweighofer | Whiteroom Production | Austria | 12 min | German

A mords Sauhaufen in a z’kloan Zelt (A Bunch of Nutters in a Tiny Tent)

Simon Platzer, Johannes Hoffmann, Jakob Schweighofer | Whiteroom Production | Austria | 12 min | German

Freeriders Alex, Max and Rafael are merely testing their tent when a breathtaking roller coaster ride through the mountains begins. Their tiny magical tent brings our heroes to unimaginable places.

Guilt Trip

Anthony Bonello | Switchback Entertainment | Canada | 35 min | English

Guilt Trip

Anthony Bonello | Switchback Entertainment | Canada | 35 min | English

A team of extreme skiers aims for a first ski descent from Greenland’s second highest mountain. Feeling guilty about their carbon footprint, they bring along glaciologist Alun Hubbard, who adds fun to the escapade and important insights to the body of research on climate change.

Auf der Highline von Gipfel zu Gipfel (From Peak to Peak via Highline)

Thorsten Kutschke | Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk | Germany | 30 min | German

Auf der Highline von Gipfel zu Gipfel (From Peak to Peak via Highline)

Thorsten Kutschke | Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk | Germany | 30 min | German

During this exciting first ascent in Saxon Switzerland, the journey is the destination. Its “route” between two summits runs through thin air, on nothing but an inch-wide line.

Boys in the Bugs

Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer | Reel Rock | USA | 18 min | English/German subtitles

Boys in the Bugs

Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer | Reel Rock | USA | 18 min | English/German subtitles

Matt Segal and Will Stanhope gravitate to the toughest crack climbs in the world. To get a hold, they squeeze their already bloody hands and feet into the finest cracks. In Canada’s notorious Bugaboo Mountains they meet with their ultimate challenge.
In 2011 Peter Mortimer received the Price for the best Alpine Film.

20:00 h | Schalthaus
Yesterday and Tomorrow
Yesterday and Tomorrow

Dhaulagiri – Ascenso al la montaña blanca (Dhaulagiri - Ascending the White Mountain)

Guillermo Glass, Cristián Harbaruk | Arista Sur/Malcine | Argentine | 72 min | Spanish/German subtitles

Dhaulagiri – Ascenso al la montaña blanca (Dhaulagiri - Ascending the White Mountain)

Guillermo Glass, Cristián Harbaruk | Arista Sur/Malcine | Argentine | 72 min | Spanish/German subtitles

Four Argentinian Alpinists set out to document their ascension of Himalayan eightthousander Dhaulagiri. Little do they suspect that one of them will disappear en route to the summit and that their film will turn into a quest for answers to the questions raised by this tragedy.

A Song for Tomorrow

Franz Walter | Kaletsch Medien | Germany | 26 min | English/German subtitles

A Song for Tomorrow

Franz Walter | Kaletsch Medien | Germany | 26 min | English/German subtitles

Bizarre sandstone towers rise from lush green jungles in China’s first and largest national park. In 2016, Mayan Shmith-Gobat, Ben Rueck, Liu Yongbang and Xiao Ting are the first climbers permitted to try their skills here.

20:00 h | Quirinal
Poets and Peasants Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Poets and Peasants

Äpfel und Birnen (Apples and Pears)

Richard Rossmann | Richard Rossmann Filmproduktion | Austria | 76 min | German

Äpfel und Birnen (Apples and Pears)

Richard Rossmann | Richard Rossmann Filmproduktion | Austria | 76 min | German

This documentary reveals the archaic art of distilling spirits. Apart from witnessing the production of fruit and rowanberry schnapps in the Austrian Pinzgau region, it explores how three elderly farming distillers might pass on their tradition.

Pur, poet, pictur – Inscunters cun Göri Klainguti (Bauer, Dichter, Kunstmaler – Begegnungen mit Göri Klainguti) Peasant, Poet and Painter - an Encounter with Gör Klainguti

Arnold Rauch | Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha | Switzerland | 26 min | Rhaeto-Romance/German subtitles

Pur, poet, pictur – Inscunters cun Göri Klainguti (Bauer, Dichter, Kunstmaler – Begegnungen mit Göri Klainguti) Peasant, Poet and Painter - an Encounter with Gör Klainguti

Arnold Rauch | Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha | Switzerland | 26 min | Rhaeto-Romance/German subtitles

Born in 1945, Klainguti is an imposing character. On his 70th birthday, one of the Swiss Engadin’s foremost writers looks back at a good life filled with farming, painting and peculiar stories.