09:30 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Children's Programme I
Children's Programme I

Some Thing

Elena Walf | Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg | Germany | 7 min | silent

Some Thing

Elena Walf | Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg | Germany | 7 min | silent

The big, proud mountains carry oil, gold and fire inside. The little mountain cannot compete. It only holds that tiny, odd, useless SOMETHING.

Anna und die wilden Tiere – Wo klettert der Steinbock? (Anna and Wild Animals - Where Does the Ibex Climb?)

Christiane Steckfuß | Text&Bild Medienproduktion | Germany | 24 min | German

Anna und die wilden Tiere – Wo klettert der Steinbock? (Anna and Wild Animals - Where Does the Ibex Climb?)

Christiane Steckfuß | Text&Bild Medienproduktion | Germany | 24 min | German

Anna is fascinated by the ibex’s gigantic horns. At Innsbruck mountain zoo she finds out about their near-extinction and watches the release of young ibex into the wild.

Unter mir gilt es nicht (Under Me it Does not Count)

Uwe Krüger | Spelefilm | Germany | 15 min | German

Unter mir gilt es nicht (Under Me it Does not Count)

Uwe Krüger | Spelefilm | Germany | 15 min | German

While playing in the woods, a group of children meets a team of explorers emerging from a cave — the kids get to ask all their questions.

Der Berg ruft – Das Leben auf der Alpe (Mountain's Calling - Alpine Pasture Life)

Sarah Schultes | tvision; Westdeutscher Rundfunk | Germany | 10 min | German

Der Berg ruft – Das Leben auf der Alpe (Mountain's Calling - Alpine Pasture Life)

Sarah Schultes | tvision; Westdeutscher Rundfunk | Germany | 10 min | German

On the idyllic Oberberg pasture, Malin learns about cattle farming, dairy work and how to get a 700 kg cow into the stable.

12:00 h | Schalthaus
Non-Stopp I - Thursday
Non-Stopp I - Thursday

12 h

Hoch und heilig – Entdeckungen in der Rhön und im Grabfeld (A Higher Sphere - Discoveries in the Rhön Mountains and Grabfeld)

Andrea Kammhuber | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 45 min | German

12 h

Hoch und heilig – Entdeckungen in der Rhön und im Grabfeld (A Higher Sphere - Discoveries in the Rhön Mountains and Grabfeld)

Andrea Kammhuber | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 45 min | German

A charismatic goat herder and other locals reveal hidden paths as well as holy places in the scenic middle-German mountains.

This film is not screened for competition

approx. 12:50 h

Ein Alpsommer im Kleinwalsertal (Summer Pasture of the Kleinwalsertal)

Sandra Schlittenhardt | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 44 min | German

approx. 12:50 h

Ein Alpsommer im Kleinwalsertal (Summer Pasture of the Kleinwalsertal)

Sandra Schlittenhardt | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 44 min | German

This Austrian mountain valley can only be reached by one road — via Bavaria. To this day, local families continue the ancient traditions of Alpine farming.

approx. 13:45 h

Der Bärenmann – Reno Sommerhalders Leben unter Bären (Bear Man - Reno Sommerhalder's Life Among the Bears)

Beat Bieri | Schweizer Fernsehen | Switzerland | 92 min | German

approx. 13:45 h

Der Bärenmann – Reno Sommerhalders Leben unter Bären (Bear Man - Reno Sommerhalder's Life Among the Bears)

Beat Bieri | Schweizer Fernsehen | Switzerland | 92 min | German

For 30 years Reno and his family have been living in Canada’s oldest national park in Banff, among bears. Here and during excursions to Alaska, Kamtschatka and Siberia he has come to understand that a peaceful co-existence is possible, as long as we do not lose respect.

16:00 h | Schalthaus
Non-Stopp II - Thursday
Non-Stopp II - Thursday

Safar Be Amadai (A Journey to Amadai)

Farshad Afshinpour | Iran | 61 min | Persian/English subtitles

Safar Be Amadai (A Journey to Amadai)

Farshad Afshinpour | Iran | 61 min | Persian/English subtitles

More than 30 animal species are at home in the mountainous Amadai region in Iran, including eagles and wolves. All of them withstand harsh winters and scalding summers, reaping their rewards in spring and autumn.

approx. 17:10 h

Die Kanarischen Inseln – Im Reich der Feuerberge (The Canary Islands - Realm of Fire Mountains)

Michael Schlamberger | Science Vision | Austria | 91 min | German

approx. 17:10 h

Die Kanarischen Inseln – Im Reich der Feuerberge (The Canary Islands - Realm of Fire Mountains)

Michael Schlamberger | Science Vision | Austria | 91 min | German

Few places on earth have remained as wild as the Canaries, despite human influence. Adjacent to enormous holiday cities, jagged coastal cliffs loom as well as romantic gorges, extensive pine forests and dunes. Award-winning director Michael Schlamberger takes us on an exhilarating journey through all climate zones.

17:00 h | Barocksaal
Ski Stories
Ski Stories

Vom Telemark zum Gletscherbus (From Telemarking to Glacier Shuttles)

Dr. Otto Guggenbichler | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 37 min | German

Vom Telemark zum Gletscherbus (From Telemarking to Glacier Shuttles)

Dr. Otto Guggenbichler | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 37 min | German

The maker of this 1961 film about the middle-European ski boom is Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival initiator Dr. Otto Guggenbichler, who has produced over 100 documentary films, many on Alpine themes.

Skifabrikation (Ski Manufacture)

Dr. Otto Guggenbichler | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 5 min| German

Skifabrikation (Ski Manufacture)

Dr. Otto Guggenbichler | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 5 min| German

This super-short film records the integration of modern materials into ski manufacture in 1960.

The Highway

Mike Douglas | Switchback Entertainment | Canada | 15 min | English

The Highway

Mike Douglas | Switchback Entertainment | Canada | 15 min | English

Only after a shocking family tragedy does Stan Rey fulfil his dream of skiing the Tantalus, a jagged, glistening mountain range which flanks the highway between Whistler and Vancouver.

Spurtreu (Ski Tracks)

Hanno Mackowitz | Austria | 24 min | German

Spurtreu (Ski Tracks)

Hanno Mackowitz | Austria | 24 min | German

Winter is over, all projects completed. However, a snow-rich spring inspires two Austrian skiers to abandon their well-hatched plans to hang at home.

17:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Sun, Ice and Snow
Sun, Ice and Snow

Frozen Ambrosia

Constantine Papanicolaou | USA | 55 min | English/German subtitles

Frozen Ambrosia

Constantine Papanicolaou | USA | 55 min | English/German subtitles

The thought of Greece certainly does not evoke high mountains or a ski and snowboard season. Yet these exist. While winter in the Greek mountains is magical, its ski industry struggles economically.

Mit Tourenski durch die wilde Dauphiné (Ski Touring through the Wild Dauphiné)

Michael Düchs | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 27 min | German

Mit Tourenski durch die wilde Dauphiné (Ski Touring through the Wild Dauphiné)

Michael Düchs | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 27 min | German

The Dauphiné with its Barre des Écrins (4,102 m) is one of the wildest mountain ranges in the Alps. A mountain guide and a world cup skier set out on an epic ski adventure.

17:00 h | Medius
Dirtbag and Legend
Dirtbag and Legend

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Dave O‘Leske | Jason Reid | USA | 96 min | English

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Dave O‘Leske | Jason Reid | USA | 96 min | English

Hero, womaniser, living mountaineering legend: a look at Fred Beckey’s life story reveals the very roots of North American climbing. Staying loyal to one’s dream sometimes involves being something of a “dirtbag”. At age 94, having nailed more first ascents than any of his compatriots, Fred remains unstoppable.

17:00 h | Quirinal
Tough Times Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Tough Times

Stgelas en pocas qua (The Last Farmer of Casti)

Caspar Nicca | Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha | Switzerland | 28 min | Rhaeto-Romance/German subtitles

Stgelas en pocas qua (The Last Farmer of Casti)

Caspar Nicca | Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha | Switzerland | 28 min | Rhaeto-Romance/German subtitles

What happens when the last farmer leaves? This problem affects many mountain villages, also in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Tage der Verwüstung – Unwetter 1966 und Bevölkerungsschutz heute (Days of Devastation - The 1966 Tempest and Current Civil Protection)

Helmut Lechthaler | Audiovision | Italy | 50 min | German

Tage der Verwüstung – Unwetter 1966 und Bevölkerungsschutz heute (Days of Devastation - The 1966 Tempest and Current Civil Protection)

Helmut Lechthaler | Audiovision | Italy | 50 min | German

50 Years ago, Southern Tyrol experienced thunder storms of unprecedented ferocity. By now, effective measures for the protection of Alpine communities are in place.