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

Die Teufelsbrücke von Uri (The Devil's Bridge of Uri)

Jochen Ehmann | Schattenkabinett | Switzerland | 7 min | Suisse dialect/German subtitles

Die Teufelsbrücke von Uri (The Devil's Bridge of Uri)

Jochen Ehmann | Schattenkabinett | Switzerland | 7 min | Suisse dialect/German subtitles

According to an ancient legend, the inhabitants of the Swiss canton Uri had to make a pact with the devil in order to build a bridge over a dangerous gorge.

Heimliche Helden – Keas in Neuseeland (Secret Heros - Keas in New Zealand)

Volker Arzt, Angelika Sigl | Text&Bild Medienproduktion | Germany | 45 min | German

Heimliche Helden – Keas in Neuseeland (Secret Heros - Keas in New Zealand)

Volker Arzt, Angelika Sigl | Text&Bild Medienproduktion | Germany | 45 min | German

Kea parrots love snow and the cold mountain climate. Curious and creative, they break into houses and rubbish bins, open locks and steal tools. Ski pistes are a favourite destination.

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

12:00 h

Too High to Fall

Arturo Casares Cortina | LangruiStudio | Nepal, China | 82 min | English

12:00 h

Too High to Fall

Arturo Casares Cortina | LangruiStudio | Nepal, China | 82 min | English

The first Chinese amateur team of all-female mountaineers attempts to scale Mt Everest and make history. Instead, the ladies fall victim to Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, the deadliest natural disaster ever to hit Everest.

approx. 13:30 h

Unbekanntes Bulgarien – Durch die wilden Gebirge am Rande Europas (Unknown Bulgaria - Across the Wild Mountains at Europe's Edge)

Barbara Gayler | IFAGE-Filmproduktion; Norddeutscher Rundfunk | Germany | 44 min | German

approx. 13:30 h

Unbekanntes Bulgarien – Durch die wilden Gebirge am Rande Europas (Unknown Bulgaria - Across the Wild Mountains at Europe's Edge)

Barbara Gayler | IFAGE-Filmproduktion; Norddeutscher Rundfunk | Germany | 44 min | German

While journeying from the Northern Balkan across the Rila mountain range to the green Rhodopes in the South, we encounter dancing bears and the fantastic Rila Monestary.

approx. 14:15 h

Ein Jahr am Kirchsee (A Year at Lake Kirchsee)

Andrea Rüthlein | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 44 Min | German

approx. 14:15 h

Ein Jahr am Kirchsee (A Year at Lake Kirchsee)

Andrea Rüthlein | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 44 Min | German

Locals love this shallow moor lake close to the Bavarian town of Bad Tölz. Like a black pearl it sits amidst ancient moors that originated during the last ice age.
This film is not screened for competition

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

A mords Sauhaufen in a z’kloan Zelt (Wdh.) (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 (Wdh.) (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.

approx. 16:15 h

Dessine-moi un chamois (Draw Me a Chamois)

Véronique, Anne und Erik Lapied | Lapied Film | France | 70 min | French/German subtitles

approx. 16:15 h

Dessine-moi un chamois (Draw Me a Chamois)

Véronique, Anne und Erik Lapied | Lapied Film | France | 70 min | French/German subtitles

Colin is nine years old. His grandparents are renowned wildlife film makers who live inside Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park — in a village at 1,650 m of altitude near the Aosta Valley. While visiting, Colin learns stealth, how to read tracks, use crampons and camp in the wild. However, one animal proves particularly hard to capture.
In 2011 Erik and Anne Lapied received the Great Price of the City of Tegernsee.

approx. 17:45 h

Aspirations of the Pamirs

Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud, Siphay Vera | solidream | France | 53 min | English

approx. 17:45 h

Aspirations of the Pamirs

Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud, Siphay Vera | solidream | France | 53 min | English

On bamboo bicycles, three friends traverse the remote Himalayan regions of the Pamir. En route, they also scale a couple of near-sixthousanders and meet locals who strive to preserve their culture and regain political autonomy.

17:00 h | Barocksaal
With Winds and Wheels
With Winds and Wheels

May the Wind be with you

Sebastian Bubmann, Tobias Deckert, Philip Kuchelmeister, Maximilian Kühnhauser | Germany | 15 min | German

May the Wind be with you

Sebastian Bubmann, Tobias Deckert, Philip Kuchelmeister, Maximilian Kühnhauser | Germany | 15 min | German

Four German friends make their third snow-kiting attempt in Alaska. Staying relaxed despite bad weather and avalanche warnings pays off: the wind pulls them up to the summit in no time where they unpack their skis and a speed flyer for the descent.

4 Wheel Bob

Tal Skloot | Tritone Films | USA | 72 min | English

4 Wheel Bob

Tal Skloot | Tritone Films | USA | 72 min | English

Bob Coomber is an intrepid adventurer determined to be the first to traverse the Sierra Nevada’s Kearsarge Pass (3,569 m) in a wheelchair — while fighting diabetes. He overcomes immense obstacles, advancing by mere inches. His greatest mission however is to inspire others to overcome their limitations and dare the impossible.

17:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Over and Under
Over and Under

Faszination Zugspitze – Zwischen Natur und Touristenboom (Intriguing Mt. Zugspitze - Between Nature and Tourism Boom)

Carmen Schumacher | ZDF Digital Medienproduktion | Germany | 30 min | German

Faszination Zugspitze – Zwischen Natur und Touristenboom (Intriguing Mt. Zugspitze - Between Nature and Tourism Boom)

Carmen Schumacher | ZDF Digital Medienproduktion | Germany | 30 min | German

Half a million visitors flock to Germany’s highest peak every year. A veritable fair ground in summer, Mt. Zugspitze also offers many other stunning facets.

Annapurna III – Unclimbed

Jochen Schmoll | drehXtrem | Germany/Austria | 12 min | German

Annapurna III – Unclimbed

Jochen Schmoll | drehXtrem | Germany/Austria | 12 min | German

Extreme Alpinists David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel attempt to ascend Annapurna III (7,555 m) on its unclimbed Southeast ridge. Exhaustion, fear and the crazily exposed route threaten to crush them.

Nervenkitzel im Karst – Die Spitzeckhöhle am Hohen Ifen (Thrill of the Karst - The Spitzeckhöhle Cave at Mt. Hoher Ifen)

Alexander Freuding | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 11 min | German

Nervenkitzel im Karst – Die Spitzeckhöhle am Hohen Ifen (Thrill of the Karst - The Spitzeckhöhle Cave at Mt. Hoher Ifen)

Alexander Freuding | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 11 min | German

Cave explorers search for a second exit from a cave that can only be entered during a frost and turns into a deathtrap during rain.

Hochalmspitze – Die Königin der Hohen Tauern (Hochalmspitze - Queen of the High Tauern)

Georg Bayerle | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 27 min.| German

Hochalmspitze – Die Königin der Hohen Tauern (Hochalmspitze - Queen of the High Tauern)

Georg Bayerle | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 27 min.| German

Mt. Hochalmspitze (3,360 m) with its long valleys and elegant shape bookends the Eastern Alps. Its glaciers and ridges invite mountaineers to enjoy stunning classic high routes.

17:00 h | Medius
Everest
Everest

Everest – Mission Weltrekord (Everest - Mission World Record)

Karsten Scheuren | fabuWorks | Germany | 80 min | German

Everest – Mission Weltrekord (Everest - Mission World Record)

Karsten Scheuren | fabuWorks | Germany | 80 min | German

Picture small ridges flanked by sheer drops and long lines of mountaineers waiting to pass snow-swept bottlenecks. Many world records have already been set at Mt. Everest. Tyrolean extreme sportsman Lukas Furtenbach hopes to be the first to capture the mountain by drone.

17:00 h | Quirinal
Far South Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Far South

Riders on the Storm

Franz Walter | Germany | 20 min | German

Riders on the Storm

Franz Walter | Germany | 20 min | German

Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat attempt the first freeclimbing ascent of the “Riders on the Storm” route at Torre Central in Patagonia. At first, their endeavour seems more pain than gain.

Symphony on Skis

Carla Braun-Elwert | Atara Film | New Zealand | 60 min | German

Symphony on Skis

Carla Braun-Elwert | Atara Film | New Zealand | 60 min | German

In 1986 mountain guide Gottlieb Braun-Elwert traversed New Zealand’s southern Alps on skis in just 18 hours, mastering a massive glacier, four mountain passes and 4,000 m of altitude. He never thought of this experience as a struggle, but likes to call it a symphony.

17:00 h | Sporthalle
Ice. Mountain. River.
Ice. Mountain. River.

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland epic

Jochen Schmoll | Redbull Media House; drehXtrem | Germany/Austria | 52 min | English/German subtitles

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland epic

Jochen Schmoll | Redbull Media House; drehXtrem | Germany/Austria | 52 min | English/German subtitles

Distinguished by National Geographic as “Adventurers of the Year”, three daredevils try to haul their transport kayaks across 1,000 km of Greenland ice — with the help of kites. On their way to the island’s northernmost passable river, they treat viewers to truly breathtaking scenery.

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

Robert Steiner | Visual Impact | Switzerland | 26 min | English, German

Tupendeo – Ein Berg, zwei Geschichten (Wdh.) (Tupendeo - 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.