20:00 h | Barocksaal
Highlights of the Festival
Highlights of the Festival

Final Celebration and Conferring of Prizes

Final Celebration and Conferring of Prizes

With Festival Patron Dr. Heiner Geißler. Cinematic highlights of the Festival and guests.

 

20:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Relentless
Relentless

Still alive - Drama at Mount Kenya (repeat)

Reinhold Messner | RIVA Film; Servus TV | Austria | 88 min | German

Still alive - Drama at Mount Kenya (repeat)

Reinhold Messner | RIVA Film; Servus TV | Austria | 88 min | German

In 1970 Gert Judmaier suffers a tragic fall during his descent from Mt. Kenya and remains stranded for 7 days with a fractured leg. An incredible transcontinental rescue operation succeeds in retrieving him alive. 45 years later the original team returns to Mt. Kenya. A film by mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner.

Annapurna III - Unclimbed (repeat)

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

Annapurna III - Unclimbed (repeat)

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.

20:00 h | Medius
Obsessed
Obsessed

(Programme change) A Song for Tomorrow (repeat)

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

(Programme change) A Song for Tomorrow (repeat)

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.)

Blocheads

Alastair Lee | Posing Productions | Great Britain | 60 min | English

Blocheads

Alastair Lee | Posing Productions | Great Britain | 60 min | English

The Golden Age of bouldering reigns in Great Britain. An unprecedented number of climbing halls sets climbers up for near and far boulder challenges. This documentary grants a humorous look at the history and reality of what used to be an “anarchic sport”.

Spurtreu (repeat) (Ski Tracks)

Hanno Mackowitz | Austria | 24 min | German

Spurtreu (repeat) (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.

20:00 h | Schalthaus
Rescue!
Rescue!

Nationalpark Stilfserjoch (Stelvio National Park)

Marco Polo, Thomas Vonmetz | PR Video | Italy | 42 min | German

Nationalpark Stilfserjoch (Stelvio National Park)

Marco Polo, Thomas Vonmetz | PR Video | Italy | 42 min | German

The glaciers of the last ice age have shaped a barren landscape. Here, surrounded by the Ortler Alps, humans and nature live in intimate reciprocity, making the national park into a model region for sustainable Alpine living.

Helfer aus der Luft am Everest - Die Bergretter vom Matterhorn (Helpers from the Air at Everest - The Matterhorn Mountain Rescue)

Benoît Aymon | Radio Télévision Suisse | Switzerland | 52 min | German

Helfer aus der Luft am Everest - Die Bergretter vom Matterhorn (Helpers from the Air at Everest - The Matterhorn Mountain Rescue)

Benoît Aymon | Radio Télévision Suisse | Switzerland | 52 min | German

“Give me a fish and I will die. Teach me to fish and I can live.” Loyal to this motto, two Swiss mountain rescue workers try to set up an aerial rescue operation in Nepal based on the Swiss model and focussing on the transfer of knowledge.

20:00 h | Quirinal
Enchanted Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Symbol Indktive Höranlage
Enchanted

Symphony on Skis (repeat)

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

Symphony on Skis (repeat)

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.

Chimborazo - Mit Handicap zum Gipfel (Chimborazo - Summitting With a Disability)

Markus Henssler | bewegtbild | Germany | 25 min | German

Chimborazo - Mit Handicap zum Gipfel (Chimborazo - Summitting With a Disability)

Markus Henssler | bewegtbild | Germany | 25 min | German

Multiple para-olympic champion Michael Teuber faces the greatest challenge of his life. Almost completely paraplegic, he yet aims to summit on Mt. Chimborazo (6,267 m) in Ecuador.

A mords Sauhaufen in a z'kloan Zelt (repeat) (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 (repeat) (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.

20:00 h | Sporthalle
Reward for Strife
Reward for Strife

Sloboda pod nákladom (Freedom under Load) (repeat)

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

Sloboda pod nákladom (Freedom under Load) (repeat)

Pavol Barabáš | K2 Studios | Slovakia | 58 min | Slovakian/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.

Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland epic (repeat)

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

Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland epic (repeat)

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.