Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival

Press Release Call for Submissions                                                  2017-02-22

15th Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, 18 – 22 October 2017

Tegernsee Mountain Film Promises Novel Perks

Many months before the 15th International Festival kicks off, the course is being set for this year’s “Tegernsee Mountain Film” anniversary. From now on, film makers may submit their latest productions from the mountain world – while a few new festival perks are in the making.

“It is quite some balancing act,” states Festival Director Michael Pause, referring not to his next mountain tour but to the work currently being accomplished by the organising team. Tegernsee strives to further improve its reputation as one of Europe’s foremost mountain film festivals – while persevering the festival’s special, intimate charm. For the 15th festival edition, the focus naturally remains on qualitative mountain films from around the world. At the same time, the social programme around the screenings is getting an upgrade. The process will be visible in real time on Facebook.

Once the box office opens for ticket sales in September, “Bergfilm Tegernsee” (which is the festival’s new wordmark) will be more accessible to its visitors than ever, including a revamped online presence. Loyal fans will already have noticed the sneaking introduction of the new festival logo during the previous year. It graces Bergfilm Tegernsee baseball caps, Buff headwear and hoodies, which are extremely popular with viewers.

Most importantly, Michael Pause is highly confident regarding the quality of the festival’s programme: “I am convinced that film makers will once again impress us with their fantastic submissions and surprising perspectives.”

Submit new productions now!

Until end of May film makers can submit their latest productions from the high-contrast world of the mountains. Only films that were produced after 2014 are accepted into the competition, whose three main categories aim at different thematic aspects of mountain film. The category Mountain Experience puts alpinism and sportive encounters with the mountains centre stage. The best film in this category will be awarded the Prize by the German Alpine Club (Deutscher Alpenverein). Landscape portraits and inquiries into environmental issues are the focus of the category Mountain Nature. The third category, Mountain Life, looks for films that take stock of ethnological and cultural aspects in the encounter between people and mountains. The best film across all categories will be awarded the Great Prize of the City of Tegernsee (worth 3,000 euros). The most outstanding junior film maker (born in or after 1985) will receive the Otto Guggenbichler Prize, named after the Mountain Film Festival’s founder. Finally, viewers vote for the “Audience Prize” (the prize money of 1,000 euros is being awarded by festival co-sponsor E-Werk Tegernsee).

Please find comprehensive information at www.bergfilm-tegernsee.de

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