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

At Long Last: Autumn is Mountain (Film) Time!

More than 90 new mountain films from all over the world are on show at the 15th Mountain Film Festival in Tegernsee in October. Just in time, the newly released programme booklet infuses grey autumn days with bright colours.

The summer heat has frittered away, autumn has moved in. At Lake Tegernsee, autumn does not only mean “mountain time” — which happens to be the German language name of the festival’s new title sponsor, “Bergzeit”. For the last 15 years it has also meant mountain film time. This October, when producers from around the globe bring the 93 best mountain films to Tegernsee, everybody can look forward to intensive images of stillness and silence, action-packed scenes and to deeply moving moments inside the screening venues. Outside, familiar charm and Upper Bavarian tranquility set the scene as well as the splendid mountain panorama surrounding autumnal Lake Tegernsee. This is the time for encounters at the “Gipfeltreff im Forum” (our “summit meeting” forum) inside Tegernsee town hall, in the streets, at the Lake or during a short tour to one of the nearby peaks.
Even beforehand, it makes sense to use the first grizzly days of autumn to take a close look at the newly published festival programme, to discover favourite films on the new homepage at and to secure tickets online.
What awaits viewers are gripping mountaineering deeds as well as re-imagined historical mountain dramas, staged in exciting, but never sensationalist manner. In breathtaking climbing films producers surprise with very diverse perspectives, stories and new faces — and of course with spectacular images. A good number of outstanding ski films celebrate the white fluff as does the retrospective with Fuzzy Garhammer. Alpine animal film makers fascinate with their stunning footage and with moving fates.
So: who is going to be awarded the Great Prize of the City of Tegernsee this year? And who may return home with the German Alpine Club’s Prize for the best Alpine Film or with the Bergzeit Prize for the best film in the category Mountain Nature? This decision remains in the hands of a prestigious, international jury. Except for the audience award: here, all viewers are welcome again this autumn to cast their personal vote.

Contact: Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee, Tel. 0049(0)8022-1801-37,,
Information and tickets at Tourist Information Tegernsee, Tel. 0049(0)8022-92738-62;;
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