19:00 h | Barocksaal
Final Celebration and Conferring of Prizes
Final Celebration and Conferring of Prizes

Festival Highlights


The end of every mountain film festival in Tegernsee is marked by the grand award ceremony for competition winners. The winning films are presented by means of short sequences, and the jury members explain the reasons behind their decisions. Many of the winners accept their trophies in person. An occasion to celebrate together with all participants – film makers, jury, supporters, organisers and the evening’s special guests.

 

 

Bergfilmfestival am Tegernsee 2021 Preisverleihung am 16. Oktober im Barocksaal Schloss Tegernsee

Bergfilmfestival am Tegernsee 2021 Preisverleihung am 16. Oktober im Barocksaal Schloss Tegernsee

20:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Nepal Night
Nepal Night

Everest: Sea to Summit

Michael Dillon | Michael Dillon Films | Australia | 59 min | English

Everest: Sea to Summit

Michael Dillon | Michael Dillon Films | Australia | 59 min | English

In 1984, Tim Macartney-Snape climbed Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. A feat that less than 200 people have ever attempted, let alone accomplished. In 1990 he returned to Everest with the idea of a first ascent from sea to summit. Bad weather and a high risk of avalanches changed his plans in the end, so that he ended up climbing the South Col route.

Michael Dillon received the Grand Prix of the International Alliance for Mountain Film this year.

Everest by „Those who were there“

John Porter | Land and Sky | Great Britain | 35 min | English/ST German

Everest by „Those who were there“

John Porter | Land and Sky | Great Britain | 35 min | English/ST German

One hundred years after the first attempt on Mount Everest, this film explores the history of its 1921, 1922 and 1924 expeditions. Focal character is Julie Summers, the grandniece of Sandy Irvine, who disappeared together with George Mallory during her summit attempt in 1924. The film conjures the past into the present, using John Noel’s original footage and many images from the Alpine Club’s collection, as well as footage of Noel Odell’s last sighting of Mallory and Irvine.

 

At the end of the evening, Michael Düchs talks to David Göttler about his Everest ascent this past spring.

20:00 h | Medius
New Paths
New Paths

Wallride

Tom Dauer | Stefan Glowacz | Germany | 47 min | German

Wallride

Tom Dauer | Stefan Glowacz | Germany | 47 min | German

1,413 horizontal miles (2,274 km) and 151,522 vertical feet (46,184 m) by mountain bike. Mighty rock faces. Two first ascents. After numerous expeditions, climbing and adventure pro Stefan Glowacz and his tour partner Philipp Hans look for adventure at their doorstep. They cannot yet imagine the tribulations this sustainability-oriented ultra-transalpine quest holds in store for them.

The director already received awards at the Mountain Film Festivals in 2004 and 2011.

Der vergessene Weg – Durch das wilde Herz des Nationalparks Hohe Tauern
(The Forgotten Path – Through the Wild Heart of the High Tauern National Park)

Tobias Corts & Sven Jansel | Austria | 32 min | German

Der vergessene Weg – Durch das wilde Herz des Nationalparks Hohe Tauern
(The Forgotten Path – Through the Wild Heart of the High Tauern National Park)

Tobias Corts & Sven Jansel | Austria | 32 min | German

The Schober Group in the High Tauern mountain range is a scenic gem, wild and pristine. The refuges of this area are managed by people who are able to listen to the silence. For part of the year, they live far removed from civilisation on the Wiener Höhenweg trail. This route is not often used, as the Schober Group lies in the shadow of Mount Grossglockner, which attracts visitors in droves. And yet, on the “forgotten path”, time takes on a different meaning.

Basalt Island

Benoît Regord | Air Libre | France| 27 min | French/ST English

Basalt Island

Benoît Regord | Air Libre | France| 27 min | French/ST English

Over the past twenty years, a small island in the Indian Ocean has spawned an incredibly successful climbing community. The film explores the question of how a set of features that at first glance looks like a handicap – heat, humidity and island isolation – was transformed into a source of power that by today, has turned La Réunion into a true climbing island.

20:00 h | Schalthaus
Up Hill and Down Dale
Up Hill and Down Dale

Alpine Trilogy – Doggystyle

Damien Largeron, Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud | Solidreams | France| 44 min | French/ST German

Alpine Trilogy – Doggystyle

Damien Largeron, Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud | Solidreams | France| 44 min | French/ST German

In the summer of 2020, Belgian professional climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sébastien Berthe cycle through Europe to tackle the Alpine trilogy – three of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in the Alps. Their dogs Kroux and Bintje travel with them. In addition to having a bunch of fun, the two also achieve climbing success. The film accompanies the crazy troupe on their climbing trip.

One Step Ahead

Paul Schweller, Flo Gassner | Mountain Tribe | Germany, Austria | 10 min | German

One Step Ahead

Paul Schweller, Flo Gassner | Mountain Tribe | Germany, Austria | 10 min | German

The Mountain Tribe Crew has big goals, but no concrete plans as yet. What does it take to survive and succeed as an alpinist? What skills, techniques and knowledge are required? When an experienced ski guide joins the crew, it quickly transpires that interpersonal relationships and one’s own personality are often the biggest challenges. Instead of instant gratification, long climbs and the uncertainty of reaching the goal await.

Une vie aux sommets (A Summit Life)

Bertrand Delapierre | Riddim Production | France| 52 min | French/ST German

Une vie aux sommets (A Summit Life)

Bertrand Delapierre | Riddim Production | France| 52 min | French/ST German

37-year-old Aurélien Ducroz has decided on a professional skiing career: two world titles in freeriding and four victories at the Xtrême de Verbier – an incomparable record. To start a new chapter, he traverses Mont Blanc on skis in the company of a mountaineer who was a formative influence and with whom he fosters a close relationship.

20:00 h | Quirinal
Wild Life
Wild Life

Le grand marais (The Great Moor)

Clara Lacombe | France| 31 min | French/ST German

Le grand marais (The Great Moor)

Clara Lacombe | France| 31 min | French/ST German

The nature reserve of Saisies/Beaufortain/Val d’Arly in France protects the largest known mountain bog in the Alps. For one year, the film accompanies people who protect the moor or go there to recuperate as well as the non-human beings who live here.

Faszination Elbrus – Der Ritt zum Gipfel (Fascination Elbrus – A Ride to the Summit)

Yuri Burak | MedienKontor Movie | Germany | 52 min | German

Faszination Elbrus – Der Ritt zum Gipfel (Fascination Elbrus – A Ride to the Summit)

Yuri Burak | MedienKontor Movie | Germany | 52 min | German

In Russia, Karachay horses have been bred for centuries as a livestock breed. About 50 years ago, however, they were considered almost extinct. Breeders succeeded in ensuring the survival of the sure-footed, obedient and strong-nerved animals. This ascent of Mount Elbrus is intended to broadcast this achievement.

Welcome Home – Skitouring in the Alps

Valentin Rapp | Valentin Rapp Film | Germany | 29 min | German

Welcome Home – Skitouring in the Alps

Valentin Rapp | Valentin Rapp Film | Germany | 29 min | German

Ski touring adventures can really happen in any mountain range. This film follows four mountain enthusiasts and ski tourers who explore their home area and try to discover its best spots: Nadine Wallner, Caro North, Tobi Heinle and Dani Arnold invite each other on spectacular ski tours around their respective home bases.

Valentin Rapp received the Otto Guggenbichler Prize for a Junior Film Maker in 2021 for his film “Alpine Highlines – Dolomites”.

20:00 h | Sporthalle
She Who Collects Summits
She Who Collects Summits

Sophie Lavaud – Lady 8000

Lisa Röösli | Radio Télévision Suisse| Switzerland | 93 min | German/ST English

Sophie Lavaud – Lady 8000

Lisa Röösli | Radio Télévision Suisse| Switzerland | 93 min | German/ST English

Having completed more than ten ascents, Sophie Lavaud stands a good chance of becoming the first Swiss woman to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders. But Mount Dhaulagiri with an altitude of 26,794 ft (8,167 m) is far from easy to conquer. On this adventure, she is accompanied by two women who call the all-female expedition “Women who dare”.

Caroline Fink received an Honourable Mention by the Jury in 2021 for “Was sie wohl tun wird mit uns?“ (What Will This Do to Us?)