Newsletter/Press Release  –  2024-05-15
21st Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, 16 to 20 October 2024

Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival
in the International Spotlight

In early May, Festival Director Michael Pause and his designated successor Tom Dauer visited the 72nd Trento Film Festival, the world’s first and oldest mountain film festival. Afterwards, they took part in the International Alliance for Mountain Film’s (IAMF) spring meeting in Turin.

 Tom Dauer got to experience a double premiere: his first time at the Trento Film Festival not as a filmmaker, but as a festival representative; the International Alliance for Mountain Film’s (IAMF) spring meeting in Turin was also new territory for him. Dauer seems thrilled: “All in all, it was fantastic. The range of films in Trento is overwhelming.” Which is why he saw little else than dark screening venues. “We’ll climb a mountain again next time,” says the filmmaker and passionate mountaineer with a laugh. He was particularly enthusiastic about this year’s Trento winning film: “Un pasteur” (“A Shepherd”) by French filmmaker Louis Hanquet. “The film was also shown at DOK.fest Munich and hopefully we will screen it ourselves in autumn.” “Un pasteur” is actually Hanquet’s very first film – and he immediately scored a main prize!

From Trento, Dauer and Pause moved on to the annual IAMF spring meeting, which was held in Turin. Dauer: “This year, the Museo Nazionale della Montagna celebrates its 150th anniversary, hence the invitation to Turin. Moreover, the venue where we had our meeting is a historic location: this is where the IAMF was founded in 2000, 24 years ago. Participants from Kathmandu, Krakow, Bilbao and other places joined at the same table. It was fascinating to observe how we all look at alpine culture and the mountain film genre from entirely different vantage points.” The IAMF brings together 27 major mountain film festivals, including those in Trento, Kathmandu, Ulju, Kendal, Telluride, Autrans – and of course Tegernsee.

Further information: Sonderbüro Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee, Rathausplatz 1,
83684 Tegernsee, Germany, Phone +49(0)8022-1801-37 or -53,