Representatives of numerous mountain film festivals flocked to Tegernsee in the autumn of 2019 during the International Alliance for Mountain Film’s gathering, demonstrating clearly that this specific cinematic genre fascinates people around the globe. Not only captivating images, strong protagonists and exciting storylines attract attention, but a special spirit reigns when the entire mountain community comes together – authors, cinematographers, producers, protagonists, mountain lovers, the young and the old.

Topics always range widely and can be surprising: whether your films put mountain sports, alpinism, landscape and environment or mountain culture centre stage – our audience looks forward to them. Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival is unique for this genre in Germany, an international jury awards prizes within a fair, high-end competition.

We invite all filmmakers to submit current mountain-related productions to the 18th International Mountain Film Festival Tegernsee.

Festival date:                          13 – 17 October 2021

Submission deadline:            31 May 2021 (no submission fee)

Further Information to the application you find here.

The most convincing submission across all the categories receives the “Grand Prize of the City of Tegernsee”

Further awards:

  • Otto Guggenbichler Award for the best film by a junior filmmaker (funded by the Guggenbichler family and by AmbulantesBeinCentrum München)
  • Bayern-2 Audience Award
  • Mountain Film Festival Mini Prize to the best children’s or youn adult film (funded by monte mare)
  • Special Prizes awarded by the Rotary Club Tegernsee: Award for the most outstanding camera work and Award for the Exceptional Film