Sign of Life - Friday (16. October 2020)

17:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Dramas on the Mountain
Dramas on the Mountain
Tickets only available online from 5 October!

A sleepless Night (Nuit blanche) - Mountain Film Festival 2011

Samuel Tilman | Eklektik Productions | Belgium | 20 Min. | French/German subtitles

A sleepless Night (Nuit blanche) - Mountain Film Festival 2011

Samuel Tilman | Eklektik Productions | Belgium | 20 Min. | French/German subtitles

Ariane gets caught in a devastating storm, together with a group of mountaineers. At nightfall, mountain rescue starts a search mission. Only means of contact is the phone connection between policeman Serge and Ariane. He tries desperately to encourage the group and to sustain them with his advice through the icy night. But the storm picks up even more and Serge senses that it’s more and more unlikely the rescue team will reach them in time. The drama of these hours gets right under viewers’ skin.

Still alive – Drama at Mount Kenya - Mountain Film Festival 2017

Reinhold Messner | RIVA Film; ServusTV | Austria | 88 Min. | German

Still alive – Drama at Mount Kenya - Mountain Film Festival 2017

Reinhold Messner | RIVA Film; ServusTV | Austria | 88 Min. | German

In 1970 Gert Judmaier suffers a tragic fall during his descent from Mt: Kenya and remains stranded for 7 days with a fractured leg. An incredible transcontinental rescue operation succeeds in retrieving him alive. 45 years later the original team returns to Mt. Kenya. A film by mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner.

“Still Alive – Drama at Mt. Kenya” received the Great Prize of the City of Tegernsee in 2017.

20:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
As free as the Wind
As free as the Wind
Tickets only available online from 5 October!

En vol vers les 8000 (Flying up to 8,000) – Mountain Film Festival 2018

Antoine Girard | France | 41 Min. | French / German subtitles

En vol vers les 8000 (Flying up to 8,000) – Mountain Film Festival 2018

Antoine Girard | France | 41 Min. | French / German subtitles

Equipped with a tent and a paraglider, Antoine Girard intends to traverse Northern Pakistan. Left entirely to his own devices, he flies for 19 days across more than 746 miles of breathtaking Himalayan mountain chains. He reaches an altitude of 8,157 m (26,762 ft) and even gets to see Broad Peak from above. In 2017 this daredevil mission earned Antoine Girard the National Geographic title “Adventurer of the Year”.

Last Exit - Mountain Film Festival 2017

Puria Ravahi | beechstudios tree group | Germany | 7 Min. | german

Last Exit - Mountain Film Festival 2017

Puria Ravahi | beechstudios tree group | Germany | 7 Min. | german

A few years ago, Maximilian Werndl and his friends started BASE jumping. At first there were ten of them, by now only four are still alive. All the others have found their death. Between addiction and doubt, Maximilian, his mother and his girl-friend describe their fears and worries – as well as this adventure’s great fascination. What emerges are the contrasts inherent in most extreme mountain sports.

“Last Exit” received the Prize by the German Alpine Club for the Best Alpine Film in 2017.

Jeszcze Lecimy – Still Flying - Mountain Film Festival 2019

Miroslaw Dembinski | Film Studio Everest | Poland | 34 Min. | Polish/German subtitles

Jeszcze Lecimy – Still Flying - Mountain Film Festival 2019

Miroslaw Dembinski | Film Studio Everest | Poland | 34 Min. | Polish/German subtitles

Jeszcze began paragliding at the age of seventy. He stands out among all the young, ultra-fit paragliders on Monte Grappa in Italy – simply because he’s the oldest. At 88, he dreams of gliding off Mt Olympus. Although it is quite hard for him to climb the seat of the gods, he spreads his “wings” at the summit and rises to the sky. And at the age of 91, “Grandpa” wants to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

Weightless - Mountain Film Festival 2019

Jean-Baptiste Chandelier | France | 6 Min. | non spoken words

Weightless - Mountain Film Festival 2019

Jean-Baptiste Chandelier | France | 6 Min. | non spoken words

A breath-taking paragliding trip from the French Alps to the coast of South America, from the Azores to Brazil. Feel the wind on your face and be inspired by cloud towers and fascinating landscapes – which otherwise only birds get to see. Simply sit back and enjoy!