Programme - Thursday (14 October 2021 - Day)

12:00 h | Schalthaus
Nonstop I
Nonstop I

12:00

Wings of Kyrgyzstan

Sophie Dia Pegrum | Horsefly Films Rare Equine Trust | USA | 54 min. | Kirghiz/German subtitles

12:00

Wings of Kyrgyzstan

Sophie Dia Pegrum | Horsefly Films Rare Equine Trust | USA | 54 min. | Kirghiz/German subtitles

The “heavenly peaks” of the Tienshan Mountains rise majestically above barren pastures and rugged hills. Thousands of animals live here as well as Kyrgyz semi-nomads who roam among the mountains. It is said that horses render these people wings. Also, they are essential for survival. The songs of the Kyrgyz folk ensemble Ordo Sakhna mirror the rhythm of daily life in this harsh environment. The focus is on two very different families: their hopes, their dreams, their rituals – and of course their horses.)

 

 

ca. 13:05

Tage draußen (Outdoor Days)

Franz Walter | Studio Franz Walter, Alpenvereinsjugend Österreich | Austria | 40 min. | German

ca. 13:05

Tage draußen (Outdoor Days)

Franz Walter | Studio Franz Walter, Alpenvereinsjugend Österreich | Austria | 40 min. | German

Outdoor days mean freedom, confidence and healthy risks. Small and big stories await city dwellers and trigger transformations. How do children, teenagers and their parents learn to handle risks while out and about in nature? How much space, solitude and freedom do we all need in order to learn to act responsibly? This film demonstrates just how instructive days in the great outdoors are, how they shape us and enable us to laugh, cry, reflect and ultimately grow up.)

 

 

ca. 14:00

The Mystery Mountain Project

Greg Gransden | Canada | 77 min. | English

ca. 14:00

The Mystery Mountain Project

Greg Gransden | Canada | 77 min. | English

In 1926 a young couple ventured into the wilderness of British Columbia. They were looking for a previously undiscovered mountain. A century later, a few “would-be adventurers” want to follow in their footsteps. Soon they must discover that they have probably taken on too much. It takes all their might to prevent a disaster.

 

ca. 15:20

Denali – Toward The Summit of Another Man’s Dream

Antonio Bizzarri | Lineas de Libertad | Chile | 20 min. | Spanish/German subtitles

ca. 15:20

Denali – Toward The Summit of Another Man’s Dream

Antonio Bizzarri | Lineas de Libertad | Chile | 20 min. | Spanish/German subtitles

Chilean mountaineer Christóbal Bizzarri Lyon died on July 22, 2017 in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. He was buried beneath collapsing seracs. Nicolás Gantz and Felipe Bishara, his best friends, now want to fulfill his last great wish: They are planning to climb Mount Denali in Alaska via the southern route

 

16:00 h | Schalthaus
Nonstop II
Nonstop II

16:00 Uhr

Isabella – Fieldnotes from Mont Blanc

Thomas Senf | Alpine Photography | Switzerland | 18 min. | German

16:00 Uhr

Isabella – Fieldnotes from Mont Blanc

Thomas Senf | Alpine Photography | Switzerland | 18 min. | German

January 1876. Freezing cold. A small group of mountaineers sets out towards Mont Blanc. Among them is a woman wearing a skirt: Isabella Straton. Almost 150 years later, a mixed-gender group of four mountaineers dons the historical equipment of the first ascenders in order to re-experience their climb. But it takes more than just old clothes to immerse oneself in the world of yesteryear.)

 

ca. 16:25 Uhr

Il Stgazi da Gion Peter Casanova (John Peter Casanova's Treasure)

Bertilla Giossi | RTR | Switzerland | 26 min. | Romansh/German subtitles

ca. 16:25 Uhr

Il Stgazi da Gion Peter Casanova (John Peter Casanova's Treasure)

Bertilla Giossi | RTR | Switzerland | 26 min. | Romansh/German subtitles

The films by John (Gion) Peter Casanova provide the oldest 35mm footage of the Surselva region. Unique images grant insights into the everyday life of around a hundred years ago. We see woodworkers dressed in smocks and hats who toil in the deep snow of Val Dadens in Silgin as well as mountain farmers who descend huge cartloads of hay to the valley in winter. Also on display are the festive church fair procession in Vrin and the Zignau mudslide of 1927. Emotive images which at the time probably made it all the way to American cinemas.

ca. 17:00 Uhr

Flittermountain (Mountain Honeymoon)

Philip und Vicky Kuchelmeister | Germany | 20 min. | German

ca. 17:00 Uhr

Flittermountain (Mountain Honeymoon)

Philip und Vicky Kuchelmeister | Germany | 20 min. | German

Vicky is living in London when she meets nutso extreme athlete Philip. They fall in love and want to set off into the mountains together. But there is one problem: Vicky can neither ski nor climb. She learns everything within a few years – up until their wedding day. For their honeymoon, they depart to Alaska to climb a mountain where Philip had failed years ago with “his boys”: Mount Marcus Baker in the Chugach Mountains. A wild adventure begins.

 

 

ca. 17:25 Uhr

My Upside Down World

Elena Goatelli, Angel Esteban | Albolina Film | Italy | 70 min. | Italian/German

ca. 17:25 Uhr

My Upside Down World

Elena Goatelli, Angel Esteban | Albolina Film | Italy | 70 min. | Italian/German

Rock climber Angelika Rainer has won nearly every award there is to win. She has spent almost an entire lifetime participating in competitions. Now she decides to embark on a highly personal journey, in search of herself. She hopes to rediscover her relationship to nature – but also to her own past. Faced with extremely tricky rock and ice walls, she experiences moments of self-reflection, always on the lookout for new challenges and routes that will lead her to freedom.

17:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Up to the Gods
Up to the Gods

Die Wand der Schatten (The Wall of Shadows)

Eliza Kubarska | Brandmale Films | Poland, Germany, Switzerland | 94 min. | German

Die Wand der Schatten (The Wall of Shadows)

Eliza Kubarska | Brandmale Films | Poland, Germany, Switzerland | 94 min. | German

When a a group of Europeans asks a Sherpa family to accompany them on a tour up the never-climbed east face of imposing Mount Kumbhakarna, this causes a moral dilemma. Not only because the summit presents an even greater challenge than Mount Everest. The bigger problem is that according to the family’s religion, this mountain range is sacred and must not be approached. However, the family is also in urgent need of money: this commission is the only way for their son to attend school and become a doctor. Thus, they all set out to ascend to the gods.)

 

17:00 h | Medius
Small Escapes
Small Escapes

Lock Down Rock Up (Rerun)

Nico Hambleton | Nicocam, 3rd Rock | Great Britain | 10 min. | English

Lock Down Rock Up (Rerun)

Nico Hambleton | Nicocam, 3rd Rock | Great Britain | 10 min. | English

Jerome Mowat is a paramedic. During the global pandemic, he works at the forefront of the fallout and braves all its challenges. For him, climbing is an optimal way to reduce stress levels and draw new strength. Powerful images get under the audience’s skin.

 

Sweet Home Kamchatka

Pep Cuberes, Xevi Esgleas | Himalaiaski | Spain | 25 min. | Catalan/English subtitles

Sweet Home Kamchatka

Pep Cuberes, Xevi Esgleas | Himalaiaski | Spain | 25 min. | Catalan/English subtitles

Ekaterina Osichkina is 19 years old and the current female junior world champion in ski mountaineering. She has made Kamchatka famous in the ski mountaineering scene. We follow Ekaterina to the Far East of Russia, where we discover remote places of enchanting, wild beauty – as well as volcanoes which are much more active than expected!
The documentary has already received several awards.

 

Hüttn (Hut)

Philipp Marquardt | Fidelius Franek, Philipp Marquardt | Germany | 33 min. | German

Hüttn (Hut)

Philipp Marquardt | Fidelius Franek, Philipp Marquardt | Germany | 33 min. | German

They have been good friends since childhood. Four of them grew up around Lake Tegernsee, one joined them later. They all share a passion for snowboarding. A remote mountain hut keeps bringing them together time after time. Simplified life appeals to them: no running water, no electricity and no mobile phone network. This is something they cherish very much in today’s fast-paced digital world. But it also takes a lot of work to maintain such an old hut.

 

United States of Joe’s

Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen | Reel Rock | USA | 22 min. | English/German subtitles

United States of Joe’s

Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen | Reel Rock | USA | 22 min. | English/German subtitles

The rocks of Emery County, Utah, offer everything a bouldering freak might dream of. But the Salt Lake City “punk climbers” who descend upon this valley in the 1990s look like aliens to the local Mormons. A massive chasm divides the “scumbag climbers” from traditional ranchers and miners. “Honestly, we thought we were going to be invaded by a bunch of stoners,” the sheriff remembers. Then a festival is put together: the settlers start bouldering and the climbers try their hand at bull riding.
Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen have received numerous awards.

 

17:00 h | Quirinal
Indestructible
Indestructible

Otnovo Sum Tuk (Here I am Again)

Polly Guentcheva | Tara Tree Pictures | Bulgaria | 105 min. | multi-language/English subtitles

Otnovo Sum Tuk (Here I am Again)

Polly Guentcheva | Tara Tree Pictures | Bulgaria | 105 min. | multi-language/English subtitles

Anyone else would have given up, but not him. Just a month after barely surviving a car accident, high-altitude climber Boyan Petrov continues to pursue his dream: he wants to climb all 14 eight-thousanders. Without oxygen and having survived three instances of cancer, he has already reached ten summits. Now it is time to tackle the highest, Mount Everest. But nothing happens according to plan.

 

17:00 h | Sporthalle
No Escape?
No Escape?

Töchter des Karakorum – Expedition in ein neues Leben (Daughters of the Karakoram - Expedition into a New Life)

André Hörmann | Telekult | Germany | 45 min. | German

Töchter des Karakorum – Expedition in ein neues Leben (Daughters of the Karakoram - Expedition into a New Life)

André Hörmann | Telekult | Germany | 45 min. | German

Picture a small mountain village in the middle of the Karakoram, one of the world’s highest mountain ranges, situated near the Chinese border. Hardly any electricity, no running water, only accessible by jeep. Shimshal is known among alpinists as the “mountaineering village”. For a long time, locals have been guiding tourists to the snow-capped peaks. Until now, this activity was reserved for men. Until some women dare to turn Pakistan’s traditional gender roles on their head.

 

Everest – The Hard Way

Pavol Barabáš | K2 Studios | Slovakia | 52 min. | Slovak, English, German/English subtitles

Everest – The Hard Way

Pavol Barabáš | K2 Studios | Slovakia | 52 min. | Slovak, English, German/English subtitles

Is it possible to climb Mount Everest’s toughest route alpine style? Chris Bonington named this route “The Hard Way”. But he confirms that it is possible. The perfect challenge for a bunch of Slovak climbers! In 1988 they tackled their toughest ascent to date. Without the slightest chance of escape.