Dear friends of Mountainfilm,

it is to our regret that today we have to cancel the 2020 International Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival.

Back in January we began planning this year’s festival with enthusiasm and the vision of another meeting with the mountain film community in our scenic location in the Bavarian Alps. Then the C-virus hit us sort of like an avalanche, and our cheerful vision changed into a dream, and now the dream burst like a bubble.

The idea of our festival is to present the best mountain films and to celebrate our passion for mountains together, however the priority remains equally the health and safety of our guests. At this point it is apparent that gatherings with large groups of people most likely will not be allowed by the fall of 2020 in Bavaria and in Germany.

We wish you all the best, and we are looking forward to inviting you again in hopefully better times in 2021!

Your Festival-Team


Sehr geehrte Freunde des Bergfilms,

mit großem Bedauern müssen wir das 18. Internationale Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee absagen.

Als im Januar die Vorbereitungen für das Bergfilm-Festival begannen, hatte das Organisationsteam ein klares Ziel: Mitte Oktober den Besuchern die besten Bergfilme aus aller Welt vorzuführen und wieder jene familiäre Festival-Stimmung zu erzeugen, die alle Gäste seit Jahren so schätzen. Wie eine Lawine überrollte dann das Corona-Virus Europa und die Welt, und bald stand auch das Bergfilm-Festival in Frage. Tausende von Besuchern in fünf Tagen? Strenge Abstandsregeln! Wie sollte das möglich sein?

Genauso wie ein hochwertiges Filmprogramm und eine begeisternde Festivalatmosphäre Bürgermeister Johannes Hagn und Festival-Direktor Michael Pause am Herzen liegen, sind beide auch für die Sicherheit und Gesundheit der Gäste verantwortlich. Da schon jetzt deutlich wird, dass Massenveranstaltungen im Herbst weiterhin nicht zugelassen werden, mussten die Veranstalter das beliebte Event absagen.

Ihr Festival-Team


Mission Statement

Excitement, Encounters and the Best Mountain Films

At picturesque Lake Tegernsee, this October puts mountains on the silver screen. The encounter of people and mountains takes centre stage: from bold athletic deeds to spectacular documentaries and moving portraits. Outside the screening venues, intimate charm and Bavarian lifestyle enchant film makers and mountain fans from around the world.

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.

Competition 2021

In Competition for the Great Prize!

18th Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival!

Dear Film Makers and Producers,

this week, we intended to remind you of the submission deadline for this year’s Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival – we intended! Without these films, the wonderful result of your hard work, there would be no Mountain Film Festival. The atmospheric gatherings of the mountain film community would lack and with them the opportunity to express our lifestyle and passion for the mountains.

Indeed – our intention was to inspire your interest and excitement regarding the upcoming Mountain Film Festival in Tegernsee planned for 14 to 18 October, when suddenly we found ourselves forced into the role of corona crisis managers.

As in previous years, our preparations for the 18th Mountain Film Festival began as early as January, and to date we have already received more than 50 film submissions. A high carat programme of films and a great festival atmosphere are every bit as important to us as the safety and health of our visitors. That is why we decided a couple of days ago to cancel this year’s festival. We do this with a heavy heart, but also with the conviction that it is the right thing to do and that you will understand our decision. (mehr …)