We are open for Submission!

Dear friends of Mountainfilm,

it was to our regret that we had to cancel the 2020 International Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival.

One of the more striking pandemic discoveries Germans have made is that they consider experiences within nature a primary need. The great outdoors is not merely trending but has become a core concept for authentic living. This very idea is central to many mountain films and makes this genre so peculiarly attractive.

We know that arresting images, strong personalities and exciting stories mesmerise audiences. And what’s more: when the mountain community gathers at a festival – the authors, cinematographers, producers, protagonists, mountain fans, young and old – this creates a very special atmosphere, a certain festival spirit felt by all.

During the corona year, we witnessed with great respect how film festivals around the world developed online opportunities in creative, thrilling and successful ways. Still, we remain convinced that face to face encounters are indispensable for a Film Festivals.

Your Festival-Team

 

 

Sehr geehrte Freunde des Bergfilms,

mit großem Bedauern mussten wir das Internationale Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee 2020 absagen.

Zu den auffallenden Pandemie-Erfahrungen gehörte in unserem Land, dass die Menschen das Erleben der Natur als ein Grundbedürfnis empfinden. “Outdoor” war nicht mehr nur ein Trend, sondern vielmehr ein zentraler Begriff einer authentischen Lebensform. Genau diese Idee spielt in vielen Bergfilmen eine entscheidende Rolle und macht dieses Genre so unglaublich attraktiv. Wir wissen, wie eindrucksvolle Bilder, starke Typen und spannende Geschichten Menschen in ihren Bann ziehen, und wenn die Berg Community bei einem Festival zusammen kommt – Autoren, FilmemacherInnen, Produzenten, Protagonisten, Bergfreunde, Jung und Alt –, dann entsteht eine ganz besondere Atmosphäre und jener Spirit, den jede und jeder spürt.

Wir haben im Coronajahr mit großem Respekt beobachtet, wie Filmfestivals in aller Welt die Online-Möglichkeiten kreativ, spannend und erfolgreich entwickelten, dennoch sind alle Festivalveranstalter überzeugt, dass bei einem Film-Festival die unmittelbare Begegnung von Menschen zwingend notwendig ist. 

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,

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 and 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.

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