Grand anniversary in 2023

The International Mountain Film Festival turns 20 this year! The cinematic thrills on offer at Germany’s only open mountain film competition will be chosen in the coming months: From now until 31 May, filmmakers from all over the world can submit their latest productions.

In addition to the most engaging films, the festival programme will include a variety of special anniversary features.


“Mountain film has returned to the cinemas,” festival director Michael Pause is happy to say during the closing event at the festive Barocksaal venue in Tegernsee last autumn. “I myself was particularly pleased by the many wonderful encounters and interactions with numerous prominent film makers over the past few days. All this is finally possible again in fully occupied screening venues.” Johannes Hagn, Mayor of Tegernsee, takes a similar view: “We can be satisfied with what we achieved. Expectations were actually exceeded. And there was a lot of positive feedback from visitors.” Fans can already look forward to next year: In 2023, the Tegernsee Mountain Film Festival will celebrate its 20th edition.

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Welcome at Tegernsee from 18th to 22nd October 2023!


Mountain Film Festival

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.


Awards Ceremony 2022

The highlight of every film festival is when the winners are announced. Not everyone has the possibility to be in the theatre at the awards-presentation. Anyone who wants to know which films were chosen as the best mountainfilm this year by the international jury will be able to take part.

The Bavarian broadcasting company, as sponsor of the festival, produced a live-stream of the awards ceremony.


Excitement, Encounters and the Best Mountain Films

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.