2023

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2023

Mountainfilm 2023 | 14.-18.11.2023 | Congress Graz, Schubertkino

Award winner 2023 | Jury: Ute Hoffarth, Klaus Höfler, Günter Schilhan

Grand Prix Graz

Following in the footsteps of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic people and the ancient Silk Road, Thomas Delfino, Léa Klaue, and...

Camera Alpine Austria

Kiental in the Swiss Alps: though only a small village, it entered the history books with two historic events: Lenin...

Alpine Camera in Gold - Alpinism & Expeditions

In this adventure-packed animated film, Marek Molek and Bruno Grassi are on the verge of reaching the summit of The...

Alpine Camera in Gold - Sports in Mountains- & Nature

Long, arduous ascents are not what the seven friends have in mind as they set off from Karimabad in Pakistan to reach...

Alpine Camera in Gold - Nature & Environment

In the south-western USA, an imposing figure towers skywards, arms outstretched. At first sight, the unmissable object...

Alpine Camera in Gold - People & Culture

A Finnish equivalent of Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man, Hannu has a love and connection to nature that surpasses most....

Special Jury Award

My Phantom follows the intimate journey of Dutch alpinist Line van den Berg as she questions what it means to be a...

Audience Award

Kiental in the Swiss Alps: though only a small village, it entered the history books with two historic events: Lenin...

Honorable Mentions

Inussuk is a type of sculpture created by the Inuit by arranging stones in such a way that their pile resembles a...
When seven of the ski mountaineers froze to death and their guide lost his life through a fall, a mere 400 metres from...
Big wall free climbing masters Babsi and Jacopo seek their greatest challenge yet: a free ascent of “Eternal...
The Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic are among Europe’s most remote regions. A unique culture has developed here...
The coasts of the Northern Asian Pacific are home to the largest number of bears on earth: brown bears, polar bears and...
It was 30,000 years ago that Stone Age hunters painted some of humankind’s oldest works of art. Hidden away in remote...
Movie overview 2023
A Spanish women’s mountaineering team visits the Arabian Peninsula with an ambitious project: With their Abriendo...
Part two of “African Territory”. Starting out in Cameroon and heading southwards, the Gauchos del Mar brothers...
Long, arduous ascents are not what the seven friends have in mind as they set off from Karimabad in Pakistan to reach...
Austrian freerider and filmmaker Sandra Lahnsteiner-Wagner takes us on a ski tour adventure in Norway’s majestic...
Lukas Schäfer and Daniel Tschurtschenthaler from Südtirol are on the hunt for an elusive prey: the two nature...
A ski resort in the scenic Austrian Alps. A weather camera, installed to display majestic mountain panoramas, casually...
The coasts of the Northern Asian Pacific are home to the largest number of bears on earth: brown bears, polar bears and...
“You are young and athletic and I am old and athletic”. Thus says mountaineer and painter Marc Batard to his...
The north face of the Eiger is the classic among Europe’s Alpine ascents. For elite mountain runner Philipp Reiter...
Faced with the unstoppable advance of hydropower, the last pristine rivers of the Alps are under threat. Nowhere is...
Told through the eyes of a 6-year-old climber who goes by the name of Brave Girl, this documentary captures the...
Learning how to skateboard at 90 years of age, still climbing a 450 m multipitch at 95, still lead climbing at nearly...
Big wall free climbing masters Babsi and Jacopo seek their greatest challenge yet: a free ascent of “Eternal...
Seb Berthe dreams of climbing the Dawn Wall, the most difficult route in the world. But Seb has no intention to reach...
Cerro Torre is a majestic mountain. Many are the legends surrounding its ascent. In January 2022, despite first having...
Following in the footsteps of Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic people and the ancient Silk Road, Thomas Delfino, Léa Klaue, and...
In the Westfjords of Iceland, where mountains meet the sea, creativity finds its ultimate human expression: a surfer on...
Cross Tyrol is a documentary of a ski traverse through the mountainous Austrian province of Tyrol. The crew of skiers...
Peek into the world of Belgian climber Siebe Vanhee’s authentic, raw process of his first season climbing on...
Over 500 years ago, the Inca Empire stretched from the south of what is now Colombia all the ways to Chile. Its...
Framed by the Salzkammergut region’s idyllic landscape and bounded by steep rock faces lies the Totes Gebirge – a...
At the Koralm in Styria, plans to construct large-scale pumped-storage power plant has sparked off public resistance. ...
In breathtaking images, we experience the stars of Rudyard Kipling’s literary classic in the India of today. Bagheera...
On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest....
Day Dream tells the story of two characters connected to the mountains. Fausto de Stefani, an alpinist and naturalist,...
In June 1986, Patrick Gabarrou and Hervé Bouvard opened the “Directissime de la Pointe Walker” on the Grandes...
The effects of climate change are clearly visible on the Dachstein. The glaciers are receding. Old sketches,...
On 2 July 1953, Innsbruck mountaineer Hermann Buhl, in a daring solo attempt, became the first person to reach the...
Marine biologist and underwater filmmaker Rick Rosenthal dives with manta rays. Might these giant fish be trying to...
The Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic are among Europe’s most remote regions. A unique culture has developed here...
Many a hunter dreams of the hunt in the mountains. But mountain hunting requires a lot of experience, know-how and...
A road movie about the search for one of Europe’s rarest butterflies: Nature filmmaker Jan Haft travels through...
Along the border between Austria and Slovakia runs a river that has long resisted all attempts to tame it: the Morava....
It was 30,000 years ago that Stone Age hunters painted some of humankind’s oldest works of art. Hidden away in remote...
The 29-year-old French sport climber Seb Bouin has been quietly working his way through the elite grades, culminating...
In this adventure-packed animated film, Marek Molek and Bruno Grassi are on the verge of reaching the summit of The...
The Scottish winter climbing scene is something adventure filmmaker Alastair Lee has always looked at with admiration,...
Jumping from the top of Trango Tower in Pakistan (6.251m) after having climbed the Eternal Flame route is to combine...
The Karawanken rise skywards like a huge, dividing wall. Although another boundary – the national border between...
Beyond skiing on groomed pistes, there are other stories about skis and skiing to tell. Floating on Snow delves into...
Four times Olympic and world medalist Sabrina Filzmoser sets out to go from sea level to the top of Everest without the...
Ancient glacial ice is a precious archive of inestimable value. The glacier on the wind-swept Weißseespitze in the...
A nature film and a fairy tale, told from the perspective of a raven. There is something enchanting and almost...
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is the first woman in the world to have climbed all 14 peaks in the 8000-metre series without...
For many river runners, the Brahmaputra, Karnali, and Colorado Rivers hold a fascination. Particularly, the Colorado...
Greenland is the planet’s largest island. Sparsely populated and with much of its landmass covered by a gigantic ice...
Volcán Tupungato is a volcanic peak that stretches 6570 metres skywards on the border between Chile and Argentina –...
His paraglider suddenly folding, Angelino Zeller crashes to the ground. That was in 2017, an the incident that...
On the occasion of the honouring of the Styrian expedition pioneer Hanns Schell by the Paul Preuss Society, the film...
The first ascent of the west face of the Baruntse by the Czechs Marek Holeček and Radoslav Groh is a dramatic battle...
The protagonist of the story is Hilda Sterczer, the widow of the internationally renowned mountaineer, Zsolt Erőss....
With the Giacomettis, the rugged valley of Bregaglia in the Swiss mountains has brought forth an entire dynasty of...
When Liv Sansoz, climbing World champion, and Zeb Roche, paraglider and guide, asked Aurelie Gonin to go with them in...
Mario Fantin: director, mountaineer, explorer. Filmmaker of numerous international climbing expeditions, starting with...
The Dolomites are home to many pioneering women: women who live their lives as they see fit. Like the extreme ski...
Forever in search of the best powder snow, Sam Strauss and Andreas Gassner team up with Tom Gaisbacher and Luca...
Into the Ice is a journey into Cordillera Darwin – a remote, wild and mostly unexplored mountain range on the tip of...
Inussuk is a type of sculpture created by the Inuit by arranging stones in such a way that their pile resembles a...
Why do we climb mountains? The answer can be found somewhere between the foot of the mountains and their summit. More...
Baptistin, Quentin, Robin und Yvan are four engineering students returning from an extraordinary five-month expedition....
In the south-western USA, an imposing figure towers skywards, arms outstretched. At first sight, the unmissable object...
Canada is the second largest country in the world and the first to recognize that the diversity of its landscapes must...
Abdul Karim is the most famous sherpa in the Karakorum. Born in Hushé, a small village in northern Pakistan, his only...
Thomas Lämmle climbed eight-thousanders like Mount Everest without breathing apparatus. After narrowly surviving a...
Bartomeu, a somewhat surly but on the whole peaceable retired man who quietly cultivates his terraces beneath the...
If the Mont Blanc is Chamonix’ King, the Aiguille Verte is its queen. Climbed for the first time in 1866 by the...
Although Florian and Martin Riegler easily have what it takes to be among the best-known sibling teams in contemporary...
New Zealand’s South Island is an adventurer’s wonderland, with jagged snow-capped mountains, dense uninhabited...
A Finnish equivalent of Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man, Hannu has a love and connection to nature that surpasses most....
Trees that are not native to Europe but thrive here nevertheless have become a hot topic that has polarized opinion....
It’s been 150 years since the idea of organised guided mountain tours in the High Tatras was born. To this day, this...
Had his father had his way, Moustique – Mustafa – would have made his career as a footballer. But from the moment...
My Phantom follows the intimate journey of Dutch alpinist Line van den Berg as she questions what it means to be a...
Really hard single-pitch trad routes are few and far between in Tyrol. To find these “gems”, which don’t feature...
Having conquered Peru’s Siula Chico, Hélias Millerioux, Frédéric Degoulet and Benjamin Guigonnet are dreaming of...
Jonathan Bargibant, a climbing teacher, prepares to climb the 8b+ rated Tom & Je Ris route in the Gorges du Verdon in...
Pasang chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepalese woman to summit...
In this short film made in 2023, we accompany a mountain rescue team on a mission and learn about the procedure of an...
Jimmy, Tobias and Björn have decided to make a winter ascent of Sweden’s twelve highest peaks – all of them above...
What happens when you let nature run wild? Can you feed yourself just from your own garden? In search for the answers,...
In the mid-19th century, when the first English travellers were exploring the largely as yet unclimbed peaks of the...
The AKC – the Alpine Kayak Club – has always been a committed, passionate promoter of extreme whitewater rafting....
Qatar is a country of extremes: no larger than the province of Upper Austria, the desert state on the Persian Gulf is...
The Alpine foothills are among Europe’s most romantic wild regions, where mist-shrouded lakes and moors border the...
This short film takes us on a journey rich in the adventures of a freedom-seeking traveller. Combined with the practice...