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Grand Prix Graz

Hamid Sardar
90 min Englisch, Mongolisch mit engl. UT

With expert documentary filmmaker Hamid Sardar as the film’s director, the topic of the last Mongolian nomadic peoples has found a highly skilled master. Having accompanied these great people, who continue to practise their ancestral lifestyle and tradition despite the immense influence of modern civilisation. In extraordinary images, he shows their spirit and physical characteristics in their daily activities within the context of their environment. He succeeds in emotionally involving and touching every viewer in the vastness and depth of a partly re-enacted but by no means fictional story. A film made under sometimes most arduous conditions and which the jury unanimously agreed to award.

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Alpine Camera Austria

Christiane Mayr, Johannes Mair
23 min Deutsch

Climbing extreme rock faces like the Eiger North Face – a notoriously difficult route – is one thing; documenting them so masterfully on film is quite another. This film’s outstanding dramaturgy achieves both while particularly highlighting the achievements of all those involved.

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Kamera Alpin in Gold - Nature and Environment

To capture an extraordinary relationship between a human and an animal that has developed over many years on film is a special challenge. Even more so, when the encounters take place entirely in the depths of the seas. Documenting the largest marine mammals communicating with a diver would seem all but impossible from a cinematic and dramaturgical perspective. Yet, with enormous effort, the team has succeeded in bringing these amazing, emotional moments to the screen for us.

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Kamera Alpin in Gold - Sports in Mountains & Nature

Christoph Thoresen
10 min Englisch

This scripted non-verbal story tells of an extraordinary adventure on skis and emphasises the high art of this sport with sensational dramaturgy and camera work. The result is a great balance of these elements, with both protagonist and director demonstrating the highest level of professionalism.

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Kamera Alpin in Gold - Alpinism & Expeditions

Joaquin & Julian Azulay
110 min diverse Sprachen mit engl. UT

The journey of the two Argentinian brothers Azulay along the coast of the African continent occupies a special position among this year’s contributions in terms of both its cinematography and its narrative. The way in which they incorporate and give prominence to the different countries, their cultures and their people is nothing short of masterful storytelling. It would be hard to make up this intensity of coincidences and incidents, let alone to “script” a story with the level of authenticity the filmmakers have achieved here.

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Kamera Alpin in Gold - People & Cultures

In Werner Herzog, the two volcanologists’ legacy has found a worthy narrator. With often opulent images interwoven with scenes of devastation, the film draws a dramaturgical thread through the tragic story of this extraordinary couple. Both footage and spoken word get under the viewer’s skin with an intensity that few documentaries achieve.

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Beat Bieri
69 min Englisch mit dt. UT
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Angela Graas-Castor
44 min Deutsch
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Jan Simanek, Petr Zaruba
77 min Englisch, Tschechisch mit engl. UT
Adam Ondra is one of the best climbers around today. He is a true virtuoso who has tackled the world’s most difficult... more >
Wojtek Kozakiewicz
23 min Polnisch mit engl. UT
Filmed entirely in black and white, this portrait of a Krakow climber impressively combines climbing with aesthetics... more >
Matteo Sanders
20 min Deutsch mit engl. UT
Early one morning, two brothers set off on a hike up a mountain they have known since childhood. During their ascent,... more >
Mathea Hollaus, Klaus Haselböck
27 min Deutsch
Ralf Dujmovits, passionate climber and mountaineer is the first and only German to summit all 14 eight-thousanders... more >
Anna Baranowski, Michael Moritz
94 min Deutsch, Nepalesisch mit dt. UT
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