Frauen-power, survival artists and a dozen premieres
This year’s Film Festival, ”Mountains, People, Adventure“, in St. Anton am Arlberg will be even more extraordinary and wider-ranging than ever before, with 23 selected contributors.
Film enthusiasts and top athletes are set to travel from all over the world to the Tyrolean mountain village from the 23rd to 26th August. The female alpine sporting elite and their premieres will open the festival on Wednesday evening (23rd August) at ARLBERG-well.com congress centre, where female climbers including Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl, as well as Freeride World Champion Lorraine Huber will take centre stage. The three day long cinematic journey encompasses works from Greenland, Greece and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the “Into the Sun“ film with Bernd Zangerl (26th August). Reinhold Messner’s film directing debut, “Still Alive“, will also be screened as a special highlight. The entertainment begins each evening at 20 hrs, the programme and tickets can be found under www.filmfest-stanton.at and www.stantonamarlberg.com.
The entire programme includes an incredible twelve premieres. Opening night may belong to the outdoor pros, Anna Stöhr, Nadine Wallner and co., however exotic film productions are the focus of the men’s premiere day (Friday, 25th August): featuring the Freeride trip "Ya Mas - Snowmads in Greece" and gold digging motivated ski fun in Kyrgyzstan "Searching for Gold”. The Film Festival concludes with Reinhold Messner's directorial debut "Still Alive" about the rescue operation for Tyrolean doctor Gert Judmaier, who suffered a climbing accident on Mount Kenya / East Africa in 1970. Many of those involved in this worldwide unprecedented intercontinental alpine rescue operation will also be in attendance at the premiere in St. Anton am Arlberg.