Tuesday, August 26, 2008

14th Mountain Film Festival in St. Anton

From August 26th to August 30th St. Anton am Arlberg will host the 14th Edition of the Mountain Film Festival. For 5 days, writer-directors, mountaineerers, climbers and mountain film friends from around the world are coming to watch the spectacular documentaries and thrilling feature-length films about the sport they all love on the giant screen arranged in the Arlberg-well.com, a modern event center for Wellness and Communications located in the heart of the village.
Since 1995 the St. Anton Film Fest has become an internationally renowned festival focusing on "Mountains, People, Adventures". Upcoming filmers can win the St. Anton Special Award presented by the local Tourist Board and the Arlberger Bergbahnen AG mountain lift company.
A special retrospective will be dedicated to Sir Edmund Hillary the first man to climb with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,850 metres). Sir Edmund Hillary died on 11 January 2008, after a heart attack in Auckland City Hospital, aged 88.