Sunday, August 23, 2009

15th Mountain Film Festival in St. Anton

From August 25th to August 29th St. Anton am Arlberg will host the 15th 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, 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". The fascination of the mountain world, breathtaking landscapes and daring expeditions can be marvelled and discussed with high-profile guests. Upcoming filmers can win the St. Anton Special Award presented by the local Tourist Board and the Arlberger Bergbahnen AG mountain lift company.

Mount St. Elias (directed by Gerald Salmina)

Story Line: A dramatic and awe-inspiring feature documentary following three of the world’s greatest ski mountaineers (Two Austrian Axel Naglich and Peter Ressmann and American Jon Jonhston) to the Mount St. Elias in their attempt to realize the longest ski descent of the world. Far away from the civilized world, Mount St. Elias is located in south-eastern Alaska bordering the Yukon Territory. The Canadian side is part of Kluane National Park, while the U.S. side of the mountain is located within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Mount Saint Elias is notable for being the highest peak in the world so close to tidewater.