From August 23 to August 27 St. Anton am Arlberg hosted the 17th Edition of the Mountain Film Festival. The winners of the 2011 edition are the films What Happened on Pam Island (St. Anton Special Award presented by the local Tourist Board and the Arlberger Bergbahnen AG) and Soultrip Argentina (Public Prize).
For 5 days, writer-directors, mountaineerers, climbers and mountain film friends from around the world gather 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.
What Happened on Pam Island
Director: Eliza Kubarska
Story Line: Climbing expedition is a pretext to tell a love story... Couple of Polish alpinists take a lonely journey to the fjords of southern Greenland to reach the world's highest sea cliff. The wall is reachable only by Kayak across an eerie, storm-ridden sea (the water around is freezing dips to 0 °C - capsizing in this area mean hypothermia and death within minutes) and then they are alone on 1,500 meters of huge granite cliff-face - and all for a kiss. Trust, passion and strange, original love in some of the most beautiful landscape you have ever seen.