Lectures


Ines Papert: Between Storm and Silence

Category: Lectures

Ines Papert, one of the strongest female alpinists in the world, takes her audience on a fascinating journey through her multifaceted world of alpinism. She follows the footsteps of legends into a rugged headwall in Patagonia, takes her son into the Canadian wilderness and repeats one of the hardest alpine mixed routes in dizzying heights. Her audience partakes in her free ascents on Cima Grande in the Dolomites and climbs a new route on Mt. Waddington in Canada. Papert takes the path less beaten, shifts the realm of what is possible with her iron will and shows what it means to be an extreme climber and a mother.


Nives Meroi and Roman Benet: On the top. Together

Category: Lectures

The story starts at Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain. It’s a story about life, illness, and personal growth. The year is 2009 and Nives is trying to become the first woman in the world to summit all 14 eight-thousanders. Kangchenjunga would be her twelfth and, as always, she’s attempting it with her husband Roman. But he stops before reaching the top, feeling sick. Without the slightest hesitation, Nives discards her goal in order to stand by his side. Their greatest challenge awaits: Roman is seriously ill. The first therapies are unsuccessful, the bone marrow transplantation fails to improve his condition, and long months spent in hospital rooms seem to lead nowhere until the second transplantation finally delivers positive results. Roman lives! Love for the mountains is stronger than the pain. In 2014 they climb Kangchenjunga, followed by Makalu two years later, and on 11th May 2017, they stand atop Annapurna. Their last summit, together. Nives and Roman have become the first couple to climb all 14 eight-thousanders, strictly without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters.


Silvo Karo: 40 Years an Alpinist

Category: Lectures

A member of the rock and roll generation who brought energy and rhythm to mountain faces all over the world. Commitment, boldness, enthusiasm, and an honest friendship produced the Three Musketeers: Franček Knez, Janez Jeglič, and Silvo Karo. The big walls of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Torre Egger, and Bhagirathi were the milestones of his career, which combined Himalayan giants and 8a sport climbing. He followed the trends of cutting-edge alpinism, resulting in a strong affinity for climbing in a light-and-fast style. His path took him from the analog 1970’s to the fast-paced life of the new millennium, from rural countryside to brutal Patagonian storms, endless Himalayan expanses, Karakoram granite spires, Indian monsoons, Yosemite big walls, and the beautiful Julian Alps.


Films


Above the Sea
16min

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Duration: 16 min
Director: Josh Lowell
Category: Movies, Climbing

Ten years after his generation-defining ascent at Mallorca, Chris Sharma returns to the Mediterranean island where he discovers a beautiful wall. If he can link the moves, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.
Shown with:
Safety Third, 27′
Coconut Connection, 38′


Addicted to altitude
100min

Year: 2017
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 100 min
Director: Pavol Barabaš
Category: Mountainering, Movies

Through the eyes of a generation of climbers, the documentary shows the evolution of Slovak Himalayan mountaineering: from the very first expeditions to the brave attempts on the world’s highest mountain.


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Thursday, 1. 3. at 16:00
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 18:00

Becoming Who I Was
95min

Year: 2017
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min
Director: Moon Chang-yong, Jin Jeon
Category: Movies, Mountain nature and culture

Padma Angdu is a Rinpoche, a reincarnation of a high Tibetan Lama reborn in Ladakh, India. 10-year-old Padma and his elderly guardian seek to overcome existential obstacles when no disciples from his former monastery in Tibet come to claim him.


Bernd Arnold – Wege nach Innen
12min

Year: 2017
Country: Germany
Duration: 12 min
Director: Ulf Wogenstein
Category: Movies, Climbing

70-year-old Saxonian climbing pioneer Bernd Arnold bridges between success in climbing and inner experiences. From the roots of childhood to distant mountain regions and friendship he draws a line back home to present days.
Shown with:
Disenchanted Cinema, 20′
14+1, 48′


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 20:00
SPM Mojstrana, Thursday, 1. 3. at 18:00
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Thursday, 1. 3. at 20:00

Break On Through
25min

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min
Director: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen
Category: Movies, Climbing

5.15 is a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes is determined to change that. She sets her sights on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain, but pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.
Shown with:
Stumped, 25′
Women’s Ways, 28′


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Linhart hall, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 18:00
SPM Mojstrana, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 18:00

Coconut Connection
38min

Year: 2017
Country: Belgium
Duration: 38 min
Director: Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll
Category: Movies, Climbing

Joined by three Italian climbers, Nicolas Favresse & Sean Villanueva return to Baffin on a free climbing expedition. Nico and Sean are renowned musicians, but what instruments can the Italians bring to the concert? And how good is their singing?
Shown with:
Above the Sea, 16′
Safety Third, 27′


Dhaulagiri, Ascent to the White Mountain
70min

Year: 2017
Country: Argentina
Duration: 70 min
Director: Guillermo Glass, Cristian Harbaruk
Category: Mountainering, Movies

Four Argentinean alpinists set out to document their ascent of Dhaulagiri. Little do they suspect that one of them will disappear en route to the summit and that their film will turn into a quest for answers to the questions raised by this tragedy.


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 16:00
SPM Mojstrana, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 18:00
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Thursday, 1. 3. at 18:00

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
96min

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min
Director: Dave O'Leske
Category: Mountainering, Movies

The exceptional life story of a mysterious mountaineering icon. This rebel climber’s groundbreaking ascents, essential guidebooks and pioneering lifestyle form a legacy that continues to inspire generations.


Schedule:
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 20:00
Cankarjev dom, Linhart hall, Thursday, 1. 3. at 20:00

Disenchanted Cinema
20min

Year: 2017
Country: Slovenia/Nepal
Duration: 20 min
Director: Eva Pivač, Matjaž Pinter
Category: Movies, Mountain nature and culture

The film takes us on a journey to three mountain villages in western Nepal, where the film Shamans from the Blind Country was filmed in the 1970’s. A travelling cinema brings it back home, giving new generations a chance to relieve their history through a cinematic experience.
Shown with:
Bernd Arnold – Wege nach Innen, 12′
14+1, 48′


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 20:00
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Thursday, 1. 3. at 20:00
SPM Mojstrana, Thursday, 1. 3. at 18:00

El valor del miedo
35min

Year: 2017
Country: Italy
Duration: 35 min
Director: Pietro Porro
Category: Mountainering, Movies

The story of the first ascent of Cerro Murallon East face in Patagonia. The protagonists are Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo Bernasconi and David Bacci, all three members of the prestigious group Ragni di Lecco.
Shown with:
Uruca II – Bugaboos Edition, 8′
Maybe, 13′
Notes from the Wall, 34′


Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland epic
52min

Year: 2016
Country: Germany/Austria
Duration: 52 min
Director: Jochen Schmoll
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

Three National Geographic ‘Adventurers of the Year’ embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.
Shown with:
On the track of herdsmen and runners, 52′


Life in Four Elements
73min

Year: 2017
Country: Austria
Duration: 73 min
Director: Natalie Halla
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

Life in Four Elements is a human journey through Earth, Air, Water and Fire, following the adventures of five unique characters and their unforgettable stories of friendship, birth, dreams and loss.


Living with Wildlife
23min

Year: 2017
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min
Director: Leanne Allison
Category: Movies, Mountain nature and culture

Can people and grizzly bears still coexist? This is the story of how communities in the Bow Valley have come together over the past 20 years to make room for large carnivores and other wildlife.
Shown with:
The Botanist, 20′
The Canary Islands – World of the Fire Mountains, 50′


Schedule:
SPM Mojstrana, Monday, 26. 2. at 18:00
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 20:00

Maewan, Freeride in the Kurils
52min

Year: 2017
Country: France
Duration: 52 min
Director: Bertrand Delapierre
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

Erwan Le Lann sails his boat across the planet for a 4-year-long adventure in the most remote places on earth. The film follows snowboarder Xavier Delerue and skiers Adrien Coirier and Nicolas Boidevezi on board of Maewan as they are the first to ride the volcanoes of the Kurils archipelago.
Shown with:
The Nahanni Whisperer, 53′


Schedule:
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 20:00
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Thursday, 1. 3. at 20:00

Magnetic Mountains
85min

Year: 2017
Country: France/UK
Duration: 85 min
Director: Steve Wakeford
Category: Mountainering, Movies

A documentary about an everyman who is struggling to find a balance after falling from an Alpine north face. Featuring some of the biggest names in mountain sports, it explores the psychology of risk taking in the mountains, asking – is it really worth it?


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Monday, 26. 2. at 20:00
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 18:00

Maybe
13min

Year: 2017
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 13 min
Director: Monika Novak
Category: Mountainering, Movies

Slovenian film about life at base camp, climbing, uncertainty, people, and friendship. In June 2017, Aleš Česen, Urban Novak, and Marko Prezelj climbed a new route in the Indian Himalaya – All or Nothing.
Shown with:
Uruca II – Bugaboos Edition, 8′
El valor del miedo, 35′
Notes from the Wall, 34′


Nives Meroi and Roman Benet: 14 + 1
48min

Year: 2017
Country: Italy
Duration: 48 min
Director: Vida Valenčič
Category: Mountainering, Movies

Documentary about a Slovene-Italian alpinist couple that has summited all fourteen eight-thousanders without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters. But their most cherished victory was a more private affair: Roman’s struggle with a rare disease, which he overcame after two bone marrow transplantations.
Shown with:
Bernd Arnold – Wege nach Innen, 12′
Disenchanted Cinema, 20′


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 20:00
SPM Mojstrana, Thursday, 1. 3. at 18:00
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Thursday, 1. 3. at 20:00

Notes from the Wall
34min

Year: 2017
Country: Belgium/Chile
Duration: 34 min
Director: Siebe Vanhee in Guillaume Lion
Category: Movies, Climbing

Climbing and living on a 1200 meter vertical wall for 19 days to free climb “El Regalo de Mwono” in Torres del Paine, Patagonia. Notes from the Wall is an honest and profound movie of a vertical journey spiced up by rough weather conditions, technical climbing and live music.
Shown with:
Uruca II – Bugaboos Edition, 8′
Maybe, 13′
El valor del miedo, 35′


On the track of herdsmen and runners
40min

Year: 2017
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 40 min
Director: Peter Vrčkovnik
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

The film portrays the unique mountain plateau of Velika planina, where cultural heritage and sports peacefully coexist. A playful intertwinement of age-old tales, herdsmen’s games, cowbells’ ringing, and mountain runners struggling against the steep track as well as themselves.
Shown with:
Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland epic, 52′


Psycho Vertical
64min

Year: 2017
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 64 min
Director: Jen Randall
Category: Mountainering, Movies

Follow Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer and funny-man, Andy Kirkpatrick on an 18 day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite. A raw and intimate portrait of one of climbing’s most interesting figures.
Shown with:
Stirb langsam, 16′


Safety Third
27min

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min
Director: Taylor Keating, Cedar Wright
Category: Movies, Climbing

For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet — a first-ever free solo of a heart-stoppingly exposed and difficult route.
Shown with:
Above the Sea, 16′
Coconut Connection, 38′


Santoalla
82min

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min
Director: Daniel Mehrer, Andrew Becker
Category: Movies, Mountain nature and culture

Martin and Margo are a Dutch couple who move to Santoalla, an isolated village in Spain. But the only other family in the village sees their arrival as a threat to their traditions, which triggers a crescendo of hostility that ultimately gives rise to the mysterious disappearance of Martin.


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Monday, 26. 2. at 18:00
Mestni kino Domžale, Thursday, 1. 3. at 20:00

SOS Bavaria
33min

Year: 2017
Country: Switzerland/Italy
Duration: 33 min
Director: Andrea Gobetti, Fulvio Mariani
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

In June 2014, German speleologist Johann Westhauser was injured by rockfall and lay lifeless at a depth of 1000 meters in Germany’s deepest abyss. Getting him out of the cave looked almost impossible, but an international rescue team managed to get two doctors to the wounded scientist.
Shown with:
The Ario Dream, 42′


Stirb langsam
16min

Year: 2017
Country: Austria
Duration: 16 min
Director: Simon Platzer
Category: Movies, Climbing

A portrait of a young alpinist Michi Wohlleben, whose ambition is hard to control. Until one day when his body reveals its limits after an ordinary training session and his life turns upside down. The film deals with the effects of the mountain as a drug on a young, motivated person.
Shown with:
Psycho Vertical, 64′


Stumped
25min

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min
Director: Taylor Keating, Cedar Wright
Category: Movies, Climbing

Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning beers. But she is not here to be your inspiration.
Shown with:
Break On Through, 25′
Women’s Ways, 28′


Schedule:
SPM Mojstrana, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 18:00
Cankarjev dom, Linhart hall, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 18:00

Swift Feet
76min

Year: 2016
Country: Mexico
Duration: 76 min
Director: Juan Nuñch
Category: Movies, Mountain nature and culture

The Tarahumara live in the rugged canyons of northwestern Mexico. For them, running is an important cultural tradition. During the 1990’s, two Tarahumara runners received international attention after they competed in several ultramarathons in the United States.


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Linhart hall, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 20:00
Mestni kino Domžale, Thursday, 1. 3. at 18:00

The Ario Dream
42min

Year: 2017
Country: UK/ES
Duration: 42 min
Director: Paul Diffley
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

The film profiles the exploration of the deep caves of Ario in the Picos de Europa mountains in northern Spain, providing a glimpse into the latest 2016/17 expedition as its members try to make the last connections that could result in the deepest cave system in Europe.
Shown with:
SOS Bavaria, 33′


The Botanist
20min

Year: 2016
Country: Canada
Duration: 20 min
Director: Maude Plante-Husaruk
Category: Movies, Mountain nature and culture

This documentary draws us deep into Tajikstan, where a delightfully iconoclastic botanist uses everything and anything around him to make life for his family a little less difficult.
Shown with:
Living with Wildlife, 23′
The Canary Islands – World of the Fire Mountains, 50′


Schedule:
SPM Mojstrana, Monday, 26. 2. at 18:00
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 20:00

The Canary Islands – World of the Fire Mountains
50min

Year: 2016
Country: Austria
Duration: 50 min
Director: Michael Schlamberger
Category: Movies, Mountain nature and culture

There are few places on earth that have such a diverse variety of terrain and range of climates concentrated in a relatively small area. And there are few places that are as heavily exploited by humans, yet remain a wilderness. These are the Canary Islands.
Shown with:
The Botanist, 20′
Living with Wildlife, 23′


Schedule:
SPM Mojstrana, Monday, 26. 2. at 18:00
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 20:00

The Last Ice Hunters
72min

Year: 2017
Country: Slovenia/Greenland
Duration: 72 min
Director: Jure Breceljnik, Rožle Bregar
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

The movie tells the story of the present generation of hunters in the Inuit community of Eastern Greenland, and represents the final chapter in their long history.


The Nahanni Whisperer
52min

Year: 2017
Country: Belgium
Duration: 52 min
Director: Dominique Snyers
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

Four young climbers dream of climbing the Lotus Flower Tower, a legendary big wall in Northern Canada. For 800 meters of climbing, they will have to face 550 km of dangerous Nahanni River over a whole month of total independence.
Shown with:
Maewan, Freeride in the Kurils, 52′


Schedule:
Mestni kino Metropol Celje, Tuesday, 27. 2. at 20:00
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Thursday, 1. 3. at 20:00

The Volcanic Kingdom
14min

Year: 2017
Country: Austria
Duration: 14 min
Director: Florian Albert
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

Darjan, Flo and Manu travel the volcanic kingdom, spend the evenings in the largest motorhome on the island, sail into solitary fjords, see the stunning northern lights, meet unique people, and of course ski & snowboard. An adventure of a special kind.
Shown with:
Towards The Horizon, 53′


Towards The Horizon
53min

Year: 2017
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 53 min
Director: Miha Podgornik
Category: Movies, Mountains, sports and adventure

A documentary about crossing Greenland with Ivica Kostelić and Miha Podgornik (April 2017). They skied 580 km in 18 days, dragging 80kg pulks. The environment was harsh; temperatures were below -35 degrees Celsius and wind speeds exceeded 100 km/h.
Shown with:
The Volcanic Kingdom, 14′


Uruca II – Bugaboos Edition
8min

Year: 2017
Country: Canada/Brazil
Duration: 8 min
Director: Erick Grigorovski
Category: Movies, Climbing

Hugo and Lipe are back on the wall to face all challenges of alpine climbing—frozen and wet rock, poor communication with each other, inner demons, selfies, and the frigid, ever-changing weather.
Shown with:
Maybe, 13′
El valor del miedo, 35′
Notes from the Wall, 34′


Winning films

Category: Movies

Schedule:
SPM Mojstrana, Friday, 2. 3. at 18:00

Winning films

Category: Movies

Schedule:
Mestni kino Domžale, Saturday, 3. 3. at 18:00

Winning films

Category: Movies

Schedule:
Mestni kino Domžale, Saturday, 3. 3. at 20:00

Winning films

Category: Movies

Schedule:
SPM Mojstrana, Saturday, 3. 3. at 18:00

Winning films

Category: Movies

Schedule:
Mestni kino Domžale, Sunday, 4. 3. at 20:00

Winning films

Category: Movies

Schedule:
SPM Mojstrana, Sunday, 4. 3. at 18:00

Women’s Ways
28min

Year: 2017
Country: France
Duration: 28 min
Director: Francisco Taranto Junior
Category: Movies, Climbing

A documentary that explores the world of the mountain through the strength of women. Through interviews we discover what they share and what makes them unique in their paths through life, but above all we discover the strength of women in all its potential.
Shown with:
Break On Through, 25′
Stumped, 25′


Schedule:
Cankarjev dom, Linhart hall, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 18:00
SPM Mojstrana, Wednesday, 28. 2. at 18:00