Harold Chapman at the Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival on the shores of beautiful Lake Tegernsee in wonderful Bavaria where “Florian’s Last Climb” had been selected to screen last week. As well as the stunning setting, ice cold lake swims, a barefoot climb up to the top of the 1,261 m high Neureuth, beer halls and hearty Bavarian cuisine, there were some stunning films connected with mountains and alpinism. A huge thanks to veteran festival director Micki Pause for making me feel so welcome and all the moderators and film makers who I encountered in this magical corner of the world at the foot of the Alps.
At Jahorina Film Festival, Pale, near Sarajevo in beautiful Bosnia and Herzegovina, Harry Chapman picks up the “Golden Maple” for Best Documentary for his genre bender “Florian’s Last Climb”. A big thanks and hello to Mirko Despic and the rest of the festival team and to all the other locals and film makers who made the event so warmly memorable.