Der Prinz der Alpen

September in den Alpen. Von den Gipfeln ist der Sommer längst gewichen und von den Felswänden hallt das Echo mächtiger Stimmen. Es ist das imposanteste Schauspiel des Jahres: Die Brunft des Rotwildes. Die stärksten Hirsche versammeln einen Harem und verteidigen ihn gegen Rivalen. Mittendrin ist ein kleines Hirschkalb. Der Film begleitet es durch das erste Jahr seines Lebens und präsentiert einmalige Einblicke in das Verhalten und den Lebensraum der stattlichen Tiere.

Director: Klaus Feichtenberger

Klaus Feichtenberger, M.A., Austrian, born 1953, studied German and English Literature, Translation Studies and General Linguistics in Graz and Southampton. Worked as university lecturer, staff and freelance translator, interpreter, writer, journalist, photographer, cameraman, staff editor (ORF Natural History Unit), staff (ORF/BBC NHUs) and independent film producer.

Director: Otmar Penker

Otmar Penker, born 1967, lives in the mountain village of Kaning in the heart of the Nockberge mountains in Carinthia, Austria. Being the son of a mountain farmer, he accompanied his father on hikes in search of wildlife and photo subjects from early on. The enthusiastic huntsman and nature lover has - due to his special talent and passion - attracted much attention and been awarded nationally and internationally for his nature documentaries.
Otmar Penker received training as assistant cameraman and sound engineer for several years. Meanwhile, he is not just a coveted filmmaker, but also producer and general manager of the filmproduction company "Die ARGEntur" in Radenthein, Carinthia. Through collaboration with the likes of Klaus Feichtenberger, the renowned director of the ORF-Universum series, he achieved mastership - as Feichtenberger puts it - in the award-winning masterpiece Der Prinz der Alpen.
His ORF-Universum-debut was named the most successful ORF-Universum production in 2008 and was aired around the globe.

Germany
2007
53 Min.
German
Director: Klaus Feichtenberger, Otmar Penker
Author:
Camera:
Editing: Karl Königsberger
Music: Andreas Fabianek
Speaker: Otto Clemens
Editor: Walter Köhler (ORF)
Awards: Heinz Sielmann Award 2008
Nominations: Heinz Sielmann Award 2008