Die Alpen - Sommerfreuden

This majestic mountain range connects eight countries and rises over 4000 meters. Stretching 1200 kilometers across the continent, the Alps are the connecting bridge between the west and east of Europe, but at the same time a towering barrier between the Mediterranean south and central Europe. As a massive water reservoir and continental divide, they feed countless rivers that flow into three different oceans.

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.

51 Min.
Director: Otmar Penker
Cinematography: Otmar Penker
Editing: Otmar Penker
Music: Manfred Plessl
Narrator: Otto Clemens
Editor: KOPRODUZENTEN: Fred Kaufman, Bill Murphy, Janet Hess, Jörn Röver, Simon Riedel, Caroline Béhar, Thierry Mino, Alice Delvalle; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Sabine Holzer
Producer: Eine Produktion von TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS in Koproduktion mit THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC DOCLIGHTS/NDR NATURFILM France Télévisions in Zusammenarbeit mit PBS, CPB und WNET gefördert von Fernsehfonds Austria und Carinthia Film Commission
Nominations: Best Cinematography 2021
Website URL: https://www.terramater.at/productions/the-alps/