• Alpenland
  • Alpenland
  • Alpenland


by Robert Schabus Focus Competition

Garden facility become parking lots and ski slopes become gravel roads: The threatened territory of the Alps has been changing ever more drastically for years. Filmmaker Robert Schabus interviews people in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. He has visited small farms and noble winter sports resorts, followed snow machines and witnessed a tragic fall into the depths. The result is a picture of a living space that requires special attention, and not only because of its topography. In ALPENLAND we go on a cinematic journey through a threatened mountain region and learn about the personal stories of people who are as versatile as the mountain peaks they continue to populate.

About the director(s)

The Austrian filmmaker Robert Schabus was born in 1971 and raised on a farm in Kärtner Gailtal. He graduated with a degree in philosophy, pedagogy and media communication in 2001, and has since worked as a filmmaker, mainly creating documentaries. His previous productions BAUER UNSER (2016) and DEMOCRACY LTD (2019) are now followed by his most recent work ALPENLAND, which world premiered at Diagonale in Graz.

Filmography (selection): Alpenland (2022) | Democracy Ltd (2019) | Bauer unser (2016)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Environment & Nature
  • Country, Year: Austria, 2022
  • Runtime: 88 Min
  • Languages: German, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: German, English
  • Director: Robert Schabus
  • Cast: Josef Pacher, Julia Auernig, Maria Pacher, Axel Doering, Nicole Mojr, Fausto Rizzi, Pietro Rizzi, Davide Rizzi, Bernadette Vabre, Thierry Vabre, Marta Fossati, Adriano Fossati, Ricardo Ferreira, Salomé Azevedo
  • Screenplay: Robert Schabus
  • Cinematography: Lukas Gnaiger
  • Editor: Robert Schabus
  • Sound: Bertram Knappitsch
  • Music: Lukas Lauermann
  • Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • Production Company: NGF – Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
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