Freedom Under Load



With hundred kilos on their backs they are facing storms, blizzards and deep snow. Their craft is not only a profession, but also their way to the calmness. In the documentary Freedom under Load we get to know the oldest generation of the porters in the High Tatras, who climb with supplies to the mountain huts every day. We discover why they have chosen this way of life and why they remain the last of the Mohicans on the European continent. And maybe we find out something about our own load that we carry. 1st Prize – International Outdoorfilm Festival 2017. Honourable Mention – Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival 2017. Honorary Mention – Tourfilm Czech Republic 2017. Grand Prize – Ulju Mountain Film Festival 2017. Grand Prix – Mountain Festival 2017. Grand Prix -World Mountain Film Prize 2017. Best Full-lenght Film – Festival International de Cine de Montana Ushuaia 2017. Diable d’Or – FIFAD 2017. Grand Prix – T-film 2017. Grand Prix – Festival Mountains and City 2017. Honorary Mention – Festival Slovenia 2017. Best Mountain Culture Film – VIMFF 2017. Grand Prix – MendiFilmFest 2016. Cultural Values Award – Banskofilmfest 2016. Grand Prize & Best Photography – BBVA Mountain Film Festival 2016. Best Film – Banff 2016. Special Mention – Eho Mountain Film Festival 2016. Documentary Prize – International Mountain Film Festival 2016. Audience Award – Cinematik 2016. Grand Prix – Spotkania 2016. Best Documentary – International Mountaineering Film Festival 2016.