International Competition

Chasing Ice

Jeff Orlowski
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3  
26.02. / Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Subota, 23:00 - 01:00 Dvorana 1  
In ''Chasing Ice'' acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a sceptical about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. As the debate polarises America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski has been working with James Balogs Extreme Ice Survey, based in Boulder, Colorado since graduating from Stanford University in 2007. Orlowski's previous work has taken him to the Tour de France for a behind-the-scenes documentary and to South Africa to document Stanford’s Talisman Group. In 2009, Orlowski founded Exposure, a film production company dedicated to socially relevant filmmaking.

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Chasing Ice

2012, 76', DCP

Directed by:
Jeff Orlowski

Screenplay by:
Mark Monroe

Jeff Orlowski

Edited by:
Davis Coombe

J. Ralph

Jeff Orlowski, Paula Dupre’ Pesmen, Jerry Aronson

Produced by:
Submarine Deluxe, Exposure Productions

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Excellence in Cinematography Award; HotDocs 2012 – People’s Choice Award; RiverRun International Film Festival 2012 - LLP Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; SXSW South by Southwest 2012 – Festival Favorites Audience Award; Berkshire International Film Festival 2012 – BIFF Jury Award in Documentary Category, Audience Award; Mountainfilm in Telluride 2012 – Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2012 – Nicholas School Environmental Award; Enviromental Film Festival CinemAmbiente 2012 – Special Mention; Palo Alto International Film Festival 2012 - Kaazing Audience Award; DocuWest Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award; The Academy Award 2013 – Oscar Nomination in Best Achievement in Music