Science Film Festival

The Visual Effects & Cinematography Award

Title: Wild Germany - The Chiemsee
Original Title: Wildes Deutschland - Der Chiemsee

Director: Jan Haft
Produced by: nautilusfilm GmbH – Natural History Germany
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Running Time: 44 Minutes

Winner 2016: Wild Germany - The Chiemsee

Although it has been shrinking in size since its original formation, the Chiemsee remains Bavaria’s largest lake. Situated at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, the lake reaches a maximum depth of 73 metres and its waters cover an area of over 80km ². The Chiemsee was formed 10.000 years ago from a dying glacier. Today it is fed by several rivers. This documentary presents life as it exists in and around the lake and shows how sensitively the cycle of nature reacts to human intervention.