Telluride Mountainfilm

Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979


Telluride Mountainfilm is an annual festival, a worldwide toura diverse community and a champion for change.

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May 22-25, 2015 / Telluride, Colorado

Annual Festival

Started in 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining.

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World Tour

Mountainfilm on Tour: Year-round and worldwide, we take a selection of festival films on the road.

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Upcoming Tour Shows

Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the festival archives. We present both single-event and multi-day shows, hosted by a wide array of organizations, including schools and colleges, corporations, community groups and theater operators. We are called upon often by nonprofit organizations to be part of fundraising events.

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When Venue Location
Mar 6 2015
Southeast Alaska State Fair
Haines, Alaska, US
Mar 9 – 11 2015
Singapore American School
Singapore, Singapore
Mar 11 2015
Aksarben Cinema
Omaha, Nebraska, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 12 2015
Scottish Rite Center
Wichita, Kansas, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 12 2015
The Aladdin Theater
Portland, Oregon, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 16 – 20 2015
Saugatuck Children's Film Festival
Saugatuck, Michigan, US
Mar 17 2015
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
Great Falls, Montana, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 18 2015
The Myrna Loy Center
Helena, Montana, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 19 2015
O'Shaughnessy Center
Whitefish, Montana, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 26 2015
Penn State
Malvern, Pennsylvania, US Purchase Tickets More Details

News & Views

Mountainfilm is more than simply a festival or world tour, it's a community. We follow the folks featured in the festival long after their Mountainfilm appearance and interact with our audience members in the real and virtual worlds. The News & Views section of our website features news on issues, themes and personalities we hold dear and also includes opportunities for views into Mountainfilm's past, present and future with videos, photo galleries, festival archives and more.

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Telluride Mountainfilm Theater Audience
December 30, 2014

Record Month for Mountainfilm on Tour & Movies that Matter

The month of November was a blur. My daughter celebrated her twentieth birthday, the nation observed Thanksgiving, and Mountainfilm on Tour set a record for the highest number of shows in a single month. At times, it felt like I attended all of them, but we’ve cultivated and nurtured the largest contingent of trained presenters in the Tour’s history—and, boy, did we need them!

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Dr. Theo Colborn
December 18, 2014

Dear Theo Colborn

Theo Colburn, an environmental health analyst who was best known for her studies on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, died on December 14, 2014. Theo was featured in the films "Dear Governor Hickenlooper" (Mountainfilm 2014) and "Bag It" (Mountainfilm 2010). Fracktivist Shane Davis worked closely with Colburn during recent years and wrote this letter in her memory.

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October 21, 2014

2015 Moving Mountains Symposium Theme: Afghanistan

For much of the past decade, we’ve chosen environmental themes for the Moving Mountains Symposium, issues that we’ve felt were essential to the global conversation. This year, we’re changing directions and will focus on Afghanistan as the theme for the 2015 symposium. We haven't selected a theme directly tied to a country since 2006 (Mongolia), so we’re ready to revisit Afghanistan, where the situation has changed considerably since we last spotlighted it during the symposium of 1997 (and since "Mountains of Islam" was our symposium subject in 2002).

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dZi Foundation & Mountainfilm
February 18, 2015

Mountainfilm announces new nonprofit partnership with dZi Foundation

The two organizations are natural allies that have long moved in the same orbit. While Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences in the realms of environment, culture and mountain adventure, dZi (pronounced ZEE) is a nonprofit organization that works with underserved communities in remote Himalayan areas to improve quality of life through infrastructure and education projects.

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Initiatives + Grants

While the annual festival and world tour occupy a lot of Telluride Mountainfilm’s focus and energy, they are not all that we do. These initiatives also inspire us throughout the year.

Current Initiatives

Commitment Grants

We are committed to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of the Mountainfilm festival. Grants are awarded to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter.

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Mountainfilm for Students

Education is a primary element of Mountainfilm’s mission. We accomplish this in three ways: Tour Education, Festival Education and Regional Outreach.  The very nature of our programming – eye-opening adventure, environmental and cultural documentary films on contemporary issues – educates students by simply presenting exceptional content to contemplate, study and explore. Students are an important audience and we aim to share Mountainfilm’s inspiring content with them because they may otherwise never experience it.

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The Next Step

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences, but there is another motivation underlying our mission: We want to help promote action toward positive change. One way to do that is to facilitate involvement between our audiences and the causes that are espoused by our filmmakers and presenters.

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