Telluride Mountainfilm

Mountainfilm

Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979

Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

We are a dynamic organization with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world. Make a gift to support the 2017 festival.

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Coolest Festival

May 26-29, 2017 / Telluride, Colorado

Annual Festival

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Telluride Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.

2016 Symposium Theme

World Tour

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

About the Tour Upcoming Tour Shows Host a Tour

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.



Full Tour Schedule Host a Tour Show
When Venue Location
Aug 13 2016
Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, US
Aug 19 – 20 2016
Ridgway, Colorado, US
Aug 20 2016
Carrollton Cultural Arts Center
Carrollton, Georgia, US
Aug 20 – 21 2016
Parque Villa-Lobos
Alto dos Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
Aug 24 – 28 2016
Wheeler Opera House
Aspen, Colorado, US Details
Aug 24 – 25 2016
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug 26 – 27 2016
The Plaza Theatre
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Aug 27 2016
Winthrop Town Park
Winthrop, Washington, US Tickets Details
Sep 14 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
Sep 16 – 17 2016
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, New York, US

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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June 28, 2016

Mountainfilm invites community to Sea Gypsies screening

The staff at Telluride Mountainfilm knows that it’s impossible to catch every film during the jam-packed Memorial Day weekend. For that reason and more, Mountainfilm presents a special screening of two popular 2016 films, Mile 19 and Sea Gypsies: Far Side of the World, on July 5. Both films enjoyed world premieres at the festival.

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June 9, 2016

10 Moments from Mountainfilm 2016

The 38th annual festival came and went in a blur of standing ovations, yo‐yo tricks, heartfelt remembrances, ice cream scoops, fascinating conversations and inspiring stories. And then, just like that, it was over.

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May 26, 2016

Yellowstone's Wolves

As Mountainfilm’s symposium theme to celebrate our national parks takes shape, I’ve been inspired to reflect on a childhood memory, following at the heels of my mother and her boyfriend as we explored the country’s national parks. We camped out for months at a time, mostly in national parks, and Death Valley quickly became a favorite, and then an annual spring destination for several years. Death Valley is incredibly beautiful in the spring with perfect hiking weather, deafening silence and an ocean of desert flowers as far as the eye can see. We had the opportunity to explore every corner of the park, but my favorite repeat hikes were Desolation Canyon and the hike from Zabriskie Point to Golden Canyon under the full moon.

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May 24, 2016

No pass? No problem.

The 38th annual Telluride Mountainfilm festival, which is just days away, will fill the box canyon with events of all shapes and sizes — from world-premiere film screenings to photography hikes, theater presentations, an all-day symposium and the closing picnic. It’ll be a smorgasbord of inspiration.

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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 - Initiative

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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