Telluride Mountainfilm

Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979

Mountainfilm

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


May 22-25, 2015 / Telluride, Colorado

Annual Festival

The complete festival schedule is live!

2015 Festival Schedule 

List of Films

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
Jun 7 2015
Philmont Scout Ranch
Cimarron, New Mexico, US
Aug 15 – 16 2015
Iribapuera Park
Vila Mariana, São Paulo, Brazil
Aug 22 2015
North Cascades Mountain Hostel
Winthrop, Washington, US
Aug 27 – 30 2015
Wheeler Opera House
Aspen, Colorado, US
Aug 28 – 29 2015
The Plaza Theatre
Atlanta, Georgia, US More Details
Sep 5 – 6 2015
Rocky Spirit
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 12 2015
Sustainafest
Annapolis, Maryland, US
Sep 23 2015
Carolina Theatre
Durham, North Carolina, US
Sep 24 2015
The Mountaineers
Seattle, Washington, US
Sep 25 2015
High Point Theater
High Point, North Carolina, 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.

Mountainfilm News Watch Mountainfilm Image Gallery Festival Archives

Closing Picnic 2015
May 26, 2015

Telluride Mountainfilm Announces 2015 Festival Awards

There were astonishing feats of climbing, incredible achievements of the human spirit and inspiring acts of activism. But in the end, it was an epic horseback trip by four friends and a handful of wild mustangs that stole the hearts of the 2015 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival audience.

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Closing Picnic
May 19, 2015

Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint: Mountainfilm Goes Meatless in 2015

This year, Mountainfilm is trying something new: We’re going meatless. Of course you’ll still find non-vegetarian fare in Telluride’s restaurants, but at 2015’s festival-sanctioned events we’re introducing a meat-free menu. Why? Because meat is a high-impact food that contributes to climate change (accounting for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all the world’s vehicles, trains, ships and planes combined) and requires a whopping 30 percent of the water footprint in the United States. Those seem like pretty good reasons to us

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Taylor Rees in Burma
May 18, 2015

Down to Nothing

None of us could have imagined just how much this trip would strip us down. And what raw and hidden parts of ourselves would be out there, vulnerable, exposed to the carnivorous terrain of an uncharted jungle, our deepest selves flung in each other’s faces with the frigid gusting winds of high snowy ridges.

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Cheryl Strayed - Moving Mountains Symposium
May 16, 2015

2015 Judge Cheryl Strayed: The Power of Mountainfilm

Cheryl Strayed is a vivid writer, thoughtful dispenser of advice and a role model for aspiring authors everywhere. Her best-selling books include her memoir Wild, which tracks her solo through-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of advice columns. Strayed, who first came to Mountainfilm in 2014 to speak at the symposium, will return to this year’s festival as a judge. Mountainfilm Program Director Katie Klingsporn quizzed her about her favorite festival films, the power of wild places and what she loves about Telluride.

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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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