Telluride Mountainfilm

Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979


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

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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Submit Your Project: Submit your project ideas to be considered for the festival.

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.

Full Tour Schedule Host a Tour Show
When Venue Location
Apr 28 2015
Sony Pictures Studios
Culver City, California, US
May 15 – 16 2015
Dunsmuir, California, 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 12 2015
Annapolis, Maryland, US
Sep 12 – 13 2015
Rocky Spirit
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 23 2015
Carolina Theatre
Durham, North Carolina, US
Sep 24 2015
The Mountaineers
Seattle, Washington, 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

April 26, 2015

A Letter from dZi Foundation, Mountainfilm’s Nonprofit Partner in Nepal

At dZi Foundation, all our Staff and Board of Directors' attention continues to be focused on the unfolding news in Nepal. The inevitability of an earthquake of this magnitude, and the resulting destruction, is something we have talked about for a long time; sadly, we have felt confident that it was not a matter of "if" but "when." We have gone to great lengths over the years to prepare our Nepal-based staff for such an event, including packing comprehensive emergency kits with basic medical supplies, water, etc., for each. Regardless, there is no real way to emotionally prepare for such an event and our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to our staff and to everyone who has been affected by this event in any way.

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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
April 21, 2015

Mountainfilm Announces 2015 Presenters

Telluride, Colorado (April 22, 2015) – Telluride Mountainfilm has a long tradition of bringing influential, inspirational and otherwise incredible individuals to present at its annual festival. With a speaker lineup that includes iconic snowboarder Jeremy Jones, acclaimed photographer Carsten Peter, accomplished author Dan Buettner and renowned Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, 2015 is no different.

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Emilie Lee working on Rabbit Island in Lake Superior
April 20, 2015

Working from Life

It’s been said that Mountainfilm is much more than a film festival — it’s a community of creative, adventurous people who inspire us to make the world a better place. As an artist in residence t

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Mountainfilm 2015 Artists - Press Release
April 9, 2015

Dynamic Lineup of Artists for Mountainfilm 2015

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and an amputee painter from Rwanda — these are among the dynamic and diverse lineup of artists who will be featured at the 2015 Telluride Mountainfilm festival. Mountainfilm will showcase these artists during its annual Gallery Walk, which will take place on Friday, May 22, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in venues and galleries around downtown Telluride. Gallery Walk has long been a part of the four-day event’s opening festivities.

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dZi Foundation - Nepal
March 26, 2015

Nepal, Part 2: On the Ground and off the Grid with dZi

We were in the small eastern Nepal village of Nimchola, which is only accessible by foot, when an elder asked if dZi would help build a community center to bring the villagers closer together. Ben Ayers, the country director for dZi, translated the request to our group of English speakers and said, “This is somewhat awkward because it isn’t really what we do.”

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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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