Mountainfilm Blog

Mountainfilm's blog has evolved quickly and steadily to become the engine that drives Mountainfilm.org. This steady current of images, words and action carry global news about Mountainfilm themes, issues and personalities. Please join in the conversation, and let us know what you think about the cultural, environmental and socio-political issues and  heroes of adventure and activism that we highlight.

What Are Our Most Endangered Species?

At this year's Moving Mountains Symposium, we're focusing on the Extinction Crisis. Why? Because with a species dying off every 20 minutes, there is real cause for concern. Part of changing that problem is through education, so follow along each Wednesday as we bring you a little more information on extinction, endangered species and biodiversity. Climate change is changing the world that we live in, and for ten species it's having an effect in a very big way. The Endangered Species Coalition recently identified America's "Hottest Endangered Species;" species severely affected by increased disease, diminished reproduction, lost habitat, reduced food supply and other impacts. What are they?

And Some of the Selected Films Are...

180_4_sml It's finally that time of year. The time when you get to find out just which excellent films will be hitting the screens at this year's Mountainfilm. Here's a quick rundown from Mountainfilm Executive Director Peter Kenworthy. And stay tuned: we'll be posting film trailers here on the blog as we count down to this year's festival!

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Minds of Mountainfilm 2010: Interview with Skier and Artist Lynsey Dyer

Prayer flags blowing in the windEach Memorial Day weekend, artists and activists, filmmakers and photographers come to Telluride for Mountainfilm. At our core, we are about exploring, preserving and sustaining environments, cultures and conversations, so this unique gathering is part film festival and part ideas festival with leading edge thinkers – and doers – getting together to change the world. Leading up to this year’s festival we wanted to focus on conversations worth sustaining and we’ve asked some of Mountainfilm’s special guests to help us out. Throughout the coming weeks we’ll be posting our conversations with them. We hope that they engage and inspire you.

Photo Inspiration: Mt Adams

Mt AdamsAs part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

Who Will Be Our Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner? Help Us Choose!

mountainfilm Remember that photo contest we've been hosting for the last three months??? As promised, we're going to be giving away a VIP festival package complete with lodging. We've had so many excellent submissions, that we thought it only fair to get you to help us in choosing the grand prize winner! We've selected ten of our favorite photos across the themes of Environments Worth Preserving, Cultures Worth Exploring, and Conversations Worth Sustaining. You've got until April 27th to vote on your favorite image, and come the beginning of May, we'll announce the grand prize winner. Scroll through to view all the photos and vote!
American White Pelican

American White Pelican

Minds of Mountainfilm 2010: Interview with Climber and Philanthropist Greg Mortenson

Prayer flags blowing in the windEach Memorial Day weekend, artists and activists, filmmakers and photographers come to Telluride for Mountainfilm. At our core, we are about exploring, preserving and sustaining environments, cultures and conversations, so this unique gathering is part film festival and part ideas festival with leading edge thinkers – and doers – getting together to change the world. Leading up to this year’s festival we wanted to focus on conversations worth sustaining and we’ve asked some of Mountainfilm’s special guests to help us out. Throughout the coming weeks we’ll be posting our conversations with them. We hope that they engage and inspire you. If you want to participate in this discussion, just submit your questions via our Facebook page or our Twitter account.

Photo Inspiration: Laysan Albatross and plastic

Laysan Albatross and plastic As part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. We chose this photo because it’s a clear demonstration of the terribly fragile balance between the environment and human consumption and waste.

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