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.

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.

Mountainfilm Teams with Outside TV

outside tv This time of year is always very exciting for us as we ramp up to finalize all our programming and partnerships for the festival. This year the excitement is heightened by a new partnership we've entered with Outside Television. The network is a joint venture between Outside Magazine and RSN Resort TV, and with Outside Magazine having already stepped up to become our new national media sponsor, striking a deal with the television network was a logical next step. So what will the television version of Mountainfilm look like? Outside TV will be launching a new series this fall -- called Outside Television Film Festival -- with selected films from Mountainfilm festivals, past and present, making up better than half of the content. The show will air every night at prime time and will be a great platform to showcase some of the amazing films and filmmakers that make their way through Telluride. So tune in and experience Mountainfilm in a whole new way.

Minds of Mountainfilm 2010: Explorer and Environmental Advocate Josh Bernstein

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: Umayyad Mosque

Umayyad MosqueAs 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 represents both an issue that matters and a culture worth exploring. The Western world's relationship with Arabic nations is one of the most critical issues of the past century, and may very well remain so in this century.

Minds of Mountainfilm 2010: Interview with Marine Biologist and Photographer Cristina Mittermeier

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.

Mountainfilm Photo Contest Part 3: Win Gear From First Ascent + Osprey

MF Telluride It's time for the final round of prizes for our official photo contest! Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. That’s our mission statement and we think it nicely captures what we’re about. We wonder what it may convey to others. To help us find out, we’re looking for photos that communicate either all or any part of our mission statement. What kind of photos do we expect to find? Anything from inspiring adventure photos to landscape shots of beautiful natural spaces to portraits of people taking action and working for positive change. The contest theme is broad because we want to see all the ways that our mission may speak to you.

Congrats to Our Second Round of Photo Contest Winners!

Sawtooth Mountains

Sawtooth Mountains

Deep Water Soloing

Deep Water Soloing

Bolivian Textiles in La Paz

Bolivian Textiles in La Paz

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