Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony

Closing Picnic & Award Ceremony

This is the final gathering of the weekend for festival presenters, guests, audience, staff and volunteers. It's your chance to vote for the Audience Choice Award and lunch upon a delicious organic banquet. We’ll announce the winners of the Moving Mountains Prize, Charlie Fowler Award and others as we close out the thirty-fourth edition of Mountainfilm in Telluride. The outdoor setting warrants appropriate dress for an afternoon in the mountains. Sponsored by Eddie Bauer/First Ascent, Outside magazine and Outside Television.

(The picnic is included with some passes. Single tickets will be for sale at the entrance or online for $25.)
 

Awards: Film awards are announced at the Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony

MOVING MOUNTAINS PRIZE
This $3,000 prize goes to a nonprofit featured in a film at the festival. Judges watch the nominated films and examine the mission of each organization, considering its scope, impact and need. The quality of the film is not part of the decision

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S AWARD
This award is chosen by Mountainfilm’s festival director.

CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
This juried award goes to the film with the most outstanding cinematography.

CHARLIE FOWLER AWARD
Charlie Fowler was a Telluride local and world-class climber. We miss him and find some comfort knowing that he’s represented in spirit by this $1,000 juried award that goes to a climbing film.

NORMAN VAUGHAN INDOMITABLE SPIRIT AWARD
The great polar explorer Norman Vaughan was a friend to Mountainfilm whose motto was "Dream big and dare to fail." Funded by his widow Carolyn Muegge-Vaughan and Rick and Lindsey Silverman, this award is given to a film that epitomizes Vaughan's indomitable spirit.

AUDIENCE AWARD
The Audience Award is chosen via ballot by attendees at the Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony.

STUDENT AWARD
High-school students in Mountainfilm’s "Making Movies That Matter" program select the film that they think will most inspire their generation.

Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony photos

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