British documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker, who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, is returning to Mountainfilm in May to serve as a cinematography judge. Walker, whose brilliant films include past Mountainfilm selections The Crash Reel, Waste Land, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom and The Lion’s Mouth Opens, took a minute from her schedule to talk to Mountainfilm Program Director Katie Klingsporn about the power of documentary film. The following is excerpted from their conversation. Read More
This year at Mountainfilm, the town of Telluride will be the first in the world to try a crazy little experiment. It’s a small idea, but on the scale of a municipality it becomes kind of a big idea. During the late night hours of the festival weekend, we’re going to turn off as many lights as we can — street lights, porch lights, business lights — all so we can simply look up and enjoy the stars. Read More
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. Read More
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.
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 Read More