Submit A Film


Thank you for your interest in submitting a film to Mountainfilm in Telluride. We will begin accepting submissions for festival 2015 in the fall of 2014.

If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact us online or give programming a call at 970-728-4123 x12.

Check out our submission Frequently Asked Questions at this link, or read more about submitting below.


The submission season for 2014 will be open now through February 10, 2014. No films will be accepted outside this time period. All submissions must come through our online form (link below).

The webform should only take around 15 minutes, but must be completed in one session. Once you begin the form, your work cannot be saved and you must finish all the steps — including payment — and click SUBMIT for your entry to be received.

Before clicking on the link to fill out the submission form, please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Contact information
  • Full film information including a short synopsis
  • Entry fee (pay by check or credit card)
  • A link to an online screener (PREFERRED), or 2 DVDs
  • Acceptance of Rights and Releases

NOTE: Your session cannot be saved or refreshed if you leave and return later.


Mountainfilm is America’s premier festival celebrating achievement in adventure and activism, culture and environment. We accept and screen feature and short films — mostly doc but some narrative — on a broad range of subjects. Of course, we are always interested in work that focuses on mountains, mountain culture and mountaineering but are also partial to films about people who are dedicated to changing the world. See a complete list of films from the 2013 Festival here. Our theme for 2014 is Wilderness, so we encourage you to submit films that discuss or address that topic.


Mountainfilm honors filmmakers and film subjects alike, awarding generous cash prizes to be announced at the Closing Picnic, Monday, May 26, 2014. Click here to view the 2013 award winners.


We particularly encourage filmmakers to submit short films and are happy to offer a discounted fee. Films that are twenty-five minutes or less in length qualify for a reduced fee through the late deadline of February 1, 2014.


The student discount is the same as the short film fee, so if your student film is shorter than twenty-five minutes, submit through the normal system. For longer student films, please contact entries at mountainfilm dot org to obtain information about submitting with the student discount.

SAVE RESOURCES BY SUBMITTING ALL YOUR MATERIALS, INCLUDING THE FILM, ONLINE. However, we will not download film files: all online entries must be hosted by the filmmaker or a third party (we recommended If online entry is not possible, entrants must submit 2 DVDs (any region, NTSC encouraged). Please DO NOT include ANY promotional materials in your submission.

Film entries to Mountainfilm in Telluride may be of any length, from any country and on any subject. Submitted films should either be in English or include English subtitles. If a film is selected for theater presentation at the festival it is the responsibility of the filmmaker to provide Mountainfilm with either a DCP file or HDCAM tape exhibition copy by May 1, 2014.

If you chose to submit your film by mail you are responsible for all shipping charges to Mountainfilm and for any customs clearances and/or associated fees and taxes. Entry materials will not be returned.

PLEASE NOTE: We encourage all applicants to use FedEx or UPS, as all other carriers (including the US Postal Service) have inconsistent service to our remote mountain town.

Mountainfilm in Telluride
ATTN: Film Entry
109 E. Colorado Avenue, Suite 1
PO Box 1088
Telluride, CO 81435 USA

Call 970-728-4123 x12 or use the Contact Us form.


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