Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979



MAY 25-29, 2023 / TELLURIDE, CO







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May 25–29, 2023 / Telluride, CO

Mountainfilm Festival

Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a multi-dimensional documentary film festival that celebrates adventure, activism, social justice, culture, environment and indomitable spirit.

Mountainfilm takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded homelands of
the Nuchu (Ute) and Pueblo people.

World Tour

Year-round and worldwide, we take a selection of best-loved festival films on the road.

About the Tour Upcoming Tour Shows Host a Tour

Upcoming Tour Shows

When Venue Location
Aug 20 2022
Hartwell Park
Ridgway, Colorado, US Free Admission Live Event
Aug 27 – 28 2022
Parque Villa-Lobos
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Live Event
Aug 28 2022
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, New York, US Live Event
Sep 2 – 4 2022
Mazama Ranch House
Mazama, Washington, US Live Event
Sep 8 2022
Bear Tooth Theatrepub
Anchorage, Alaska, US Live Event
Sep 21 2022
Chautauqua Community House
Boulder, Colorado, US Live Event
Sep 23 2022
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois, US Live Event
Sep 23 2022
Meadow Farm - Crump Park
Henrico, Virginia, US Live Event
Sep 24 2022
The Lyric
Fort Collins, Colorado, US Live Event
Oct 6 2022
Ron Robinson Theater
Little Rock, Arkansas, US Live Event

News & Views

Mountainfilm is more than simply a festival or world tour, it's a community. We follow the folks featured in the festival long after their Mountainfilm appearance and interact with our audience members in the real and virtual worlds. The News & Views section of our website features news on issues, themes and personalities we hold dear and also includes opportunities for views into Mountainfilm's past, present and future with videos, photo galleries, festival archives and more.

Mountainfilm News Watch Mountainfilm Festival Archives


While the annual festival and world tour occupy a lot of Mountainfilm’s focus and energy, they are not all that we do. These initiatives also inspire us throughout the year.

Current Initiatives

Mountainfilm Festival recipients of creative grants

Commitment Grants

Our Commitment Grants are focused on supporting documentary filmmakers in production or post-production stages.

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Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship

Our Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship is focused on supporting documentary filmmakers in production or post-production on their first or second documentary.

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Mountainfilm for Students

Student programming is a primary element of our mission. We reach students through three initiatives: Mountainfilm for Students on Tour, Regional Outreach and the Festival Camp.

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