Mountainfilm

Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




 


Mountainfilm

CELEBRATING INDOMITABLE SPIRIT SINCE 1979

Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Purchase Festival Passes Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Book


MovieMaker Coolest Festivals Award Laurel

May 25-28, 2018 / Telluride, Colorado

Annual Festival

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes. 

2018 Symposium Theme - Migration
 

Interested in submitting a film for the 2018 festival?


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World Tour

Mountainfilm on 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

Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the festival archives. We present both single-event and multi-day shows, hosted by a wide array of organizations, including schools and colleges, corporations, community groups and theater operators. We are called upon often by nonprofit organizations to be part of fundraising events.

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When Venue Location
Jan 18 – 19 2018
Moody Performance Hall
Dallas, Texas, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 18 – 20 2018
Trustees Theater
Savannah, Georgia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 19 2018
Carrollton Cultural Arts Center
Carrollton, Georgia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 24 – 25 2018
Bear Tooth Theatrepub
Anchorage, Alaska, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 26 – 28 2018
John & Nancy Hughes Theater at Gorton Center
Lake Forest, Illinois, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 26 – 27 2018
Mariner Theater at Homer High
Homer, Alaska, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 29 2018
Sitzmark Bar & Grill
Girdwood, Alaska, US More Details
Feb 2 2018
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico, US More Details
Feb 2 – 3 2018
ASUNM Southwest Film Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US More Details
Feb 7 2018
The McCallie School
Chattanooga, Tennessee, US More Details

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 Image Gallery Festival Archives

Mountainfilm Staff and Board
November 21, 2017

Mountainfilm Hires Beraza as Festival Director

Mountainfilm has hired Suzan Beraza to take the reins of the 40-year-old organization as its festival director. The organization also announced this week that pioneering alpinist Conrad Anker will serve as its guest director in 2018.

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
November 6, 2017

Remembering Katie, Fred & Ross

Mountainfilm celebrates the lives of three festival luminaries: spitfire river goddess Katie Lee, 98; legendary climbing pioneer Fred Beckey, 94; and longtime festival tech guru Ross Krantz, 83.

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Initiatives + Grants

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

We are committed to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of the Mountainfilm festival. Grants are awarded to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter.

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The New Normal

The New Normal

At Mountainfilm, we believe that climate change is the most critical issue of our time. We also believe in grassroots movements and have spent nearly four decades sharing and celebrating their powerful stories.

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Mountainfilm for Students - Initiative

Mountainfilm for Students

Education is a primary element of Mountainfilm’s mission. We accomplish this in three ways: tour education, festival education and regional outreach.  The very nature of our programming — eye-opening adventure, environmental and cultural documentary films on contemporary issues — educates students by simply presenting exceptional content to contemplate, study and explore.

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