Telluride Mountainfilm

Telluride Mountainfilm

Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979

Tickets for the 2017 festival in Telluride, May 26-29, are on sale now.

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

The theme for the 2017 festival is The New Normal. 

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Telluride Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world. Make a gift to support the 2017 festival.

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Coolest Festival

May 26-29, 2017 / Telluride, Colorado

Annual Festival

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Telluride 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. 

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World Tour

Mountainfilm on Tour 

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

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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
Mar 30 2017
Lane Center at Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 31 – Apr 2 2017
Cradle Mountain Hotel
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia Purchase Tickets More Details
Apr 7 2017
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Charlotte, North Carolina, US Free Admission More Details
Apr 8 2017
Whiteside Theatre
Corvallis, Oregon, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Apr 12 2017
Lory Student Center Theater
Fort Collins, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Apr 14 – 15 2017
Montrose Pavilion Center
Montrose, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Apr 14 2017
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Pueblo, Colorado, US Free Admission More Details
Apr 17 – 18 2017
Singapore American School
Singapore, Singapore
Apr 18 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 20 – 21 2017
New Delhi, Delhi, India

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.

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March 23, 2017

Mountainfilm: One of Telluride’s Most Sustainable Festivals

In 2017, Mountainfilm’s symposium will address climate change with the theme The New Normal. Unlike typical years, however, this theme will go beyond the day-long symposium. The New Normal is a broad initiative that will suffuse the festival, alter Mountainfilm’s in-house operations and challenge us to effect positive change in our own community.

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March 23, 2017

Mountainfilm Launches The New Normal Initiative

Each year, Mountainfilm selects a timely and compelling topic for the theme of its Moving Mountains Symposium, which opens the festival with a series of presentations, panel discussions and break-out sessions around that theme.

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March 15, 2017

Mountainfilm Hosts Special Guests for March 23 Screening

In response to perennial feedback that audiences can’t catch every film and special guest during its jam-packed Memorial Day Weekend festival, Mountainfilm offers encore screenings of festival favorites throughout the year in Telluride. And the upcoming event has an added bonus: special guests and film subjects Sierra Quitiquit and Coffin Nachtmahr will be in the house.

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Mountainfilm announces new board member Nancy Donohue
March 7, 2017

Mountainfilm announces new board member Nancy Donohue

Executive Director Sage Martin describes Nancy as "a thoughtful leader in the charitable foundation sector whose depth of experience in finance is humbling. Nancy will be a strong addition to a dedicated board that works to advance the Mountainfilm mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world."

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February 27, 2017

Faces of Refugees

In 2012, Justin Clifton and I spent four weeks in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya working with FilmAid. Kakuma has a population of 175,000 people, relatively small by refugee camp standards. The refugees at Kakuma have fled their homes because of civil war, religious persecution, genocide or a myriad of other reasons. The camp is currently home to refugees from over 20 countries, seven of which President Trump is trying ban from travel to the U.S.

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Initiatives + Grants

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

Current Initiatives

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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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. Students are an important audience, and we aim to share Mountainfilm’s inspiring content with them because they may otherwise never experience it.

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The Next Step

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences, but there is another motivation underlying our mission: We want to help promote action toward positive change. One way to do that is to facilitate involvement between our audiences and the causes that are espoused by our filmmakers and presenters.

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