Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




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

Film Submissions for the 2020 Festival open November 1

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May 22–25, 2020 / 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. 

Film Submissions for the 2020 festival open November 1

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World Tour

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

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Upcoming Tour Shows

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado.

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When Venue Location
Sep 13 – 15 2019
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center & Lone Peak Cinema
Big Sky, Montana, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 18 2019
The Lyric
Fort Collins, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 18 2019
Riverwalk Theatre
Edwards, Colorado, US Free Admission More Details
Sep 19 2019
Capitol Theater
Eagle, Colorado, US Free Admission More Details
Sep 20 – 21 2019
Ojai Valley School
Ojai, California, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 20 – 22 2019
Throckmorton Theatre
Mill Valley, California, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 21 2019
Dao House
Estes Park, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 22 2019
Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort
Hakuba, Japan More Details
Sep 24 2019
Royal Geographical Society
London, London, United Kingdom Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 25 2019
Bijou Theatre
Knoxville, Tennessee, US Purchase Tickets 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.

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May 16, 2019

What's New at Mountainfilm 2019

New Reading Frenzy venue, The North Face in Elks Park, Mountainfilm Pitch Forum, more Mountainfilm’s 41st annual festival is on our doorstep; the event kicks off on Friday, May 24. As usual, it wil

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May 8, 2019

Mountainfilm Unveils 2019 Festival Films

Documentary lineup includes films about equity, human rights, indomitable spirit In two weeks, Mountainfilm screens will flicker to life with documentary films about some of today’s most fascinatin

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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

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

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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