Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979



MAY 28–31, 2021 | TELLURIDE, CO

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


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May 28–31, 2021 / Telluride, CO

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. 

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

When Venue Location
Aug 15 – 16 2020
Parque Villa - Lobos
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Sep 6 2020
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, New York, US
Sep 18 – 19 2020
Evergreen Country Day School
Evergreen, Colorado, US More Details
Sep 23 2020
Bijou Theatre
Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Sep 23 2020
Cheyenne Civic Center
Cheyenne, Wyoming, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 23 2020
Penn State Great Valley
Malvern, Pennsylvania, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Sep 25 2020
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Midtown
Omaha, Nebraska, US
Sep 25 2020
The Lyric
Fort Collins, Colorado, US
Oct 1 2020
The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
Seattle, Washington, US
Oct 6 2020
The Loft Cinema
Tucson, Arizona, US

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

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

The Commitment Grant is focused on supporting documentary filmmakers in production or post-production stages.

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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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