Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




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

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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. 


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Fundraisers & Events


December 26  /  Sheridan Opera House  /  5:30 P.M. 

Join us for our Winter Shorts Annual Fundraiser featuring a silent auction and adventure short films!

Auction items include guided ice climbing, heli-skiing, Wagner Custom Skis, Mountainfilm Patron passes plus lunch with Guest Director Louie Psihoyos and more!

All proceeds support Mountainfilm in our mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Info & Tickets

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
Dec 11 2019
Ellen Theater
Bozeman, Montana, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 4 2020
Carrollton Center for the Arts
Carrollton, Georgia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 10 2020
Kampong Botanical Gardens
Miami, Florida, US
Jan 17 – 18 2020
Mariner Theater at Homer High School
Homer, Alaska, US More Details
Jan 18 2020
Spaulding Auditorium – The Hopkins Center
Hanover, New Hampshire, US
Jan 19 2020
Sitzmark Bar & Grill
Girdwood, Alaska, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 22 – 23 2020
Bear Tooth Theater
Anchorage, Alaska, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 23 – 25 2020
Trustees Theater
Savannah, Georgia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 24 – 25 2020
Gorton Community Center
Lake Forest, Illinois, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 24 2020
Soldotna Sports Center
Soldotna, Alaska, 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

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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