Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




MAY 26–30, 2022 / TELLURIDE, CO




Grant & Fellowship Applications are open

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May 26–30, 2022 / Telluride, CO

Mountainfilm 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. 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, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.

Mountainfilm takes place on the traditional homelands of the Ute peoples.

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World 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

When Venue Location
Aug 7 2021
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Savannah, Georgia, US Free Admission More Details Live Event
Aug 19 2021
Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, South Carolina, US Purchase Tickets More Details Live Event
Aug 20 – 21 2021
Hartwell Park
Ridgway, Colorado, US Free Admission More Details Live Event
Aug 20 2021
Alta, Utah, US Purchase Tickets More Details Live Event
Aug 27 2021
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, New York, US Live Event
Aug 28 – Sep 15 2021
Sao Paulo, Brazil Virtual
Sep 24 2021
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois, US Live Event
Sep 24 2021
Chautauqua Community House
Boulder, Colorado, US Live Event
Sep 25 2021
Ventura River Steelhead Preserve
Ojai, California, US Live Event
Oct 7 2021
The Lyric Theatre
Blacksburg, Virginia, US Live Event

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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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

Our Commitment Grants are focused on supporting documentary filmmakers in production or post-production stages.

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Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship

Our Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship is focused on supporting documentary filmmakers in production or post-production on their first or second documentary.

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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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