Telluride Mountainfilm

Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979

Mountain Film Festival

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

Tickets for the 2017 festival are on sale now. 

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The theme for the 2017 festival is The New Normal.

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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.

Full Tour Schedule Host a Tour Show
When Venue Location
Jun 28 2017
The Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Aug 4 – 5 2017
Ridgway Town Park
Ridgway, Colorado, US
Aug 23 – 27 2017
Wheeler Opera House
Aspen, Colorado, US
Aug 26 2017
Winthrop Town Park
Winthrop, Washington, US
Sep 13 2017
Colorado College – Kathryn Mohrman Theater
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
Sep 15 2017
1900 Building
Mission Woods, Kansas, US
Sep 15 – 16 2017
Lone Peak Cinema
Big Sky, Montana, US
Sep 15 – 16 2017
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, New York, US
Sep 23 2017
Ojai, California, US
Sep 23 2017
High Point Theater
High Point, North Carolina, 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.

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May 22, 2017

And the Winner is...

Mountainfilm on Tour was honored to team up with longtime Mountainfilm sponsor Wagner Custom Skis — Telluride's homegrown ski company — for an exclusive giveaway for Mountainfilm on Tour attendees. To enter the contest, we asked people to share their favorite films from the tour and tell us how these films inspired them to take action.

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May 18, 2017

Thank You to the All-Star Tour Filmmakers and Guests

As we close out the 2016-17 Mountainfilm on Tour season, we’re filled with overwhelming gratitude for the filmmakers and guests who made this year’s efforts unforgettable. It was a record-setting year for the tour, reaching over 70,000 people worldwide, including 20,000 students. The tour serves an essential part of Mountainfilm’s mission to inspire audiences to create a better world, and we couldn’t do it without all the filmmakers who share their films on tour.

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April 4, 2017


Mountainfilm is thrilled to present a new look in 2017. The organization has grown tremendously over the last several years, and we felt it was time to evolve the brand into something striking and mem

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March 31, 2017

Mountainfilm Announces 2017 Theater Presenters

They have researched orangutans in the canopies of Borneo, kiteboarded across Greenland to run uncharted rivers, reported on the wars of Yugoslavia and kayaked the Grand Canyon blind. And they are coming to Telluride Mountainfilm.

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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

Mountainfilm Festival recipients of creative grants

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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The New Normal

At Mountainfilm, we believe that climate change is the most critical issue of our time. We also believe in grassroots movements and have spent nearly four decades sharing and celebrating their powerful stories.

At this year’s festival, we will join the millions of individuals, groups, agencies and organizations actively working to battle climate change.

This is our New Normal, and we invite you to help shape it. Toward this end, we encourage you to take action on our five key initiatives. We will celebrate you, and add you to our list of partners:

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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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