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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MovieMaker Coolest Festivals Award Laurel

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

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When Venue Location
Oct 18 2019
High Desert Middle School
Globe, Arizona, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 19 2019
The Livery
Norwood, Colorado, US More Details
Oct 20 2019
The Warehouse at FTC
Fairfield, Connecticut, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 24 2019
Chase Community Center at Vermont Law School
South Royalton, Vermont, US More Details
Oct 24 – 25 2019
Baltimore School for the Arts
Baltimore, Maryland, US Free Admission More Details
Oct 25 2019
The Lyric Theatre
Blacksburg, Virginia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 25 – 26 2019
The Elks Theatre
Rapid City, South Dakota, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 26 2019
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Stowe, Vermont, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 27 2019
Robert Frost Auditorium
Culver City, California, US Purchase Tickets
Oct 30 2019
Davis Center UVM
Burlingon, Vermont, 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.

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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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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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