Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




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


New 2020 Festival Dates: May 15–25

2020 Films Purchase Passes

Have a pass or want to purchase an individual program ticket?
Head on over to the Virtual Festival

Virtual Festival Virtual Help Guide


Now, more than ever, we need your support.
Donations will go a long way to ensure that Mountainfilm endures and comes back strong in 2021.



May 15–25, 2020 / Join Us Online

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. 


New 2020 Festival Dates: May 15–25

2020 Films Purchase Passes Virtual Festival

Win an E-Bike

Mountainfilm is raffling off one Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ Remixte

Help us ensure that important stories are both told and heard.
All proceeds from our raffle will support our Commitment Grants to support filmmakers.
Not to mention, you'll be reducing your carbon footprint in style.

Winner need not be present to win.

Raffle Ticket: $25
Retail Value: $2,750

Enter Raffle

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 15 – 16 2020
Parque Villa - Lobos
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Aug 15 2020
Dao House
Estes Park, Colorado, US
Aug 28 2020
Sonoma Land Trust
Santa Rosa, California, US
Sep 4 – 6 2020
Mazama Ranch House
Mazama, Washington, US More Details
Sep 11 2020
Chautauqua Community House
Boulder, Colorado, US
Sep 11 2020
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, New York, US
Sep 16 2020
Brighton Open Air Theatre
Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 18 – 19 2020
Evergreen Country Day School
Evergreen, Colorado, US More Details
Sep 22 2020
Lincoln Theater
Damariscotta, Maine, US More Details
Sep 23 2020
Cheyenne Civic Center
Cheyenne, Wyoming, US Purchase Tickets 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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