Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




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

40th Anniversary Book


MovieMaker Coolest Festivals Award Laurel

May 24-27, 2019 / 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 2019 Festival will open November 1, 2018

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

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
Oct 17 2018
The Lyric Theatre
Blacksburg, Virginia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 18 2018
Ron Robinson Theater
Little Rock, Arkansas, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 18 2018
The Egyptian Theater
Boise, Idaho, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 18 2018
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Culver City, California, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 19 2018
The Miracle Theater
Inglewood, California, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 21 2018
The Warehouse at FTC
Fairfield, Connecticut, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 25 2018
Salida High School Auditorium
Salida, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 26 2018
Ivy Ballroom at Surf Hotel
Buena Vista, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Oct 26 2018
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia More Details
Oct 26 – 27 2018
The Elks Theatre
Rapid City, South Dakota, 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

Award Winner Bing Liu
May 30, 2018

"Minding the Gap," "The Interpreters" Win Big at Mountainfilm Awards

Audiences at Mountainfilm’s 40th Anniversary Festival saw movies about incredible feats of climbing; remarkable young pinheads competing at the world’s premier science fair; elite athletes fueled by a plant-based diet; a one of a kind Supreme Court Justice and a delta teeming with wildlife in Botswana.

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Base Camp Outdoor Theater
May 22, 2018

The Freebie Guide to Mountainfilm

Passes for this weekend’s 40th Anniversary Mountainfilm Festival are sold out. But for those who failed to score a pass: don’t despair. The four-day festival features a plethora of free events.

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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

Take Action

Take Action

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences, but another motivation underlies our mission: We want to help promote action toward positive change. One way to do that is to facilitate involvement between Mountainfilm audiences and important causes.

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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

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.

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