Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




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

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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 are open

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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

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.

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When Venue Location
Jan 18 2019
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale, Arizona, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 18 – 19 2019
Mariner Theater at Homer High
Homer, Alaska, US More Details
Jan 19 2019
Angel Fire RV Resort Clubhouse
Angel Fire, New Mexico, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 22 – 24 2019
Bear Tooth Theatrepub
Anchorage, Alaska, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 24 2019
Vali 3 Theater
Monte Vista, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 24 – 26 2019
Trustees Theater
Savannah, Georgia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 25 – 26 2019
John & Nancy Hughes Theater at Gorton Center
Lake Forest, Illinois, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 26 2019
Warren Station
Keystone, Colorado, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Jan 27 2019
Atlanta International School
Atlanta, Georgia, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Feb 1 2019
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 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.

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Governor Jay Inslee speaks at the 2018 symposium
October 16, 2018

Mountainfilm Announces 2019 Symposium Theme

Mountainfilm’s Moving Mountains Symposium has tackled a myriad of captivating subjects throughout the years and has never shied from the daunting challenge of creating a better and more just world.

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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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