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.

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When Venue Location
May 5 2017
Hess Auditorium
Deerfield, Massachusetts, US More Details
May 6 2017
St. Paul's School
Concord, New Hampshire, US
May 7 2017
Mattison Auditorium at Kent School
Kent, Connecticut, US Free Admission More Details
May 16 2017
The Ritz Cinema
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia 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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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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March 23, 2017

Mountainfilm: One of Telluride’s Most Sustainable Festivals

In 2017, Mountainfilm’s symposium will address climate change with the theme The New Normal. Unlike typical years, however, this theme will go beyond the day-long symposium. The New Normal is a broad initiative that will suffuse the festival, alter Mountainfilm’s in-house operations and challenge us to effect positive change in our own community.

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March 23, 2017

Mountainfilm Launches The New Normal Initiative

Each year, Mountainfilm selects a timely and compelling topic for the theme of its Moving Mountains Symposium, which opens the festival with a series of presentations, panel discussions and break-out sessions around that theme.

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March 15, 2017

Mountainfilm Hosts Special Guests for March 23 Screening

In response to perennial feedback that audiences can’t catch every film and special guest during its jam-packed Memorial Day Weekend festival, Mountainfilm offers encore screenings of festival favorites throughout the year in Telluride. And the upcoming event has an added bonus: special guests and film subjects Sierra Quitiquit and Coffin Nachtmahr will be in the house.

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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

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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