"I love documentaries because they teach us critical thinking, but Mountainfilm takes that a step further and transforms the critical thinking into critical living."
— David Charles Rodrigues, Director, Gay Chorus Deep South
Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues. 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, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.
Mountainfilm takes place on the traditional homelands of the Ute peoples.
"Mountainfilm is the single most inspiring event that I attend each year. It is a chance to rub elbows with modern-day heroes, with people who are actually making a difference. A chance to see films that would be lost. A chance to find out what’s really happening in the world and to meet people who are living their dreams." — Ace Kvale, Adventure Photographer
We screen notable feature documentaries, as well as short gems and rare films that our audiences otherwise might never have the opportunity to view. Please visit our festival archives for films that have been screened at previous festivals.
"All the best people I’ve ever known, I met at Mountainfilm." — Wade Davis, Ethno-Botanist
Every year, Mountainfilm hosts special guests, including speakers at the Moving Mountains Symposium, guest presenters, filmmakers, film subjects, judges, panel participants, artists and other luminaries. Feel free to browse through our rich archives to see some of the previous personalities who have graced Mountainfilm stages.