"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, adventure, 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.
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 the Minds Moving Mountains Speaker Series, 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.