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How to Mountainfilm in Telluride

Mountainfilm in Telluride: May 25–29, 2023

Welcome to another inspiring edition of Mountainfilm festival. Please take the time to read through our How to Mountainfilm in Telluride guide. This guide should act as your in-person festival sidekick and go-to spot for information.

  • Lineup & Schedule

    Our 2022 festival kickoffs with a free screening at our Base Camp theater on Thursday, May 26 at 8:30 p.m.

  • Festival Hospitality

    To pick up your festival pass, visit our Hospitality center located at 122 S.

  • Theater Information
    THEATER ACCESS INFORMATION ADDRESS
    Palm Theatre
  • Theater Access & Ticketing Information

    For guaranteed access to programs, passholders must reserve tickets on the festival schedule. You must

  • Events & Programs

    Amid the talks, walks, films and presentations, there are many events — so many that you could string together an entire itinerary withou

  • Mountainfilm App

  • Getting Around Town

    All venues are accessible by foot, bicycle, bus or gondola.

  • The Mountainfilm Store

    An array of official Mountainfilm apparel and gear is available at Bootdoctors, located at 236 S.

  • Where to Stay

    Accommodation options abound in Telluride & Mountain Village. Check out these offerings.

  • VOTING

    The Audience Choice Award gives the power to the people, allowing audiences to vote for their favorite feature of Mountainfilm 2022 with

  • Volunteering

    Mountainfilm is supported by an incredible crew of volunteers whose hard work and dedication bring the festival to life.

  • COVID-19 Info

    Mountainfilm aligns with San Miguel County COVID-19 policies and regulations.

  • Mountainfilm Online

    If you are unable to join us in-person, missed some films on your list in Telluride, or if you prefer the comfort of watching films at ho

Lineup & Schedule

Our 2022 festival kickoffs with a free screening at our Base Camp theater on Thursday, May 26 at 8:30 p.m. For those of you traveling to Telluride, we encourage you to arrive on Thursday – or before – to acclimate, find your bearings and get ready for the full festival which launches on Friday, May 27 in the morning and runs through mid-day on Monday, May 30. The full lineup of films can be found hereTo access the full schedule of festival events click the button below.

FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Festival Hospitality

To pick up your festival pass, visit our Hospitality center located at 122 S. Oak Street in downtown Telluride. If you have any questions during the festival, swing by Hospitality and chat with our team. This is also where lost and found will be located.

Hospitality Hours:
Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m
Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 Sunday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Theater Information

THEATER ACCESS INFORMATION ADDRESS
Palm Theatre

Ticketed venue

721 W Colorado Avenue

High Camp (Telluride Conference Center)

Ticketed venue

580 Mountain Village Blvd

Masons

Ticketed venue

200 E Colorado Avenue

Nugget

Ticketed venue

207 W Colorado Avenue

Sheridan Opera House

Ticketed venue

110 N Oak Street

Transfer Warehouse

Ticketed venue

201 S Fir Street

Library

All screenings and presentations at the Library are free to the public after passholders are seated.

100 W Pacific Avenue

Base Camp (Town Park)

Base Camp screenings are free and open to the public.

500 E Colorado Avenue

Theater Access & Ticketing Information

For guaranteed access to programs, passholders must reserve tickets on the festival schedule. You must wear your pass to be admitted into the venue. Please arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before the start of the program. For the uninterrupted enjoyment of all, theater staff will not grant access to a program once it starts. *If you don’t arrive at least 30 minutes in advance, you may lose your seat reservation as we will begin loading our stand-by ticket line. 

If you change your mind and want to attend a different program, you may cancel your existing reservation and create a new reservation up to two hours prior to the start of a program (pending availability). Passholders without a reservation must queue in the standby line for admission.

Once passholders in the standby line have been seated, public (non-passholders) will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Program tickets are $25. Credit cards only. Theater staff will keep a close eye on capacities and will turn people away in the stand-by line if they have no chance of getting in.

*Patron passholders have walk-up priority access at theaters and do not need to reserve program tickets in advance. If you are a Patron passholder, arrive at the theater 30 minutes before showtime to gain priority entry, there will be a separate Patron line.

ADVANCED RESERVATION PERIOD

Ama Dablam, Special Guest and Palmyra passholders can reserve a limited number of programs in advance, before the open reservation period, outlined below. These passholders can reserve one ticket per program during this window. If these passholders do not reserve their limited tickets early, they can make reservations during the open reservation period. Additional information will be provided to these passholders via email.

Ama Dablam and Special Guest passholders can reserve up to eight (8) programs in advance beginning on Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. MDT before Palmyra passholders and the open reservation period.

Palmyra passholders can reserve up to six (6) programs in advance beginning on Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m. MDT before the open reservation period.

OPEN RESERVATION PERIOD

Open reservations begin on May 23 at 10 a.m. MDT. At this time, Wasatch passholders may reserve up to eight (8) program tickets and Ama Dablam, Special Guest and Palmyra passholders may reserve tickets to unlimited programs.

All tickets can then be accessed in the Mountainfilm app. Please be aware that you must wear your pass to be admitted into festival venues.

NON-TICKETED THEATERS

Library Programs
All screenings and presentations at the Library are free to the public after passholders are seated. Theater staff will start handing out Q cards to people in the stand-by line 30 minutes prior to showtime. The Q cards will denote the order in which the stand-by line will load the theater. Staff will only hand out one Q card per person and everyone must be present (with their Q card) to enter when the time comes. 

Base Camp Outdoor Theater
Mountainfilm’s production team transforms the Telluride Town Park stage into a state-of-the-art outdoor theater called Base Camp. For four nights beginning Thursday, May 26, Mountainfilm beams films from this impressive screen under the stars to audiences who tote low-backed chairs, blankets and warm layers to the park for a special movie experience. The Base Camp gates open at 7 p.m. MDT. Films begin at 8:45 p.m. MDT nightly.
No tall chairs are allowed. If you can fit a soccer ball underneath it, it’s too tall. Dogs, glass and shelled nuts are also not allowed at Base Camp. 

TBA PROGRAMS 

TBAs screening take place on Sunday and Monday. Tickets for TBAs can be reserved in advance, but there will also be a stand-by line. You can find TBA information and updates on the Mountainfilm app.

Events & Programs

Amid the talks, walks, films and presentations, there are many events — so many that you could string together an entire itinerary without purchasing a pass, getting your yearly dose of inspiration, even if you don’t have a lanyard. The full schedule of events and programs will be announced on May 11.

Art Walk

Mountainfilm is partnering with Telluride Arts to celebrate and showcase the work of top visual artists and creatives with the Art Walk on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Be sure to stop by Telluride Arts HQ to view the work of multimedia artist Anna Brones, designer of this year’s festival poster. For full exhibition information, visit: telluridearts.org/tellurideartwalk

Free Range Programs

Mountainfilm is known for motivating people to get outside. In honor of this tradition, we collaborate with The North Face to offer Free Range programs. These events are centered around the mountains, forests, trails and Telluride’s rich history and take place on Saturday and Sunday – rain or shine! To participate, arrive at Elks Park 30 minutes prior to the event to sign up and join. In addition, The North Face meets daily in Elks Park to host daily Happy Hour conversations.

Coffee Talks

For candid conversations between fascinating guests, check out our Coffee Talks. These free events take place from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Coffee is not provided at these events.)

Ice Cream Social

Because who doesn’t like free ice cream? Our Ice Cream Social takes place Saturday afternoon on Colorado Avenue, between Aspen and Fir streets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Make sure to stop by and say hello to our festival sponsors stationed along Main Street.

Closing Picnic and Awards Ceremony 

To celebrate the final day of the festival, join us for our Closing Picnic and Awards Ceremony in the park from 1-4 p.m. The picnic is free for Palmyra, Ama Dablam, Special Guest and Patron passes. Individual tickets will be for sale at the picnic entrance for $30. The winners of the festival awards will be announced during the Closing Picnic. 

Mountainfilm App

The free Mountainfilm app is your festival guide. It contains your reserved tickets*, the festival schedule, film descriptions, event details and real-time festival updates — including TBAs and program changes. 
*You must wear your pass to be admitted into festival venues. 

The Mountainfilm smartphone app is available for download in the Apple app store and Google Play. Search for “Mountainfilm” in the app store to download the app onto your device. Once you download the app, sign into your Eventive account to manage your tickets and make reservations.  

Getting Around Town

All venues are accessible by foot, bicycle, bus or gondola.

  • The Palm, Base Camp, Sheridan Opera House, Nugget, Masons, Transfer Warehouse, Library, Ah Haa and Elks Park are all located in town and are accessible by foot, bicycle or bus. 
  • High Camp, Mountain Lodge and Hotel Madeline are located in Mountain Village. The free gondola runs between Telluride and Mountain Village daily from 6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. On Friday and Saturday during the festival, gondola hours are extended until 1 a.m. 

Bus Services

  • (SMART) San Miguel Regional Transportation offers regional transportation between Telluride, Norwood, Down Valley, Lawson Hill, and Rico. The SMART summer bus schedule will be updated on their website and available in May during the time of the festival. 
  • Galloping Goose: The free Galloping Goose shuttle bus runs a loop through Telluride every 10 minutes. (Check street signs for times and stops.) 

The Mountainfilm Store

An array of official Mountainfilm apparel and gear is available at Bootdoctors, located at 236 S. Oak St. This is also where you can find this year’s Mountainfilm poster by multimedia artist Anna Brones.

Where to Stay

If you're looking for a place to stay in Telluride or Mountain Village, please check out our Lodging Sponsors who graciously support our organization and offer special discounts for Mountainfilm attendees. There are also camping opportunities around Telluride but prepare for spring mountain weather. 

VOTING

The Audience Choice Award gives the power to the people, allowing audiences to vote for their favorite feature of Mountainfilm 2022 with a special recognition that focuses on celebrating the community of filmmakers. This award includes a $5,000 cash prize along with a one-of-a-kind cairn sculpture from renowned artist, R. Nelson Parrish. You get to help decide which feature film wins this coveted award. All you have to do is vote. For rules and information, visit our How to Vote page.

Volunteering

Mountainfilm is supported by an incredible crew of volunteers whose hard work and dedication bring the festival to life. If you are interested in volunteering – or know someone who is – we encourage you to apply now to become a festival volunteer. In exchange for approximately 20 hours of work, volunteers receive a complimentary Palmyra festival pass.

COVID-19 Info

Mountainfilm aligns with San Miguel County COVID-19 policies and regulations. Current county regulations do not require proof of vaccination or masks for indoor or outdoor events. Please be aware that these policies may change due to updates relating to infection rates, transmission data, variant development and local and federal regulations. For the most up-to-date information, please visit: https://covid-19-sanmiguelco.hub.arcgis.com/

Mountainfilm Online

If you are unable to join us in-person, missed some films on your list in Telluride, or if you prefer the comfort of watching films at home – then tune in for After The Fest Online. Our virtual programming brings films to couches and campervans around the world May 31 to June 7.

Our After the Fest Online pass includes access to Mountainfilm’s selection of films — for seven days of inspiration. You can purchase an individual After the Fest Online pass for $99. 

Access to After the Fest Online is included for all Patron, Ama Dablam, Palmyra and Special Guest passholders. Access to After the Fest Online is not included for Wasatch passholders. If you have a Wasatch pass and would like to participate in After the Fest Online, you can purchase individual tickets for $20 or a full online pass for $99.

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