Our mission is to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Student programming is a primary element of this mission and an important strategic goal for our organization. We work to connect with students through three initiatives:
1. Mountainfilm for Students on Tour
2. Regional Outreach
3. Mountainfilm Festival Camp
These programs expose students to fascinating subjects, new points of view, inspiring stories to ignite the imagination and broaden perspectives, as well as a dose of adrenaline-packed fun, the hallmark of Mountainfilm. Mountainfilm aims to share this content with students who would not otherwise be exposed to it.
MOUNTAINFILM FOR STUDENTS ON TOUR
Mountainfilm for Students is offered at no cost to K-12 public schools in conjunction with Mountainfilm on Tour shows. The program's pre-curated playlists are customized by grade level with informative and inspiring content. Classroom materials developed by teachers to align with Common Core Anchor Standards are available for select films.
Independently of the Tour, Mountainfilm for Students includes a Regional Outreach Program. Through grant and donor support, we connect with K-12 public schools throughout the Four Corners region to offer free film screenings. If you are a teacher or administrator at a public school in southwest Colorado or the Four Corners area and are interested in hosting a screening at your school, contact us for more information.
Mountainfilm collaborates with Telluride Academy to create a unique festival experience for local and regional students. This interactive program gives students unique access to films, filmmakers and festival events. The weekend culminates at the awards ceremony where the students present the Student Choice Award, a $600 cash prize to the festival film that they think will most inspire their generation.
Mountainfilm seeks to expand our reach to students, bringing the passion and vision of filmmakers to schools across the country. Contact us if you would like to get involved.