Telluride Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences, but another motivation underlies our mission: We want to help promote action toward positive change. One way to do that is to facilitate involvement between Mountainfilm audiences and the causes that are espoused by our filmmakers and presenters.
The Next Step program provides a platform for that interaction. At the festival, representatives from a diverse array of organizations, who are connected to the humanitarian, environmental, social and cultural issues explored in our programming, offer insight into their respective missions and a chance for festival attendees to engage directly and help make a difference.
In addition to catching up immediately after specific programs, both inside and outside theaters, people can take the “next step” toward engaging with causes by meeting with nonprofit and mission-based organizations during the Ice Cream Social, Reading Frenzy and Closing Picnic. We encourage everyone to take that step and spend time with frontline soldiers of the good fight.