With new avenues for self-distribution and more online platforms for filmmakers, it gets easier every year to view docs even when it’s not festival season. Short films can often be seen on Vimeo, Youtube or a filmmaker’s website, along with, of course, at Mountainfilm on Tour shows. Longer films are trickier, but typically they follow a course that begins on the festival circuit before they find distribution, bask in a theatrical release or television run, and then go to DVD sales. With online video sites, such as Netflix, Amazon and iTunes, becoming more mainstream, however, many of these films can are more accessible than ever. Read More
Telluride Mountainfilm has announced its 2015 Commitment Grant recipients, whose projects tackle everything from a remarkable archaeological discovery in the Andes to an icy ocean adventure in the Pacific and forced deportation on the island of Hispaniola. Read More
They are home to graceful arches of sandstone and otherworldly badlands, of alligator-infested mangrove forests and bison-studded plains. Immense river canyons where time stretches beyond imagination, massive caves draped with stalactites, historic battle sites, the country’s hottest and driest desert and the tallest mountain in North America. Read More
Telluride Mountainfilm, with help from the Wilkinson Public Library, is launching a new program of free documentaries for the community on Oct. 4 with a screening of the award-winning film Frame by Frame.
As I rushed out the door to catch an early morning flight into Seattle, I received an alarming phone call from Paul Smotherman, host of the tour show in Winthrop, Washington. “It’s not good,” he said. “They’re evacuating the whole Methow Valley.” Paul, along with his wife Audrey, are the proprietors of the North Cascades Mountain Hostel and hosts of Mountainfilm on Tour. This was to be my second time bringing Mountainfilm to Winthrop and the second year in a row that wildfires have engulfed the valley in eastern Washington. Read More