Mountainfilm

Submit a Film

2018 film submissions will open on Nov. 1, 2017. Please read below for deadlines and specifics. 


If you have questions about the process, check out the Frequently Asked Questions or email us or give programming a call at 970-728-4123 ext. 12.

DEADLINES / FEES
Early: Dec. 15, 2017 (features $60, shorts $40)
Official: Jan. 12, 2018 (features $80, shorts $50)
Final: Feb. 5, 2018 (features $100, shorts $60)
*Features are defined as 40 minutes and above, shorts as less than 40 minutes.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
The webform will require approximately 15 to 30 minutes, and it must be completed in one session. Once you begin the form, your work will not be saved, so you must finish all the steps — including payment — and click SUBMIT for your entry to be received.

Before clicking on the link to fill out the submission form, please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Contact information
  • Film information including a short synopsis
  • Entry fee
  • A link to an online screener
  • Acceptance of Rights and Releases

ABOUT MOUNTAINFILM
Mountainfilm is America’s premier documentary film festival celebrating adventure, activism, culture, environment and indomitable spirit. We accept and screen feature and short films on a broad range of subjects. We are always interested in work that focuses on mountains, mountain culture and mountaineering, but we are also partial to films about people who are dedicated to changing the world. See a complete list of films from the 2017 festival here. Our symposium theme for 2018 is migration. We encourage you to submit films that discuss or address that topic.

AWARDS
Mountainfilm honors filmmakers and film subjects alike, awarding cash prizes that are announced at the Closing Picnic, Monday, May 28, 2018. View the 2017 award winners.

STUDENT FILMS


For student films, please contact entries@mountainfilm.org to obtain information about submitting with a student discount.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
All online film entries must be hosted by the filmmaker or a third party. (We recommend Vimeo.) All links must be active through April 15, 2018. Please do not include any promotional materials with your submission.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Film entries to Mountainfilm may be of any length, from any country and on any subject. Submitted films should either be in English or include English subtitles. If a film is selected for theater presentation at the festival, it is the responsibility of the filmmaker to provide Mountainfilm with either a DCP file or Apple ProRes file as exhibition copy by May 1, 2018.

QUESTIONS?
Call 970-728-4123, ext. 12 or email us.