Submission Information

2018 film submissions are now closed.

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.

*Features are defined as 40 minutes and above, shorts as less than 40 minutes.

Deadline Date Feature Short
Early Dec 15, 2017 $60 $40
Official Jan 12, 2018 $80 $50
Final Feb 5, 2018 $100 $60

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 — 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

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.

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.


For student films, please contact to obtain information about submitting with a student discount.

All online film entries must be hosted by the filmmaker or a third party. (We recommend Vimeo.) All links must be active through April 30, 2018. Please do not include any promotional materials with your submission.

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 a DCP file and Apple ProRes file as exhibition copy by May 1, 2018.

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