Submit A Film


Deadlines & Fees:

EarlyNov 17$50$30
Official Dec 22$60$40
LateJan 19$75$55

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

*Mountainfilm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and strongly believes in filmmaker support. Submission fees help fund our yearly Commitment Grants and Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship. Your submission fee is assisting filmmakers with production and post-production support!

Eligibility Requirements

Submission Guidelines

Rules & Terms

We collect submissions through FilmFreeway. If you don’t already have an account, you will need to create one.

Please be prepared to complete the application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You will need to provide the following:

Due to the number of submissions received, we cannot provide feedback on entries.

About Mountainfilm

Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Mountainfilm is a multi-dimensional festival that celebrates adventure, activism, social justice, culture, the 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 also showcase films about people who are dedicated to changing the world. See a complete list of films from the previous festival here.


Mountainfilm honors filmmakers for their extraordinary storytelling by awarding cash prizes that are announced following the festival. View the 2024 award winners.


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