Celebrating Indomitable Spirit Since 1979




Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

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May 25-28, 2018 / Telluride, Colorado

Annual Festival

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes. 

2018 Symposium Theme - Migration

World Tour

Mountainfilm on Tour

Year-round and worldwide, we take a selection of best-loved festival films on the road.

About the Tour Upcoming Tour Shows Host a Tour

Upcoming Tour Shows

Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the festival archives. We present both single-event and multi-day shows, hosted by a wide array of organizations, including schools and colleges, corporations, community groups and theater operators. We are called upon often by nonprofit organizations to be part of fundraising events.

Full Tour Schedule Host a Tour Show
When Venue Location
Mar 23 2018
Henrico Theater
Henrico, Virginia, US More Details
Mar 23 2018
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Saugatuck, Michigan, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 23 2018
Union House Theatre - University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria, Australia Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 24 2018
Dendy Cinemas
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Purchase Tickets More Details
Mar 27 2018
Openair Cinema
Christchurch, New Zealand Purchase Tickets More Details
Apr 2 2018
Mattison Auditorium at Kent School
Kent, Connecticut, US Free Admission More Details
Apr 4 2018
Mt. Carmel Auditorium at Quinnipiac University
Hamden, Connecticut, US Free Admission More Details
Apr 5 2018
Luna Leederville
Leederville, Western Australia, Australia Purchase Tickets More Details
Apr 6 2018
Smith Middle School
Glastonbury, Connecticut, US Purchase Tickets More Details
Apr 6 2018
Cheyenne Civic Center
Cheyenne, Wyoming, US Purchase Tickets More Details

News & Views

Mountainfilm is more than simply a festival or world tour, it's a community. We follow the folks featured in the festival long after their Mountainfilm appearance and interact with our audience members in the real and virtual worlds. The News & Views section of our website features news on issues, themes and personalities we hold dear and also includes opportunities for views into Mountainfilm's past, present and future with videos, photo galleries, festival archives and more.

Mountainfilm News Watch Mountainfilm Image Gallery Festival Archives

2011 Mountainfilm Festival
March 5, 2018

40 Years of Films, Inspiration and Mountains

I realized that my experience with Mountainfilm since the early 2000s only scratched the surface of an organization that already had deep roots in the world of climbing, mountaineering and exploration.

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Mountainfilm Staff and Board
November 21, 2017

Mountainfilm Hires Beraza as Festival Director

Mountainfilm has hired Suzan Beraza to take the reins of the 40-year-old organization as its festival director. The organization also announced this week that pioneering alpinist Conrad Anker will serve as its guest director in 2018.

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Initiatives + Grants

While the annual festival and world tour occupy a lot of Mountainfilm’s focus and energy, they are not all that we do. These initiatives also inspire us throughout the year.

Current Initiatives

Mountainfilm Festival recipients of creative grants

Commitment Grants

We are committed to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of the Mountainfilm festival. Grants are awarded to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter.

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The New Normal

The New Normal

At Mountainfilm, we believe that climate change is the most critical issue of our time. We also believe in grassroots movements and have spent nearly four decades sharing and celebrating their powerful stories.

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Mountainfilm for Students - Initiative

Mountainfilm for Students

Education is a primary element of Mountainfilm’s mission. We accomplish this in three ways: tour education, festival education and regional outreach.  The very nature of our programming — eye-opening adventure, environmental and cultural documentary films on contemporary issues — educates students by simply presenting exceptional content to contemplate, study and explore.

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