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 Film Lineup 2018 Festival Schedule

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
May 31 2018
State Cinema
Nelson, New Zealand Purchase Tickets More Details
Jun 2 2018
Cairns Botanic Gardens
Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia Purchase Tickets More Details
Jun 4 2018
State Cinema
Nelson, New Zealand Purchase Tickets More Details
Jul 14 2018
The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen
Birmingham, United Kingdom Purchase Tickets More Details
Jul 14 2018
The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen
Birmingham, United Kingdom Purchase Tickets More Details
Jul 19 2018
Ritzy Cinema and Cafe
London, United Kingdom Purchase Tickets More Details
Jul 19 2018
University of Bristol Students' Union
Bristol, United Kingdom Purchase Tickets More Details
Jul 27 – 28 2018
Ridgway Town Park
Ridgway, Colorado, US
Aug 7 2018
The Savoy Cinema Heaton Moor
Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 10 2018
Cameo Cinema
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 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.

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Base Camp Outdoor Theater
May 22, 2018

The Freebie Guide to Mountainfilm

Passes for this weekend’s 40th Anniversary Mountainfilm Festival are sold out. But for those who failed to score a pass: don’t despair. The four-day festival features a plethora of free events.

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Pico Ayer
March 30, 2018

Mountainfilm Announces 2018 Theater Presenters

Festival Director Suzan Beraza said the lineup will offer new ideas from big thinkers, stories from old and beloved friends of the festival as well as stories the Mountainfilm audience hasn’t yet heard.

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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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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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Take Action

Take Action

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences, but another motivation underlies our mission: We want to help promote action toward positive change. One way to do that is to facilitate involvement between Mountainfilm audiences and important causes.

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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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