Since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s
longest-running film festivals. Through the years, the festival has
always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more
than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their
In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.
Beyond the festival and traveling tour, Mountainfilm endeavors to support, educate and motivate through various initiatives, including continued commitment to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of the Mountainfilm, while helping to promote action toward positive changes. In addition to these initiatives, the festival itself is made up of many moving parts, so here's a breakdown of what Mountainfilm does:
Mountainfilm on Tour
Year-round and worldwide, Mountainfilm takes a selection of festival films on the road. They 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.
Mountainfilm for Students
Expanding their reach, Mountainfilm is dedicated to sharing their inspiring mission with students around the world. Mountainfilm for Students offers educational opportunities for students at the festival and year-round school programs in the region.
About Telluride Mountainfilm
Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining.