Mountainfilm in Telluride

  • CO

About Us

Mountainfilm is a film festival, of course – we bill ourselves as America’s leading independent documentary film festival. But we’re much more.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a pressing contemporary issue such as energy (2007), water (2008) and food (2009). In addition to films and speakers, the festival includes art exhibits, book signings, student workshops and a forum for other non-profit organizations aligned with Mountainfilm’s mission and programming.

Over and above these things, Mountainfilm is an assembly of people who have come together to see what the human spirit can achieve. Our festival is a place for understanding how another human being’s struggle is also our own; a place for both asking impossible questions and explaining the previously unexplainable; a place to learn, be inspired and to celebrate indomitable spirit.

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.