2016 Mountainfilm Festival Information
May 25th- May 30th, 2016
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Moutainfilm Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.
(See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for festival pics from 2010 to today.)
The 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival took place May 22-25, 2015.
Telluride Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. We select approximately 85 films each year from around the world, and they are curated alongside guest presentations, a symposium, parties, scheduled conversations, book signings and musical events to create a full weekend event like no other.
Repeat festival attendees have come to love the events as much as the films. The festival begins on Friday morning with a symposium that's followed by the Gallery Walk on Friday afternoon. Films and presentations begin Friday night and run through Monday afternoon. During the festival weekend, guests can enjoy Town Talks, the Ice Cream Social, the Reading Frenzy, special programs at The Library, free movies under the stars at Base Camp Theatre and programs comprised of short films, such as Adrenaline and Kidz Kino. The Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony closes out the annual festival on Monday afternoon.
Choosing the films and scheduling events requires time. The complete Telluride Mountainfilm 2015 schedule will be posted in mid-May.
The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival began in 1979 as an opportunity for climbers and mountaineers to enjoy the Telluride outdoors by day and watch films about the mountains and mountain culture by night. It has evolved over the decades to enbrace a much wider and more diverse audience. The programming now stretches to the leading edges of contemporary social, cultural, and environmental issues.
An orientation towards activism has increasingly defined MountainFilm Telluride since the mid-90's, a function of both leadership as well as a growing public appetite to engage with modern challenges.
MountainFilm bills itself as America's leading independent documentary film festival. Additionally, the program includes a full-day symposium on pressing contemporary environmental issues: energy (2007), water (2008), food (2009), the extinction crisis (2010), activism (2011), population (2012), and climate solutions (2013). The weekend also features art exhibits, book signings, student workshops, and forums for aligned non-profits and related projects.