Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Held every Memorial Day weekend, this documentary film festival showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues. 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, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.
After the festival, Mountainfilm on Tour hits the road, sharing the year’s most inspiring short films with communities around the world. Mountainfilm on Tour shows are hosted by a wide array of organizations, including outdoor retailers, schools and universities, corporations, environmental groups, theaters, local governments and individuals, all using it as an opportunity to create awareness and engage with their communities.
Join The Vail Symposium and Vilar Performing Arts Center for a screening of “Mountainfilm on Tour,” celebrating stories of indomitable spirit and inspiring audiences through film, art, and ideas. The featured films represent a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and engaging documentary films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Mountainfilm has been on tour since 1999 — it’s one way of extending the festival’s reach and delivering inspiring content to global audiences.