Mountainfilm Update: Announcing $12,000+ In Add’l Prize Money & New Award!

Mountainfilm Update: Announcing $12,000+ In Add’l Prize Money & New Award!

The 42nd annual Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Memorial Weekend, May 22 – May 25, is honored to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos is guest director.

Passes for the 2020 festival are selling out very very fast.

Go here for more about Mountainfilm’s Symposium on “Visionaries” and the guest director.

And scroll down for more about the over $12,000 in additional prize money and about the E-Bike, etc.


Thanks to Mountainfilm’s generous donors, filmmakers will see more financial support and a new award in 2020.

Supporting filmmakers has always been an important part of Mountainfilm’s mission and now, thanks to generous donors, the organization is able to generate a new “Women in Film Award” and over $12,000 in additional prize money at the 2020 event and future festivals.

The increase in award funding was made possible by individuals who strongly believe in the value of filmmaker support. Their donations upped nearly every existing Mountainfilm award, with both the Best Documentary Feature and Audience Choice Award seeing a significant increase from 2019’s $1,000 to $5,000 in 2020.

Details here.

Mountainfilm is raffling off one Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ Remixte. All proceeds help to ensure Mountainfilm’s important stories continue to be told.

The raffle supports Mountainfilm’s Commitment Grants and further its mission to support filmmakers. Not to mention, you will be reducing your carbon footprint in style!

The Rules:

1. Raffle tickets are $25 each. Retail value of bike: $2,750

2. Purchase as many raffle tickets as you’d like.

3. Drawing will be held Monday, May 25, 10 a.m.

4. Winner will be posted on Mountainfilm’s website and announced at the Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 25.

5. Winner need not be present to win.

Sponsored by Box Canyon Bicycles.

Enter Raffle here.

Festival passes are going fast

Passes for the 2020 festival are selling faster than ever. Early Bird Palmyra passes are sold out, and Fitzroys and Six Packs are almost gone. Here’s what Mountainfilm has left:

• Patron: Still available.
• Ama Dablam: Still available.
• Palmyra (regular price): Less than 300.
• Fitzroy: Sold Out!
• Six Packs: Sold Out!

The 2020 festival is shaping up to be full of inspiring films, visionary guests, and memorable events. If you haven’t purchased your pass yet, the only question is: What are you waiting for?

Passes & E-tickets:

New this year! Passes will now include a select number of e-tickets, depending on the pass level you purchase. E-tickets give you the option to reserve a spot in a program of your choice. That means less time waiting in lines and more time seeing the programs you want.

No worries Patron pass-holders. You will still get priority entry to all events and theaters, which means no waiting in line and no e-tickets required.

E-ticket FAQ.

Mountainfilm News:


How does Mountainfilm transform the tiny alpine hamlet of Telluride, Colorado, into a world-class documentary film extravaganza? Volunteers! For each festival, Mountainfilm relies on the true grit and devotion of 250 plus volunteers from around the planet.

Who can volunteer? Anyone 18 years or older and willing to smile endlessly, get his or her hands dirty, problem solve, work hard, and commit to an unforgettable four-day weekend.

In exchange for approximately 20 hours of work, volunteers receive a Palmyra Pass, which includes access to the Moving Mountains Symposium and entry to the Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony.

Volunteer info.

Symposium to spotlight Visionaries

Each year, Mountainfilm serves as a gathering place for people from around the globe who come to share their passion, ideas, and stories to inspire action. As is traditional, the festival kicks off with a meeting of the minds at the Moving Mountains Symposium. The 2020 symposium will welcome and illuminate the topic of “Visionaries.”

“Visionaries are people who are thinking about and planning for the future with wisdom and optimism,” said Festival Director Suzan Beraza. “A visionary brings hope and creative solutions for how we can move forward to a more sustainable world.”

Read more.

Let’s create a better world:

It is only through generous contributions that Mountainfilm can continue to use the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Your support truly makes a difference and helps us sustain our outreach beyond the festival through our worldwide tour, student programs, Commitment Grants, and Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship.

Every little bit helps, become a donor today.

Donate here.

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