Mountainfilm: Commitment Grants/Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship Finalists!

Mountainfilm: Commitment Grants/Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship Finalists!

During this time of uncertainty and change, Mountainfilm, based in Telluride, is honored to be able to continue to support filmmakers through Commitment Grants and the Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship. Both initiatives focus on powerful stories that embody Mountainfilm’s mission to inspire audiences to create a better world.

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“Filmmaker support has always been a crucial part of Mountainfilm’s ethos,” said Festival Director Suzan Beraza. “These programs help elevate stories of cultural and social significance around many of the most pressing issues of our time.”

“For both of the initiatives, we are committed to looking at how power and resources are distributed in the documentary film world and how small, multi-faceted film festivals like Mountainfilm can stand with filmmakers to help create a more equitable, sustainable world for independent filmmaking. Our goal is to help build a more fair and viable documentary field for the future,” added Program Manager Lucy Lerner.

From bioluminescence to Black and Latinx cyclists embarking on an Underground Railroad inspired bike tour – the topics this year range far and wide.

Even amidst an ongoing pandemic Mountainfilm received hundreds of proposals. Two independent juries thoughtfully sifted through the applications over the summer and narrowed the field to the projects listed below. The juries will conduct final deliberations to select winners which will be announced in late September.

The Emerging Filmmaker will receive a $2,000 cash award, yearlong mentorship support, and travel to Telluride to attend the festival over Memorial Day weekend.

For the Commitment Grants, a total of $30,000 will be awarded with grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.


Let’s create a better world

Now, more than ever, we need your support. It is only through generous contributions that we can continue our mission to use the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world

Donations will go a long way to ensure that Mountainfilm not only endures, but comes back in full force in 2022. Every little bit helps, become a donor today!


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