Mountainfilm is America’s premier festival of mountain, adventure, cultural and environmental film and video, celebrating its 30th year. Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.
THE MOUNTAINFILM history
Thirty years ago, a group of climbers and friends cut the ribbon on Mountainfilm in Telluride. Largely the plan of Telluride locals Bill Kees and Lito Tejada-Flores, the notion was inspired by Tejada-Flores’ trip to a film festival in Trento, Italy, to screen his newly minted Fitzroy and Kees’ idea that Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House would make an ideal setting for an American version of a mountain-related film festival. Throw in the available climbing and skiing, enough good beer, the best of the era’s 16mm films, and an idea got rolling. Add neighbor Royal Robbins, the American Alpine Club’s Bob Craig, and you could darn well print a letterhead. Former Climbing owner/publisher Michael Kennedy and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard joined up shortly thereafter and an idea crept toward becoming an institution. That first Mountainfilm consisted of a mere dozen or so films spaced out over three evenings. The daytimes were spent climbing. For over a quarter of a century, the Festival has sustained the founder’s dream—evolving (mutating perhaps) but still true to the core idea that friends, adventure, passion, and powerful ideas are as seductive as ever.
- RICK SILVERMAN, FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, 1993-2003
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Telluride, CO 81435 USA
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