Every year, the summer season in Telluride officially kicks off with the Mountainfilm Festival. This festival may not yet attract the masses like Bluegrass & Telluride Film Festival, but it definitely has a devoted, slightly cultish following that is growing year after year. Telluride Mountainfilm is unique in that it strives to deliver films with a purpose – political hot topics, environmental causes, adventurous pursuits are usually prevalent themes. Not only does Mountainfilm deliver a stellar lineup of hot topic films, but the events surrounding the festival, like the Ice Cream Social, Reading Frenzy, Base Camp Theatre & Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony. It is truly a wonderful weekend of education & entertainment for the whole family, a a fabulous time to enjoy Telluride, before the summer crowds roll in.
Mountainfilm just announced it’s lineup for 2016 in a press release issued May 6.
“Our lineup this year is particularly stellar, and I find it gratifying that we’re premiering more and more documentaries as filmmakers understand that Mountainfilm is a terrific place to launch their labors of love,” said David Holbrooke, festival director of Telluride Mountainfilm. “Aside from the knockout features, the quality of our short films exceeds anything I’ve ever seen in my time programming the festival. We’re particularly excited to show docs by filmmakers who sat in our audience and were inspired to make films of their own.”
Premiering films include Almost Sunrise, a beautifully made film about veteran reintegration, moral injury and a pair of Iraq veterans who walk across America to heal themselves after their harrowing service, and Sea Gypsies, a nautical documentary about a rambunctious crew of wanderers who sail through some of the most challenging waters on the planet (also a Mountainfilm Commitment Grantee). Mountainfilm is also looking forward to screen several feature docs that won grand prizes at other festivals. Among these: The Great Alone, (Banff) about multi-time Iditarod winner Lance Mackey;Jim, (Sundance) about the murdered journalist James Foley; Do Not Resist,(Tribeca) an exposé of the frightening militarization of America’s police force; andLife, Animated (multiple festivals), which tells the story of an incredible family that used Disney films to communicate with their autistic son.
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