About The Mountain Film Festival

With a mission to enlighten, celebrate, and enrich, the Mountain Film Festival fosters appreciation for the art of movie making and its power to inspire and communicate a richness of ideas and cultures.  We accept films of all genres and especially encourage films with an emphasis on mountain culture, action sports, and environmental issues.

The Mountain Film Festival
recognizes and awards some of the world's finest and cutting-edge independent Feature Films, Shorts, Documentaries, Foreign Films, Student Films, Mountain Films, Adventure Sports Films, Music Videos, Animations, and Experimental Films. The event also features an annual Screenplay Competition.

Awards are presented in all of the main competition categories in a variety of tiers for top films and filmmakers. The coveted Grand Jury Award is presented to the best film in competition along with various Special Jury Prizes recognizing standout work.

The Mountain Film Festival along with its Mountain Film Awards, were created as a platform to provide recognition to the most finely made and exemplary films, screenplays, and those filmmakers, writers, and artists who demonstrate excellence and originality in their work and crafts.

The Mountain Film Festival is an awards based film and screenplay competition. Films are not physically screened for the public. Awards are announced on our official website as well as promoted via Internet. It is requested, though not required, that awards won be mentioned in the promotional materials of the films or projects being awarded.  Awarded films may be also displayed on our official YouTube channel and our social media channels at the discretion of the winning filmmakers.

The art of independent film and mountain culture are at the core of the Mountain Film Festival. We look forward to viewing your works and wish you the best in this year's competition!