2008 Winners


The Mountain Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 film and screenplay competitions.

Grand Jury Prize
First Ascent
Directed by Peter Mortimer









Best Feature Film

Rain in the Mountains
Directed by Joel Metlen









Best Documentary Film
Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea
Directed by Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer









Best Environmental Film

Tamdin’s Journey: A Tibetan Village Project
Directed by Christopher Kugelman









Best Adventure Sports / Best Mountain Film

First Ascent
Directed by Peter Mortimer










Best Director
Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer
Pleasures and Plagues on the Salton Sea









Best Animation 

Creepers
Directed by Mark Simon










Best Music Video
Beyond Grand Canyon
Directed by Michael Fatali
Composed by Nicholas Gunn









Best Short Film

To Build a Fire
Directed by Dave Main and Mark Dissette

Best Student Film
Black Tale
Directed by Kristin Glover and Stefanie Misztal

Best Foreign Film
The Offering
Directed by Paul Lee


Best Actor
Laurance Tan
The Offering


Best TV Pilot
The Little Woody Show
Directed by David Thrasher


Screenplay Competition

1st Place Screenplay

Que Lastima
Written by Robert Mazzona

2nd Place Screenplay
Wall of Nanking
Written by Ming Lai