Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

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A celebration of the environment and the human spirit, this Telluride-based film festival is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is again hosting the film festival in 2013. One of our favorite annual events, the festival, which brings the best films from weeklong festival in Telluride, is a benefit for trail maintenance and wilderness stewardship in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. We’ll be returning to Boise, Missoula, and Moscow in 2013 to bring you world class films that benefit our local wilderness and trails. And for the first time, we’ll be bringing the festival to Spokane!

This year’s festival will be better than ever, with gripping outdoor adventure films, a huge raffle filled with outdoor gear and trips, local beer at each event, and tons of fun. See below for a full list of details and to buy tickets to the event nearest you.

Head to the Mountainfilm in Telluride official site for more information about the Mountainfilm Festival. See you there!

To see a list of the films that will be shown in 2013, click here!

Outside The Box

In 2011, Anna Stohr and Juliane Wurm came to the U.S. to prepare for the Boulder World Cup. Part of their training included time with Lynn Hill. While the two young women are at the top of their sport, they realize they still have a lot to learn from Hill, who was the first person to free the Nose in Yosemite (which is considered to be one of the most impressive climbing feats in the twentieth century). Hill introduces Stohr and Wurm to crack climbing in Utah. 15 mins.

I Believe I Can Fly

Count on the French for the latest invention in the realm of highlining, speedflying and, er, line jumping? Whatever you call this cross between highlining, bungee jumping and BASE jumping that filmmaker Seb Montaz-Rosset highlights in this teaser of I Believe I Can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies), it certainly is crazy. And entertaining. As onlookers watch in terror, the Frenchmen have us convinced, if only for a moment, that they can truly fly. 5 mins.

Blue Obsession

The Mendenhall Glacier in southeast Alaska offers an otherworldly landscape — fields of crumpled ice, massive hunks of blue, glassy caves and all manner of frozen water. It’s beautiful, but it’s also ephemeral: The glacier is in a state of retreat. Climber Alan Gordon has been exploring the glacier for years, watching as old features melt away and new ones are revealed, and now he’s determined to document its stunning but fleeting scenery before it disappears forever. Blue Obsession, a film about his mission, offers a short and gorgeous portrait of a landscape in flux. 8 mins.

The Way Home: Returning To The National Parks

“You shouldn’t have to convince people to go to paradise,” says Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson. As an African American, he is unsettled by the fact that only 1 percent of those who visit Yosemite share his race. The Way Home: Returning to the National Parks follows the brief journey of a group of African American seniors from Los Angeles, California, as they experience these sacred lands. 9 mins.

The Denali Experiment

In 2011, The North Face assembled an eclectic team of athletes for a ski expedition up Denali, the hulking 20,320-foot mountain that rises from a snow-clad range in Alaska’s interior. The trip, captured in Camp 4 Collective’s film The Denali Experiment, brings together an unexpected mix of new-school talent and mountaineering veterans, matching the likes of Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, the spine-ripping star of ski films by Teton Gravity Research, with experts of the high mountains, such as Conrad Anker and Telluride’s Hilaree O’Neill. The result? 13 mins.

The Right To Play

Were his Olympic speed-skating gold medals in 1994 his only legacy, Norwegian Johann Olav Koss might have just become another athlete living off dusty accomplishments. Instead, Koss used the same singular determination and focus that took him to the top of his sport to make a difference in the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable and victimized children. 44 mins.

Industrial Revolutions

There seems to be no end to what Danny MacAskill can do on a trials bike, whether it be on the streets of Dunvegan, Scotland, or in an abandoned industrial train yard. Ben Howard’s song “The Wolves” artfully underscores MacAskill — whose bike seems almost an extension of his body — as he performs electrifying tricks in unexplored places. 5 mins.

2013 Film Screenings

  • Apr 10
    Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in Spokane

    Bing Crosby Theater
    901 W. Sprague Ave.
    Spokane, Washington

    Map/Directions to Location

    General Admission: $14 ($12 ticket plus $2 Bing Crosby Theater restoration fee)
    Student Admission: $12 ($10 ticket plus $2 Bing Crosby Theater restoration fee)

    Tickets available starting March 15 at:

         • The North Face
         • Online through TicketsWest
         • Online through the SBFC website below

    Purchase Tickets Here

    Tickets no longer available online, but may be purchased at the Bing Crosby Theater box office starting at 6PM on April 10.

    Tickets purchased through the SBFC website before April 1 will be mailed to your street address, tickets purchased through the SBFC website on April 1 or later will be held at Will Call at the Bing Crosby Box Office and can be picked up on the day of the show.

    Spokane Films Sponsored By:

    Headline_Jackson_Kayaks   Headline_Inlander   

    Platinum_Bumble_Bar   Platinum_MRO

    Gold_Faucets_N_Stuff   Gold_GSI   Gold_Hotel_Ruby   Gold_Whites_Boots   Gold_Bing_Crosby_Theater

    and also Osprey Packs, Cabela's, Omega Pacific, and Smith Optics
  • Apr 11
    Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in Boise

    Egyptian Theatre
    700 W. Main St.
    Boise, Idaho

    Map/Directions to Location

    General Admission: $12
    Student Admission: $10

    Tickets available starting March 15 at:

         • The North Face
         • Sierra Trading Post
         • REI Boise
         • Online through the SBFC website below

    Purchase Tickets Here

    Tickets no longer available online, but may be purchased at the Egyptian Box Office beginning at 6PM on the day of the show.

    Tickets purchased through the SBFC website before April 1 will be mailed to your street address, tickets purchased through the SBFC website on April 1 or later will be held at Will Call at the Egyptian Box Office and can be picked up on the day of the show.

    Boise Films Sponsored By:

             Sockeye   

             

    Gold_Cascade_Outfitters   Gold_Modern_Hotel

    and also D. L. Evans Bank, Idaho River Sports, Omega Pacific, Smith Optics, Joy Ride Cycles, Steve Steubner, and Go Lite
  • Apr 12
    Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in Missoula

    Wilma Theatre
    131 S. Higgins Ave.
    Missoula, Montana

    Map/Directions to Location

    General Admission: $12
    Student Admission: $10

    Tickets available starting March 15 at:

         • REI Missoula
         • The Trailhead
         • Online through the SBFC website below

    Purchase Tickets Here

    Tickets no longer available online, but may be purchased at the Wilma Box Office beginning at 6PM on the day of the show.

    Tickets purchased through the SBFC website before April 1 will be mailed to your street address, tickets purchased through the SBFC website on April 1 or later will be held at Will Call at the Wilma Box Office and can be picked up on the day of the show.

    Missoula Films Sponsored By:

    Headline_Indy   Headline_Montana_Headwall   Headline_Alphagraphics   Headline_The_Trail_1033   Headline_MRO

    REI   NRS   Kent_Brothers_Automotive

    Gold_SBS_Solar   10000_Waves   Gold_Missoula_Indoor_Ads   Gold_Axis_PT   Gold_Double_Tree   Gold_Aerie   Gold_WRI

    and also Bernice's Bakery, Omega Pacific, and Smith Optics
  • Apr 13
    Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in Moscow

    Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
    508 S. Main St.
    Moscow, Idaho

    Map/Directions to Location

    General Admission: $12
    Student Admission: $10

    Tickets available starting March 15 at:

         • Hyperspud Sports
         • Online through the SBFC website below

    Purchase Tickets Here

    Tickets no longer available online, but may be purchased at the Kenworthy Box Office beginning at 6PM on the day of the show.

    Tickets purchased through the SBFC website before April 1 will be mailed to your street address, tickets purchased through the SBFC website on April 1 or later will be held at Will Call at the Kenworthy Box Office and can be picked up on the day of the show.

    Moscow Films Sponsored By:

    Headline_MRO

    Gold_Osprey   Gold_Hyperspud

    and also Cascade Gran Fondo, Omega Pacific, and Smith Optics