Every year as the warm Colorado spring days begin to appear and the snow starts to melt away, the little town of Telluride opens back up to host the Mountainfilm Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. Movie goers from all over descend on the town to watch new documentaries that showcase stories about environmental, cultural, political, social justice issues, and because it's Colorado, climbing. Mountainfilm also hosts panel talks and live presentations with over 100 guest speakers ranging from world class athletes to visionary artists. Films will be released this Friday, 5/1.
However, as we all begin to accept our new normal lives with Covid-19, events like these are beginning to disappear. This is not the case for Mountainfilm Festival as they have decided to move all of their programming and presentations to an online platform.
The New Event
Mountainfilm Festival will give its ticket holders access to over 100 films, a symposium and additional presentations from May 15-25. While you may not be able to enjoy the film festival in picturesque Telluride, you will not miss a single moment from the comfort of your own home. The films range in length from short 3 minute clips to full feature length 90 minute movies. Take a quick moment to browse through the films, I promise there is something on there for everyone.
Bivvy Pass - $75 - View as many programs as you like during May 15-25. Full access to over 100 films, a symposium and additional presentations.
You will also have the option to purchase access to individual films starting at $10 each.
For those looking to view the films as well as make a donation to the festival, these passes may be for you:
Ama Dablam Pass - $1,250 - Full access to all programs as well as a $1,175 tax-deductible donation to support the festival.
Patron Pass - $5,000 - Full access to all programs as well as a $4,925 tax-deductible donation to support the festival.
As the website states, all you really need is a pass and an adventurous heart; that and a decent internet connection. Movie goers will be able to stream the event on a computer, as well as android and apple devices. Most major internet browsers are supported and a better internet connection will get you a better streaming quality. There are a few different ways to watch the films, The Mountainfilm Festival Virtual Festival Guide is a great source for trouble shooting needs.
Take this shelter at home time to soak up some new films and ideas from filmmakers across the planet. Even though we cannot be outdoors and travel, we can still explore the outside world virtually.