America’s premier event of adventure, culture, and mountain lifestyle, Mountainfilm in Telluride will celebrate its 30th festival this May 23-26, 2008. What began as an ode to climbing and mountain living, has evolved into a four-day experience that draws athletes, artists and activists from around the world.

The selection of short and feature-length films promises to inspire and challenge audiences. The full matrix of films will be available online the second week of May. Check out the website now for an early peak of this year’s selections.

In addition to showcasing the art of documentary filmmaking, Mountainfilm in Telluride seeks to explore critical and compelling issues facing societies around the world. A few highlights from the upcoming line-up of non-film events include:

  • “Moving Mountains Symposium on Water”

  • “Tribute to the Late Sir Edmund Hillary” hosted by David Breashears

  • “Foreign Policy Roundtable, Hot Spots Around the World” with Christiane Amanpour, Richard Holbrooke, Roger Cohen and Samantha Power

  • “The Village Green,” a discussion Ashton Hayes, England, and its efforts to be carbon neutral

The roster of special guests is like a “who’s who” in the world of travel, art, adventure and environmental awareness. With the depth of its culture and sophistication, Mountainfilm still maintains its decidedly relaxed and inviting vibe.

Mountainfilm in Telluride is consistently praised by its guests as one of the most important and moving events of their lives. Early bird tickets are on sale through May 1, 2008. For more information, or to purchase tickets for the 30th annual Mountainfilm in Telluride, please visit