2021 Mountainfilm Award Winners | HollywoodGlee

Posted by Larry Gleeson

Final working day to take pleasure in!

Passes and particular person tickets are offered to witness all the award-winning films!

Below are the 2021 Mountainfilm Award Winners:

Viewers Selection AWARD

Buried was picked by Mountainfilm On the net attendees as the 2021 audience preferred. The movie transports us back again to March 1982 when a monster storm rolled into Alpine Meadows, 1 of the most avalanche-vulnerable ski resorts in the U.S. As directors Jared Drake and Steven Siig deliver a taut autopsy of that fateful party, critical gamers dig by unpleasant recollections to relive what happens when mother nature overwhelms.

Buried spoke intimately to Mountainfilm’s viewers, many of whom stay and play in the mountains and know the risk of avalanches firsthand. “We discovered throughout the weekend that people ended up pulling us apart telling us their stories of trauma, and we realized that this film was a really cathartic knowledge for everyone dealing with any type of trauma,” mentioned Drake, who attended Mountainfilm in Telluride alongside with Siig. “Being [in Telluride] and connecting with other filmmakers and seeing what the pageant is about was just phenomenal. Getting a element of it is a huge honor and to wander absent with the Audience Option is wholly surprising, we’re just speechless.”
Funded in Portion by Tully & Elise Friedman

College student Preference AWARD

Every year, substantial college students from the immersive Mountainfilm for Students program choose a movie they sense will most inspire their generation. This year, the award went to Black Ice, a film from Reel Rock 15 that was directed by Peter Mortimer and Zachary Barr. The film follows a team of climbers from Memphis, Tennessee who join famous climber Conrad Anker on an ice climbing excursion in Montana. In addition to providing a dose of action and experience, the film unflinchingly addresses the racial inequity of outside recreation and the communities exactly where it thrives. As one particular Memphis climber observes, “Montana is so white, it would make your eyes damage.”

When saying the award winner, participants in the Mountainfilm for Pupils method said that “Black Ice addressed so lots of relevant subject areas these kinds of as racial discrimination, childhood trauma, overcoming personalized fears, and developing community. Challenges that should really resonate with any technology both nationally and internationally.”

Funded by Telluride Academy and Tully & Elise Friedman

And the previously introduced Mountainfilm juried award winners are:

Most effective DOCUMENTARY Function

Greatest Shorter Movie

CHARLIE FOWLER Finest Adventure Movie
Just after ANTARCTICA 

Relocating MOUNTAINS

Ladies IN Movie

VIMEO Staff members Choose
ON Slipping

These movies are all at the moment accessible on Mountainfilm Online until Sunday, June 6 at 11:45 p.m. MDT. On the net pass or one application ticket listed here!

*Mountainfilm is a documentary movie festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues. Together with remarkable documentaries, the competition goes outside of the film medium by bringing collectively globe-class athletes, transform makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit.

Larry Gleeson at the 2019 Telluride Movie Festival.

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