Our Mission

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah educates and inspires local audiences to create a better world through the power of film, people, stories and conversation in partnership with Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado.

History of Mountainfilm on Tour in Savannah

In 2009, Zelda Tenebaum brought Mountainfilm to Savannah. She had attended the Telluride, Colorado, festival for years and wanted to share this special event with the Savannah community. The Jepson Center for the Arts hosted our first festival and in 2010, Mountainfilm on Tour in Savannah found its current home at the beautiful Trustees Theater in downtown Savannah.

Festival Growth


Zelda talks about Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah

Mountainfilm Festival History

Started in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience. Year-round and worldwide, Mountainfilm takes a selection of festival films on the road. Mountainfilm on Tour reaches over 70,000 people in more than 150 locations. Wherever and whenever Mountainfilm is on tour, our mission to educate and inspire reaches beyond theater audiences. We aim to connect with local schools and youth groups by providing free educational filmscreenings reaching over 20,000 students worldwide. For more information on the festival or tour, please visit mountainfilm.org.