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May Festivals: 2011 Mountainfilm... the kick-off

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As the last two weeks of May come to a close and Mother Nature decides to leave Jack Frost behind, festival season makes it's yearly debut with the awe-inspiring Mountainfilm—a festival for those wanting to find the inspiration to create change. 

Change: verb; to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's opinion; to change the course of history.

No matter how you define the word, the idea of moving forward for a greater good is the end result. And with the films shown at Mountainfilm each year, most attendees say they leave Telluride after the 4-day festival with a need to—make a difference, metamorphasize, transform, revise—change something in their lives and the world. 

It's not just about movies, though. Outside of film screenings, Mountainfilm offers directorpresentations, panel discussion, talks, live performances and more. During this 33rd year of the festival continues to promote initiatives old and new. From Coffee Talks to Ice Cream Socials, Mountainfilm offers a variety of activities to engage audiences of every age, race and creed. 

Check-out this First Decent video created by Eddie Bauer. It's a great overview of Mountainfilm:

New to the festival for 2011, Mountainfilm wants to know, how has Mountainfilm inspired you? Throughout the festival, staff members will be see around town with the "inspiration board" and will ask you to write about how the festival has inspired or changed you. Each individual to participate will have their picture taken and it will be posted on Mountainfilm Facebook and Flickr (get your 15 minutes!). Mountainfilm is also taking entries of inspiration prior to the festival. Find out more information about how you can submit here

Another new feature this year: Mountainfilm will offer FREE film viewings at 'Base Camp'—an outdoor theatre on Telluride Town Park's main stage. Four viewings will take place starting May 25th through May 29th at 9 p.m. Bring a blanket, food, drink and a friend out for a night of complimentary inspiration. 

Not able to come but still want to know what is going on during this year's Mountainfilm? Follow the Telluride Tourism Board on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to see videos, interviews and minute-by-minute updates on all that's going on this Memorial Day Weekend! 

Buy your pass to the 2011 Mountainfilm here.

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