Mountain Kids Film

Mountain Kids Film promotes and showcases intelligent, educational and inspiring cinematic works for children, teens, and their families. Much more than a series of kids films, Mountain Kids Film is an opportunity for children to gather with their community and have a shared experience, watch thought-provoking films and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss their experience. Having this enriching type of experience directly benefits youth, broadens their global awareness, and helps them become better global citizens.

This year we offer a Mountain Kids Film Program and a Mountain Kids Film Teen Program. Although both programs are intended for particular ages, most ages are welcome to enjoy these program. See below for details.


Mountain Kids Film Program

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 4 PM - CENTER FOR THE ARTS

This program has been generously sponsored by the Lange Family.

  • Intended for viewers age 4-12, but all ages are welcome and will enjoy.
  • Free for anyone 18 years and younger. Adults may use their festival pass or pay $12 at the door.
  • This screening includes a 30-minute intermission with activities from the Children’s Trailhead Museum as well as student-made films from local filmmakers. Join us outside (or on the Outdoor Stage in case of bad weather) for fun and activities! After the intermission, you'll have the chance to see films made my local filmmakers from the Trailhead Children's Museum Film Class, taught by Katie Hadar from Colorado Mesa University.

Bounce

Guillaume Blanchet
(Canada, 2015, 4 min)
I am not a good freestyle player, but I love to give it a try. For two years now, I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few countries with a ball as a faithful companion. Cheers to the greatest game of all!

Tomato Adventure

ShihChieh Chiu
(USA and Taiwan, 2012 , 2 min)
A tiny tomato experiences an unexpected journey through the kitchen to find its same kind. 

A Sea Turtle Story

Kathy Shultz
(Canada, 2012, 10 min)
A moving, stop-motion animated film that chronicles the life cycle of this critically endangered species.

Goat Herder...

Wildlife Crossing

Noro Drziak, Anthony Ho Wong
(Czech Republic, 2014, 6 min)
The story of a witty and dynamic love between two snails who must overcome the harsh reality that separates them - a road in the middle of the countryside.

Pasta Ya

Formic

Roman Kaelin, Florian Wittmann
(Germany, 2009, 4 min)
FORMIC tells the struggle of an ant residing in a skatepark.

Crested Butte Nordic Hits the Streets

Benjamin Swift
(USA, 2015, 5 min)
The Crested Butte Nordic Team's premiere music video, shot while training in West Yellowstone, Montana.

The Ridge

The Numberlys

Brandon Oldenburg & William Joyce
(USA, 2013, 11 min)
Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 live in a world where there is no alphabet - only numbers. One day, they set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity and jellybeans to their world.

Rolling in the Deep

Sounds of Nature

Simon Weber
(Switzerland, 8 min)
A boy who likes to play video games discovers that the forest can be just as thrilling.

Bottle

Kirsten Lepore
(USA, 2010, 6 min)
This stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

A Walk in the Woods

Tess Martin
(USA, 2012, 1 min)
Beware the forest, a beautiful yet treacherous.

Parker's 50 Favorite Things About Rivers

Skiing and Football - What could possibly go wrong?

Kristian Ussing Andersen
(Denmark, 2015, 2 min)
Two teams of skiers battle it out on the mountains of Norway for an epic game of Ski-Soccer.


Mountain Kids Film Teen Program

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 4 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE I

This program has been generously sponsored by the Lange Family.

  • Intended for viewers age 12-15. Please do not bring small children.
  • Free for anyone 18 years and younger. Adults may use their festival pass or pay $12 at the door.

The Ridge

Formic

Roman Kaelin, Florian Wittmann
(Germany, 2009, 4 min)
FORMIC tells the struggle of an ant residing in a skatepark.

Tomato Adventure

ShihChieh Chiu
(USA and Taiwan, 2012 , 2 min)
A tiny tomato experiences an unexpected journey through the kitchen to find its same kind. 

I've Just Had A Dream

Javi Navarro
(Spain, 2014, 7 min)
Irene is eight years old and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

Skiing and Football - What could possibly go wrong?

Kristian Ussing Andersen
(Denmark, 2015, 2 min)
Two teams of skiers battle it out on the mountains of Norway for an epic game of Ski-Soccer.

Bottle

Kirsten Lepore
(USA, 2010, 6 min)
This stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Crested Butte Nordic Hits the Streets

Benjamin Swift
(USA, 2015, 5 min)
The Crested Butte Nordic Team's premiere music video, shot while training in West Yellowstone, Montana.

Rolling in the Deep

Learning to Float

Brandan Calder
(USA, 2014, 20 min)
At the age of 12, Giovanni Douresseau weighed 280 pounds when he was taken on a surf trip. He fell in love with the feeling of riding a wave and met a mentor figure who helped him move past his tough, fatherless upbringing to completely change his life around. Ten years later, Giovanni has lost over 100 pounds and attempts to give underprivileged kids the gift of surfing that was given to him many years ago.