March 15th - March 28th

Mountainfilm on Tour 2021

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Mountainfilm on Tour – Saugatuck

Mountainfilm on Tour visits Saugatuck from March 18 to March 28 virtually at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.

Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The annual festival is held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, CO. Mountainfilm is a dynamic nonprofit organization and festival that celebrates stories of indomitable spirit and aims to inspire audiences through film, art and ideas.

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Mountainfilm

Dive (or jump, run, climb or swim) into our 4th annual Mountainfilm on Tour – Saugatuck virtual film programs. Mountainfilm celebrates adventure and the indomitable human spirit — we’re bringing that to you through a powerful digital festival experience plus exciting new outdoor activities.

We’ve curated an unforgettable lineup of films showcasing makers, thinkers, explorers, and doers from across the globe. All of which you can enjoy in your own living room or during a watch party with friends!

Plus we’ll get outdoors for our first Community Scavenger Hunt exploring our corner of the globe. This unique adventure will take you to new places, introduce you to new crafts, and maybe even change the way you think about a few things. Got kiddos? Check out our Family Film Box opportunity and make, learn, watch, talk, and play as a family!

A TWO-WEEKEND EVENT

Adventure: Stories of Impact

Scope it, shred it, send it, and tell it — meet the “hard-chargers”. This collection of short films tells stories of those who did not give up, back down or let their challenges define them. The program is 107 minutes long, but you’re welcome to hit pause or rewind at any point!

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A TWO-WEEKEND EVENT

The Medley: Environmentally Inspired

We have a passion for the planet – celebrating the wild places, spaces, people, and animals that inhabit our big green world. Mountainfilm stories span the gamut from adventure to activism, to passion and the pursuit of dreams. This diverse collection of short films showcases a variety of voices that illuminate the indomitable human spirit. This program is 110 minutes long, but you’re welcome to hit pause or rewind at any point!

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Image Credit: A Walk Through the Land of 1000 Hills

FAMILY PROGRAMMING

Film for Families Program

Give the gift of imagination and get ready for family film fun in the comfort of your home! This special opportunity is a joint partnership between the Outdoor Discovery Center and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.

The Film for Families Program includes a selection of family-friendly Mountainfilm on Tour shorts (sent via email) AND a box of thoughtfully-selected books, a hands-on project including all materials + kid-friendly instructions, as well as an invitation to our community scavenger hunt. Each Family Film Box includes supplies for (2) children. Family Film Boxes will be available for pickup from the Saugatuck Center for the Arts between March 15-18 during regular business hours. Want to download the scavenger hunt prior to the box pickup date? Access it here.

Each box includes supplies for (2) children. Film Boxes will be available for pickup from the Saugatuck Center for the Arts between March 15-18 during regular business hours.

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Image Credit: A Walk Through the Land of 1000 Hills

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COMMUNITY SCAVENGER HUNT

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Explore Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville through a filmmaker’s lens! Whether you’re watching our Mountainfilm on Tour – Saugatuck playlists or pursuing independent exploration — together we can all celebrate the spaces, places and people that make our little towns truly unique!

The random drawing will occur on April 1 and we will award (3) winners which will be notified by email and announced on Facebook and Instagram. The Winner will receive an SCA Art Pass valued at $50 which can be used for upcoming children’s summer camps, films, outdoor theatre or concerts, as well as an assortment of goodies and gift cards from our Film Festival sponsors including Modales Wines, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Outdoor Discovery Center, Uncommon Coffee Roasters and Farmhouse Deli.

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The virus has changed many of the ways that we live, celebrate, gather and create; but it can never stop our need to tell stories, share or connect. One thing this crisis is demonstrating is the value of staying connected. We support the tenacity of filmmakers, who are working through such strange times to tell stories that inspire, uplift and search for truth.

Together with Mountainfilm on Tour we have curated opportunities for you to sit back, relax safely and virtually tune into all kinds of thinkers, makers and doers from across the globe.

Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck Gold Sponsors

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ROGER & ANNE GAMACHE

ANDY KNIGHT & BEAU GRATZER

Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck Silver Sponsors

BARBARA & JOHN LUDLOW

In-Kind Sponsors