2019 Festival

February 14-17, 2019 | Flagstaff, AZ

Peter McGlaughlin playing music at Dark Sky Brewing

Photo by Ben Crawford 

The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival highlights a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking social, environmental, outdoor-adventure and indigenous films from around the world. The host city of Flagstaff — just one hour south of the Grand Canyon and two hours north of Phoenix — is a thriving university town with over 65,000 recreationally and culturally minded residents. The majesty of the San Francisco Peaks, the ecological diversity of the Colorado Plateau, and the proximity of the Hopi and Navajo Nations provides an ideal setting to celebrate documentary film.

For the past 17 years, outdoor and film enthusiasts from across the state, region and world have enjoyed a high-quality film experience while soaking up the breathtaking beauty of Northern Arizona. The Festival was created in 2003 by a group of friends who shared a passion for cultural and outdoor-adventure documentary films. It began as a volunteer-run effort and our board has remained one ever since. Any profits from the event are reinvested into future festivals and donated to local non-profit organizations doing work in our community and beyond.

Diverse offerings of cultural, adventure, environmental and social documentaries were collected from around the globe. Primarily screened at the historic Orpheum Theater, each unique session promises to expose new points of view and many of the filmmakers are present to discuss their filmmaking process.


Maria Campbell speaking to a packed film screening at the 2018 Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

Photo by Ben Crawford

The 2019 Festival will take place at four primary venues throughout Flagstaff’s historic downtown:

  • The Orpheum Theatre
  • Flagstaff Bicycle Revolution
  • Dark Sky Brewing Co.
  • Firecreek Coffee