Telluride's Mountainfilm festival wrapped up this weekend following four days of "celebrating the indomitable spirit." Scroll down to watch some of the festival's winners and runners-up.
The festival awards include:
Moving Mountains Prize
Sun Valley Adaptive Sports -- Fish Out Of Water
Tie between I Am and Bag It
Charlie Fowler Award
Alone On The Wall
Festival Director's Award
Sons Of Perdition
Bag It Intro from Suzan Beraza on Vimeo. This documentary by Suzan Beraza examines the prevalence of plastic in our everyday lives and the uncertain outcomes it might have on our bodies and environment.
This timely film is the personal story of director Josh Fox, who was offered $100,000 to allow gas drilling on his property. Fox looked into the matter and discovered the methods gas companies use to extract gas hardly justifies the $100k.
This film was the Audience Choice runner-up, having lost to the winners by a mere two votes.
This 20-minute long film explores the connection between nature and helping war veterans overcome PTSD. The film (in its entirety here) won the "Moving Mountains" award.
Winner of the Charlie Fowler Award, Alone on the Wall follows Alex Honnold’s ground-breaking free solo ascent of Zion’s Moonlight Buttress and Yosemite’s Half Dome. As a free-soloist, Alex scales the looming heights alone, without ropes or a partner.
Winner of the Festival Director's Award, Sons of Perdition follows the lives of Fundamentalist Mormon boys who have been banished from the church.
A nominee for the Moving Mountains Prize, The 10 Conditions of Love tells the story of Rebiya Kadeer, an exiled leader of the Uyghur people of East Turkestan, a region under jurisdiction of the Chinese government. This documentary depicts the unintentional grief she has caused her family in her pursuit of justice for her people.
Nominated for the Moving Mountains Prize, Music By Prudence follows a handicapped musician and her all-disabled band as they attempt to overcome preconceptions in their native Africa.