MountainFilm on Tour Hilton Head

 The Island Academy of Hilton Head is thrilled to be bringing Mountainfilm on Tour  to our community the second year in a row. Mountainfilm on Tour Hilton Head provides a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films curated from the  Telluride Mountainfilm  Festival held every year in Telluride, Colorado.

 Mountainfilm on Tour Hilton Head will be showing at both The Hilton Head Middle School and High School on February 6 and be at Coligny Theatre on February 7, 2020 . These shows will explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Join us for an afternoon and/or evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked for this area.


Matinee has a family feel and focus. Doors open at 4:00pm and showtime is at 4:30pm showcasing 8 to 12 of the best short films from Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. This show is sure to inspire those of all ages. The Matinee will have concessions available for purchase.

Evening Gala

Evening Gala includes food, fun, and cash bar (wine & beer). Doors open at 6:30pm. Showtime is at 7:30pm showcasing 8 to 12 of the best short films from Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Additionally, the Evening Gala will feature a small, exclusive Art Auction.

WHy mountainfilm

Mountainfilm on Tour Hilton Head uses the power of film to educate and inspire audiences to create a better world. Our ultimate goal is that we want to help promote action toward positive change. One way to do that is to facilitate involvement between Mountainfilm audiences and important causes. Attend our event, become a sponsor, participate in the art auction, volunteer, or donate.

All proceeds benefit children in education on Hilton Head Island and beyond.

Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the annual festival in Telluride. Every year, Mountainfilm selects the best short films from their annual festival and makes them available for their hosts to select for their shows. Each show is emceed by a Mountainfilm presenter who guides the audience through the program, often sharing personal stories from his or her interactions with the filmmaker or the film's subjects.

Mountainfilm on Tour touches the lives of over 70,000 people every year and visits more than 150 locations. It's Mountainfilm’s way of extending the reach of the annual festival and helping filmmakers’ inspiring content be seen by audiences who otherwise might never have the opportunity.


featured films

Mountainfilm on Tour's education program introduces students in K-12 public schools to essential environmental, cultural and social issues with age-appropriate film programs curated by a Mountainfilm staff member.

Films are developed by teachers and align with national standards. They can be downloaded and include filmmaker interviews, discussion questions, resources, activities and more, aimed at engaging students and instructors in dialogue and in-depth exploration of identified topics.

For middle- and high-school students, our playlists focus on compelling educational and inspirational documentary short films to get students thinking. These playlists target films that are timely, regionally relevant, or topics not commonly discussed or seen.

For younger students K-5th grade, we offer a fun, engaging playlist with light educational content, focused primarily on outstanding, entertaining short films sourced from our festival.

Your contribution supports 21st century learning and allows students an educational opportunity that may otherwise not be available to them through out endowed scholarship fund. Your generous donation makes all of this possible.