It’s time for your down and dirty guide to this year’s festival! Along with the awesome line up of films, there’s also a whole lot of other stuff to check out. Make sure you get these events on your schedule!

Ongoing

Sweet Swag Giveaways!

If you’re keeping up to date with social media during the festival, then you’ll want to be sure to keep an eye out for our special swag promos. We’ll be doing a couple everyday in conjunction with some of our films and posting them on Facebook and Twitter.

Ask The Filmmaker

See a film that prompts a burning question? You can submit them to us via Twitter and Facebook. We’ll be compiling the questions throughout the festival, and choosing a select few that will be answered on our blog for you to check out once you return home.

First Ascent New Media Center

Come check out the First Ascent Airstream and take advantage of the free wifi for all your new media needs. Live blog, upload photos or see what the latest Mountainfilm swag giveaways are!

Interviews 50¢

Last year, Interviews 50¢ heard how Telluride can be a tough date town, and how a man fell in love with a goose. This year, Alex Chadwick is back with his card table, cameras and sign — Interviews 50¢ — collecting more stories on the streets in Telluride during Mountainfilm 2010. Selected Interviews will be shot, edited and screened during the festival – the only work seen at the festival on such short turn around. Alex and the Interviews 50¢ crew will also conduct special filmmaker interviews with specific directors, actors, and activists to tour with Mountainfilm around the world to help share the intimacy and magic of the Mountainfilm experience with tour audiences.

Independent journalist Alex Chadwick is a former correspondent and host for NPR and documentary writer for CBS and ABC. On Saturday, he’ll host a breakfast talk for Mountainfilm on Advocacy Storytelling – how to be fair and still say what needs to be said.

Thursday, May 27th

Eddie Bauer Screening of Hotel Charley V

Follow a group of extreme kayakers as they seek out first descents in three countries.

Where: Telluride Elks Lodge

When: 7:30pm

Friday, May 28th

Gallery Walk

Plenty of great art to go around this evening, from the likes of Alex Beard, Maya Lin, Lynsey Dyer and more. Check out the full schedule + galleries here.

Where: All around

When: 3:30pm-6:30pm

American Alpine Club Parties

Get to know the good folks of the American Alpine Club. Small charge at the door with all proceeds to benefit the Club’s conservation efforts. Events are free for members.

Where: The Bubble Lounge and Oxygen Bar, 200 West Colorado Ave.

When: 4:00pm-7:00pm Friday and Saturday

Saturday, May 29th

Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream—with special sauces provided by Telluride Truffle—will be served and accompanied by live entertainment. This year we will feature the often over looked Olympic discipline of recycling. Heats will be broken up into three competitors going head to head for the honor of being worlds best recycler. Prizes will be awarded.

Where: Colorado Avenue (main street) between Aspen and Fir Streets

When: 2:15pm-3:30pm

Mountainfilm Tweetup – #mtnfilmtweetup

If you’ve been following us on Twitter, put our Tweetup on your calendar and come say hi. We’ll be hanging out at the First Ascent official Airstream trailer — the new media hub, complete with WiFi, for the festival — giving away some sweet swag.

Where: First Ascent Airstream, parked in front of Coffee Cowboy

When: 2:30pm-3:15pm

International League of Conservation Photographers 12SHOTS Reception + Karaoke Night

The International League of Conservation Photographers will convene a 12SHOTS photography reception at The Bubble Lounge. Each 12Shot portfolio projected will use 12 images to tell a story on the theme of “Extinctions.” Stick around for iLCP Karaoke Night, which will be hosted by Timmy O’Neill. Start practicing your song now.

Where: The Bubble Lounge and Oxygen Bar, 200 West Colorado Ave.

When: 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30th

JanSport Happy Hour

Come join JanSport at the Reading Frenzy Happy Hour and enter to win one of several packs.

Where: Palmyra Restaurant at The Peaks Resort & Spa

When: 2-4pm

Monday, May 30th

Closing Awards Picnic

Here’s your chance to vote for the Audience Choice Award, have a delicious organic lunch and enjoy free-flowing beer and wine from New Belgium Brewing and Redwood Creek. We’ll announce the winners of the Moving Mountains Prize, Charlie Fowler Award and others as we close out the 32nd edition of the annual festival. The picnic is free to passholders; tickets will be for sale at the entrance, at Hospitality or online for $25.

Where: Telluride Town Park

When: 1pm-4pm

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