Mountainfilm on Tour is coming to Encinitas, California on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at the Ecology Center in Encinitas on Quail Gardens Drive.

Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating documentary films. This handpicked series of documentary films stretches the leading edges of contemporary social, cultural, and environmental issues.

The event is founded on the principle of uplifting those both NEAR and FAR and will support two organizations doing work to create transformative life and educational experiences for youth. Our NEAR beneficiary is Foster the Earth, operating from Encinitas, CA, to unite young people with Mother Nature. Our FAR beneficiary is the Jamyang Foundation, which supports educational programs for young women and girls in remote areas of the Himalayas.


What is Mountainfilm?

Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The annual festival is held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization and festival of films, people, art, stories, and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world.

Mountainfilm In Encinitas

Mountainfilm on Tour: Encinitas, California will feature a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and enlightening documentary short films that align with Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers, and subjects.

Gates open for the event at 6pm and the show will kick off at 7:30pm. Parking will be available first come, first serve across the street. We encourage ride sharing, if possible. Food trucks will be on site, including adult beverages provided by JuneShine, and more. This is a plastic-free event so don’t forget your reusable water bottles! Learn more about this awesome event on the event details page.


Mountainfilm on Tour: Encinitas, California is hosted by Sarah Hughen and Elizabeth Joy Mueller.

Both Sarah and Elizabeth felt personally transformed by attending Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado and wanted to share that experience with more people - especially here in our community of Encinitas and North SD County. Unbeknownst to each of them - before Mountainfilm introduced them - they were neighbors and share the same view of the Pacific Ocean! Co-founding the first screening in October, 2019 of Mountainfilm on Tour: Encinitas, Elizabeth and Sarah hope to make it an annual event to bring an inspiring and transformative film experience to our community.

Elizabeth and Sarah at Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado - May 2019.

Elizabeth and Sarah at Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado - May 2019.