The 2nd Annual Mountains of Color Film Festival Sets Stage June 7th in Jackson Hole, WY

February 13, 2024

Seeking uplifting and inspiring stories that interweave adventure, the outdoors, and conservation.

Jackson, WY (February 13th, 2024) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Mountains of Color Film Festival (MOC), the first film festival dedicated toward celebrating BIPOC+ (Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+) in outdoor, adventure, and conservation filmmaking, is returning to Jackson Hole, Wyoming June 7th through June 10th. In its second year, the festival will feature a multi-day format complete with group outdoor activities, filmmaking workshops, public film screenings, and an after-hours dance party.

Founded in 2023 by filmmakers Sofía Jaramillo, Jr. Rodriguez, and Leslie Bahn Steen, the first-of-its-kind film festival calls attention to and celebrates the diversity of the outdoor community through inspirational film, panel discussions, filmmaking and inclusivity workshops. Set at the base of the Teton Mountain Range in Jackson Hole, WY, MOC seeks to provide a platform for underrepresented outdoor communities to present a diversity of thought and perspective on the outdoors, adventure, and conservation in front of and behind the lens.

“As filmmakers of color, we know firsthand the barriers to entry for BIPOC+ into the outdoor film industry,” MOC Co-Founder Sofía Jaramillo said. “We’re organizing this event not only to showcase BIPOC+ stories, but also to create more spaces for BIPOC+ filmmakers to shine and see their work highlighted.”

MOC welcomes companies, foundations, nonprofits, and individuals with a commitment and interest in DEI to join in this one-of-a-kind gathering of film and community. MOC is actively seeking interested sponsors and allies to help underwrite the costs of running the festival including a filmmakers’ grant, travel stipends for film reviewers and panelists, financial support for workshop leaders, and more. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact info@mountainsofcolor.org.

For ticket information, film submissions, and more, please visit: www.mountainsofcolor.org.

About Mountains of Color Film Festival

Based in Jackson, WY, the Mountains of Color Film Festival (MOC) creates spaces to showcase and celebrate BIPOC+ (Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+) in outdoors, adventure, and conservation filmmaking to inspire our community and beyond to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive outdoor culture for all. We seek to increase representation in outdoors media and build community for BIPOC+ filmmakers, outdoors enthusiasts, conservationists, and our allies. MOC is a unique and empowering opportunity to learn about different perspectives, including highlighting people, nonprofits, initiatives, and companies that increase conservation and diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors.

Call For Entry

We are seeking uplifting and inspiring stories that interweave adventure, the outdoors, and conservation with themes like connection, family, and belonging for our 2024 flagship festival in Jackson, WY! Submissions are open to BIPOC+-centered films and filmmakers that redefine how we showcase BIPOC+ people and their connection to nature. We support BIPOC+ approaches to storytelling, exploration, and celebration of our outside world. We are looking for applications that showcase a diversity of thought and perspective in front of and behind the lens. All films selected for screening will be notified of their status by April 31, 2024.

Important Dates:

January 1, 2024: Opening Date

February 16, 2024: Earlybird Deadline

March 11, 2024: Regular Deadline

March 31, 2024: Late Deadline

April 21, 2024: Notification Date

June 7 – 10, 2024: Event Date

For information regarding film submission, please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/MountainsofColorFilmFestival

2024 Festival Schedule

Friday, June 7

Evening filmmaker’s dinner featuring local food

Saturday, June 8

Hosted outdoor activities

Filmmaking workshop

Filmmakers cocktail hour

Film screening

Sunday, June 9

Outdoor activities for panelists

Filmmaking workshop

Film screening

After hours dance party

Monday, June 10

Morning yoga