Don't miss this film festival in Denali National Park, Alaska! We are partnering with the Denali Education Center to bring you films that focus on adventure, nature, the outdoors, and national parks.

The mission of the Denali Film Festival is to bring artists into nature and promote the economic vitality of the Denali Borough by bringing world class film to Denali that advocates environmental responsibility at the heart of adventure.

Denali National Park is home to North America's tallest peak. It's also the most wild and pristine place on the planet. Show off how incredible your film is in the most beautiful place on earth.

$25,000 worth of prizes!

Three filmmakers will receive a free cruise for two with Holland America Line.

Laurels awarded for the following:
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Overall Film
Best Actor (any gender)
Audience Choice Award

Films must have a connection to adventure, nature, the outdoors, OR national parks.

Official selections will be screened in person at the festival and may be made available for streaming online the week of the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Andrea Odezynska

    I am happy that, "Return Sasyk to the Sea" my documentary from Ukraine was screened at Denali Film Festival in Alaska. Environmental challenges are shared equally across the globe. Denali Film Festival is a great platform for filmmakers to have their voices heard.

    August 2022
  • Peter Hawley

    It was an honor to be selected and, of course, to be awarded Best Feature and Best Actor. I tried to attend but too many Covid hurdles stood in the way. I'm happy for those who did attend because photos and webcams of the area look amazing! Kim and Darrell were super-supportive of the film and I was happy to meet them & attendees via Zoom in a fun filmmaker Q&A session! Cheers, Harper ("Driftless")

    July 2021
  • Jared Walker

    Great festival overall. Really well run and good communication. Wish I could have been there in person, but still really enjoyed being a part of the festival.

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review Jared! Hope we can meet in person next year!

  • Great communication and nice attitude to filmmakers. Thank you guys!

    July 2020
  • Dekel Berenson

    They've selected our film, so obviously they have a great taste ;-)


    July 2020