The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival highlights a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking cultural, environmental, outdoor and adventure-related documentary films from around the world.

As a mostly volunteer-run effort, any profits from the event are reinvested into future festivals or donated to a non-profit agency doing work in our community and beyond.

Situated just one hour south of the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff's high altitude desert setting makes a spectacular base for outdoor and film enthusiasts to get together and enjoy this unique environment along with high quality film entertainment.



+ All films must be in English or have English subtitles. We are requesting films to have closed captions this year in order to be more inclusive of the hearing impaired community.

+ We are a Documentary Film Festival and will routinely only consider Documentary Films.

+ Each submission must be complete in order for a film to be considered for inclusion in the Festival.

+ A complete submission must include a preview copy of the film plus all information required by this online application.

+ Films chosen for the Festival will also be required to submit a Screening Copy as an HD-quality digital file in .MP4 or .MOV format. Please no Pro Res files. Blu-ray Disc or DVD’s will only be accepted upon special request as a last resort. PAL format will not be accepted under any circumstances.

+ All submissions must be complete by March 1, 2024.

+ There is a $25 submission fee for each category entry.

+ Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival does not pay screening fees for films that are selected to appear in the Festival.

+ Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival reserves the right to use submitted films and trailers for any and all of its marketing promotions as well as community/student film programs during the Festival. In addition, submitted films may be showcased after the festival as a special event in both Flagstaff and other locations such as Canmore, Alberta.

Overall Rating
  • It was an incredible honor to present our "Uniquely Blessed" collaborative film at the festival, and to celebrate the legacy of the founder of Art of the People - Baje Whitethorne, Sr, and his son, the beloved Buddy.

    April 2024
  • Alex Eggermont

    Thank you so much for having me, I had a great time in Flagstaff, the festival was a blast !

    April 2023
  • Truly great curation of films and a brilliantly organized schedule of fun, friendly supporting events. We were thrilled to screen our doc here. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a festival so thoroughly. Being able to take side trips to hike in the Grand Canyon and Sedona brought our experience to another level entirely.

    March 2020
  • michael brown

    The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival is built on a tight-knit community with a lot of heart. This is a 'must - attend' festival in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. The organizers go out of their way to include filmmakers in activities, festivities, and events. I loved it!

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks was a joy and an honor to have in Flag!

  • Katie Cook

    Thank you Flagstaff for a beautiful and epic weekend! It was the perfect mix of vibrancy and intimacy. The festival truly felt like a celebration of arts and community and I'm so honored to have been a part of it! Thank you!

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Katie for joining us! Yes celebration of the arts and community is what it's all about!