Due to Covid-19, and the uncertainty of how things will look this fall, we have decided not to have a physical festival this year. Instead we will focus our efforts onto our online screenplay contest. We are hoping that by next year everything will look relatively more normal and we can resume the festival as usual then.
Mountain Tales Film Festival is for storytellers from every walk of life who find themselves telling those stories through film. Although there will be multiple awards and laurels given out we hope this festival can be a place of comradery between filmmakers, not of competition.
We were once asked: When you get to the mountain why are you there, to see or to be seen?
After forming our company 321 Productions, which this film festival is a branch of, we had to truly look at ourselves as we climbed that mountain and ask: why are we here?
We know now, that we are here to see.
To see your stories, your perspectives.
To see what there is to be seen and to explore it.
To see your tales from that same mountain.
So now that you're here with us, are you here to be seen or are you here to see?
We will be announcing and selling tickets to the event at our website soon and we hope to see you there!
Each category will have one winner chosen by a panel of filmmakers from varying backgrounds and specialties within the industry.
The Pangilinan Undergraduate Award:
This award will be chosen by a committee of 321 Productions team members and awarded to the filmmaker who told the strongest stories based on character development, plot line, pacing, dialogue, camera direction, and other attributes.
Each official selection and finalist will receive official laurels from the festival.
We accept films from all over the world and welcome them.
However, if the film is not in English it does have to be subtitled in English.
All films must have been made in the last three years.
Filmmakers do not have to be in attendance at the festival to be screened, but we would be overjoyed to meet you.