White Mountains Art Festival is pleased to announce its inaugural opening at the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth, NH in spring 2021. We invite artists from all disciplines and backgrounds to submit work that explores themes relating to the White Mountain National Forest, United States Forest Service, alpine and mountain sports, trail work, environment and community, wilderness, and anthropocene. The WMAF aims to highlight dialogue and community between artists, scientists, trail crew, and recreational users of the White Mountains to bring awareness and conversation around issues of climate change and the environment.

The White Mountain National Forest Film Festival is looking for original films between 3 to 20 minutes in length that are related and/or inspired by The White Mountain National Forest. Interdisciplinary artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Poets, musicians, and performers are also invited to apply for a pre-festival performance.

An artist talk will occur after the film screenings. Accepted artists are strongly encouraged to attend the festival and discussion.

Submission fees are free and made possible through the New England Dance Fund (with support from Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation).

All films and artists will be witnessed and celebrated.

We ask for submitted projects to be created within the past 10 years (2010 to present) and be related and/or inspired by the White Mountains. Films are required to be between 3 and 15 minutes in length. Images and excerpts from accepted projects may be used for present and future marketing for the Festival. All audio, music, text, and visual permissions and rights must be attained by the individual artists for their projects. Artists are asked to attend the Festival and artist talk. The WMAF will occur the the spring of 2021. An exact date will be announced depending on the reopening of the Museum of the White Mountains during the pandemic.

Overall Rating
  • The festival was postponed due the pandemic, but will take place next year. The film festival is part of a larger arts festival, which is an interesting event in an interesting location, so we understand why they have decided to wait until they event can take place as originally planned, with the films screenings as a part of that. The festival team is well organized and their communication is good. We hope to be there in person when it is rescheduled.

    November 2021