poster 2017The Dundee Mountain Film Festival is the UK’s longest continuous running mountain film festival. It showcases an international programme of speakers, as well as award winning films and exhibitions, mainly held in the Bonar Hall, Dundee. We will also have a full supporting exhibition of art, photography, trade and voluntary organisations stands and displays. Come and enjoy this unforgettable opportunity to see, hear, and experience outstanding stories of courage, adventure, and exploration. The festival in 2017 will be held on 23 - 25 November.

You can view the 2017 events on our Programme page and tickets are now available - see our Ticket page. You can download the brochure here, or click on the poster photograph on the left.

See a list of some previous programmes here


 The Greenmarket multistorey car park is probably the nearest reliable parking place for the festival, and is free after 6pm  -  butfree after 3pm on Friday 24th November only as this is the "Christmas Night Light" evening. The city centre will be very busy that evening. The other council parking areas (the Olympia Multi Storey Car Park and the Gellatly Street Multi Storey Car Park)  also have this arrangement on 24th November, and are free after 6pm on other evenings.


We invite potential sponsors to discuss participation in our exciting film festival. You can download a sponsorship pack here.

Watch more films

Missed some films or want more? - here is a link to a page with some of the 2016 films, some from earlier years, and some we have not screened at all.

Shelter Stone - The Artist and the Mountain Exhibition (at DCA)

Shelter Stone- The Artist and The Mountain was launched at the Shelter Stone Howff in the heart of the Cairngorms on 18th June 2017.  Eddie Summerton, who curated this project, invited 70 artists and writers to contribute visual artworks and poems, inspired by their connections to mountains, to be included in Shelter Stone- The Artist and The Mountain publication.

dcaThe publication will be exhibited in The Visual Research Centre of The DCA in November 2017 to coincide with the Dundee Mountain Film Festival (the longest running mountain film festival in the UK). At the end of the year cycle in July 2018, the publication will be presented within a related Edinburgh Festival exhibition that I am curating in the Octagon Rooms of the RSA, Edinburgh. This small exhibition will feature some of the project artists, but not necessarily with the works within the publication.

Exhibition opening times – Friday 24th noon – 5.00pm / Saturday 25th noon – 5.00pm

Glen Clova Walk - Sunday 26th November 2017

The first Dundee Mountain Film Festival was staged in 1983 to raise funds to build a replacement bridge at Bachnagairn in memory of Roy Tait, a member of the Grampian Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue Team. As part of this year’s festival join The Mountains and The People project for a guided walk from Glen Doll to the Roy Tait Memorial Bridge on Sunday 26th November 2017.

roy tait bridgeThere will be a small minibus leaving from Bonar Hall, Dundee at 8am on Sunday, alternatively you can make your own way to the Glen Doll Ranger Base car park for the walk departing at 9.30am.  The walk will go from the car park at Glen Doll to the Roy Tait Bridge. The return route will either be the same way, or the walk may go over the glen and back down via Jocks Road.  The route will be decided by the walk leader on the day depending on the weather conditions and what the group would like to do. The walk will take between 4.5 -7 hours depending on what route is taken and will be led by an experienced Mountain Leader from the Cairngorm Adventure Guides. Participants are expected to be experience hill walkers and must provide their own clothing, footwear, equipment, food etc. Return transport to Dundee will be provided at the end of the day. Places are limited to 14 and must be booked in advance. If you are interested in joining the walk or for more information contact Julie: or 07483352529.

mountains and people logoThe Mountains and The People is a project of the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland which works across both of Scotland’s National Parks to conserve fragile mountain habitats.  Their programme of path maintenance and repair has seen work across the Angus Glens in recent years including supporting the recent upgrade of the Roy Tait bridge to ensure it continues to provide a valuable recreational link for generations to come.  The project also offers a wide range of training and volunteering opportunities for those keen to give something back to the mountains we all enjoy.  The project will have a stand in the Festival Exhibition throughout the weekend should you wish to find out more or get involved.  Alternatively visit our website at or find us on social media @mountainspeople.

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A link to our Flickr photostream. Open, then click on "Albums" to sort the photographs by year/festival. If you want to use any of these photographs please let us know first and and credit Dundee Mountain Film Festival as owners. There are no charges or formalities though, its just nice to know how they are being used!