Sponsors, Supporters, Acknowledgements and Publicity

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

Presenting Sponsors

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Tiso is Scotland's number one outdoor clothing and equipment specialist shop, and has been a supporter of the Dundee Mountain Film Festival from the festival's start. Whatever your adventure, visit Tiso for all your outdoor activity needs including camping, climbing, walking and many more. Tiso outdoor's stocks a huge range of leading brands such as Berghaus, North Face, Icebreaker, Helly Hansen, Haglofs and many more. You’ll find lots of new outdoor gear and equipment in our online shop, and you'll still get great offers in our outdoor clothing and equipment sale. If you're thinking about getting away, why not visit our travel department , full of useful gear such as travel bags and rucksacks or if you're planning to have a trip in a tent, have a look at our camping equipment section. You'll find lots of handy tips and buying guides in our ask the expert section. Check out the biggest winter footwear range in Scotland. Buy snow boots and winter boots and footwear to keep you warm and dry this winter. Tiso is the best place to find outdoor clothing, outdoor gear, outdoor jackets, hill walking clothing, outdoor clothing gear, mountaineering and anything that you will need to get geared up for the outdoors.

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The Scottish Mountaineering Trust was established by Trust Deed in 1962 by the Scottish Mountaineering Club. The primary object of the Trust, as stated in the Deed, is "to promote and secure the health, education and recreation of members of the public by fostering among them knowledge of the geography, topography, meteorology, biology and geology of and proper technique of movement within mountainous regions of Scotland or elsewhere and an appreciation of their beauty and by affording opportunities for enjoyment of these regions"


Participating Sponsors

Dundee Mountain Club

dmc logoDundee Mountain Club is Dundee's most active and diverse mountain sports club for mountaineering, hillwalking, climbing, ski touring, mountain biking and more! The club holds a monthly weekend meet, typically staying at remote mountain huts in stunning locations.  We also have frequent day trips and occasionally venture abroad!

There is a weekly pub night (Thursdays @ 8:30pm, Bank Bar, Union Street) where we concoct plans (usually involving mountains!) over a good pint of ale! We also have a lively online forum for arranging our trips and we hold regular social events throughout the year - dinners, ceilidhs, BBQs and more!
Website: http://www.dundeemountain.club

from the film LateThe Dundee Mountain Club are sponsoring the film Late which will be screened during the Saturday evening session. An end of season ski and snowboard escapade in search of spring lines, stoke and scotch, the Puzzle Media crew, along with British Freeride founders and friends, headed north to the Scottish Highlands in May this year. The plan was to execute an exploration of the Scottish backcountry, capturing the beauty of the Highlands along the way. They were rewarded with some exceptional conditions and terrain as good as any you would find in Alpine regions.


The Grampian Club

grampian club logoThe Grampian Club is one of the area’s oldest and largest mountaineering clubs with a membership of over 220 and a long tradition of welcoming new members who share a love of the hills.
The Club holds monthly Day Meets (except July/August) and 4 Weekend Meets throughout the year. The Day Meets offer a wide variety of routes and include bus transport and organised walking groups. Monthly Indoor Meets with a wide variety of public speakers are also popular.
The Club owns a hut in Glen Etive and a cottage in Torridon for use by Club members.

Line across the skyThe Grampian Club are sponsoring the film Reel Rock 10: A Line Across The Sky which will be screened during the Friday evening session. Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014.


rab logo Founded in the UK, Rab began by specialising in high performance down sleeping bags. Today, Rab produces a range of outdoor kit that frees climbers to go further, higher and quicker than ever before.

By using the highest quality, lightweight materials Rab remains at the forefront of innovation and performance. From their super lightweight bivi bags to tough, waterproof and breathable eVent™ jackets, Rab have created some of the most hardwearing and specialist kit in the world.


mountain ridge dan baileyThanks to Dan Bailey for the photograph of the Aonach Eagach used on the poster and the cover of the brochure. The photograph also features on the cover of Dan's excellent book "Scotland's Mountain Ridges - A guide to Scrambles and Climbs", published by Cicerone Press.  Dan is an outdoor writer and photographer and also the editor for the UKHillwalking website.




buff logoBuffwear  - (Raffle Prizes). Buff® headwear has become popular with millions of outdoor enthusiasts who benefit from its versatility: the garment has multiple uses and can be worn as a scarf, bandanna, headband, hat, facemask or wristband. Put simply: Buff® headwear is uniquely versatile, designed to achieve a high level of comfort and protection from the elements, WITH FUN!

cicerone logo Cicerone - Guidebooks for walkers, mountaineers, trekkers, climbers and cyclists (Raffle prizes and permission to use Dan Bailey's photograph for our brochure cover)

cndo logoC-N-Do (Raffle Prize). Since we started C-N-Do Scotland in 1984, thousands of walkers have experienced something special on our range of Independent walking holidays & Guided walking holidays in Scotland. You say our walking guides and back up team are the best – low key but professional, fun but informative, always helping you to achieve your ambitions & beyond.

chivasChivas - (Raffle prizes). Chivas Regal is the world’s original luxury whisky and one of the two strategic global icon brands within Pernod Ricard. Blended in Scotland since the nineteenth century, Chivas Regal is enjoyed in more than 150 countries.

clif barClif Bar - (Raffle prizes and general audience consumption). Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious and wholesome foods, including CLIF® Bar energy bar and Builder’s® Bar, a great-tasting protein bar. Focused on sports nutrition and snacks for adventure, the family and employee-owned company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit www.clifbar.co.uk, check out our Facebook page at Facebook.com/ClifBar and follow us on Twitter @ClifBar.

filmfreewayDundee Mountain Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway. Over 5,000 of the world’s best film festivals and contests, including 43 Academy Award accredited festivals, use FilmFreeway to reach over 400,000 filmmakers and artists worldwide.



Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing - (Raffle Prize). We are a unique outdoor clothing business offering off the shelf, customised and 'made to measure' clothing in Ventile®and Nikwax Analogy® and other technical fabrics. We are also a specialist in Páramo Directional Clothing. We produce our extensive Ventile® and Cotton Analogy® Clothing ranges in our workshop in Aboyne in Royal Deeside on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.
Our range includes jackets, smocks, waiscoats, trousers and breeches in Single Ventile®, Double Ventile® and Cotton Analogy®  

Marriane Dey Struthers - Artist - (Raffle Prize). Marianne is a local artist who can be regularly spotted working outside.  She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in drawing and painting in 1992, after which she worked in Interior Design and ran her own soft furnishing business.

mba logoMountain Bothies Association - MBA -  (Raffle Prize). Founded in 1965, the Mountain Bothies Association exists to maintain remote buildings for which the owner has little or no use, yet remain important to walkers and others who make use of the shelter that they provide. We only own one of these buildings - Over Phawhope bothy. The remainder are maintained with the agreement and encouragement of the owners. All maintenance work is financed from our own resources, mainly membership subscriptions supplemented by generous donations from benefactors, some of whom wish to commemorate a relative or friend who was a hillwalker or climber.

The maintenance work along with the bulk of administration is carried out by volunteers. Each bothy in the care of the Association has one or more Maintenance Organisers who are responsible for arranging routine maintenance.

mountaineering scotlandMountaineering Scotland is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland’s mountains, and acts to represent, support and promote Scottish mountaineering.We provide training and information to mountain users to promote safety, self-reliance and the enjoyment of our mountain environment. We also campaign to protect Scotland's mountains and to protect access rights in those mountains.
Our funding comes from a combination of membership subscriptions, non-governmental grants and investment from sportscotland, which supports public initiatives and services in mountain safety, mountain weather forecasting, mountain training and the development and promotion of mountaineering activities.

Paul Craven - Artist - (Raffle Prize). Inspired by the atmospheric and constantly changing drama of the great outdoors, Paul's work features predominantly mountain landscapes painted in oils.  Also featured are detailed 'town and city' scenes.  A prolific full-time artist, his work has been widely commercially used in many forms such as greeting  cards, prints and calendars. 

Paul's work has also been used for book illustrations including 'The Magic of the Munros' by Irvine Butterfield; shortlisted for 'Best Illustrated Book' at the British Book of the Year Awards 2000


Thanks to John Burdin for allowing us to use his article about Irvine Butterfield which was originally published in the Munro Society Newsletter.

We are grateful for the following photographers and organisations for allowing us to use their images in the brochure and website:

banff logoBanff World Tour (All Banff World Tour Films)


BMCTV logoBMCTV (Films: The Bothy Project, Three Women and Three Old Men, Hard Rock)



Coldhouse Collective (Film - Devotion: Libby Peters)
Damien Deschamps (Film - Metronomic)
Graham Dickinson (Film - When We Were Knights)
Morag Dodds (Penguin pictures)
Ben Duffy (Film - Four Mums in a Boat)
Stephan Gautier (Film - Give me Five)
Leo Hoorn (Film - Max Your Days)
Brett Lowell (Film - Young Guns)
Matchstick Productions (Film - Ruin and Rose)
Fred Murray (Film - Danny Macaskill's A Wee Day Out)
Matthew Newton (Film - Doing it Scared)
Reel Rock Tour (Film - Dodo's Delight)
Reel Water Productions (Film - Locked In)
Forest Woodward (Film - Ace and the Desert Dog)



We are grateful to the following film makers who have given us permission to show their films.

banff logoBanff World Tour (All Banff World Tour Films)


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BMCTV (Films: The Bothy Project, Three Women and Three Old Men, Hard Rock)


final crux logoFinal Crux Films (Films: Transcendence)



Also thanks to all the film makers who submitted films to us, but which we were unable to show.

Ticket Sales

Craigdon Mountain Sports, Perth

Tisos, Dundee and Perth

Avertical World, Dundee

Publicity and other services

mountaineering scotland

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Imageer (Projection)
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telephone: 07789 848643


Let's Talk Print (Brochure and Posters)

Banff Centre for Mountain Studies