TTMFF Throckmorton Mountainfilm Festival
In 2011 Stephen Bove, a Mill Valley resident, came to Lucy Mercer with the idea of producing a local Mountainfilm festival. Telluride Mountainfilm had been started in 1979 and today has become a dynamic, inspiring organization, one whose mission closely aligned with ours. Bove who had been an enthusiastic attendee in Telluride felt it would be a perfect fit here. The two approached Telluride with the idea of starting a festival in Mill Valley, new territory for the festival, and found nearly a perfect match. Throckmorton tapped the talented Julian Kaelon and together with Stephen Bove and David Holbrooke, the Director of Telluride Mountainfilm, the first TTMF was held in 2011. Throckmorton Theatre Mountainfilm Festival (TTMF) was launched!
Our aim: to build an informed and engaged community through intimate conversations that connect cultures, preserve environments and inspire activism.
Each year TTMF has grown in depth and reach and we are continually motivated by the good work that Telluride Mountainfilm is producing. And each festival Stephen Bove and David Holbrooke craft another impossibly better lineup of films that inspire us and set the stage for important conversations about the world we live in. We invite artists, filmmakers and activists, not only to hear their stories and share our own, but also to flood our town with the dynamic cross-fertilization that is the inevitable outcome.
Information on TTMF
Passes: If you purchase a TTMF pass you receive a 15% savings and can use it to attend any of the screening blocks as well as the Opening Night Party and other Festival Events. It entitles you to early entry for seating and is transferable to others if you cannot attend one of the events. Each pass entitles the holder to entry for one.
Sponsors: Sponsorships of TTMF are available and sponsors receive a variety of benefits depending on their sponsoring level. Sponsors help us reach out and include the broadest possible audience as well as fly in special guests to inform us on environmental and cultural activities around the world.
Families: Children ages 6 to 12 will enjoy the Kidz Kino program, which is geared towards this age group. Older children will enjoy and learn from most of the regular festival programs. Documentaries are not given ratings, but much of the content would garner a PG or PG-13 rating. Pay special attention to film descriptions; some films delve deeply into challenging content — such as war, slavery, or poverty — and the description will help you make a decision based on your child.