The Dundee Mountain Film Festival is the UK’s longest continuous running mountain film festival. The 2019 festival will be held on 28 – 30 November 2019. It showcases an international programme of speakers, as well as award winning films and exhibitions, mainly held in the Bonar Hall, Dundee. We also have a full supporting exhibition of art, photography, trade and voluntary organisations stands and displays. The Thursday evening event will be held in The Steps Theatre, Wellgate Centre, Dundee Central Library.

During the day on Friday, Nadir Khan will be running a photography workshop. This workshop is for anyone with an interest in getting the most from their photography. Nadir takes photographers on a journey through his own ideas for composition , setting up a shot and working creatively with the environment and weather . People coming along on the workshop should have either a DSLR camera or camera with manual setting facility.  Nadir will be looking at how to work creatively with shutter speed and aperture settings and how to work with athletes in the outdoors . The workshop is approx 4 hours and will be spent outdoors at a suitable location. Appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear is required . The course will have a maximum of six participants, who must be age 16 or over. Cost will be £50 (plus booking fee) .  To book (from 2300hrs on October 9th) – maximum of two tickets per booking, see the Ticket Page.

You can now download a copy of our brochure.

Tickets are now available online from Eventbrite, using links below. Tickets are also available from some retail outlets and by post. See details on our Ticket page or brochure

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Thursday Evening: Steps Theatre. 28th November 2019

An exciting double act of speakers this evening, in a new venue for us, the Steps Theatre.

Calum Maclean is the charismatic wild swimmer who has featured on BBC Scotlands online The Social series of shorts as well as being the star of BBC Alba’s Dhan Uisge (Into the Water).


Nadir Khan is a well known photographer and film maker, and will talk about his recent projects, and promote his book,  ‘Extreme Scotland’, a photographic journey through Scottish adventure sport and at the Dundee Mountain Film festival will be talking about the making of the book, both the highs and the lows and a behind the scenes look at some of the shots in the book.


Friday Evening: Bonar Hall. 29th November 2019


After our first session of brilliant Banff World Tour films, Himalyan Legend Doug Scott will recall his now legendary epic descent of the Ogre. Doug is also passionate about the charity he has established, Community Action Nepal which will have a trade stall at the festival.


Saturday Morning: Bonar Hall. 30th November 2019

After some dramatic Scottish films , photographer and Director of Scotland: The Big Picture, Peter Cairns, showcases Scotland’s natural beauty and drama with stunning imagery and film, but he also poses an intriguing question: What should Scotland look like?


Saturday Afternoon: Bonar Hall. 30th November 2019

A selection of pulse racing Banff World Tour films, then mountain biker, and Commonwealth Games athlete Lee Craigie, will talk about her recent ride of the Colorado Trail , 567 miles of trail between Denver and Durango which passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Colorado Rockies.

Saturday Evening: Bonar Hall. 30th November 2019

Following an amazing selection of  films, the award winning film maker Keith Partridge will present The Adventure Game – Filming at The Ends of The Earth.


Film entries for 2019 are through FilmFreeway, but the deadline has now passed. Alternatively, over the next few weeks,  you can still email entries, or details of your film, to allan@dmff.org.uk

Films from the Past

Missed some films in 2018 or previous years? You can watch some of them here. There are also other films which we have not shown that we think you may enjoy. – Uruca II added 5 February 2019!

Programmes Archive

It is fascinating to look back over the old programmes to see how we have progressed from the formats of film, to video, to DVD and now digital. To reminisce over films and speakers from the past. To be amazed and amused at the old advertisements for equipment and shops.

See a list of previous programmes here


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

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