Sponsors, Supporters, Acknowledgements and Publicity

We invite potential sponsors to discuss participation in our exciting film festival. You can download a DMFF Sponsorship Package here.

Presenting Sponsors

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 beginning. 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.


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 ClubDMC logo 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!  The Dundee Mountain Club is sponsoring the film Reel Rock 12: Break on Through

The Grampian Clubgrampian club logo is one of the area’s oldest and largest mountaineering clubs with a membership of over 220. 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. The Grampian Club is sponsoring the film, Sherpas Speak

The Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club consists of about fifty members. Most live within 15 miles of Blairgowrie although some come from as far as Fife and Edinburgh.

Our programme includes Sunday walks every three weeks as well as two weekends away each year with about 20-30 people regularly attending.

The membership covers a wide range of ages and abilities (and there is no correlation between the two!) and the variety of meet destinations and activities reflects this. Our meets (listed here*) cover everything from low level glen walks to scrambling on the Munro ridges and snow gully climbing in winter. The Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club is sponsoring the film The Ant and The Whale


Slope Angel

Slope Angel is a piece of essential avalanche equipment that enables assessment of the safety of the terrain when skiers, mountaineers, hikers and rescue teams venture into the mountains away from marked pistes and trails. Their new product this year is Slope Angel Halo, click for a pdf with more information.

Slope Angel are supporting the films Far Out: Kai Jones and Ice and Palms

Trade Stands and Voluntary Organisations

The following organisations will have display stands at the Bonar Hall on Friday and Saturday, mainly in the Ustinov Room (upper floor)

Bell Baxter High School – The Polar Academy

Dundee Ski Club

Dundee Mountain Club

Grampian Club

Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing


Kinloch Castle Friends Association

Moonwalker (Alan Rowan)

Mountain Bothies Association

Mountaineering Scotland

Paul Craven (Artist)

Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS)


Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA)


St John Scotland

Stuc Clothing

The Little Sherpa Foundation

The Munro Society



cicerone logoCicerone – Guidebooks for walkers, mountaineers, trekkers, climbers and cyclists (Raffle prizes)


C-n-Do: Since 1984, thousands of walkers have experienced something special on our range of walking holidays in Scotland.  Our walking guides and back up team are the best – professional, fun but informative, always helping you to achieve your ambitions & beyond. (Raffle prize)


Chivas brothers logo

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch Whisky business of Pernod Ricard.  Their award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky and No. 1 Scotch whisky in China; Ballantine’s, Europe’s No. 1 Scotch whisky; The Glenlivet, the single malt whisky. (Raffle Prizes)

Clachaig Inn, Glencoe provides modern comfortable accommodation which is complemented with a traditional hearty Scottish breakfast – a really great way to start the day! The hotel has 23 fully modernised bedrooms with en suite facilities; the accommodation offers a choice of double, twin and family rooms. All bedrooms have shower and toilet facilities, with some having a bath as well. Many of our bedrooms enjoy magnificent views of the Glencoe mountains. (Raffle prize)

Colin Prior takes panoramic landscape photographs of Scotland and around the world.  Colin has appeared on a number of TV Programmes in the UK, including The Adventure Show (BBC), Landward (BBC), Countryfile (BBC) and Weir’s Way (STV).  (Raffle Prizes).

Dundee Heritage Trust is a registered charity formed in 1985 to preserve and interpret Dundee’s industrial past, operated by Dundee Industrial Heritage Limited (Raffle prize)


FilmFreeway logoDundee 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.

clean canteen logoKlean Kanteen® is a family-owned company on a mission. We introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004 because we wanted a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles. Today, as a certified B Corporation, we not only create the highest quality reusable products on the planet, we work hard to bring benefit to the people and places we touch—and we do everything we can to keep single-use waste from trashing the world. (Raffle Prizes).

Lyon Equipment – Providers of training, certification and equipment for Work at Height. UK distributors for leading outdoor brands. (Raffle prize)


Mountaineering 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. (Raffle prizes)


tent mealsFounded in 2014, TentMeals has been working hard to fill the gap for a healthy and practical camping meal. Tent meals are offering 10% discount until 31st December 2018 using the following link https://tentmeals.co.uk/discount/DMFF10. , or just use DMFF10 as a discount code. (Raffle prizes)


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 beginning.  (Raffle prize)

Waterstones began in 1982 under the aegis of its founder, Tim Waterstone. Over the decades that have followed, we have grown to become an icon of the British cultural landscape, employing over 3000 superb booksellers across over 280 bookshops. (Raffle prize)



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

Special thanks to Nadir Khan for allowing us to use his photograph of Robbie Phillips for our brochure and poster.

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


(All Banff World Tour Films)


Peter Cairns
Lee Craigie
Paul Diffley
Richard Else
Nadir Khan
Calum Maclean
Keith Partridge
Doug Scott


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


(All Banff World Tour Films)



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

Ticket Sales

Publicity, catering and other services

Imageer (Projection)
email: imageer@btconnect.com


Winter & Simpson  (Brochure and Posters)  Dundee telephone: 07789 848643


Dundee Rep – Catering at the intervals