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”


The Courier is one of Britain’s biggest regional morning newspapers and is an established title in east central Scotland. With four daily editions, The Courier provides in-depth local news for Perthshire, Fife, Angus & The Mearns and Dundee. Teams of reporters based in our offices in
Dundee, Perth, Kirkcaldy and Arbroath have excellent knowledge of local issues and fill more than six pages a day of news from their patches. We also have a political editor in Edinburgh and specialist Business and Farming teams in Dundee.

In early 2012, we changed format from broadsheet to compact and increased overall content by a third including introducing a brand new business section, extending farming and giving twice the amount of sports coverage. Our Features team has developed weekly Property and What’s On supplements and a new Saturday Lifestyle magazine and midweek Motoring pull-out.

Other recently launched initiatives include Impact 100, which seeks to identify and list the most influential people in Courier
Country every year and The Courier Business Awards, which are announced in November.

The Courier also has a significant digital presence. At the heart of our online offering is the flagship website www.thecourier.co.uk which covers breaking news from Courier Country, a selection of the top stories from the paper and a preview of tomorrow’s news. We also have a team of bloggers who react to stories every day and an army of Tweeters
who bring their own eclectic views to the daily news agenda.

At The Courier, we believe that Local Matters and that is exactly what you will find in our pages and on our website.


Participating Sponsors

Dundee 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! Dundee Mountain Club is sponsoring the film “Dodo’s Delight“. Website: http://www.dundeemountain.club


The 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. The Grampian Club is sponsoring the film, “Hard Rock” Website: http://www.grampianclub.org.uk

Sea to Summit

In 1984 a small group of climbers from the world’s flattest continent pulled off an audacious ascent of Mount Everest – they put a new route up the north face in lightweight style with no oxygen or sherpa support. Six years later, one of the summiteers, Tim Macartney-Snape decided to return to Everest after he realized neither he nor any other person who had climbed the mountain had truly climbed the entire 8,848 meters, as that would have meant starting from sea level. That is, no one had yet climbed it from “sea to summit”.

In the spring of 1990 Tim had a swim in the tepid waters of India’s Bay of Bengal then set off on foot across the Gangetic plain toward the distant Himalayan foothills. Four months later, after climbing alone from Base Camp and without the assistance of oxygen, he set foot once again on the highest point on earth. Tim’s solo ascent of Mt. Everest was named the “Sea to Summit” expedition.

Back in Australia, Tim joined forces with climbing friend, sewing enthusiast and design guru Roland Tyson to build a business that could make use of their knowledge of the outdoors to create truly ingenious, well-made but affordable outdoor equipment. They named their company Sea to Summit after Tim’s expedition and the business prospered.

Today the Sea to Summit brand continues to provide innovative gear and serves a growing band of outdoor enthusiasts all over the world.


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

C-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.

Dundee 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.  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®

Led Lenser. We create light. Even in the furtherest, darkest corner of the world. As one of the world’s market leaders in LED flashlights and headlamps, we are downright obsessed with it. And while some believe that we already make the best lights in the world, we think we’re only at the beginning of our journey. Because there is always an idea which is better than the good idea that somebody just had, and because even the best quality can be improved. We already have over 100 patents for our innovative ideas. But this is just the beginning.

Mountain 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 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.

TentMeals are absolutely dedicated to making the best expedition meals they can. To them, this means something that’s high energy, small and light, extremely healthy, and easy to prepare. Available in precise 800 kcal and 500 kcal packs with heaps of complex carbs, protein and fibre, TentMeals make a great recovery food after a tough day outdoors (Raffle prize)

At  TravelMag we make travel our business, so that you can take pleasure in discovering off-the grid destinations from around the globe. Our writers offer fresh, unique perspectives in the form of travel essays and in-depth local guides that go beyond the guide book. Our mission is to fuel your sense of adventure, inflame your imagination, and inspire you to daydream, while providing all the information you need to make that dream a reality. All you have to do is pack your bags!  (Publicity article – Best Festivals and Fairs in Scotland)



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:

(All Banff World Tour Films)



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



Coldhouse Collective (Film – Devotion: Libby Peters)
Joerg Daiber (Film  – The Adorable Austrian Alps)
Lindsay Daniels (Film – Holy)
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)
Mike Webster, James Roddie (Film – Eathie)
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.

(All Banff World Tour Films)



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



Zeki Basan (Film – The Wild Along the Way)

Joerg Daiber (Film  – The Adorable Austrian Alps)

Lindsay Daniels (Film – Holy)

Mike Webster (Film – Eathie)

Reel Rock Tour (Film – Dodo’s Delight)

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

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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