Sponsored Article by St. Joe Club & Resorts
Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure‑packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will visit Santa Rosa Beach at the WaterColor Marina Park Nov. 3 and 4 with films that will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission—using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.
A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects.
“We are proud to be hosting a unique beachside edition of the esteemed cinematic event for the 17th year. The support of this community and film enthusiasts make the festival stronger each year,” says Andrew Czarnecki, Managing Director of Resort Operations for St. Joe Club & Resorts. “We look forward to continuing this tradition on our beautiful WaterColor Inn & Resort property for many more years to come.”
Gates open at 6 p.m. with films beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are now available online at mountainfilmfl.com for $35 per day or $60 for a two‑day weekend pass. Tickets purchased at the gate are $40 per day or $70 for a two‑day weekend pass, based on availability. Kidz Kino day passes may be purchased for $35 in advance or $40 at the door; parents must be present to sign their children in and out of the BoatHouse. Food, beer and wine will also be available for purchase at the festival.
Lodging packages with tickets are available at WaterColor Inn and the Pearl Hotel. For options to stay in a vacation rental, book 30A Vacation Rental’s Novermber Festival Savings Offer to enjoy one night free. See the complete playlist at www.mountainfilm.org/tour/schedule. Mountainfilm on Tour in Santa Rosa Beach is hosted by WaterColor Inn & Resort in partnership with Delta and Visit South Walton. Sponsors include WaterColor Community Association, BoatHouse Paddle Club, Old Florida Outfitters, Fisher’s Flowers, 30A.com and SoWal.com.
Mountainfilm began in 1979 and is one of America’s longest‑running film festivals. The festival is best described by one word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full‑day symposium on a contemporary issues, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book‑signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. To learn more about the festival, visit www.mountainfilm.org.
MOUNTAINFILM FOR STUDENTS
Whenever and wherever Mountainfilm is on tour, the aim is to educate and inspire beyond our theater audiences. Mountainfilm for Students is a free educational outreach initiative that introduces students in K‑12 public schools to essential environmental, cultural and social issues with age‑appropriate film programs. Mountainfilm currently reaches over 20,000 students each year.
WATERCOLOR INN & RESORT
WaterColor Inn, which has maintained a Four Diamond rating from AAA since 2007, achieved a four‑time, four‑star rating from Forbes Travel Guide; was named “#8 in the Top Resorts in Florida (Gulf)” in the 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice survey; and claimed a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA” list. The resort offers luxurious accommodations and corporate meeting spaces at both the exclusive 60‑room Inn and well‑appointed vacation residences. The hotel features three on‑site restaurants, a full‑service spa, and an adults‑only pool as well as access to additional resort amenities including five pools, a private beach club, and tennis courts.
WaterColor Inn was developed and is owned by The St. Joe Company and operated by Troon, affording guests access to the many amenities and activities offered through the membership club. For more information, visit www.watercolorresort.com or call 1‑855‑788‑2782.