David is a film director, activist and former director of Telluride Mountain Film Festival
David Holbrooke is the director of The Diplomat. He first attended Telluride Mountain film festival in Colorado in 1999 and was hooked when he saw Genghis Blues, followed by a performance by the film’s star, Kongar Ol-Ondar. David returned to the festival as a filmmaker several times with Live from Shiva’s Dance Floor, Time for a New God, Freaks Like Me and A Redwood Grows in Brooklyn, which features acclaimed nature photographer James Balog. David's feature documentary, Hard As Nails, was a Mountainfilm 2007 award winner. Before he became a filmmaker, David spent a year in the dotcom world. For the first half of his career, he worked in television news, producing long-form pieces for "The Today Show," CBS News and CNN. David has been a contributing editor at GQand written for The Huffington Post and CNN.com. His production company, Giraffe Partners, is working on several documentaries. While he long ago lost count of how many films he's watched in the last decade, he still gets wildly excited by a great, well-told story.
David is on the judging panel for our 2017 International Film Competition.
- Retweet Leilani Münter: Looking forward to being a judge at Telluride @Mountainfilm (May 26-29) Thank you @DavidHolbrooke for the invitation instagram.com/p/BUP76KMlqG_/
- Retweet Laurie Garrett: @algore @ClimateReality Friends gave their teen daughter the birthday gift of attending this workshop: Next gen leadership. @DavidHolbrooke
- Retweet Katharine Zaleski 📎: @DavidHolbrooke oh yes,especially that epic fall.Everyone loved the film. Get ready for some questions from all of us if we see you tomorrow