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6 Brand New ‘Best of’ Shows

Want to enjoy some of this year’s top outdoor adventure films? Brand new for 2018, VIMFF ‘Best of’ shows are stacked with back-to-back, award-winning films.

These shows will be screening across Metro Vancouver during the festival, giving you a chance to see some of the best films at a venue closest to you.

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Best of: Climbing

Journey from rotten sea cliffs to the summit of El Capitan and everywhere in between.

Watch some of the world’s best climbers attempt summits in Yosemite, Faroe Islands, and more.


Hold Fast (USA), The Land of Maybe (New Zealand),  Above the Fray (USA), Stumped (USA)


Sun, Feb 11, 7:30, Inlet Theatre | Tickets

Tues, Feb 12, 2:00, Rio Theatre | Tickets

Fri, Feb 16, 7:30, ROX Theatre at the Richmond Oval | SOLD OUT

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Best of: Mountain Sports & Adventure

A selection of international films focusing on a diverse variety of sports and adventures.

Explore the deep caves of the Picos de Europa Mountains, see the world’s high marathon starting at Everest basecamp, learn from a professional mountain bike guide’s quest for holistic health, and discover the ultimate surfing experience in France.


The Ario Dream (UK), Moment (USA),  The Worlds Highest Marathon (Nepal/USA), Freedom (Canada), This Way Up (UK), Surf the Sky (France)


Sat, Feb 10, 2:00, Inlet Theatre | Tickets

Sun, Feb 11, 2:00, Rio Theatre | Tickets

Sun, Feb 11, 2:00, ROX Theatre at the Olympic Oval | Tickets

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Best of: Backcountry Ski

A selection of films on self-propelled ski touring and ski mountaineering.

Featuring a search for happiness in the Swedish mountains, a new world record of human-powered vertical feet in the backcountry, Utah’s most difficult lines, splitboarding in the Altai mountains of Mongolia, and skiing in “the mountain range of the Gods” in Greece.


Tarfala (Finland), 2.5 Million (USA),  A Line in the Snow – Greece (England), Follow Through (USA), Sumber (Mongolia), Surf the Sky (France)


Sat, Feb 10, 7:30, Inlet Theatre | Tickets

Tues, Feb 13, 7:30, Frederic Wood Theatre | Tickets

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Best of: Environment & Culture

A selection of international films focusing on mountain culture and the environment.

Journey to the jungle cliffs in the remote valleys of Nepal, watch the thrilling pursuit of storms, learn about our reliance on easy access to food, and see how communities in the Bow Valley in Alberta have come together over the past 20 years to live with grizzlies and other wildlife.


The Last Honey Hunter (Nepal), Foodless Odyssey (Canada), My Irnik (Canada), Pursuit (USA), End of Snow (Canada), Living with Wildlife (Canada).


Sat, Feb 10, 2:00, Rio Theatre | Tickets

Sun, Feb 11, 2:00, Inlet Theatre | Tickets

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Best of: Freeride Ski

International films from the world of freeride skiing and snowboarding.

Discover new perspective on skiing in the Mont-Blanc mountains, chasing the skier’s dream, packing up and road tripping through Europe, hitting rails and catching air, and the history of the sport of skiing.


Army (Canada), Ice Call (France),  In Gora (France), Ya Mas – Snowmads in Greece (Austria), Imagination (Canada), Becoming History (Canada)


Mon, Feb 12, 7:30, Rio Theatre | Tickets

Thurs, Feb 15, 7:30, ROX Theatre at the Richmond Oval | Tickets

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Best of: VIMFF

A selection of this year’s award-winning mountain films presented by British Pacific Properties.

Films: To be announced


Mon, Feb 15, 7:30, Kay Meek Theatre | Tickets

To view the full list of shows and schedule, check out the VIMFF 2018 program.