Centennial Theatre

CENTENNIAL THEATRE – 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC | (604) 984-4484

Speakers

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Yves Ma

Yves has a background as an independent and NFB producer who has been active in Canada’s film industry for over 15 years.  In that time, he has produced numerous short & feature-length narrative & documentary films as well as animated films and interactive media works. 

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Susan Hui

Susan Hui is just another ordinary back of the pack runner who has a nickname “Turtle”.  Having been diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome and Arrhythmia in 2010, Susan was was told by her cardiophysiologist that she should stop running or any form of stremous exercise that would stress her heart. In addition, she was also told she has hereditary premature bone degeneration.

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Rick Arikado & Suzanne Johnson

Rick Arikado has completed 105 ultras with the first one being the 1992 Knee Knacker. Nine 200+ mile races, starting with Tahoe 200 in 2014 and Moab 240 miler as the longest & most recent. His first race was a road half marathon in 1986. Suzanne has somewhere around 75-80 ultras completed ranging in distance from 50k to 200 mile distance with the Knee Knacker being her first one in 2004.

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Parvaneh Kazemi

A woman from Iran: Breaking boundaries to reach top the world As a girl growing up in the traditional and religious society of Iran, perhaps dreaming about reaching the top of the world without any support seems far-fetched, but not to Parvaneh.

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Mike Libecki

Come join National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki as he takes us on a journey to some of the most remote climbing expeditions possible while searching for first ascents in Antarctica and Greenland.

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My Sea To Sky

After decades of recovery efforts and millions in taxpayer dollars, the jewel in Vancouver’s backyard, Howe Sound, is coming back to life. The herring have returned, and with them, the salmon, dolphins, and whales. However, all of this is yet again under threat. Heavy industrial projects are proposed for Howe Sound, including Woodfibre LNG, its associated FortisBC pipeline and compressor station at Mt. Mulligan, and the Burnco gravel mine in the McNab Creek watershed. 

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Martina & Tania Halik

Back by popular demand, Coast Mountain Epic is a live multi-media presentation detailing a five and half month long ski traverse of the Coast Mountains of BC and Alaska. Undertaken from January to June of 2017 by a mother and daughter team from BC, this presentation features their challenges, close-calls, failures and successes throughout the “Epic”.

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Laddie Hannam and Ann Taylor

Laddie Hannam and Ann Taylor met on the trails during a KneeKnacker training run back in 2003. After 10 KneeKnacker Trail Races that both completed in the same year some 13 years later in 2016, team “Over the Hill” trail running was formed for the TransAlps after watching a bunch of local runners successfully complete the year prior. Fear of Missing out (FOMO!) captured them and now they both have a beautiful adventure to share, figuring the time was “now” as they weren’t getting any younger and are still able to run after all these years, while managing a...

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Keith Partridge

Capturing the essence of adventure in more than 60 extreme films has taken Emmy award winning cameraman and filmmaker Keith Partridge to some of the world's most hostile and spectacular environments from deep within the bowels of the earth on caving expeditions, through unchartered forests to the summit of Everest.

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Jim Herrington

Jim Herrington is a photographer whose portraits of celebrities including Benny Goodman, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Cormac McCarthy, Morgan Freeman and Dolly Parton have appeared on the pages of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Outside and Men's Journal as well as on scores of album covers for more than three decades. He has photographed international ad campaigns for clients such as Thule, Trek Bikes, Gibson Guitars and Wild Turkey Bourbon.

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Janneke Vissers

Janneke Vissers, originally from the Netherlands, moved two years ago to North Vancouver to have a life with more nature, space and most important of all: mountains. Having the summer off this year, waiting for her visa to be approved, created a perfect situation to spend some time hiking and discover Canada’s most beautiful mountains.

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Darcy Hennessey Turenne

While completing an MA in Intercultural Communications at Royal Roads University, Darcy purchased a video camera and quickly found her passion for storytelling and visual arts. Since then, Darcy has written and directed short films, commercials, and music videos for clients ranging from Coca Cola to Patagonia to Jive Records.

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David Suzuki

Canada’s best known environmentalist, David Suzuki, has a deep and personal connection to the Salish Sea. His urgent call to protect the people and places we love couldn’t be more timely.  We only have #OneNature. It’s time for a new relationship with the ocean and its wildlife if we hope to leave a natural legacy for future generations.

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Cory Richards

A climber and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the year in 2012. Cory’s camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalayas of Nepal and Pakistan-all in the attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration, but also the beauty inherent in our modern society.

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Alex Hudson

Alex Hudson introduces US to the Iran that is seldom talked about in the press. Alex is an avid hiker and mountaineer based in the Lower Mainland. In the summer and fall of 2014 - 2017, Alex travelled from south Kish island in the Persian Gulf to the peaks in Northern Iran. Along the way, Alex passed through many historical sites, deserts, forests, river filled canyons, rugged pastures and the high peaks around Tehran.

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Adam Campbell

Adam Campbell likes to "suffer in beautiful places" and loves exploring his backyard and challenging himself on foot, skis and on rock. He was raised on the beaches of Lagos, Nigeria to Canadian parents, but now calls the Canadian Rockies home. He has competed in, and regularly place on the podium at, some of the world's most challenging and competitive mountain running races and trail ultramarathons.

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Films

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Director: Dave O'Leske
Origin: United States
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 96 min

Fred Beckey was the original American "Dirtbag" climber whose name evokes mystery, adulation and vitriol. A rebel athlete since the 1940s, Beckey was a true pioneer of the outdoors. He passed away in October 2017 aged 94, climbing until the very end.

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Dreamride 2

WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM - VIMFF 2018
Director: Mike Hopkins
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 5 min

Step into a dream world were the trails never end. DreamRide 2 is the follow up sequel to last years award winning short film, DreamRide. Combining a Dr.Suess inspired narrative, mind blowing natural landscapes, and one dreamer on a mountain bike, this film will take you on an adventure like no other.

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Denali’s Raven

Director: Renan Ozturk
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 9 min

For climber, skier, and guide Leighan Falley, the mere sight of the Alaskan wilderness elicits an insatiable wanderlust. To reconcile her adventurous spirit with the demands of parenthood, she would need to learn to fly.

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In Constant Motion

WINNER: BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM - VIMFF 2018
CANADIAN PREMIERE
Director: Cameron Sylvester
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 15 min

Adam Campbell’s life has revolved around motion. As one of the world’s top ultra runners, his mantra has been simple: ‘If you’re not moving, you’re dead’. This life of movement came to an abrupt halt on August 30th, 2016, when he experienced a near fatal accident while attempting a traverse through Roger’s Pass in BC, with runners Nick Elson and Dakota Jones.

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Driven

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Jason Bagby
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 24 min

Survival Run is an ultra-distance obstacle race that takes runners on a journey into their souls. Only a fraction will finish, but all will learn deeply about themselves and their fellow runners. Join these athletes’ journey through the inaugural Survival Run Canada.

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Why I Run

Director: Alastair Humphreys
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 3 min

Every month I visit the Lake District to spend a day running in the hills. It's good for the body, good for the head, good for the soul. I film the run and chat to myself about whatever feels important that day. This month: why I run (and why I think you should do too...).

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Feel The Burn

Director: Dominic Gill
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 12 min

In a place that has a reputation for decadence and discomfort, a little-known ultramarathon is attracting hundreds of runners to experience its one of a kind environment of art, music, and nature.In this 12 minute film watch several wildly spirited runners take on the heat, dust, and distance while being encouraged on by a bizarre group of revelers.

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Cabin Jams

Director: Jamie Tanner
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min

8 friends travel to a remote cabin, riders and musicians. With no script they set out to interpret the landscape and write and record songs that become the audio for the film. Out in the Mountains all day, in the cabin jamming all night!

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The Moment

Director: Darcy Hennessey Turenne
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 75 min

In the backwoods of British Columbia, Canada, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. And it was all happening unbeknownst to each other, the cycling world, and ultimately themselves.

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Skidsville

Director: Mike Hopkins
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 2 min

Welcome to Skidsville. Population all of us.

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Intersection: Micayla Gatto

Director: Lacy Kemp
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 5 min

Micayla Gatto is a professional mountain biker and an artist. In this unique piece, the audience will journey along with Micayla as she rides through her paintings in the high alpine and deep forests of Retallack, BC.

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Numinous

 
Director: Nicolas Teichrob
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 50 min

Born and raised in the BC backcountry, with a bloodline alive with adventure and a style carved from the landscape itself, Kye Petersen is about to blow the doors off of big mountain skiing.

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Ice Call

Director: David Lacote
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 3 min

Discover a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of the Mont-Blanc mountains.

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Dedicate: Diving Free

Director: Shams & Alex Aimard
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min

Diving with Orcas. A child dream that became a daily reality for Jacques de Vos, an underwater photographer. Follow him in Norway during winter to capture on his camera his favorite animal.

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Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic

Director: Jochen Schmoll
Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 52 min

3 National Geographic “adventurers of the Year “ embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

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DugOut

BC PREMIERE
Director: Benjamin Sadd
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 41 min

A simple idea: they would travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build  a canoe, and then take that canoe on a journey.

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Finding The Line

Director: Bjarne Salén
Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 16 min

In this short documentary, Olympian and X Games Slopestyle champion Anna Segal and her Freeride World Tour, big mountain skiing sister, Nat Segal, use their skiing to understand fear and how it manifests in the two siblings’ lives.

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Directly Affected

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Zack Embree
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 75 min

Before the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline was in the daily news, Vancouver filmmaker, Zack Embree set out on a mission: understand the impacts the pipeline would have on local communities, First Nations, Canadian democracy and our Paris Climate Accord Agreements.

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Inside Iran

Director: Puria Ravahi
Origin: Iran/Germany
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 18 min

Three friends from Munich, Germany have different motivations to go to Iran. But they have one common target in mind - Mount Damavand.

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A Skier’s Journey: Iran

Director: Jordan Manley
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 13 min

Upon arriving in Iran, they are welcomed with profound warmth, stunned by the immense beauty of the landscape and culture. Threaded through Tehran’s bustling bazaars to Isfahan’s dazzling mosques, the two skiers get a glimpse at the complex dichotomy that divides public and private lives in Iran.

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Living With The Volcanoes

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Fulvio Mariani
Origin: Switzerland
Year of Production: 2015
Duration: 80 min

Crossing the Iranian mountains from west to east is just a pretext to discover unique landscapes and extraordinary people living in a unknown country.

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Zahhal

Director: Sebastian Doerk
Origin: Iran
Year of Production: 2014
Duration: 8 min

After three years of planning and over 10 years of extreme unicycling Lutz Eichholz succeeds in the unicycle descent of the 5671m high Damavand in Iran.

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