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Presented by Arc'Teryx

The Climbing Show

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Presented by Arc’teryx, the Climbing Show showcases five unique films that feature young and seasoned climbers, in the nearby and faraway islands of Baffin and Makatea; while sharing stories of friendship, adversity and adventure. Announcing the world festival premiere of Valhalla Rock Sky, a documentary about a remote and wild place.


Pricing: $17

Dates: Nov 20 – 29 / 2020
Launch: Noon PDT on Fri, Nov 20
End: Midnight PDT on Sun, Nov 29




Free As Can Be


When a young climber infatuated with climbing history meets an old legend, he commits to helping him accomplish his lifelong goal of free climbing El Capitan.

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Makatea Vertical Adventure

This film takes place in Makatea, a unique island of Polynesia. Erwan Le Lann and Marion Courtois discover this paradise and explore the possibilities of development of the site with the locals. It's their story about developing it in a way which is respectful of the biodiversity of the atoll and its inhabitants through the practice of climbing.

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Ocean To Asgard

2019 VIMFF Adventure Grant winner

This film is about four friends who travel to Baffin Island for a forty-day human-powered adventure, featuring bigwall first ascents, whitewater paddle descents, and wild Arctic flamingos.

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Valhalla, Rock Sky

A documentary film about the search for something unique in a remote and wild place. Edu Marín, his father Francisco "Novato" and his brother Álex, embark on an uncertain adventure to conquer the largest roof in the world. It's a story about joy, unexpected obstacles, adverse weather, friendship and climbing.


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The Ghosts Above

Everest is the eternal subject of mountain films. Here, an expedition joined by National Geographic Photographer Renan Ozturk — who narrates in first person — summits in an effort to solve an outstanding Everest mystery: Who achieved the first summit? Was it really George Mallory? Or his partner Sandy Irvine, who disappeared with Mallory in 1924 on the descent.

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EARLY BIRD: Oct 18 – 24

Youth (16 and under): $17
Senior (65+): $17
Adult: $20

REGULAR: Oct 25 – Nov 11

Youth (16 and under): $20
Senior (65+): $20
Adult: $23

DOOR: Nov 12 – 20

Youth (16 and under): $22
Senior (65+): $22
Adult: $25

  • Regular ticket sales close at 3:00pm on the day of the show.
  • Door tickets are first come, first serve and guest may have to wait until 10 min prior to show start to see if a seat becomes available.
  • Please read our In-Person FAQs or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


EARLY BIRD: Oct 18 – 24

Online show: $15
Online Fall Series Pass: $45

REGULAR: Oct 25 – Nov 21

Online show: $17
Online Fall Series Pass: $50

  • The Online Fall Series Pass gives you access to watch all 24 films that will be screened as part of the 6 shows during the VIMFF Fall Series.
  • Tickets sales close on Nov 21 at 11:59pm (PST) and you will have until Dec 12 at 11:59pm (PST) to view the shows.
  • For those experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a discount code to reduce the price of a single show ticket to $13. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Please read our Online Screening FAQs or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.