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2.5 Million

BC PREMIERE
Director: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 22 min
“2.5 Million” follows American skier Aaron Rice as he sets out to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record. To be successful Aaron will have to ski over 330 days in the calendar year and chase snow around…

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A Line In The Snow – Greece

Director: Ben Tibbetts
Origin: England
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 9 min
“Skiing in Greece? Really?” was the usual response when we said where we were going. With a desperate lack of snow in the Alps we were looking as far away as Morocco and Nepal for inspiration. We had been told that there was good snow in Greece,…

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A Skier’s Journey: Iran

Director: Jordan Manley
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 13 min
They were cautioned not to travel to Iran. Too dangerous, too restrictive, too unknown. But skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots went anyway. What they found: bustling bazaars, intricately adorned mosques, steamy bathhouses, powder-coated slopes and small pockets of rich ski culture. This poetic film from Jordan Manley…

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Above The Fray

Director: Graham Zimmerman
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Beth Rodden is one of the greatest climbers in history. ‘Above the Fray’ tells her story, starting with a terrifying expedition to Kyrgyzstan and recurring injuries while being wholly self-defined by athletic ambition. Through reflection on these experiences and the joy of her son Theo, Beth discovers a new-found…

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Above the Sea

Off the peak of his legendary climbing career, Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing climbing ropeless above the sea. Ten years after his generation-defining ascent of a majestic arch, legendary climber Chris Sharma returns to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca where he discovers a beautiful, sweeping wall with small holds running up its face. If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping plunges into the…

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Apex Predators

WORLD PREMIERE

A tranquil day of ice fishing goes suddenly awry when natural selection rears its ferocious head. Something lurks in the depths of the great lonesome mountains of the North– a land where if you are not the predator, you WILL be the prey. But four skiers will not go down without a fight.

Director: Ben Sturgulewski

Sturgefilm founder Ben ‘Sturge’ Sturgulewski grew up on a rugged and remote island in Alaska’s Aleutian Chain,…

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ARMY

BC PREMIERE
Director: Daniel Thomson
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 6 min
Alexandra Armstrong loves to ski. But that passion comes at a price. Sacrificing financial stability and a permanent address to chase the dream. Alexandra works hard all summer to ski all…

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Ascend

Director: Simon Perkins
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 6 min
A short that attempts to articulate why Jon Wilson mountain bikes. As a young adult, Jon lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life. I am one of many who are lucky to get to call…

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Becoming History

Director: Mike Douglas
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Twenty years ago the sport of skiing was in danger of fading away as the younger generation passed it by in favour of more progressive sports like snowboarding. With the invention of the first high-performance twin-tip ski in 1997, Salomon and the New Canadian Air Force turned skiing…

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Blood Road

WINNER: BEST ADVENTURE FILM – VIMFF 2018
BC PREMIERE
Director: Nicholas Schrunk
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 96 min
Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal:…

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Bonington Mountaineer

BC PREMIERE
Director: Brian Hall & Keith Partridge
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 80 min
This documentary looks retrospectively, from his rock climbing days in the UK through to visionary ascents on the high peaks of the Himalaya and shares the remarkable and poignant life of one of the world’s best-known mountaineers – Sir Chris Bonington.In many ways the film…

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Break on Through

In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to change that. To be closer to the world’s hardest routes, she moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs with the single-minded goal of succeeding on one of the famous 5.15s in France and Spain….

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Bruhwiler Country

Director: Keith Malloy
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Pro surfer Raph Bruhwiler cut his teeth in the woods and waves of Vancouver Island. Uncovering the surf potential of Vancouver Island meant becoming an expert in coastal navigation, wilderness survival, and maritime operations—the exact requirements for the work he now does in the Canadian Coast Guard as a rescue…

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Cabin Jams

Director: Jamie Tanner
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min
The traditional action sports formula is matching fast paced action, with a catchy song. After several years of being a professional skier, producer Leah Evans wanted to disrupt this formula. She wanted to capture the feeling…

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Camera Trap

BC PREMIERE
Director: Marty O’Brien
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min
The Porcupine Caribou herd is one of the largest caribou herds in North America but its future is uncertain. The actions of the Trump administration, climate change, industrial development, national and international political posturing and a rapidly changing north are all putting the herd and…

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Captain of Utopia

BC PREMIERE
Director: Sarah Del Ben
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 52 min
François Bernard, knows as “Ben”, has explored the most remote places of the world for more than 30 years: the North Pole and the South Pole, Mount Everest, etc…One day, he realized that he was tired of being alone, he wanted to be able to share all the…

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Coconut Connection

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll
Origin: Belgium
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 36 min
Having previously explored the coast of Baffin on board the famous Dodo’s Delight Nicolas Favresse & Sean Villanueva decide to return on a big wall free climbing expedition in the month of July which is rumoured to have better weather. However with the sea ice breaking…

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Dedicate: Diving Free

Director: Shams & Alex Aimard
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min
Jacques de Vos is an underwater photographer who spends most his time freediving with orcas. Helped by his crew, this South African became an expert in finding these incredible creatures in the ocean and spending a few seconds swimming with them underwater. We followed the man who freedives…

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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.

Director: Renan Ozturk

I’m one of the founders of Camp4 Collective, a member of…

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Directly Affected

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Zack Embree
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 75 min
Can Canada fulfill it’s Paris climate commitments and build the TransMountain pipeline? Before the Kinder Morgan pipeline was in the daily news, Vancouver filmmaker, Zack Embree set…

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

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

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey was the original American “Dirtbag” one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.This rebel athlete’s lifetime of accomplishments set the bar for the entire sport….

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Ditch The Van

CANADIAN PREMIERE
Director: Mallory Cunningham & Kyle Romanek
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 10 min
Cellist, singer-songwriter and political activist Ben Sollee spent a lot of time on whirlwind tours, flying over and driving through America’s towns and cities. He was becoming burnt out, and his health was suffering. So he bought an Xtracycle cargo bike, strapped his cello to…

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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…

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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 format that takes its runners on a journey into their souls. Originating on the volcanic Nicaraguan island of Omatepe six…

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DugOut

BC PREMIERE
Director: Benjamin Sadd
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 41 min
Ben and James have been on several ‘adventures’ together, from pulling a sofa across southern England to swimming the length of a knee deep river in Dorset. Making films about their trips has become a part of the journey. They wanted to build on these journeys in their latest project but…

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End Of Snow

BC PREMIERE
Director: Morgan Heim
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 20 min
Dr. Jane Zelikova is a tropical ecologist living in the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado. She dreams of snow in the summer and tropical forests in the dead of winter. But her snow-capped Fourteeners are changing – no longer bringing the deep winter snowpack once…

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Ephemera

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Dave Mai
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 12 min
When you think of ice climbing, the sunny Okanagan Valley is probably one of the last places you would consider. Ephemera is a short film about ice climbing in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia Canada. Ice climbs have a dichotomous strength and delicacy, and the people that…

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Escape

Director: Anjali Nayar
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min
Listen to the voice inside you. It’s telling you to go.

JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What’s more, he’ll ride a single speed, fixed-gear bicycle…

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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…

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Finding The Line

Director: Bjarne Salén
Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 16 min
FINDING THE LINE is a film about fear, it’s paralyzing grip on humans and how it affects our decision-making.
In this short documentary, Olympian and X Games Slopestyle champion Anna Segal and her Freeride World…

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Follow Through

People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with…

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Follow Through

Director: Adam Clark and Isaiah Branch-Boyle
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 22 min
People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set…

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Foodless Odyssey

Director: Anthill Films
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 11 min
The Foodless Odyssey has been a longtime dream of Pro mountain biker Matt Hunter. The idea was to bike-pack through hundreds of kilometers of wilderness on the remote Island of Haida Gwaii,…

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Freedom

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Goh Iromoto
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min
How do you know if you’ve been living your life to the fullest?

Meet Emily, an avid kayaker who feels most free between water and sky. Shattering the mould that had been cast for her life, she has opted instead to live for herself,…

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Hold Fast

FESTIVAL PREMIERE
Director: Jim Aikman
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 55 min
Conrad Anker is one of the greatest and most notorious professional mountain climbers in history. But at 55, his career in the big mountains is winding down, especially after he suffered a heart attack on a climb high in the Himalayas. His friend Alex Wildman is a novice…

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Hunting Giants

BC PREMIERE
Director: Sean Horlor and Steve Adams
Origin: Canadian
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 24 min
A thrill-seeking explorer wants to find and climb the biggest tree in Canada outside a logging community on the brink of collapse.HUNTING GIANTS follows the struggles of…

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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 mountain.

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Imagination

Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? At the ski hill, on your bike, anything but on the road, listening to your parents talk about boring adult stuff.

So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs.

Well what if your imagination came to life?…

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Imagination

WINNER: BEST CANADIAN FILM – VIMFF 2018
Director: Dave Mossop
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 5 min
Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? At the ski hill, on…

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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,…

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In Gora

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Andy Collet
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 45 min
Riders from the Picture Family join Val and Tim, who define themselves as “a modern nomad couple”, for a road trip through Europe. Aboard their retrofitted American school bus that they have entirely renovated into a big campervan, Val and Tim travel the world and…

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In Perpetual Motion

BC PREMIERE
Director: Krystle Wright
Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 5 min
Understanding the motives of an artist is complicated and layered as every artist is motivated differently. The audience is given an insight to Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright and in particular how different fears are interwoven with her life and ultimately her work as a photographer. A…

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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.

Puria Ravahi (film director) is the son of an Iranian father and a German mother. Born in Iran 1975 they left Teheran because of the revolution…

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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. Gatto grew up racing cross-country mountain bikes but always had a passion…

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Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic

Director: Jochen Schmoll
Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 52 min
Crossing the Greenland Ice cap by kite ski is epic. Making a first descent of a river draining that ice cap is landmark. But accessing that river by towing a kayak across the ice cap to the river’s headwaters to kayak down to the Arctic Ocean is unprecedented; and that…

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La Vallée Des Loups

Director: Jean-Michel Bertrand
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 90 min
This film is a personal quest, the story of crazy gamble taken by a passionate dreamer, an anti-hero capable of tackling any obstacle in the way of his goal to encounter wild wolves in their natural habitat.
After spending three years in the field, camping in the…

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Lindsey Ross: A Less Convenient Path

BC PREMIERE
Director: Andrew Schoneberger
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 12 min

In an age of speed, convenience, and ease, artist Lindsey Ross does things the hard way. Packing her truck with unwieldy vintage cameras and gallons of chemicals, she makes arresting portraits and lovely pictures of iconic Yosemite landmarks using century old techniques.

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Living With The Volcanoes

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Fulvio Mariani
Origin: Switzerland
Year of Production: 2015
Duration: 80 min
For many years and up until recently, exploring the mountains of Iran and interacting with local populations has been an impossible task for any documentary maker.
In spring 2011, we managed to gain exclusive access to the mountain ranges connecting Turkey and Afghanistan. Authorities in Teheran imposed…

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Living With Wildlife

Director: Leanne Allison
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 23 min
The Bow Valley is the busiest place in the world where people and grizzly bears still coexist. ‘Living with Wildlife’ is the hopeful story of how communities in the Bow Valley of Alberta, Canada have come together over the past 20 years to live with grizzly…

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Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

WINNER: BEST MOUNTAIN CULTURE FILM – VIMFF 2018
BC PREMIERE
Director: Eric Crosland
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 14 min
Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, more than any other human. But he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a…

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Magnetic Mountains

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Steve Wakeford
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 85 min
Magnetic Mountains is an award winning documentary that follows the story of an everyman who, after falling from an Alpine north face, is struggling to find a balance. Featuring some of the biggest names in mountain sports, it explores the psychology of risk taking in the…

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MINDvsMOUNTAIN: Himalayan X

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: James Frystak
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 8 min
Filmmaker James Frystak and Mental Health Speaker Brent Seal are embarking on a journey to climb in the Himalaya for the first time to explore the parallels between climbing mountains and climbing out of mental health challenges. Episode 1 of the 6 part series will be shown as…

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Moment

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Zak Griffler
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min
There are very few parts of our world that are unexplored. But between two spires that have been climbed endlessly, there are spaces that are very much unknown. MOMENT is a lush balance of action, scenic and aerial footage. It tracks one man’s saga…

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Mothered By Mountains

BC PREMIERE
Director: Renan Ozturk
Origin: Nepal
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 16 min
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Nepal’s leading female mountain guide, has been on top of the tallest peaks on Earth. When she teams up to make a first ascent with an unlikely partner – local punk-rock icon, Sareena Rai – they both find that the paths to the…

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My Big White Thighs & Me

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Hannah Maia
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min
A youngish woman has fallen out of love with her own body. Frustrated, she wishes they didn’t have to hang out quite so much. Committed to making a change she sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a…

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My Irnik

Director: Francois Lebeau & Matthew Hood
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 15 min
“My Irnik” is a short documentary film about a father and son’s relationship and the passion of shared adventure. Set in Arctic Canada, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal fell in love with the northern way of life and with…

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Numinous

Director: Nicolas Teichrob
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 50 min
*featuring introduction by Kye Petersen & Nicolas Teichrob

Best seen on the big screen, NUMINOUS – a ski film by Dendrite Studios and Kye Petersen. Awed and Attracted. He is one of the most aggressive and talented freeskiers of our age. Born and raised in the BC backcountry, with a…

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Pedal

Director: Scott Hardesty
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min

Forty-three countries down, Hera Van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully self-supported. This is her journey and what she has learned along the way.

Director: Scott Hardesty

Hailing from Texas but based in Denver, Scott Hardesty is an adventure filmmaker and photographer. With a background in…

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Psycho Vertical

WINNER: BEST CLIMBING FILM – VIMFF 2018
BC PREMIERE
Director: Jen Randall
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 64 min
Beautiful and emotive, Psycho Vertical explores the intricate mind of Andy Kirkpatrick, a world-class climber and alpinist who lives a life of conflicting desires, identities and responsibilities, inspired by his best-selling autobiography of the same name. Firmly grounded by his impoverished upbringing…

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Pursuit

Director: Mike Olbinski
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min
This film is called Pursuit because that is what it’s about. When it comes to storm chasing, you can’t give up. But that also applies to life. Keep chasing, keep pursuing. Whatever it is. That’s the only way to get what you want. This film is…

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Qamaniq

Director: Caroline Cote
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 14 min
In August 2017, a team of 3 women aged 25 to 30 embarked on a quest to discover their own boundaries in an immense, wild and remote territory. They covered 100 km in a few days through the Kuururjuaq National Park, along Mont d’Iberville and crossing the famous Koroc…

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Safety Third

For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Fueled by day-old donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing in his backyard playground of Eldorado Canyon. Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet — a first-ever free solo of one of Eldo’s most exposed…

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Searching For Christmas Tree

BC PREMIERE
Director: Lie Feng
Origin: China
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 15 min
A university teacher looking to break free from a life of routine and a mysterious frozen waterfall that no one knows the whereabouts, spins this story of seemingly futile quests and ultimately transcending climb. This is also an interesting side look into a rarely seen facet of China,…

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Searching For Coastal Wolves In The Great Bear Rainforest

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Blaise Sack
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Our objective was to find and film Coastal Wolves. Coastal wolves are a rare species of wolf that are genetically different from their interior wolf relatives. 90% of their diet is seafood. People usually associate wolf meals with elk or deer, but these guys are practically pescatarians, with salmon…

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Skidsville

Director: Mike Hopkins
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 2 min
Welcome to Skidsville. Population all of us.Remember that feeling of throwing a leg over a bike for the first time?! I mean talk about “Boom!”, right? It was like a lightening strike of realization blowing the doors off our childhood. One day we’re walking around with the rest of…

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Skye’s The Limit

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: James Appleton
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min
Paddle Against Plastic 2017: One woman (Cal Major)’s solo circumnavigation of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on a Stand up Paddleboard. The adventure serves to highlight the effects of plastic pollution on even stunning, remote and wild places such as this, and brings positive and…

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Song For The Nomad

WORLD PREMIERE

Kyrgyzstan’s capital city, Bishkek, is a modern whirlwind of sight and sound. But in a concert hall in the heart of the city, the keys of a lone piano carry out of the chaos and into the timeless Celestial Mountains beyond. Into a world of horsemen and shamans, and young souls brought to life in the heart of nature. A tale of two worlds, together they play the song of the nomad–…

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Strong The Wind Blows

Director: Benjamin Jordan
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 35 min
For ten years Canadian Paraglider pilot Benjamin Jordan had dreamt of flying like an eagle, across the entire span of South Western Canada’s mountain ranges. He imagined soaring over glaciers, landing high in the alpine, bathing in turquoise waters, then flying on as he made his way…

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Stumped

Maureen Beck is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘look a one-armed climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like dude, you never had any excuses in the first place.” And she is not making excuses for herself. Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She pushes her “stump” to the limit, takes whippers on 5.12, and crushes overhanging boulders,…

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Stumped

WINNER: JURY’S AWARD – VIMFF 2018
Director: Taylor Keating & Cedar Wright
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min
“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.” Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard….

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Sumber

Director: Battulga
Origin: Mongolia
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 21 min
The movie is about Mongolian nomadic culture, nature and mountains. Mongolia is the Chinggis Khaan’s homeland, the country has a great history and beautiful nature. With this movie we have tried to show people how beautiful and how wild Mongolia is and how their respect for the mountains…

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Surf The Line

Director: Jeremy Frey
Origin: France
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 3 min
Have you ever dreamed of surfing in the sky? To experience this ultimate sensation of freedom and limitless movement? The Flying Frenchies did it!Surf the Line is…

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Sweat Lodge

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Kieran Brownie
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 12 min

Paul Mcsorley and Kieran Brownie (two pasty Canadians); leave the dark winter of South West BC to delve into a deep corner of the Colombian Amazon
after stumbling across images of remarkable granite domes in Colombian Director Cuerro Guerra’s film, “Embrace the Serpent”.

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Tarfala

BC PREMIERE
Director: Johannes Östergård
Origin: Finland
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 27 min
Far north of the arctic circle, right next to Sweden’s highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely hiking hut. Retreating to the cold arctic winter storms from obligations and everyday routines, he’s set on finding peace…

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The Ario Dream

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Paul Diffley
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 42 min
The film profiles the exploration of the deep caves of Ario in the Picos de Europa mountains, Northern Spain. The film follows the latest 2016/17 expeditions as they try to make the last few connections that could result in the deepest cave system…

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The Curve Of Time

Due to climate change, by 2050 ski seasons will be markedly shorter. Lower elevations will receive significantly less snowfall. Two veteran professional skiers contemplate the impact their love for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. As they peer into the future, they realize there is a more sustainable path ahead, but it won’t be easy.

Director: Jordan Manley

Jordan Manley is commercial and editorial mountain adventure photographer, based in North…

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The Curve Of Time

WINNER: BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM – VIMFF 2018
Director: Jordan Manley
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 23 min
Due to climate change, by 2050 ski seasons will be markedly shorter. Lower elevations will receive significantly less snowfall. Two veteran professional skiers contemplate the impact their love for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfils them….

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The Frozen Road

BC PREMIERE
Director: Ben Page
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 24 min
Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of Jack London’s…

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The Joyineer

Director: Margaret King
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min
At 14 years old, Lilliana Libecki has already been on every continent on the planet and discovered a passion for humanitarian work on 4 major expeditions. Her latest expedition takes her to Peru to for another humanitarian project in the remote town of Pashpa and to…

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The Land Of Maybe

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Will Lascelles
Origin: New Zealand
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 22 min
The Faroe Islands boast some of the most untouched and picturesque landscapes in the world. In The Land of Maybe, three of the world’s best rock climbers (Cedar Wright, James Pearson and Yuji Hirayama) head to the nordic country to attempt a first ascent on the world’s…

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The Last Honey Hunter

WINNER: GRAND PRIZE – VIMFF 2018
Director: Ben Knight
Origin: Nepal
Year of Production: 2016
Duration: 36 min
The Last Honey Hunter documents one of the few remaining cultures to harvest the wild hallucinogenic honey from jungle cliffs deep in the remote valleys…

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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. This film is the…

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The Nahanni Whisperer

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Dominique Snyers
Origin: Belgium
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 53 min
Four young climbers dream of climbing the Lotus Flower Tower, a legendary big wall, somewhere in the Cirque of the Unclimbables in the furthest outreaches of Northern Canada. For 800 m of climbing, they will have to face 550 km of dangerous Nahanni river over a…

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The Worlds Highest Marathon

Director: Bjarne Salen
Origin: Nepal/USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min
A story about Christopher Mohn, a Lyme disease survivor who is running the worlds highest marathon, which starts at Everest Basecamp.
It took the doctors 7 years to realize that Chris had Lyme disease. After his recovery he now facing the big challenge of his life,…

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This Way Up

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Andy McKenna
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min
A story that rarely feature on timelines, in tweets or Instagram feeds – This Way Up is a ‘broken’ man’s journey by bike through his homeland, Scotland. As told by Andy and his first-time filmmaker friend Andy McCandlish, this candid, irreverent and uplifting…

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Tsirku

In late March of 2016, the team arrived at a base camp in Haines Pass, a region straddling the borders of the Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska. While awaiting better conditions to venture onto the Tsirku Glacier, they took the opportunity to explore the terrain surrounding Haines Pass by helicopter.

Faced with a sixty-kilometer snowmobile route across a massive glacier marked by crevasses, seracs, severe wind, and avalanche terrain, the journey soon became as…

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Uruca II

Director: Erick Grigorovski
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min

Hugo and Lipe are back on the wall (a remote spire, actually, in the middle of the glaciers) to face all challenges of alpine climbing—frozen and wet rock, poor communication with each other, inner demons, selfies, and the frigid, ever-changing weather.

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Waters Of The Greenstone

Director: Simon Waterhouse
Origin: New Zealand
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 26 min
Through the lense of one of New Zealand’s most important cultural symbols – Pounamu – two women, Robyn and Hollie, attempt to tackle the World’s Oldest Adventure Race – The Kathmandu Coast to Coast. A recent battle with cancer has forced Robyn to readdress her life ambitions and…

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Where The Wild Things Play

Director: Krystle Wright
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 4 min
Friday night at the local watering hole and … where the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, skiing backcountry lines and generally leaving you fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes by Krystle Wright leaves no…

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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…

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Wild Coast

Director: Kelsey Thompson
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 5 min

Local SUP surfers Emre Bosut and Glen Pearson discuss the experience of living and surfing in Tofino, British Columbia.

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Director: Kelsey Thompson

Founded in 2010 Lee Visual is owned and operated by former Professional Whitewater Kayaker Kelsey Thompson. Primarily focused on outdoor adventure film…

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Ya Mas – Snowmads in Greece

BC PREMIERE
Director: Marco Freudenreich
Origin: Austria
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 20 min
A Film by NINE&ONE.
The Snowmads journey continues.
In January 2017 big mountain skier and adventurer Fabian Lentsch and his Snowmads Truck hit the road and headed to Greece, straight into the winter of the century in this Mediterranean country!
Deep powder in Parnassos, surfing and ski mountaineering in…

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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. Despite enormous problems with the high altitude, injuries in the team and weather fluctuations between 40° and -7° celsius Lutz Eichholz succeded…

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