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VIMFF Film Grant presented by ARC'TERYX

VIMFF and ARC’TERYX have partnered to present this filmmaker development grant to further our shared commitment to supporting Canadian adventure film.

The grant award’s $5000 CAD to the selected recipient filmmaker to produce their proposed project which will premiere at VIMFF the following calendar year.

This grant is intended to support emerging filmmakers specializing in mountain film. We hope it will help them kick start a successful career and enable them to produce a film they have been dreaming of.

Our aim is to support the development of Canadian adventure filmmakers, promote self-propelled wilderness adventures and bring the resulting story to the VIMFF screen for our community to enjoy.

The VIMFF proudly presents the 2022 film grant winner:

A Star In The Sky

Synopsis: Reality changes forever as Emily Grady is forced to come to terms with the loss of her partner by suicide. A tenuous balancing act between providing and receiving support ensues; struggling with her own grief and loss, she must also create a path of resiliency for her two children – one in which they are both shielded from the darkness and able to somehow come to understand their father’s struggle with depression. To them, he becomes a star in the sky – a constant and tangible connection.

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Lara Shea

Lara Shea is an emerging Canadian Filmmaker currently focussing on projects that acknowledge the complex and nuanced nature of mental health issues within the outdoor sport and mountain culture. She is also an Avalanche Safety Technician and marketing manager at Great Bear Heli Skiing. Her long term goals are to be working on a range of film projects within the documentary and narrative storytelling world.

Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for The VIMFF Film Grant 2023 presented by Arc’teryx.

The VIMFF Initiatives

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Feb 1 – Feb 24

Adult: $25
Youth (16 and under): $23
Senior (65+): $23




Feb 25 – Mar 6

Adult: $27
Youth (16 and under): $25
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Dec 9 – Jan 31

Online Film Pass: $75


Feb 1 – Mar 15

Feature Film: $10
Workshop: $10
Live Panel Discussion: $10
Show: $18
Online Film Pass: $90

  • The Online Film Pass gives you access to watch all 50+ films that will be screened as part of the 15 shows during the VIMFF 2022.
  • Tickets sales close on March 15 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until March 27 at 11:59pm (PDT) 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 the film pass by $10, a single show ticket by $4 and a feature film ticket / workshop by $2. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Please read our Online Screening FAQs or contact tickets@vimff.org if you have any questions.