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The VIMFF Adventure 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 $10000 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. The recipient will also get the opportunity to be mentored throughout the process by the Arc’teryx professional and in house media team.

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 Adventure Film Grant presented by Arc'teryx is now closed for applications.

The 2023 grant recipient has been announced (see below) and we will open again for 2024 application later this year.

2023 Recipient - Find Me Outside by Ching Yu

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Qingping (Ching) Yu is an emerging filmmaker with a passion for telling stories that are deeply connected with diverse cultures, human rights, social and environmental justice. Ching was born in China and spent her young adulthood studying geophysics in Alaska, where she discovered her love for listening to indigenous tales and connecting with the land through a subsistence lifestyle.

Ching is an avid cross-cultural communicator, having previously managed international public relations for the 2022 Winter Olympics freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Her love for skiing led her to fall in love with Canada, where she now lives with her partner Su and their children, raising them to roam wild in the Canadian Rockies.

When not working on her films, Ching can be found pursuing her interests in avalanche and blowing snow research at Coldwater Laboratory, volunteering with Girls on Ice Canada and skiing with her children. Ching’s diverse experiences and background have fueled her commitment to telling impactful stories that showcase diverse perspectives and address issues of social and environmental justice.

Short synopsis:

“Find Me Outside” is a heartwarming film that takes us on a journey through the stunning Canadian outdoors, and the children who call it their playground. Divided into 4 segments, the film follows children from diverse backgrounds and regions as they explore the natural beauty of their backyard and engage in a variety of outdoor activities.

From skiing to climbing, each segment showcases the unique ways in which Canadian children interact with nature and find joy in the great outdoors. We witness how children from different cultures and backgrounds can come together and connect over their shared love of nature, breaking down barriers of race and gender in the process.

“Find Me Outside” is a film not just for kids, but also for families and communities across the country. So, come along on this captivating journey and experience the wonders of Canada’s natural world through the eyes of its adventurous young explorers.

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