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Film Submissions

The VIMFF provides outdoor communities around the world with international mountain film screenings, live multimedia presentations, photo exhibitions, workshops, seminars and other special events.

We offer in person shows as well as virtual streaming events, and our World Tour travelling shows featuring award winning films. Driven by a passion for film, culture and the outdoors, we seek to advance the appreciation of films and film-making while inspiring, informing and educating the public in these areas. The VIMFF runs two separate film submission drives for our main events – our Fall Series (November) and our Main Festival (February).

Film submissions are now closed for the Fall Series 2023 event.

For enquiries or late submissions, please reach out to our Program Director, Kiran Basra at kiran@vimff.org. Our next round of film submissions will be in the fall of 2023 as we prepare for the VIMFF 2024.

VIMFF Fall Series - November 2023:

VIMFF Fall Series 2023 will run from November 13 – 18, 2023.

Submissions are now Closed.

It will be a hybrid festival of in person events at theatres across Vancouver and virtual programs offered online for streaming.

All films selected will compete for our Annual Film Awards and will also enjoy a share of the revenues from our virtual programming.

Preference will be given to those films not already available online for free.

Annual Film Awards – February 2024
(Films selected for both our Fall Series and February events will compete for awards)

Festival Grand Prize: $2,000
Best Mountain Culture Film: (B.C.M.C. Award): $1,000
Best Climbing Film: (The Alpine Club of Canada Award) : $1,000
Best Canadian Film: $1000
Best Adventure Film: $500
Best Mountain Sport Film: $500
Best Environmental Film: $500
Best Short Film: $500
Best of BC Award (Presented by B.C.M.C): $500
Prize funds listed in Canadian Dollars.

Visit our Film Freeway page for more information and to submit your mountain film for consideration.

The VIMFF Initiatives

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Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2023

Evening Show

Adult: $27 | Youth/Senior: $25

Feature Film / Matinee

Adult: $17 | Youth/Senior: $15


Adult: $40 | Youth/Senior: $38


  • MULTI-SHOW OFFER: Get 10% off when you add 2 or more different in-person show or workshop tickets to your cart. Must be the same ticket type to qualify e.g. 2 adult tickets. Discount automatically applied in cart. Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.



Jan 25 – March 12, 2023

Single Show: $18
Feature Film: $10
Online Film Pass: $90


  • OFFER: Get access to an additional 68 mountain films with 30% off the VIMFF 2023 Online Film Pass when you purchase a ticket to an in-person show or workshop (Save $27). Discount is automatically applied in cart.
  • We want to make the films accessible to everyone, so for those experiencing hardship due to their current economic situation, we have created a discount code to give $2 off single online show tickets, $1 off feature film tickets and $5 off the Online Film Pass. Apply the coupon code, “vimff23” at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Tickets sales close on Mar 12 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until Mar 26 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the films.