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vimff climbing show presented by arcteryx Frontlines x
World Premiere
24 mins |
Canada |
Casey Dubois, Zac Hoffman


Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has been pushing the limits of our healthcare system. The physical and emotional load placed on our health care workers has been massive. They were proclaimed to be heroes in our society.

This film follows three emergency room nurses as they use rock climbing to work through the many stresses of their jobs. Vikki, Mando and Ash strive to find balance in their lives while juggling nursing, climbing, relationships, motherhood and their personal endeavours.

While incredibly strong, talented and hard-working, these three nurses help remind us that they aren’t just heroes, but people too, just like the rest of us.



vimff frontlines casey dubois director

Casey Dubois

After years of dedicating himself to acting and outdoor sport, Casey Dubois has transitioned to the other side of the lens capturing sports in challenging places. Casey has developed his skills in shooting complicated scenes while helping the subject feel comfortable with the camera.

vimff frontlines zac hoffman director

Zac Hoffman

After wrapping up a career on the Canadian National Ski Team, Zac Hoffman has shifted his focus to filmmaking. Zac has found a skillset in crafting authentic and honest stories that reveal the true power and importance of sport. Their debut film “Crux” has received recognition and awards worldwide and the duo aims to continue telling human stories in the world of sport.

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Jan 25 - Feb 23, 2023

Evening Show

Adult: $25 | Youth/Senior: $23

Feature Film / Matinee

Adult: $15 | Youth/Senior: $13


Adult: $35 | Youth/Senior: $33

Prices increase on Feb 24.

Show tickets increase by $2. Workshops increase by $5. Film Workshop Series increases by $10.


  • 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.
  • OFFER: Purchase all 3 workshops in the Film Workshop Series for a discount: $90 adult / $80 youth/senior. These workshops will be held consecutively on Sat Feb 25 at Delbrook Community Centre. Discount is automatically applied when all 3 are added to cart.


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Dec 1 – Jan 24, 2023

Online Film Pass: $75


Jan 25 – March 12, 2023

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


  • OFFER: Get access to an additional 60+ 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).
  • 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.