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VIMFF 2023


Find fuel for your next adventure with 70 thought-provoking and action-packed, mountain films at the VIMFF 2023. In 6 venues around Vancouver from February 24 – March 5, in-person, you’ll hear from accomplished guest speakers, take part in filmmaking, photography and outdoor education workshops and watch impactful stories from filmmakers around the world. Or gather your friends and family to enjoy films from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world!

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Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry embark on a 45 day multi-sport expedition through Baffin Island.
The future of one of the largest cave passages in the world is at risk when plans to build a cable car emerge.
A film documenting a new route bikepacking through Iceland’s rugged and remote interior.
Jérémie Villet explores the extreme Yukon region with the goal of photographing the legendary mountain goat.
Two longtime friends bring you a shared ski experience from their respective homes in Glarus (CH) and Alberta (CAN).
The Faction Collective team travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that throws up all styles and conditions of skiing.
Still climbing at 99 years of age, Marcel Remy is a unique climbing super hero of our time that shows us that you are never too old to achieve your goals.
During the pandemic, a famous sherpa family climbs Mount Everest to clean the garbage and restore the holiness.
Brett Rheeder and Harrison Mendel show how the sequence of individual movements are all linked together as a cohesive collection.
Peek into the world of Belgian climber Siebe Vanhee’s authentic, raw process of his first season climbing on Yosemite’s hardest big wall.
A look into the creation of a universal trail design that not only brings flow, speed, and excitement to adaptive and non-adaptive riders alike but also strengthens the bond within the biking community.
The Gostlin family finds solace in the spirit of the mountains and culture of powder skiing, after an unexpected tragedy.
Shrouded in mysticism, young gals from Canada try a 9-pitch 5.13 established in the 90s by Jeff Jackson.
Follow top climbers Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell in their quest to seek out and climb new winter lines and find out what makes the Scottish winter so special.
Andy’s passion for mountain biking remains strong, despite the uncertainty of a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
Leanne Robinson and Dwayne Wohlgemuth embarked on a summer-long canoe trip across the Northwest Territories, living off the land with their two young sons.
A raw and intimate take on so-called "free riders" pushing new boundaries on Alaska's gnarliest spine walls.
Ultra runner Stephanie Case organizes an all-women expedition in Afghanistan with Free to Run.
Madison Rose Ostergren comes to the stage of professional big mountain skiing and is determined to show up as her true, authentic self in a world that often convinces individuals to fit into certain boxes.
Georgia Astle is on a search for terrain to push her riding, inspired by a rising tide of female freeriders around the world.
Six friends embark on a journey of discovery, camaraderie, challenge, and triumph on a uniquely coastal adventure in the remote and breathtaking maze of fjords in North West Norway.
A stranger arrives in a remote valley in the Himalayas with hope to break the cycle of exploitation.
Paralympian Meg Fisher and Jack Berry, a young para athlete, navigate life’s obstacles and create space for the next generation.
Six women of colour set out to the Bugaboos to re-imagine the traditional narrative of mountaineering.
In the Land of Dreamers is a story of a 16 million-acre wilderness area in northeast British Columbia called the Muskwa-Kechika.
After learning to surf, 13-year-old Ava now uses her sport as a way to connect with the land, ocean, and her elders.
Skye Kolealani Razon-Olds founded Kanaka Climbers to bridge the connection between Indigenous members of the islands and modern sports’ culture and advocate for the protection of sacred spaces.
Janwaar celebrates a rambunctious group of kids whose lives are transformed when a skatepark is built in their small village in India.
Deep in rural Nepal, a group of childhood friends from low-caste families have started a trekking guide social enterprise that has transformed their home community of Kumari.
Lil Buddha chronicles the journey of Lo Phong, a refugee on a quest for freedom and a sense of home.
Malik Martin and Conrad Anker are from different worlds but they form a friendship and find a shared understanding of life and loss.
In Mandatory Gear a team flips the script and competes as a reverse co-ed team in an adventure race to celebrate female empowerment and gender equity in the outdoors.
Mum’s Gone Climbing is a story of adventure women facing challenges and redefining motherhood.
Follow Brage’s fight to get ready to compete in Europe's toughest dog sled race and walk in his parents' path.
The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Nation are using trail building and mountain biking as a way for their community to connect with nature and to share their culture with visitors.
Fabi Buhl and Will Sim, find a new way to get to the base of the climb, Gulmit Tower, in hours, not days by paragliding over glaciated terrain.
Nexus is a ski film documenting five distinct groups of female skiers, their connection to the mountains and how skiing shapes their relationships.
After 30 years on the harrowing and hallowed trails of Southern B.C., Betty Birrell still thinks life is one big playground—and that you're never too old to send.
A conversation about motherhood and the ocean with champion spear fisherwoman and free diver, Kimi Werner.
Two women face down the biggest of enemies in the mountains—themselves—as they discover who they are (and who they want to be) on a rugged backcountry ski trip.
Private Freefall is the journey of discovery and creation of a dream amongst a team of friends. After multiple recce’s and two days of rigging, all that is left is to jump.
RECIPE highlights the current level of women's freeskiing, while going deep into the motivations, mindset and sorority needed to push their limits on skis.
Rematriation explores scientific, cultural, economic and sociopolitical perspectives, as citizens fight to protect the last big trees in British Columbia from being felled.
A ballet dancer finds her true expression through rediscovering her passion for movement in the mountains.
This crew takes on a modern day expedition in Greenland where they kayak 450 km to access an 800m wall rising straight from the Arctic Ocean.
Sheri showcases the beautiful story of how one woman and her family revolutionized the outdoor gear industry.
A story that reveals the realities under the snow and inspires us to go the extra mile in preserving the mountains.
Solo is the account of one woman's mission to run solo and unsupported across mountain ranges on six continents.
Speed of Sound is a textured insight into the experience of an unstoppable young woman who won Gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics.
A mother nurtures resiliency in her children as they adjust to a life without their father.
A merge of classic mountain biking environments with a touch of unique urban riding including the subway to represent an infinite line through the trees and skyscrapers.
A crew of skiers and snowboarders are reframing snowsports to be more inclusive, lifting each other up on the approach and cheering for each other on the way down.
A story about Adam Raja, who spent his youth embroiled in gang culture, knife crime, drug and alcohol abuse, until he set foot in the mountains.
A blue-collar crew of Appalachian adventure seekers go deep into the mountains as they try to use their single-pitch skills to summit a 1,300ft rock face.
A story of a mother and son, two of the greatest climbers of all time, died at almost the same age, in the same mountain range, both doing what they loved best.
One Dream. Two Dirtbags. 9000 ft of Climbing in upstate New York at the Great Wall of China route.
A family living life to the fullest. This film is packed with emotion, soul, hope and high power riding scenes!
The Squamish Highliners' Journey is all about community and offering insight into the beautiful, supportive, inspiring, love fueled social network that is B.C. highlining.
A route dedicated to all those that have explored this unique part of the world via bicycle. Chris and his friends traveled to Iceland and cycled over 1000km (650 miles) through winding fjords and remote villages in the super-scenic northwest corner of the country.
An intimate look at a professional climber, and her relationship with her sport, her career and herself.
Film by Sherpas Cinema. Dive into the hearts and minds of those who've faced the mountain's fury firsthand, in this gut-punching exploration of the human cost of adventure.
This short film shows the highline crossing between two air balloons, performed at the end of 2021, in the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, by athlete Rafael Bridi, achieving the highest highline record in the world by the Guinness Book.
Nouria Newman prepares to become the first female to run a 100 ft waterfall; we watch her grow from a young, keen Olympic hopeful to one of the greatest kayakers of all time.
Everything is back to normal... But why do we feel that we've lost something? Wolf with Sam Favret, it's a feeling about mountains and skiing.
A 40 day, all girl wilderness canoe tripping adventure that’s spent exploring their surroundings and inner selves, free from mainstream society’s expectations.
As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favorite athletes, who have become legends today. During his ski descent, he finds himself sharing his ride with the greatest.
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