Films

2017 Films

Arranged by Screening date & event. Please click on the film title for more information.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10TH 2017

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Johanna

Directed by Ian Derry
UK, 2016, 4 minutes

20th Annual Opening Night
Fri Feb 10 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

 

Johanna had an accident and was going to lose her leg.

Through cold water treatment she saved it and found her passion.

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The Fledglings

Directed by Cedar Wright
USA, 2016, 26 minutes

20th Annual Opening Night
Fri Feb 10 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

 

With only six months of flying under their belts, and professional flier Matt Henzi as a sensei, Wright and Segal embark on an audacious objective: to climb and fly off Orizaba, the third-highest peak in the America’s and the highest in Mexico.

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Tupendeo

Directed by Robert Steiner
Switzerland, 2016, 26 minutes

20th Annual Opening Night
Fri Feb 10 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

British climber Jonathan Bamber almost lost his life during an attempt to make the first ascent of a mountain in India. 23 years later a Swiss team did climb Tupendeo and started to research the story of their forerunners.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11TH 2017

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Blocheads

Directed by Alastair Lee
UK, 2016, 58 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

An all action cinematic spectacular, revelling in the UK’s golden age of bouldering.

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A Song For Tomorrow

Directed by Franz Walter
Germany, 2016, 26 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

'A Song for Tomorrow' explores the Qingfeng Valley, China’s first and largest national park. It’s a place where no one has managed to climb before. Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ting Xiao, Liu Yongbang and Ben Rueck were the first to be granted permission to set foot on these vertical giants.

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Scenes From The Green

Directed by Celin Serbo
USA, 2016, 6 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the first person to walk up to a wall with no established climbing routes anywhere in site?

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Sonnie Trotter & The Totem Pole

Directed by Cameron Maier
USA, 2016, 8 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Sonnie Trotter climbs the First Free Ascent of the historic Ewbank Route on the Totem Pole in Tasmania.

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Wild Ones

Directed by Frank Wolf
Canada, 2016, 47 minutes

Wild Ones
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Peirson Ross is a musician looking to promote his latest album. Instead of travelling to shows by van or vehicle, he goes venue to venue by canoe. It is, truly, the 'Ultimate Canadian Music Tour'.

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Lunatic

Directed by Kent Allison
Canada, 2016, 60 minutes

Wild Ones
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Lunatic tells of a man's quest to walk in the footsteps of his childhood heroes, despite being “over the hill”.

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The Last Cavemen

Directed by Jean-Michel Corillion
France, 2015, 52 minutes

The Last Cavemen
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

After two unsuccessful years spent in a local town, the Taw’t Bato tribe of Palawan island in the Philippines, decided to leave modernity, return to the jungle and live like their ancestors did: hidden in giant caves, fishing and hunting bats.

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Freedom Under Load

Directed by Pavol Barabas
Slovakia, 2016, 58 minutes

The Last Cavemen
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

In the documentary Freedom under Load we get to know the oldest generation of the porters in the High Tatras, who climb with supplies to the mountain huts every day. We discover why they have chosen this way of life and why they remain the last of the Mohicans on the European continent.

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The Trail To Kazbegi

Directed by Joey Schusler
USA, 2015, 15 minutes

Mountain Bike Show
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days?

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Light Cycles

Directed by Mike Gamble
Canada, 2016, 3 minutes

Mountain Bike Show
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

LIGHT CYCLES began as a dream, developed into a problem and spawned into a burning desire to create something that had never been done before. - "How can we create a Tron Light Bike effect, on a mountain bike?"

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Chasing Rainbows

Directed by Michael Sousa
Canada, 2017, 5 minutes

Mountain Bike Show
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Follow us all the way to Peru, up to 17,000 feet, on our journey to find the rainbow as we summit peak after peak of far out, mesmerizing alpine terrain.

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SHIFT

Directed by Kelly Milner
Canada, 2016, 28 minutes

Mountain Bike Show
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

SHIFT is a half hour documentary about a group of First Nations youth who have spent the past 10 years converting traditional trails around their hometown of Carcross, Yukon into a world-class mountain biking destination – and transforming their community and themselves along the way.

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Like A Wolf

Directed by Emeka Ngwube
USA, 2016, 75 minutes

Seven Continents
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Ski mountaineer Kit Deslauriers made history when she became the first person to climb and ski from the summit of the highest peak on each of the seven continents.

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To The Ends Of The Earth

Directed by David Lavalee
Canada, 2016, 55 minutes

The Change I Want To See
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

The rise of extreme energy, the end of economic growth, a new way forward.

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Kokota: The Islet Of Hope

Directed by Craig Norris
Canada, 2016, 28 minutes

The Change I Want To See
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Our ability to adapt is only limited by our ability to learn.

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Claim Freedom

Directed by Lisa Annette​
UK, 2016, 52 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

Adidas Outdoor asked the public 'what is your 'dream project'? In the following 6 months four athletes got to realize their ultimate adventure: the planning, the courage, the training, the near misses, the wilderness, the thrill.

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Vorticity

Directed by Mike Olbinski
USA, 2016, 6 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

The summation of 18 days chasing storms across the central plains of the United States shown in time-lapse form to a musical score by Kerry Muzzey.

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Moving Mountains

Directed by Dansq​​
UK, 2016, 16 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Moving Mountains is the powerful first hand account, of Canadian Heather Geluk, who was in Nepal last year attempting back to back 8000m+ accents when the infamous earthquakes struck.

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Face To Face

Directed by Bertrand Delapierre​​
France, 2016, 20 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

The north face of Eiger, at 1800m the highest in the Alps, still exerts an irresistible pull on mountaineers.

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The Alchemists

Directed by Leigh Powis, Kevin Landry, Patrick Henry
Canada, 2016, 10 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

A conversation exploring the power of photography, the connection it creates and the global conversation facilitated by sharing images; a conversation which we all are able to participate in.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12TH 2017

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Go Big Or Go Home

Directed by Olaf Obsommer
Germany, 2016, 26 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Go big or go home! – in search of the perfect wave.

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Full Moon

Directed by Leanne Pelosi​ ​
Canada, 2016, 45 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Be inspired by women who push boundaries. Full Moon is a two-year film project documenting the past, present, and future of women's snowboarding.

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Mount Marathon

Directed by African Attachment​ ​
South Africa, 2016, 10 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world.

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Not 2 Bad

Directed by Darcy Wittenburg
Canada, 2016, 34 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Anthill Films & the Trek C3 Project have joined forces yet again, this time in Spain, to bring you more shenanigans & unbelievable bicycle riding than ever before. It's not dos bad!

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Aspirations Of The Pamirs

Directed by Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud & Siphay Vera
France, 2016, 52 minutes

Destination: Central Asia
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Three friends endeavour an exploration of the Pamir mountains on bamboo bikes made by French crafstmen. On their way, they climb peaks up to 6,000m and communities trying to save a threatened know-how.

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Afghan Winter

Directed by Fulvio Mariani & Mario Casella
Switzerland, 2016, 72 minutes

Destination: Central Asia
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

The surroundings of Herat, the Bamiyan region, the city of Kabul and the Wakhan corridor are the main stages of our amazing expedition in a country ravaged by decades of war and steeped in cold and snow.

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Sea Gypsies: The Far Side Of The World

Directed by Nico Edwards​
USA, 2016, 46 minutes

Mountain Mixer 2
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

A reckless sailing expedition to Antarctica, done on a hand-built gypsy boat crewed by a band of wandering miscreants.

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Run Forever

Directed by Nick Brown 
UK, 2016, 48 minutes

Mountain Mixer 2
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Nicky Spinks is a beef farmer from Yorkshire and one of the UK's best trail runners. In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, turning her world upside down.

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What If You Fly?

Directed by Renan Ozturk & Taylor Rees 
USA, 2016, 10 minutes

Mountain Mixer 2
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

Hawaiian artist and muralist Sean Yoro (a.k.a. HULA) traveled to the arctic waters of Baffin Island, Nunavut, to paint a portrait of a local Inuit woman on the sea ice.

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Flow

Directed by Christian Schmidt & Joachim Hellinger  
Germany, 2016, 11 minutes

Mountain Mixer 2
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

When Harald Philipp is on his bike on a ´via ferrata´ in the Dolomites, he is hunting something other than adrenaline: flow. That special state of being where everything´s just right.

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Trail Dog

Directed by African Attachment  
South Africa, 2016, 5 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things - friendship.

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The Crown Traverse

Directed by Matthew Irving  
USA, 2016, 12 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

In September of 2015, ultra runners Mike Wolfe, Mike Foote, along with photographer Steven Gnam, set out on a journey from Missoula, Montana to Banff, Canada; traversing 600 miles north through the Crown of the Continent.

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A Shepherd's Hand

Directed by Richard Berry 
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Lakeland endurance running, the slow game of energy and emotion, anxiety and anticipation: an unfolding physical landscape that you run through and an emotional landscape that runs through you…

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The Hard Way

Directed by Jeremy Lurgio​ ​
USA, 2016, 20 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

The inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-year-old trail runner who does things the hard way to maintain purpose, momentum and vitality.

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The Yukon Blues

Directed by Igor D'India​
Italy, 2015, 51 minutes

Adventure Travel
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

“The Yukon Blues” is Igor D’India’s attempt to solo expedition by canoe down the Yukon and Porcupine rivers.

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North Korean Chronicle

Directed by William Lascelles
New Zealand, 2016, 19 minutes

Adventure Travel
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In February of 2016, Sam Smoothy (pro skier) and Will Lascelles (producer/director) went to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, better known as 'North Korea', with skis and a camera.

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Flashes Of The Altai

Directed by Joey Schusler
USA, 2016, 5 minutes

Adventure Travel
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and packrafting in a self-supported adventure into the unknown.

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The First Day Of Summer

Directed by Zak Emerson
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

Ski Traverses in BC
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Arriving on the first day summer, a national holiday in Iceland, Pete Coombs and his small group of splitboarding friends head north and back into winter.

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Snowmads

Directed by Jonas Abenstein
Austria, 2016, 52 minutes

Ski Traverses in BC
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Snowmads tells the Story of freeride pro, mountaineer & adventurer Fabian Lentsch, who travels the middle east in search of snow and unspoiled lines.

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Kilian

Directed by Switchback Productions
Canada, 2016, 14 minutes

Ski Traverses in BC
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77km route with 9000m of elevation gain.

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Samuel In The Clouds

Directed by Pieter Van Eecke
Belgium, 2016, 70 minutes

The High Life
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel, an old ski lift operator, is looking out of a window on the rooftop of the world.

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The Song Collector

Directed by Erik Koto​
USA, 2016, 54 minutes

The High Life
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

In the 1960s a folk singer sparked a social movement to preserve his Buddhist culture in the face of war and globalization.  His efforts would reverberate for generations.

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Wolf Hunter

Directed by James Morgan​
USA/Russia, 2015, 12 minutes

The High Life
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

This film follows Ion Maxsimovic, Siberia’s most successful wolf hunter

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13TH 2017

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Cedarwood Trails

Directed by Johannes Mair​
Austria, 2016, 30 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Axel and Sylvia venture deep into Africa to explore yet unridden mountainbike terrai; In southern Malawi on Mount Mulanje.

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Rad Dad

Directed by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
USA, 2016, 11 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

When Mike becomes a father, he has a new challenge: to reconcile his life of adventure with the demands of parenthood.

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Their Land

Directed by Wilderness Committee
Canada, 2016, 10 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

The film intimately profiles the connections between First Nations communities and mountain caribou while exploring their threatened habitat and the hard choices that have to be made to conserve this Canadian iconic species.

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Mira

Directed by Lloyd Belcher
Nepal, 2016, 42 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

An inspirational story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world's best mountain runners.

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70 Some Years

Directed by Riley Hooper​
USA, 2014, 6 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Henry Bendenelli skied for 70-some years.

The Ganges River flowing through the ancient city of Varanasi city.

Holy (un)Holy River

Directed by Pete McBride & Jake Norton
USA, 2016, 65 minutes

Planet Earth
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A source to sea journey expedition down India’s 1500-mile Ganges River

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Elk River

Directed by Jenny Nichols and Joe Riis
USA, 2016, 28 minutes

Planet Earth
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s ranch lands over mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows.

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Namuli

Directed by Majka Burhardt​
USA, 2016, 24 minutes

Planet Earth
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Namuli is a community-backed film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats.

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Ace & The Desert Dog

Directed by Brendan Leonard​
USA, 2015, 9 minutes

Family Show
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out for a 60-day backpacking trip in Utah's canyon country.

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Devotion: Libby Peter

Directed by Matt Pycroft​
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

Family Show
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Throughout her astounding career Libby has been consistently committed to fulfilling her personal and professional objectives, whilst raising her daughters Ruby and Zoe in the climbing hub of North Wales, UK.

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The Super Salmon

Directed by Ryan Peterson​
USA, 2016, 25 minutes

Family Show
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Proponents of a massive hydro-electric dam on Alaska's Susitna River claim it will not affect salmon runs because it would be located upstream of where the fish go. Tell that to The Super Salmon.

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Young Guns

Directed by Nick Rosen​
USA, 2016, 27 minutes

Family Show
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Meet the new faces of climbing: 15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation, already taking the sport to the next level.

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Lunag Ri

Directed by Joachim Hellinger & Christian Schmidt
Germany, 2016, 18 minutes

Mind vs Mountain
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The Austrian alpinist David Lama and his family have come to Nepal to see the green valleys and the little village where his father grew up. But for David it´s not the only reason to return to Nepal.

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Monte Sarmiento - The White Diva

Directed by Jochen Schmoll​
Germany, 2016, 27 minutes

Mind vs Mountain
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A documentary about an exploration in one of the most remote and unique places in the world.

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Strong

Directed by Ruth Farrar​​
UK, 2016, 3 minutes

Mind vs Mountain
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

What does it mean to be strong? Heather Swift provides an honest answer sharing the rarely discussed mental health benefits of climbing

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Conquering Ghost Ice

Directed by Craig Hall​​​
Canada, 2016, 7 minutes

Mind vs Mountain
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

2016 is a year of mixed emotions for Ice Climbing Champion Sarah Hueniken. In this intimate portrait Hueniken bravely shares how her love of climbing has been tested by personal tragedy.

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Annapurna III

Directed by Jochen Schmoll​​​​ ​
Austria, 2016, 13 minutes

Mind vs Mountain
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Join the team in their feelings of fatigue, anxiety, exposure and ordeal during their 5 weeks attempting one of the world’s greatest, unsolved puzzles of alpinism.

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At What Price?

Directed by Tommy Day​ ​
USA, 2016, 12 minutes

Mind vs Mountain
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Professional adventure and climbing photographer John Price explores the myth of 'the perfect life' that's so pervasive in social media.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH 2017

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Cooperation

Directed by Jakub Pinos​​ ​
Czech Republic, 2016, 5 minutes

Kayak Night
Tues Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Is kayaking simply an individual sport? What role do other people play in progression of an individual paddler

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Why?

Directed by Hugo Clouzeau​​​ ​
France, 2016, 7 minutes

Kayak Night
Tues Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

WHY, a short film that goes beyond the spectacle of extreme kayaking in search of an elusive answer.

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Locked In: First Descent of the Beriman Gorge

Directed by Bryan Smith & David Pearson​​​ ​
Canada, 2015, 24 minutes

Kayak Night
Tues Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, Benny Marr and Pedro Oliva travel to Papua New Guinea to conquer whitewater that no kayakers have navigated before: The Beriman River Gorge – one of the most significant undertakings in a kayak.

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The Eyes Of God

Directed by Olaf Obsommer​​​​ ​
Germany, 2016, 31 minutes

Kayak Night
Tues Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

The Eyes of God! – An extreme kayak expedition to Kyrgyzstan - Paddling on the edge.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15TH 2017

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Northern Soul

Directed by Pete Takeda​​​​ ​
USA, 2016, 9 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

CANADIAN PREMIERE

A short film profiling exploratory ice climbing in Quebec, Canada.

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Boys In The Bugs

Directed by Zachary Barr​ ​
USA, 2016, 18 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Will Stanhope and Matt Segal are elite-level crack climbers and world-class goofballs. Laugh along as they go for broke on an epic four-year battle to climb a forbidding 5.14 finger crack high in the Canadian alpine wilderness of the Bugaboos.

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The Never Melting Story

Directed by Guillaume Bertocchi​​ ​
Belgium, 2016, 22 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Two men that had never met before, decide to undertake a contemplative skiing adventure together in the country that never melts in Canada's Arctic.

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40 Winters

Directed by Drew Goldsack & Simon Donato  ​
Canada, 2016, 10 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Three mountaineers attempt to traverse the 11 peaks of iconic Mt. Rundle in a single day. Facing snow, ice, and changing early spring conditions, the trio explore the spectacular terrain along this seldom traveled link between Canmore and Banff.

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Mirror Wall

Directed by Matt Pycroft  ​
UK, 2016, 44 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

The film documents the latest expedition from world class climber Leo Houlding and his team as they take on the imposing Mirror Wall, a 1200m vertical tower in the polar mountains of Greenland.

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Jungfrau Marathon

Directed by Jochen Schmoll​  ​
Germany, 2016, 10 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

A 3200m vertical climb to the 4156m summit of Jungfrau - combining three different routes, this is the 'Jungfrau Marathon'.

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NOW

Directed by Otavio Lima  ​
Brazil, 2016, 8 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

A poetic story about a climber and his obsession to reach the top of the “Pedra da Divisa”, one of the hardest peaks of Brazil.

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The Pomish Invasion: The Candlestick

Directed by Jonathan Doyle  ​
UK, 2016, 6 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Three climbers take on the most serious and committing challenge of their lives, climbing The Candlestick. It is a 110m sea-stack next the the world famous Totem-Pole, at Cape Hauy, Tasmania.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16TH 2017

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Sherpa

Directed by Jennifer Peedom  ​
USA, 2015, 96 minutes

Sherpa Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

This stunning documentary, shot by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides

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Principle of Hope

Directed by Johannes Mair  ​
Germany, 2016, 6 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Barbara Zangerl is the first woman to repeat the famous traditional route "The Principle Of Hope“ graded 8b/8b+. For her it’s not about the grade or that she is the first girl climbing it, for her it is about the mental game.

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The Triple 14

Directed by Chris Alstrin
USA, 2017, 11 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

This film follows American climber Carlo Traversi through the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado as he attempts something never done before, The Triple 14.

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Equal Footing

Directed by Dan Holz  ​
USA, 2016, 8 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides the perfect canvas for Alpinists Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra to redefine preconception of the feminine.

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Doing It Scared

Directed by Matthew Newton  ​
Australia, 2016, 12 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

18 years after a catastrophic accident which left him with hemiplegia, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

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The Unknown

Directed by Chris Prescott  ​
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

The Unknown follows Dave MacLeod as he discusses his love of climbing and exploration, from the early days of discovering the Scottish hills so close to his inner city home in an impoverished area of Glasgow to his passion for new routes and hard climbing.

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Surviving The Fundy Footpath

Directed by Craig Norris ​
Canada, 2016, 41 minutes

Hiking The PCT
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Surviving the Fundy Footpath follows first-time hiker, Bruce Persaud, as he attempts to complete one of Canada's toughest multi¬day hikes.

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The Bothy Project

Directed by Jen Randall ​
UK, 2016, 10 minutes

Hiking The PCT
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The Bothy Project is about exploring the wilds on your own terms, in your own style. Artists Tessa Lyons, Natasha Brooks and writer Claire Carter take themselves into the vast emptiness of the Sheneval bothy in the Scottish Northwest to let go and unravel.

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Triggered

Directed by Jonathan Hunwick
Canada, 2016, 20 minutes

UBC Ski Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Three quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits beneath five looming headwalls in avalanche terrain - a constant hazzard if not for the daily efforts of a dedicated team of technicians who keep the mountain safe for an unsuspecting public.

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Monumental: Skiing The National Parks

Directed by Chris Kitchen
USA, 2016, 41 minutes

UBC Ski Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by paying homage to these monuments of nature and solitude, reminding us skiers where we came from, and that we belong to something greater than ourselves.

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Ruin & Rose

Directed by Ben Sturgulewski 
USA, 2016, 66 minutes

UBC Ski Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

This bold cinematic experience balances stunning skiing with a wild and hopeful journey into the forgotten lands of myth and magic beyond the Empty.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17TH 2017

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La Liste

Directed by Guido Perrini
Switzerland, 2016, 47 minutes

Ski Show
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Young skiing phenom Jérémie Heitz challenges himself to ski 15 of the Alps' steepest 4,000-meter peaks in just two ski seasons.

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Telemark Love Letter

Directed by Daniel Thomson
Canada, 2016, 3 minutes

Ski Show
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

CBC journalist Paul Karchut has been exploring the mountains for over twenty years with his telemark skis. Paul’s love letter to the sport he loves captures the inner dialogue we’ve all had with ourselves on the skin track.

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The Highway

Directed by Mike Douglas
Canada, 2016, 15 minutes

Ski Show
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Since Stan Rey first drove the highway between Vancouver and Whistler 20 years ago he’s dreamed of skiing the Tantalus Mountain Range .It took a family tragedy to finally make that dream a reality.

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Pura Vida

Directed by Thomas Miklautsch
Austria, 2016, 44 minutes

The Deep Wild
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Story of an incredible journey, from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean: over a period of 20 months, Hervé Neukomm is the first man to cover 7,500 kilometers on 26 different rivers in a selfmade bicycle powered boat.

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Jondachi

Directed by Mike McKay
Canada, 2016, 13 minutes

The Deep Wild
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

The Jondachi river cuts its way through the jungles of the Napo Valley in Ecuador. For those who live with the river it provides much more than just a physical connection. It provides a connection that fills the spirit.

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Facing The Mountain

Directed by Ross Harrison
India, 2016, 20 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Set in the sacred valley of Kedarnath in India’s lofty Garhwal Himalayas, Facing the Mountain explores what it means to live through disaster in a rapidly changing natural and social environment.

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Gyalmu's House

Directed by Gavin Carver + Asmita Shrish
Nepal, 2016, 19 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

In 2015 an earthquake of terrible power devastated the Langtang Valley in Nepal, taking hundreds of lives from the small community. A year later Nima Gyalmu, a woman of extraordinary strength, and humour rebuilds her house while trying to come to terms with her new world.

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iPorter

Directed by Rob Fraser
UK, 2014, 23 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

In April of 2014 Rob Fraser spent three weeks in the Everest region working as a porter on the legendary trail to Base Camp.

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Return To Zanskar

Directed by Bryan Liptzin and Daniel Bull
UK, 2016, 23 minutes

Himalayan Life
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

30 years after their first visit, two American college friends return to an ancient Buddhist monastery high in the Himalayas to reconnect with their past, and witness a culture being dragged into the modern world as the first ever road to the monastery nears completion.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH 2017

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The Accord

Directed by RC Cone 
Iceland, 2016, 20 minutes

VIMFF Finale
Sat Feb 18 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

A film about the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer and the North Atlantic wind.

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North of Known

Directed by Bryan Smith
Canada, 2016, 52 minutes

VIMFF Finale
Sat Feb 18 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Professional paragliders and adventurers Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner attempt a full, unsupported traverse of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider, across North Americas highest mountains. The team faces endless extreme weather, starvation, grizzly bears, uncrossable rivers and countless glaciers in one of the world most remote and inhospitable mountain ranges.