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The VIMFF 2022 Photography Competition

Attention all photographers

Deadline for entry: August 22, 2021
Entry fee: free
Prize: $500 CAD per winner (2 winners selected)


We are looking for two photographs to promote the VIMFF Fall Series in November this year, and the VIMFF 2023.

  • We will choose two winning photos, one to be used as the hero image for the VIMFF 2022 Fall Series, and the other to promote the VIMFF 2023
  • Both winning photographers will each receive a prize of $500 CAD
  • The photographer will provide the VIMFF with the rights to have unlimited use of the selected photo for our marketing/promotional programs
  • The photographer will receive excellent exposure of their work on a global scale and we will also announce the winner on the VIMFF digital channels

All submitted photos must:

  • Feature a mountain/outdoor theme, typically falling into the categories of mountain sports, mountain culture and landscape
  • Be artistic, dynamic and unique
  • Convey a positive feeling of excitement and preferably feature humans in the outdoors (showcasing activities such as climbing, mountaineering, skiing, running, biking, hiking, etc)
  • The image should have enough space to allow for text/logos to be layered on top of the photo
  • Technical specs:
    • Images must be landscape orientation
    • Images must be submitted in JPG or PNG format ONLY with a maximum file size of 10MB, and a minimum size of 1080 pixels (72ppi) on the shortest dimension.
    • All shortlisted photographers will be contacted and asked for a high resolution image (3300 pixels/300ppi on the shortest side).


Submission Form

Your Information

Photo Information

If you would like to submit more than 5 images, please submit the form again.
JPG or PNG format ONLY, with a maximum file size of 10MB, and a minimum size of 1080 pixels (72ppi) on the shortest dimension. Official Rules.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about your submission?
Please read and agree to the Competition Rules for submitting your photo(s) to the VIMFF 2022 Photography Competition.
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Please note: Once you complete checkout, you will receive a confirmation email which contains a gift certificate and instructions to send to your gift recipient if you’d like to do so.



Feb 1 – Feb 24

Adult: $25
Youth (16 and under): $23
Senior (65+): $23




Feb 25 – Mar 6

Adult: $27
Youth (16 and under): $25
Senior (65+): $25





Dec 9 – Jan 31

Online Film Pass: $75


Feb 1 – Mar 15

Feature Film: $10
Workshop: $10
Live Panel Discussion: $10
Show: $18
Online Film Pass: $90

  • The Online Film Pass gives you access to watch all 50+ films that will be screened as part of the 15 shows during the VIMFF 2022.
  • Tickets sales close on March 15 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until March 27 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the shows.
  • For those experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a discount code to reduce the price of the film pass by $10, a single show ticket by $4 and a feature film ticket / workshop by $2. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Please read our Online Screening FAQs or contact tickets@vimff.org if you have any questions.