Program

Program

Discover the amazing line-up of guest speakers and films for the 20th annual VIMFF 2017 (click on the show names for more details).

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10th 2017

Mathis Dumas climbs steep ice deep inside Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France.

20th Annual Opening Night

Fri Feb 10 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Guest Speakers: Marc-Andre Leclerc

Films: Johanna, Tupendeo, The Fledglings

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of VIMFF - featuring presentations and films on mountain sports and culture, plus the VIMFF 2017 Photo Competition Awards.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11th 2017

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International Climbing Films

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

Films: Blocheads, A Song For Tomorrow, Scenes from The Green, Sonnie Trotter & The Totem Pole

A collection of some of the best new climbing films from around the world!

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Wild Ones

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

Films: Wild Ones, Lunatic

The World Premiere of Frank Wolf's 'Wild Ones' plus a tale of endurance from Antarctica.

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The Last Cavemen

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

Films: The Last Cavemen, Freedom Under Load

The North American Premiere of 'The Last Cavemen' & a screening of the award winning Sloakian documentary - 'Freedom Under Load.

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Mountain Bike Show

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

Guest Speakers: Rebecca Rusch, Justa Jeskova & Steve Storey

Films: Shift, Trail To Kazbegi, Chasing Rainbows, Light Cycles

Presentations from international and local speakers, plus a great selection of international mountain bike films that will make you wish Spring would come sooner!

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Seven Continents

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

Guest Speakers: Eileen Bistrisky

Films: Like A Wolf

Travel the globe as we climb and ski around the seven continents of Earth. This show is guaranteed to quench your thirst for travel and adventure!

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The Change I Want To See

Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Guest Speakers: Lynne Quarmby, David Lavalee

Films: To The Ends Of The Earth, Kokota

The Change I Want To See is hosted by Josh Davis and focuses on positive steps we can take as a society and as individuals to make the world a better place.

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Mountain Mixer 1

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

Films: Claim Freedom, Vorticity, Face To Face, Moving Mountains, The Alchemists

A mix of great mountain films from all genres - something for everybody!

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12th 2017

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Adrenaline Junkies

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

Films: Go Big Or Go Home, Mount Marathan, Full Moon, Not 2 Bad

Four great films from four action sports, guaranteed to get your heart pumping!

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Destination: Central Asia

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

Films: Aspirations Of The Pamirs, Afghan Winter

Two amazing adventures through the mountains of Central Asia.

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Mountain Mixer 2

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

Films: Sea Gypsies, Run Forever, Flow, What If You Fly?

Another great program of top adventure films from around the globe.

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Trail Running Show

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

Guest Speakers: Joe Grant, Paul Romero

Films: Trail Dog, The Crown Traverse, The Hard Way, A Shepherds Hand

As usual, our Trail Running Show is jam packed full of talks and films from around the world that celebrate the simple joy of pounding the trails with your own two feet.

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Ski Traverses in BC

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

Guest Speakers: Sam McKoy

Films: Snowmads, Kilian, First Day Of Summer

If you like the thought of long days on skis, travelling through beautiful landscapes and vast icefields, you've come to the right place.

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Adventure Travel

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

Guest Speakers: Manrico Scremin

Films: The Yukon Blues, North Korean Chronicle, Flashes of The Altai

Journey to the Dolomites with Manrico for a hut-to-hut hiking trip and get inspiration for some unique adventurous travel ideas.

 

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The High Life

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

Films: Samuel In The Clouds, The Song Collector, Wolf Hunter

Documentaries that explore the cultures and way of life in remote mountain communities.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13th 2017

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Monday Matinee

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

Films: Cedarwood Trails, Rad Dad, Their Land, Mira, 70 Some Years

Enjoy the family day holiday with a fantastic group of films for all the ages!

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Planet Earth

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

Films: Holy (un)Holy River, Elk River, Namuli

Three amazing films that will make you feel more connected to nature and the environment.

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Family Show

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

Guest Speakers: Kevin Vallely

Films: Ace & The Desert Dog, Super Salmon, Devotion, Young Guns

It's BC Family Day so bring the kids and get inspired to undertake adventures as a whole family. Heart warming stories and films suitable for all ages.

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SUP Adventures presented by Red Paddle Co.

Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Guest Speakers: Norm Hann, Chris Christie, JF Plouffe, Jimmy Martinello & Jon Burak

Red Paddle presents a night of Stand Up Paddleboarding Adventures. Find out why we live in the best place to SUP and how local athletes are pushing this growing sport in new directions.

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Mind vs Mountain

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

Guest Speakers: Brent Seal, James Frystak

Films: Lunag Ri, Annapurna III, Conquering Ghost Ice, Strong, At What Price?, Monte Sarmiento

An evening about overcoming the challenges in front of us - both physical and mental. Discover how escaping to the great outdoors can help combat mental health issues.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14th 2017

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Kayak Night

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

Guest Speakers: Emily Cole

Films: Cooperation WHY?, Locked In, The Eyes Of God

Whether it's endurance sea kayaking adventures, committing whitewater canyons or big waterfall drops - this show is your one-stop-shop for Kayaking inspiration! 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15th 2017

MEC Canadian Adventure Show

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

Guest Speakers: Benjamin Jordan, Evan Guilbault

Films: 40 Winters, Boys In The Bugs, La Glace Sans Fin, Northern Soul

This show is about celebrating and promoting adventures and exploration by Canadians. Featuring the MEC Adventure Grant awards and presentations from last years recipients.

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UBC Climbing Show

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

Guest Speakers: Glenn Woodsworth & Dick Culbert

Films: Jungfrau Marathon, Mirror Wall, NOW, The Pomish Invasion

VIMFF is excited to bring shows to the UBC Campus. A night dedicated to climbing mountains, rock and ice. 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16th 2017

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Sherpa Show

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

Guest Speakers: Lakpa Rita Sherpa

Films: Sherpa

Following the screening of feature doc, Sherpa, join Lakpa onstage in conversation with Eileen Bistrisky, talking about life amongst the biggest mountains on earth.

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Rock Climbing Show

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

Guest Speakers: Jonathan Siegrist, Nina Caprez

Films: Triple 14er, Principle Of Hope, Equal Footing, The Unknown, Doing It Scared, The Triple 14

Stories from the cutting edge of rock climbing. What's it like to travel the world, searching for that beautiful climb, right at your limit?

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Hiking the PCT

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

Guest Speakers: Lauren Blackburn & Steven Cossin

Films: Surviving The Fundy Footpath, The Bothy Project, Ace & The Desert Dog

Discover the wonders of the Pacific Crest Trail and the day-to-day simplicities of long distance hiking.

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UBC Ski Night

Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC MAP

Films: Triggered, Monumental, Ruin & Rose

Three great ski films to celebrate the return of snow and get you psyched to ski.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17th 2017

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Ski Show

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

Guest Speakers: Greg Hill

Films: La Liste, The Highway, Telemark Love Letter

Pow hunters unite! The latest and greatest from the world of back-country, freestyle and ski mountaineering.

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Journey Into The Deep Wild

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

Guest Speakers: Jon Turk

Films: Pura Vida, Jondachi

From the wonderful words of Jon Turk - "discover a glorious and sustainable lifestyle that is based on the Deep Wild as a foundation of solace, sanity, compassion, and hope."

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Himalayan Life

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

Guest Speakers: Elizabeth Leboe & Lenard Reid

Films: Facing The Mountain, Gyalmu's House, iPorter, Return to Zanskar

A night dedicated to the culture and people of the Himalayas and the highest mountain communities in the world.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18th 2017

VIMFF Finale

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

Guest Speakers: Brette Harrington

Films: The Accord, North Of Known

The 20th Annual VIMFF wraps up with presentations and films on mountain sports and culture, plus the 2017 Film Awards.