20th Annual Opening Night

20th Annual Opening Night

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

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.

Guest Speakers

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Marc-Andre Leclerc 

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

Marc-Andre Leclerc is one of the worlds leading alpinists. He will talk about his fascination with winter ascents. From winter solo ascents in Patagonia to hard winter climbs in the Canadian Rockies. 

Films

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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.