This year has brought large changes to the way we connect within our communities. At the VIMFF we have adapted to the times and we launched our first series of online shows. We created a new viewing platform, expanded our reach beyond our backyard and knew we were onto something really exciting!
VIMFF 2021 Award Winning Films
Sept 1 – 30, 2021
Join us virtually and enjoy our award winning films of the year, as they feature themes about mountain culture, adventure, family, loss and healing. Be inspired by epic stories about climbing, trail running, horse taming and rowing. This show features eight films and includes an incredible line-up of captivating stories from around the world.
June 9 – 16 / 2021 – Screening Over
Best of Climbing
Join us for our online Best of Climbing Show featuring three films including two historic Grand Prize winning films that tell the incredible stories about tackling the unimaginable and sharing the emotional tales of the children of acclaimed alpinists. Plus there will be a live virtual workshop from adventure photographer Corey Rich, and two climbing clinics hosted by Arc’teryx athletes Alannah Yip & Will Stanhope.
May 5 – 12 / 2021 – Screening Over
Adventuring in a Changing World
Join us virtually to enjoy four unique films, including two North American premieres, that celebrate the spirit of adventure while raising questions about inclusivity & environmentalism, plus an engaging virtual workshop with Canadian explorer, Kevin Vallely.
Feb 19 – 28 / 2021 – Screening Over
VIMFF 2021 featured 50+ films, 3 interactive workshops, 3 engaging panel discussions about climbing, snowsports, the environment, mountain culture and adventure and more! We also hosted online workshops with top experts in their field.
Nov 20 – 29th / 2020 – Screening Over
Fall Series 2020
We featured new film and presentation content about climbing, snowsports, the environment and mountain culture. Be inspired, entertained and connect virtually with your outdoor community.
Oct, 2020 – Screening Over
Crossing the Outback
Directed by Justin Jones, we follow his journey with his family as they walk 1800km unaccompanied and self-supported across the unforgiving terrain of the Australian outback.
Sept, 2020 – Screening Over
VIMFF’s Best Canadian film
The Endless Chain
The VIMFF featured the VIMFF’s Best Canadian film, The Endless Chain; a story about an unpowered aerial journey, going up the Canadian Rockies.
July, 2020 – Screening Over
VIMFF’s Best Mountain Culture
Piano to Zanskar
The VIMFF partnered with the filmmakers of the VIMFF’s Best Mountain Culture film to bring us the Online World Premiere of Piano to Zanskar.
June, 2020 – Screening Over
Best of Climbing Show
The VIMFF celebrated our heritage by hosting the VIMFF’s Best of Climbing Show, which included a curated collection of top climbing films.
May, 2020 – Screening Over
VIMFF's Grand Prize Winner
Into the Canyon
The VIMFF partnered with National Geographic photo legend, Pete McBride, to feature his award-winning film Into the Canyon.
April, 2020 – Screening Over
Canadian Online premiere of
The VIMFF hosted the Canadian online premiere of Pretty Strong; a climbing film that follows eight of the world’s strongest female climbers.