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Opening Night

A mixed mountain collection of some of the best VIMFF 2023 films. These five films will challenge you to live life to the fullest and provide you with different perspectives.

Show Details

Date / Time:

Friday February 24, 2023
- 10:00pm
Doors: 5:30pm


Centennial Theatre

2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3L1

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VIMFF x Arc’teryx Happy Hour

Join us on Friday, February 24, from 5:30PM – 7:00PM on opening night to celebrate the start of VIMFF 2023 with local food and drinks, Arc’teryx ambassadors and prizes!

Open to all ticket holders for the VIMFF opening night show.

Celebrate the start of VIMFF 2023 with a happy hour sponsored by Arc’teryx. Invite your friends to come enjoy a social evening prior to VIMFF’s opening night film selection. Enjoy food, drinks and activations from our community partners and ambassadors!

Be one of the first 50 through the door and receive a gift from Arc’teryx!

Activation Details:

• Drinks by Coast Mountain Brewing and Nonny non-alcoholic beer
• Food by Mr Bannock
• Live Ceramics by Arc’teryx Metrotown Ambassador Gabrielle Burke of Community Clay
• The Hive – hangboard contest with Arc’teryx prizes
• Arc’teryx Ambassador presentations
• Background beats by Hang Johnny
• Bundle up to enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio


VIMFF Film Award: Grand Prize
BC Premiere
53 mins |
France |
Mathieu Le Lay
| SUBTITLES: English
Jérémie Villet explores the extreme Yukon region with the goal of photographing the legendary mountain goat.
North American Premiere
24 mins |
United Kingdom |
Jake Holland
LANGUAGE(S): English
Fabi Buhl and Will Sim, find a new way to get to the base of the climb, Gulmit Tower, in hours, not days by paragliding over glaciated terrain.
VIMFF Film Award: Best Mountain Sport Film
North American Premiere
5 mins |
United Kingdom |
Jade Ang Jackman
LANGUAGE(S): English
Speed of Sound is a textured insight into the experience of an unstoppable young woman who won Gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics.
10 mins |
United Kingdom |
Matt Pycroft
LANGUAGE(S): English
A story about Adam Raja, who spent his youth embroiled in gang culture, knife crime, drug and alcohol abuse, until he set foot in the mountains.
22 mins |
United Kingdom |
Santiago Burin des Roziers
LANGUAGE(S): English
A family living life to the fullest. This film is packed with emotion, soul, hope and high power riding scenes!
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Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2023

Evening Show

Adult: $27 | Youth/Senior: $25

Feature Film / Matinee

Adult: $17 | Youth/Senior: $15


Adult: $40 | Youth/Senior: $38


  • MULTI-SHOW OFFER: Get 10% off when you add 2 or more different in-person show or workshop tickets to your cart. Must be the same ticket type to qualify e.g. 2 adult tickets. Discount automatically applied in cart. Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.



Jan 25 – March 12, 2023

Single Show: $18
Feature Film: $10
Online Film Pass: $90


  • OFFER: Get access to an additional 68 mountain films with 30% off the VIMFF 2023 Online Film Pass when you purchase a ticket to an in-person show or workshop (Save $27). Discount is automatically applied in cart.
  • We want to make the films accessible to everyone, so for those experiencing hardship due to their current economic situation, we have created a discount code to give $2 off single online show tickets, $1 off feature film tickets and $5 off the Online Film Pass. Apply the coupon code, “vimff23” at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Tickets sales close on Mar 12 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until Mar 26 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the films.