2018 VIMFF Film Submissions are now closed.
To provide the outdoor communities of Vancouver and the Pacific North-West with international films and presentations on the topics of mountain culture and mountain sports. The Festival also creates a platform for the exchange of ideas between filmmakers, outdoor activists, and the public, while at the same time supporting the most artistic and effective ways of communicating outdoor-related issues. VIMFF is a not-for-profit organisation.
Categories and Prizes:
A selection committee will screen all submitted films and choose finalists for the festival. An international jury will screen all finalist films and award prizes for the below categories. The jury selects eligible categories for each film; and films under 15 minutes are automatically eligible for the Short Film category. Finalist filmmakers will be contacted in January; award winners will be contacted after the festival.
Festival Grand Prize: $2,000
Best Mountain Culture Film: (B.C.M.C. Award) / $1,000
Best Climbing Film: (The Alpine Club of Canada Award) / $1,000
Best Canadian Film: $500
Jury’s Award: $500
Best Adventure Film: $500
Best Mountain Sport Film: $500
Best Environmental Film: $500
Best Short Film: $500
Film Entry Details:
Professional and amateur films from anywhere in the world are invited to participate. We welcome documentary, fiction, animated and experimental features dealing with mountain culture, environment, and mountain sports/adventures.
There is no duration limit for a film, but it should be noted that if a film’s duration is over 60 minutes and there is a shorter version available, the shorter version is generally preferred.
It is preferred for films with non-English soundtracks to have English subtitles; but if a film does not have English subtitles, it must be accompanied by a written version of the soundtrack in English.
Films with a production date prior to 2012 or films previously entered are not eligible
The Entrant grants VIMFF the right to copy the film to facilitate festival operations. This generally includes but is not limited to providing the film to festival staff and jury members, loans to media reviewing the festival, creating backups, and changing the media format for technical purposes.
The Entrant grants VIMFF the right to use short clips from the film for promotional purposes. These clips are generally less than 15 seconds and are used to compose the VIMFF trailer, which is screened at the start of each festival event and is made available on the VIMFF website.