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VIMFF 2021 Award Winning Films

Sept 1 - 30 / 2021

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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.

Ticket Info

Pricing: $15 CAD

Viewing period:

Noon on Wednesday Sept 1, 2021 (PDT) until 11:59pm on Thursday Sept 30, 2021 (PDT)*

*Both screening and ticket sales end at 11:59pm PDT on Thurs Sept 30. This show includes access to view all the films listed below.

If you’ve already purchased your ticket and joined the VIMFF Online Portal, click below to log in and view the films.

Films

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Horse Tamer

VIMFF 2021 GRAND PRIZE

In the Darhat valley in northern Mongolia, the horses of nomadic tribes are disappearing. Bandits steal horses from their owners, and sell them for a few rubles in Russian slaughterhouses. But Shukhert, a vigilante Darhat horseman, pursues them relentlessly, all the way to the edge of Mongolian taiga, on the border with Siberia.

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Wall of Shadows

VIMFF 2021 BEST ADVENTURE FILM

A Sherpa family breaks a taboo and climbs the most holy of mountains to earn money for their son’s education. They accompany a Western expedition on the east wall of the Khumbakarna Mountain, a wall that has never been climbed before. The Wall of Shadows tells the story of an encounter between a young Sherpa boy and an experienced Western mountaineer at the foot of the sacred mountain. Will they face the wrath of mountain Gods?

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Irakli’s Lantern

VIMFF 2021 BEST MOUNTAIN CULTURE FILM

High in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, 78 year old Irakli Khvedaguridze has spent the last 25 winters living alone as the last inhabitant of Europe's highest village.

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Free As Can Be

VIMFF 2021 BEST CLIMBING FILM

When a young climber infatuated with climbing history meets an old legend, he commits to helping him accomplish his lifelong goal of free climbing El Capitan.

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Crux

VIMFF 2021 BEST CANADIAN FILM

Crux follows Harvey, a recovering addict who uses rock climbing to work through his ongoing struggle with mental health.

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Confessions of a Runner

VIMFF 2021 BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM

Ultra-running evokes notions of insanity, dedication, and the pursuit of mind over body. Accomplished trail runner Patrick Vaughan shares his heartfelt story of healing and redemption while pursuing the record for completing the 470-kilometre Lebanon Mountain Trail, traversing from Syria to the Israeli border.

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The Great Milestone

VIMFF 2021 BEST SHORT FILM

A well-off mountaineer’s hobby is reaching the summits of the highest mountains. He has one last goal to accomplish in order to complete this special collection: that impossible summit, the one he is determined to climb, whatever it takes. A woman bored of waiting for her husband to return from his excitement-packed mountain escapades has decided to seek some adventure of her own and attempt a more modest ascent.

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Lost at Sea

VIMFF 2021 SPECIAL MENTION

Lost At Sea is an epic tale of the sea, told through one young man's personal journey to understand his father, who died while rowing the Pacific.

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