VIMFF 2015 Fall Series
When plans were announced for the opening of the only year-round ski resort in North America, it caught the attention of winter sports enthusiasts the world over. Jumbo Glacier Resort! Right here in British Columbia!
Directed by Marina Dodis
Canada, 10 minutes, 2012
Screening: SNOW SHOW, Thu Nov 12, 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre MAP
A short film about elderly hikers and skiers, and how their continuing love of the outdoor activities breaks stereotypes of aging. Through interviews and archival footage, it offers a glimpse of the early days on the mountains of southwestern BC.
Orbayu North American Premiere!
In the Naranjo de Bulnes sector of the Picos de Europa National Park in Northern Spain, hide the Orbayus. Towering big walls of limestone often shrouded in a thick mist and terrorised by drastic weather changes. It makes a daunting place to climb, even for the world’s best climbers.
Directed by Paul Diffley and Chris Prescott, Produced by Hotaches
UK, 53 minutes, 2014
Winner of Best Climbing Film at VIMFF 2015
Screening: ROCK SHOW, Fri Nov 13, 7:30 pm (doors 6:30)
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The James Pearson Story tells the controversial story of one of the World's best trad climbers, James Pearson. The film follows his return to the UK as he faces his demons and looks to redeem his place back within the UK climbing community.
On a tenuous China border, the remote and fragile Tibetan Buddhist culture of Mustang is where wealth is measured in horses and riding is as elemental as breathing. The thrilling races of the Yartung Festival are the ardent expression of man’s ancient and enduring relationship with the horse.