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VIMFF 2015 Fall Series

Jumbo Wild sold out

Directed by Nick Waggoner, produced by Sweetgrass Productions
Canada, 52 minutes, 2015
Screening: SNOW SHOW, Thu Nov 12th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30)

Rio Theatre    MAP

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!

Going Strong sold out

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! tickets

Directed by Mathieu Rivoire
France, 26 minutes, 2015
Screening: ROCK SHOW, Fri Nov 13, 7:30 pm (doors 6:30)
Centennial Theatre     MAP

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)
Centennial Theatre     MAP

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.

Talking to the Air
The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom


Directed by Sophie Dia Pegrum
USA/Nepal, 60 min, 2014
Screening: NEPAL SHOW, Sat Nov 14, 7:30 pm (doors 6:30)
Centennial Theatre     MAP

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.

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