VIMFF 2015 :: FILMS :: 

500 Miles to Nowhere

Directed by Michael Paul Jones, Produced by Cloudbase Collective
USA, 7 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Canadian Mountain Adventures, Fri Feb 20th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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An elite group of paragliding pilots attempt an unsupported vol-biv (fly-camp) from Hurricane Ridge to Jackson Hole, Wyoming; a line that has never been flown.

Above The Alley, Beneath The Sky

Directed by Dominic Gill, Produced by Nadia Boctor
USA, 24 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Culture, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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Two boys from Rio's largest favela learn to rock climb on the mountain in their backyard.

Africa Fusion

Directed by Nic Good, Produced by Robert Breyer
South Africa, 52 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Show, Mon Feb 16 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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A one-hour Southern African rock climbing adventure HD Special. Starring Alex Honnold (USA) and Hazel Findlay (UK).

Across The Ice

Directed by Sebastian Copeland
USA, 52 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Inspiring Stories, Sat Feb 14th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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In 2010, Sebastian Copeland and partner Eric McNair-Landry crossed 2300 kilometers of the Greenland ice sheet using skis and kites.

AfterGlow

Directed by Nick Waggoner, Produced by Sweetgrass Productions
USA, 11 minutes 2014
Screening: VIMFF Ski Show, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Night. It's the hour of infinite possibility. Follow the likes of Pep Fujas and Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Benchetler and Daron Rahlves as they take to Alaskan spines and BC pillows, shredding the biggest and boldest lines ever ridden at night.

All My Own Stunts

Directed by Alastair Lee
UK, 25 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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Rob Jarman is a downhill mountain bike specialist and professional stuntman.  

Andante

Directed by Gavin Carver
UK, 10 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Inspiring Stories, Sat Feb 14th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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A musician heads in to the Wallowa mountains of Oregon on a journey to share her passion, enrich her playing and carry her companion to 10,000 feet.

Arctic AIR

UK, 32 minutes, 2014
Directed by Niall McCann and Finn McCann, Produced by Will Copestake
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Canadian Mountain Adventures, Fri Feb 20th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Brothers Finn and Niall McCann pack their pulks with gear for ski mountaineering, ice climbing and speed flying, and head into the Caledonian Alps in Greenland.

Best In Snow

Directed by Sam Giffen
USA, 4 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF Ski Show, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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As skiers we either have them or we have friends with them—those furry creatures that freak out in a snow frenzy anytime they're let loose on a mountain.

Beyond Good and Evil

Directed by Bertrand Delapierre
France, 11 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF Alpine Adventures, Sat Feb 14th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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A Mythical route in Alps.

 

Caleb

Directed by Blair Trotman
New Zealand/Canada, 5 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Caleb Brousseauo has been dealt one of the toughest challenges life can throw at you. His positivity and ability to do things most people only dream of is awe inspiring.

The Cave Connection – Into the Unknown

Directed by Niko Jäger, Produced by RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE GMBH
Germany / New Zealand, 52 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sat Feb 14th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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Deep underground in the wilderness of New Zealand, gigantic and largely unexplored cave systems attract adventurers and cavers from around the globe.

Chaga The Story

Directed & Produced by Peter Csonka
Slovakia, 36 minutes, 2013
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Chaga's kayaking life story.

Chasing Butterflies

Directed by Bernardo Rodriguez
Canada, 7 minutes, 2012
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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A passionate paddler describes the beauty and challenge that draws her into whitewater kayaking.

 

 

Colours of Edziza

Directed by Matt Miles, Chantal Schauch and Mike Schauch, Produced by Chantal Schauch and Mike Schauch
Canada, 43 minutes, 2015
World Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Environmental Show, Wed Feb 18th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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An extraordinary journey of two leaders from different worlds, united by one of the great and last untamed places on earth.

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Directed by Stu Thomson, Produced by Cut Media
Scotland, 7 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Danny Macaskill takes on the infamous Cuillin Ridge line on the Isle of Skye in Scotland by mountain bike.

Delta Dawn

Directed by Peter McBride, Produced by Peter McBride Productions
USA, 16 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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The Colorado River hasn't kissed the sea in almost two decades -- until the spring of 2014 when an experimental pulse of water was released into this forgotten delta.

Downside Up

Directed by Sebastien Montaz-Rosset
France, 32 minutes, 2013
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Ski Show, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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We join skier and mountain guide, Vivian Bruchez, as he explores his backyard on several steep adventures in a winter of exceptional snow, in the company of a few talented friends.

Drawn

Directed by Jeremy Collins
USA, 40 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF R.A.W. - Rock.Air.Water, Wed Feb 18th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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When his friend dies in an avalanche, artist, rock climber and new dad Jeremy Collins goes to the ends of the earth in the four cardinal directions to find closure and 'see' his way up four un-climbed routes in the mountains.

Dream

Directed by Skip Armstrong
USA, 6 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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I wonder... if... one day...

An Education

Directed by Fitz Cahall, Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer
USA, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sat Feb 14th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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Mountain Hardwear athlete Mike Libecki and his daughter venture across Antarctica. There are many lessons learned along the way.

Finding Traction

Directed by Jaime Jacobsen
USA, 57 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Inspiring Stories, Sat Feb 14th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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The Finding Traction presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball's quest to become the fastest person in history to run America’s oldest hiking trail, the 273-mile Long Trail.

Fjord Norway

Directed by Jeff Thomas
Canada, 8 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF Ski Show, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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For generations explorers have traveled deep into the fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps in Western Norway.

Flying Dagger

Directed by Nic Good, Produced by Iiro Seppanen
South Africa, 50 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sat Feb 14th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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Tragedy struck for Jeb Corliss on the slopes of Table Mountain, Cape Town. Hospitalized, traumatized and facing a rocky road to recovery Jeb was ready to pack it all in…until his life long friend and base jumping partner Iiro Seppanen showed him some pictures of the "Flying Dagger".

For A Handful of Seconds

Directed by Bertrand Delapierre
France, 28 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF R.A.W. - Rock.Air.Water, Wed Feb 18th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Come with us to discover another kind of mountaineering: climbing and BASE jumping. Our playground: the French Alps, Our spirit: the tracking suit. no wing, just an inflatable suit.

Force

Directed by Fitz F Cahall, Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer
USA, 18 minutes, 2014
Canadian Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Inspiring Stories, Sat Feb 14th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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A climber’s passion for the jagged skyline of the FitzRoy Massif evolves into creative expression and lifelong relationship with one of our planet’s most powerful landscapes.

Forgotten Dirt

Directed by Anthill Films
Canada, 10 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Matt Hunter and a small team of riders travel to the remote Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan on a world first mountain bike expedition to explore trails that are thousands of years old.

Frozen Titans

Directed by Bryan Smith, Produced by Dave Pearson
Canada, 24 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Canadian Mountain Adventures, Fri Feb 20th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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The unique spray ice formations at Helmcken Falls, British Columbia, are considered the hardest ice and mixed climbing spot in the world

Going Strong

Directed by Marina Dodis
Canada, 10 minutes, 2012
Screening: VIMFF Beautiful BC Matineee, Sun Feb 15th @ 2:00 pm (doors 1:30pm)
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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.

Gone Tomorrow

Directed by Sebastian Doerk
Nepal, 8 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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I can’t even describe how incredible Mustang is. It’s very raw and remote, there's only the mountains and you. Complete deceleration.

The Hand of Franklin

Directed by Frank Wolf
Canada, 68 minutes, 2015
World Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night, Fri Feb 13th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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A four person team from North Vancouver attempts to row the Northwest Passage in order to shed light on climate change in the arctic.

Happiness

Directed by Thomas Balmès, Produced by Quark Productions
France, Finland, 76 minutes, 2013
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Spiritual Journeys, Mon Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7pm)
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Peyangki is a young monk. He lives in a remote village in Bhutan where there is no electricity nor roads. Electricity arrives in 2013 and with it come television.

Higher

Directed by Steve Jones, Todd Jones, Jeremy Jones
USA, 90 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Ski Mountaineeringg, Tue Feb 17th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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The third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from the award-winning producers at Teton Gravity Research.

Home

Directed by Dean Leslie
South Africa, 7 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Trail Running Show, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Anna Frost reconnects with her identity and roots as she questions what running means to her.

Horace and The Rough Stuff Fellowship

Directed by Sebastian Doerk
Austria, 15 minutes, Austria
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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The story of three man, one dream and 80 years of cycling in Iceland…

 

Icefall

Directed by Joseph Areddy
Switzerland, 4 minutes, 2013
Canadian Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Alpine Adventures, Sat Feb 14th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Dani Arnold, Stefan Siegrist, and other remarkable athletes climb frozen waterfalls which were lit up and colorfully glowing at night - a rare adventure shot in the barren beauty of Norway's Icefalls.

The Ingenuous Choice

Directed by Maxime Tornier, Produced by François Tornier
France, 7 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Trail Running Show, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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"We can never have enough of nature". Discover how Anton Krupicka experiences mountain running and challenges himself running ultra distances on the trails.

The Interview

Directed by Ian Vermeulen
UK, 3 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Nightt, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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What is more important, your sense of adventure or your job?

 

Jurek

Directed & Produced by Pawel Wysoczanski
Poland, 73 minutes, 2015
Screening: VIMFF Polish Mountaineering Night, Fri Feb 20th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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The film portrays Jerzy Kukuczka, one of the greatest climbers in history and second person to ascend all 14 eight-thousanders.

K6 West

Directed by Wiktor Skupinski, Produced by Latitude Films
Canada, 20 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Polish Mountaineering Night, Fri Feb 20th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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The film chronicals the ascent of K6 West by Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski, on the heals of the Nanga Parbat massacre.

Lifelines

Directed by Ross Harrison, Produced by Jane Dyson
India/UK, 16 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Spiritual Journeys, Mon Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7pm)
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Life on the roof of the world is changing. From a village in the high Himalayas, this is one man’s story of juggling responsibilities and fighting for dreams, both for himself and his community.

The Little Things

Directed by Darcy Turenne, Produced by Marie-France Roy
Canada, 47 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Ski Show, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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"The Little Things'' is an environmental film featuring award-winning scientist David Suzuki alongside a cast of professional snowboarders who have adopted alternative lifestyles or have gone off the beaten path in order to promote sustainable living in their own unique ways.

Metanoia

Directed by Jim Aikman
USA, 83 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Alpine Adventures, Sat Feb 14th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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From the top of the world to the end of the line, this film follows the life and climbs of Jeff Lowe through his visionary ascents around the world up to his current dance with a chronic disease.

Mica To Greenland

Directed by Jay MacMillan
Canada, 23 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Ski Show, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Inspired by one small, pixelated photo of an unknown peak in Greenland, Lucas Debari made it his mission to plan the perfect expedition to this unidentified glacier.

Muddbunnies: A Mockumentary

Directed by Gina Hopper & Jaclyn Delacroix
Canada, 5 minutes, 2014
Canadian Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

A BBC-style documentary on the elusive North Shore Muddbunny.

 

Nobody's River

Directed by Skip Armstrong
USA, 30 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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This film documents their journey along one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers of the world and through the complexities of love and loss.

Novato

Directed by Jon Herranz, Produced by Gerard Peris - Namuss Films
Spain, 18 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Culture, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Francisco Marin, also known as “Novato” (“Rookie” in Spanish), is a 61-year-old climber and the only known person in the world to climb at this level at his age: 8b+ (5.14a) at 60.

Patience

Directed by Jen Randall
UK, 6 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sat Feb 14th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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Patience is about injury, illness, and coming back from them stronger than ever. Featuring alpine climber Emily Ward.

Project Mina

Directed by Jen Randall
UK, 32 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Show, Mon Feb 16 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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Project Mina follows pro-climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk through her 2013 Bouldering World Cup Season as well as climbing on real rock in the Peak District, England and Rocklands, South Africa. But it's more than just a climbing film. This is a film about dedication, struggle, determination and finding your way.

Redemption

Directed by Paul Diffley and Chris Prescott, Produced by Hotaches
UK, 53 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Culture, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Redemption: 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.

Risk and Rescue

Directed by Melanie Wood
Canada, 26 minutes, 2015
World Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night presented by North Shore Rescue, Fri Feb 13th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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“Risk And Rescue” goes behind-the-scenes with North Shore Rescue, one of the pre-eminent search and rescue teams in the North America.

River of Eden

Directed by Peter McBride
USA & Fiji, 5 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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Join filmmaker Pete McBride on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.

Seven

Directed by Aaron LaRocque
Canada, 40 minutes, 2013
Screening: VIMFF Beautiful BC Matineee, Sun Feb 15th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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SEVEN the movie captures the BC Bike Race mountain bike experience from a number of different individuals perspectives.

The Skater

Directed by Celin Serbo
USA, 3 minutes, 2014
Canadian Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Canadian Mountain Adventures, Fri Feb 20th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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In January of 2014 Will Mayo established several of the most difficult mixed climbing routes in North America at The Fang Amphitheater near Vail, CO.

Sounds of Paragliding

Directed by Shams
France, 3 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sat Feb 14th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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Théo de Blic welcomes you to a unique experience: The Sounds of Paragliding. Listen to nature's harmony while the young pilot rhythms the melody with aerobatic paragliding.

Stikine

Directed by Olaf Obsommer
Germany, 17 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Wild Rivers, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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Screening: VIMFF Beautiful BC Matineee, Sun Feb 15th @ 2:00 pm (doors 1:30pm)
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Shrouded in darkness and legend, The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River is the Everest of whitewater.

Stone Free

Directed by Alastair Lee
UK, 27 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Finale, Sat Feb 21st @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Julian Lines is undoubtedly Britain's most accomplished free climbing soloist with world-class free ascents to his name.

Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine

Directed by Cedar Wright
USA, 26 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Finale, Sat Feb 21st @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for these fast friends. Or will it?

 

Tashi & The Monk

Directed by Andrew Hinton & Johnny Burke
India, 40 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Life Matinee, Sun Feb 15th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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Former Buddhist monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but 8 years ago left a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children.

Trails Across the Steppe

Directed by Anni Seitz, Produced by Seitz GmbH
Germany, 83 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Life Matinee, Sun Feb 15th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
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This movie is about the dreams and opportunities of young Mongolian cross-country skiing athletes, about their struggles to overcome all obstacles on their way to a participation in the world-wide society of professional sports.

Travailen

Directed by Dean Leslie, Produced by The African Attachment
South Africa, 27 minutes, 2014
Vancouver Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Trail Running Show, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Travailen follows the entire story of Ryan Sandes and Ryno Greisel’s attempt of the Drakensberg Grand Traverse in 2014.....the only certainty is struggle.

Vain Vagrant

Directed by Ed Oxley, Produced by Tim Royle
UK, 7 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Not your usual mountain bike film. A story of rebirth and death that also includes bike riding, tattooing, fancy clothes, beer, kissing, lovely English countryside and Mr Diabolo.

Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb

Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
USA, 7 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Ski Show, Sun Feb 15th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Out on a Limb follows adaptive skier, Vasu Sojitra as he goes deeper into the backcountry completely unassisted.

Vaya Bien

Directed by Michael Sousa
Canada, 14 minutes, 2014
World Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Mountain Bike Night, Mon Feb 16th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

After years in planning, Whistler based mountain bike team "shegnarnigans" travel deep into the Central American jungle to uncover the hidden gems of free ride mountain biking.

Wainwright Record Attempt

Directed by Alastair Lee
UK, 31 minutes, 2014
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Trail Running Show, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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The unassuming Steve Birkinshaw is one of the great fell runners and fittest men ever to exist.


Wideboyz 2: Slender Gentleman

Directed by Paul Diffley & Chris Prescott
UK, 42 minutes, 2013
North American Premiere
Screening: VIMFF Beautiful BC Matineee, Sun Feb 15th @ 2:00pm (doors: 1:30pm)
RIO Theatre MAP

After their success climbing the world's hardest offwidth, the Wide Boyz, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, embark on their next crack climbing mission. The Boyz face their biggest challenge yet against the sharp granite bite of the mighty Cobra Crack, in Squamish, BC.

Wild New Brave

Directed by Oakley Anderson-Moore
USA, 27 minutes, 2014
Screening: VIMFF Climbing Culture, Thu Feb 19th @ 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)
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Teenage misfits revolutionize rock climbing in the 1970s. 

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