VIMFF 2015 :: PROGRAM :: 
FEB 13

VIMFF Opening, presented by North Shore Rescue
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Friday Feb 13, 7:30pm (doors and reception 6:30)
Celebrate the kick-off to VIMFF 2015 with a night dedicated to the North Shore: a special film and presentation by North Shore Search & Rescue followed by the VIMFF Photo Contest Awards World Premiere of 'Hand of Franklin'.
Presentations: VIMFF 2015 Photo Contest Awards, North Shore Rescue 50th Anniversary
Films: The Hand of Franklin, Risk and Rescue
After Party
FEB 14

VIMFF Alpine Adventures
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Saturday Feb 14, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
Join legendary mountaineers Jeff Lowe and Michael Kennedy and learn about the cutting edge of climbing and mountaineering in the 1970's & 80's.
Presentation: Michael Kennedy: Finding the Balance - Forty years of life, love and climbing
Films: Icefall, Beyond Good and Evil, Metanoia

VIMFF Mountain Mixer Matinee
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Saturday Feb 14, 2:00pm (doors 1:30)
Can't decide what to see at this year’s VIMFF? Or are you an all-around mountain junkie? A collection of films covering a wide spectrum of mountain sports.
Films: The Cave Connection: Into the Unknown, Patience, Sounds of Paragliding, An Education, Flying Dagger

VIMFF Inspiring Stories
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Saturday Feb 14, 7:30pm (doors 7:00) Personal journeys of endurance, perseverance and determination, sure to leave you inspired.
Films: Across The Ice, Finding Traction, Force, Andante

VIMFF Mountain Storytelling Series 1: Stone and Fire
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Saturday Feb 14, 2:00pm (doors 1:30)
Presentations: Kira Van Deusen: Arash the Mountain Archer, Margaret Murphy: Another Curve in Time , Mary Gavan: Fire on the Mountain!, Patrick Lucas: The Chief’s Ride: a mountain bike adventure to the heart of the Tahltan Nation, Wendy Charboneau: Siwash Rock and The Two Sisters, Adam Campbell: Now They Call Me Flash

VIMFF Mountain Storytelling Series 2: Ice and Wave
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Saturday Feb 14, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)
Presentations: Kevin Vallely: On Thin Ice, Dunc Shields: Song of the Sockeye, Abagael Fischer-Lang: Phyllis Munday’s Back Porch, Philomena Jordan: The Cailleach Ver in Faoilleach, Rupert Richardson: Falling Rocks
FEB 15

VIMFF Beautiful BC Matinee
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Sunday Feb 15, 2:00pm (doors 1:30)
A selection of adventure films all made here in Beautiful British Columbia.
Films: Wideboyz 2: Slender Gentleman, Going Strong, Stikine, Seven

VIMFF Ski Show
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Sunday Feb 15, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
A night filled with the best ski films of the year.
Films: The Little Things, Downside Up, AfterGlow, Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb, Fjord Norway, Mica To Greenland, Best in Snow

VIMFF Mountain Life Matinee
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Sunday Feb 15, 2:00pm (doors 1:30)
Dive into the intimate lives of characters from the remote and varied mountain cultures of Asia.
Films: Tashi and The Monk, Trails Across the Steppe

VIMFF Wild Rivers
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Sunday Feb 15, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)
A mix of river adventures from the whitewater of Uganda to the rivers of Russia and Mongolia, and everywhere in between!
Films: River of Eden, Stikine, Nobody's River, Dream, Chaga the Movie, Delta Dawn, Caleb, Chasing Butterflies

FEB 16

VIMFF Climbing Show
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Monday Feb 16, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
A presentation from one of today's leading climbers who is pushing the parameters of possibility - followed by two hot films!
Presentation: Adam Ondra Show
Films: Project Mina, Africa Fusion

VIMFF Mountain Bike Night
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Monday Feb 16, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
A smorgasbord of biking films and live presentations from around the globe.
Presentations: Justa Jeskova and Steve Storey: Searching for Singletrack
Films: All My Own Stunts, Danny Macaskill: The Ridge , Forgotten Dirt, Gone Tomorrow, Vaya Bien, Muddbunnies, Horace and The Rough Stuff Fellowship, The Interview, Vain Vagrant

VIMFF Spiritual Journeys
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Monday Feb 16, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)
An evening that delves into compelling personal journeys of struggles, quests and adventure.
Presentations: Pat and Baiba Morrow: Mountains: the Sacred, and the Profane
Films: Lifelines, Happiness

FEB 17

VIMFF Ski-Mountaineering Show
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Tuesday Feb 17, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
Get an in-depth look at what it takes to climb and ski mountains here in the Coast Range with Linda Bily; and then travel to Alaska and the high Himalaya with Jeremy Jones in his feature film, Higher.
Presentation: Linda Bily: Ski Mountaineering Traverse of the Homathko Icefield - Coast Mountains, BC
Films: Higher

VIMFF Stories of BC ’s Species at Risk presented by the Wilderness Committee
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Tuesday Feb 17, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)
Learn about rare species at risk here in the mountains of British Columbia; see films produced by the Wilderness Committee and hear from the scientific experts themselves.

FEB 18

VIMFF Environmental Show
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Wednesday Feb 18, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
A series of presentations and films from the BC Coast and the Interior on mining versus conserving our pristine national heritage.
Presentations: Bonny Glambeck and Dan Lewis: Clayoquot Sound Of Freedom, Desiree Wallace: Save The Sacred Headwaters - We All Live Downstream
Films: Colours of Edziza

VIMFF Raw: Rock/Air/Water
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Wednesday Feb 18, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
Join Squamish climber, skier and photographer Jimmy Martinello as he talks about multi-sport adventure in Northern Canada - followed by films.
Presentation: Jimmy Martinello
Films: For A Handful of Seconds, Drawn

FEB 19

VIMFF Trail Running Show
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Thursday Feb 19, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
A diverse mix of short presentations and films from the trails around the world.
Presentations: Gary Robbins: Running From Rhinos, Liz Decario: Running The Kokopelli, Nicola Gildersleeve: How I Earned a FKT (Fastest Known Time)
Films: Wainwright Record Attempt, Travailen, Home, The Ingenuous Choice

VIMFF Climbing Culture
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Thursday Feb 19, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)
From the 1970's campsites in Yosemite, to the slums of Rio and the sport crags of Spain - a look at what makes climbing so special in the past, present and future.
Films: Wild New Brave, Novato, Above The Alley Beneath The Stars, Redemption

FEB 20

VIMFF Canadian Mountain Adventures
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Friday Feb 20, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year nominee, Will Gadd, delves into adventures throughout Canada including wild ice climbing at Helmcken Falls and paragliding across the Rocky Mountains.
Presentation: Will Gadd: Unknown Unknowns - True Adventure
Films: Frozen Titans, 500 Miles To Nowhere, Arctic Air, The Skater

VIMFF Polish Mountaineering Show
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Friday Feb 20, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)
Polish mountaineers have long been admired for their skill, determination and strength in the mountains, especially the high Himalaya.
Presentation: Ryszard Szafirski: Golden Years of Polish Himalayan Exploration
Films: Jurek, K6 West

FEB 21

VIMFF Climbing Finale
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Saturday Feb 21, 7:30pm (doors 6:30)
Wrapping up VIMFF 2015 with the annual film awards, a presentation from top Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter and two great climbing films.
Presentations: Sonnie Trotter: Family Man, VIMFF 2015 Film Awards
Films: Stone Free, Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine

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