Below is a list of 51 films on the VIMFF 2014 Best of the Fest Tour, including when they screened at VIMFF 2014:

 


35

USA, 5 minutes, 2013
Directed by Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak and Matt Van Biene
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night, Fri Feb 7 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Writer Brendan Leonard delivers a dedication to the joys – both big and small – of the climbing life.

Alone On The River

France, 36 minutes, 2013
Directed by Stephane Pion
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

In the heart of the Himalayas, 5 world-class paddlers embark on a month long self-supported kayaking adventure.

And Then We Swam

UK, 2013, 37 minutes
Directed by Ben Finney
Screening: Great Traverses, Sun Feb 9 @ 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm) - North American Premiere
The Cinematheque MAP

In 2010, two friends with zero rowing experience planned to row across the Indian Ocean - without a support boat.

Arrival

Canada, 35 minutes, 2013
Directed by The Coastal Crew
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

A raw look at the talents of the next wave of riders and photographers. Come face to face with their diverse styles as they take on new lines and new places.

Be The Trail

Canada, 5 minutes, 2013
Directed by Morgan Edwards, Michelle Peters, Logan Tacoma
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Sometimes to be a better trail rider, you need to throw caution to the wind and turn mountain biking convention on its head... 

Cascada

USA, 8 minutes, 2012
Directed by Anson Fogel & Skip Armstrong
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Tangled vines. Endless rain. Dodgy hotel rooms. Mud. Biting flies. Aggressive viruses...Perfection.

Castles In The Sky

USA, 5 minutes, 2013
Directed by Ben Moon
Screening: VIMFF Finale, Sat Feb 15 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Sonnie Trotter establishes a new line in the Canadian Rockies.

Cave Unicycling

UK, 6 minutes, 2013
Directed by Michael and Katie Garrett
Screening: Family Film Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm), ages 12 and under free - North American Premiere
Rio Theatre MAP

Some call it Cave Unicycling, others Uni-caving, most call it madness.

Chasing Summits

France, 21 minutes, 2013
Directed by Shams
Screening: Adrenaline Show, Wed Feb 12 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

A paragliding adventure in northern Pakistan.

The Crossing

Australia, 85 minutes, 2013
Directed by Julian Harvey
Screening: Arctic Adventures Show, Mon Feb 10 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm) - North American Premiere
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Two adventurers attempt to drag their home-made kayaks more than one thousand kilometres across a remote island in the arctic.

Dark Water

Canada, 3 minutes, 2013
Directed by Kelsey Thompson
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Fear is in us all, whether it's a fear of darkness or pushing the boundaries of your personal abilities.

Defaid a Dringo - The Climbing Shepherd

Wales, 55 minutes, 2013
Directed by Alun Hughes
Screening: Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sun Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm (doors 1:30)
The Cinematheque MAP

A year in the life of climbing shepherd Ioan Doyle.

El Campo es Vida - The Country is Life

USA, 10 minutes, 2013
Directed by Bridget Besaw
Screening: Life at The Top, Tue Feb 11 @ 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Javier believes strongly in the joy and beauty of rural life and calls on the viewer to nurture their connection with the natural world.

El Último Hielero : The Last Ice Merchant

USA/Ecuador, 15 minutes, 2012
Directed by Sandy Patch
Screening: Life at The Top, Tue Feb 11 @ 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo.

The Escape

Canada, 17 minutes, 2013
Directed by Dan Barham, Seb Kemp, Andy Rogers
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Two mountain bikers set forth from Whistler to circumnavigate the Strait of Georgia by bicycle.

Everyday

Canada, 12 minutes, 2013
Directed by Alexander Lavigne
Screening: Alpine Adventures Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

ACMG Alpine Guide Sarah Hueniken climbs Musashi, one of the hardest mixed routes in Canada.

The Fence

Canada, 2 minutes, 2013
Directed by Kari Medig
Screening: Ski Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

The simple escape that comes from gliding on snow.

The Fields - A bouldering film

Canada, 11 minutes, 2013
Directed by Clayton Arnall
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night, Fri Feb 7 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

The Boulderfields is a fairly unknown, potential world class bouldering area located south of Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Flow: The Elements of Free Ride

USA, 3 minutes, 2013
Directed by Oly Mingo
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.

The Fortune Wild

Canada, 22 minutes, 2013
Directed by Ben Gulliver
Screening: Protecting The Planet Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A small group of surfers set out to seek their own kind of riches on some of the most remote beaches of the Canadian coast.

Freestyle Kayaker

Canada, 4 minutes, 2013
Directed by Kelsey Thompson
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Few people have pursued Whitewater Kayaking for as long with as much passion as Bryan Kirk.

Geyikbayiri

Turkey, 28 minutes, 2012
Directed by Ozturk Kayikci
Screening: VIMFF Finale, Sat Feb 15 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

At first, local people thought they were treasure hunters and didn't understand what they were doing...

The Haute Route - Life is a Pass

Switzerland, 16 minutes, 2013
Directed by Tom Malecha
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm) - North American Premiere
Centennial Theatre MAP

Two friends set out to ride the world's most famous ski tour - on their mountain bikes.

I am Red

USA, 4 minutes, 2012
Directed by Pete McBride
Screening: Protecting The Planet Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A video poem to highlight the beauty and challenges of this national icon, American River's Most Endangered River for 2013.

In Search Of Fire

South Africa/Lesotho/Germany, 11 minutes, 2011
Directed by René Eckert
Screening: Family Film Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm), ages 12 and under free
Rio Theatre MAP

Riders from distant cities have created a small but thriving scene in one of snowboarding's most remote ouposts.

The Joy of Air

Canada, 4 minutes, 2013
Directed by Bryan Smith
Screening: Family Film Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm) - ages 12 and under free
Rio Theatre MAP

Leave the ground beneath your feet. Rise up.

Just A Normal Working Week

Switzerland, 15 minutes, 2013
Directed by Christoph Frutiger
Screening: Alpine Adventures Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm) - North American Premiere
The Cinematheque MAP

A team of elite alpinists attempt a winter ascent of the West Face of Cerro Torre.

Kunye

South Africa, 7 minutes, 2013
Directed by James Walsh, Produced by Sinamatella Productions
Screening: Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sun Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm (doors 1:30)
The Cinematheque MAP

This short film tells the story of the 2012 Single Speed World Champs held in Africa for the first time.

Let's Go Get Small

Norway, 35 minutes, 2013
Directed by Fred Arne Wergeland
Screening: Ski Mountaineering Show, Tue Feb 11 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Dave treadway goes to explore the Canadian coast range to ski Monmouth mountain.

Life Cycle Project

Canada, 15 minutes, 2013
Directed by Debora De Napoli
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Debora De Napoli’s mountain bike challenge – undertaken for very personal reasons – truly inspires life, adventure, and everything!

Mission Antarctic

France, 38 minutes, 2013
Directed by Guido Perrini
Screening: Ski Mountaineering Show, Tue Feb 11 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Xavier de le Rue and Lucas Debari get on a boat to Antarctic to discover a whole new level of riding terrain.

Morning Rituals

USA, 4 minutes, 2013
Directed by Chris Dickey
Screening: Alpine Adventures Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Our morning rituals define us. For some, they involve coffee and newspapers, for others they involve hiking and skiing mountains.

Mountain of Greatness

Tanzania, 24 minutes, 2013
Directed by Andrew King
Screening: Trail Running Show, Sat Feb 8 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm) - Canadian Premiere
Centennial Theatre MAP

Simon Mtuy realizes his long standing dream of running around the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Not Bad

Canada, 30 minutes, 2013
Directed by Anthill Films
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

NotBad is all about having a good time, all while pushing the limits of biking in every discipline.

Notes On Ice

UK, 24 minutes, 2013
Directed by Mark Whatmore & Mitch Turnbull
Screening: Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sun Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm (doors 1:30)
The Cinematheque MAP

A documentary film about the World's only festival of Ice Music, in which everything; the stage, instruments and auditorium, are made from snow and ice.

Offwidth Outlaw

USA, 6 minutes, 2013
Directed by Celin Serbo
Screening: VIMFF Finale, Sat Feb 15 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Since 2008, Pamela has been seeking out North America’s most challenging inverted and vertical off-width climbs.

On Location

USA, 2 minutes, 2013
Directed by Dale Baskin
Screening: Big Wall Climbing Show, Sun Feb 9 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Sometimes it's just best to unplug!

Paul

Canada, 8 minutes, 2013
Directed by Alex Savage
Screening: VIMFF Finale, Sat Feb 15 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Paul and his dog Karma have lived on the road chasing the hardest, most aesthetic bouldering in North America for over 6 years.

The Questions We Ask

Canada, 4 minutes, 2013
Directed by Kalum Ko
Screening: Family Film Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm), ages 12 and under free
Rio Theatre MAP

Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby crosses the Georgia Straight on a stand up paddleboard, and ponders the true meaning of adventure.

Return To The Tepuis

USA, 10 minutes, 2013
Directed by Joe Riis, Produce by Jenny Nichols
Screening: Enviro Show - Inspired By Nature, Wed Feb 12 @ 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A team travels to the top of the Tepuis of Guyana in search of an elusive pepple toad.

The Road From Karakol

USA, 25 minutes, 2013
Directed by Fitz Cahall
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night, Fri Feb 7 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Kyle Dempster takes off on his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a trailer full of climbing gear and not much of a plan.

Rockin' Cuba

France, 28 minutes, 2013
Directed by Vladimir Cellier
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night, Fri Feb 7 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

A trip through music and rock climbing.

Sensory Overload

USA, 8 minutes, 2013
Directed by Rob Raker
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Chronicle of blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer learning to whitewater kayak.

Sufferfest

USA, 17 minutes, 2013
Directed by Cedar Wright
Screening: VIMFF Opening Night, Fri Feb 7 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Follow Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright on an ambitious human-powered adventure to summit all of California's 14,000 foot peaks.

Super Mom

Canada, 10 minutes, 2013
Directed by Mike Douglas
Screening: Ski Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm), Centennial Theatre MAP
Family Film Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm) - ages 12 and under free
Rio Theatre MAP

Wendy Fisher was the most dominant female Big Mountain Freeskier in the world - then she had kids.

Through Ice and Time

Canada, 19 minutes, 2013
Directed by Alar Kivilo
Screening: Mountain Mixer Matinee, Sun Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm (doors 1:30)
The Cinematheque MAP

A cinematographic journey through the Columbia Icefield.

Tri(p)-color

Switzerland, 3 minutes, 2013
Directed by Nicolas Falquet
Screening: Ski Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

Probably the first time ever that people have skied on colored snow.

Valhalla

USA, 64 minutes, 2013
Directed by Nick Waggoner & Ben Sturgulewski
Screening: Ski Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Centennial Theatre MAP

We follow one man's escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.

The Water Tower

USA, 28 minutes, 2013
Directed by Pete McBride
Screening: Protecting The Planet Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Stunningly beautiful cinematography, danger and deep humanity mark this unique film.

What were you doing at 10?

Canada, 4 minutes, 2013
Directed by Stuart Andrews
Screening: Family Film Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm), ages 12 and under free
Rio Theatre MAP

Seth Sherlock, aged 10, rides his bike a lot better than accomplished riders twice his age.

Zambezi Life

Canada, 5 minutes, 2013
Directed by Blair Trotman
Screening: Kayak Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Inside the Batoka Gorge which falls below Victoria falls is some of most powerful and amazing whitewater in the entire world.

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