The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, based in British Columbia, Canada since 1996, is among the world’s oldest and largest mountain film festivals. Covering physical feats, environmental matters, and culture from around the world, VIMFF shows us all facets of the mountains. For most of the Festival’s life, a selection of films has been sent on tour around the world. This year, the Tour will be screened over 150 times, from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada south to the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica, and from Christchurch, New Zealand in the east to Anchorage, Alaska in the west.
For the first time, VIMFF On Tour will screen across the Nordic countries.
The Russian Odyssey 11:17 min
Spawned from the desire to do something different, "The Russian Odyssey" follows a small crew of snow-enthusiasts as they explore the Caucasus Range of Russia. From Mt Elbrus, one of the world’s Seven Summits, to Sochi, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Motherland did not disappoint, offering an experience that belied their preconceived notions, and gave the team a healthy dose of adventure.
Ironstone 15:26 min
For six years a group of New Zealand cavers tried to find a way through the remote Ironstone cave system in the remote wilderness of New Zealand’s South Island.
Good Morning 4:18 min
Rooftop freestyle skiing in Avoriaz 1800, France.
On the Verge 40:54 min
In the mountains behind the sleepy coastal town of Powell River, BC, a small group of rock climbers has spent decades quietly pioneering routes on some of the largest granite walls in Canada. As the last stands of old-growth trees harboured in these valleys come under threat of logging, the climbing community faces the uncertain future of a place that has come to define their lives and legacies.
In our nature 5:30 min
Mountainbiking in British Columbia.
ICEolation 28:00 min
Sophie and Ewan took a journey beyond wilderness, a self-supported journey via sea kayak to connect with an uninhabited land of ice and penguins. The film takes you with them on their journey from the preparations of planning such an expedition, through the challenges and riding the highs of Antarctica.
Descent of the Refuge 8:35 min
A film following 3 friends on a skiing adventure in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This film focuses on the importance wild places have in our lives and why conservation of The Refuge is so important.
Nebula 13:00 min
Pro photographer Reuben Krabbe ventures into the backcountry of British Columbia to attempt to shoot a deep space ski photo of the Orion Nebula with a skier in the foreground.