2013 Vancouver International Mountain Film FestivalDate: January 28, 2013
The 16th Annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival starts next week and runs from February 8th - 17th. The films will be showing at three theaters throughout the lower mainland, including the Rio Theater, the Pacific Cinematheque, and Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.
Here is a video preview of the festival:
Tickets for evening shows are $19 advance / $21 door, matinees are $15, and children 12 and under are $9. There are also 2-day or 3-day passes available for less. Advanced ticket purchases can be made online at the VIMFF website.
A list of "can't miss" mountain adventure films at this year's festival include:
- Wideboyz - The "big climbing story of 2012." A short version was shown during VIMFF's Reel Rock tour in November; this is the North American premiere of the feature length cut.
- Down The Line - A well shot local movie on canyoneering near Squamish. Makes its world premiere on one of our special matinee days on Monday, February 11.
- Crossing The Ice - An Australian movie about making the first modern day unassisted traverse of Antarctica and back again. Winner: Winner of the Grand Prize and People's Choice Award at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2012.
- Sandstone - A really well-filmed climbing movie that highlights a rarely seen area in the Czech Republic. North American premiere.
- Where The Trail Ends - "Real eye candy." Where the Trail Ends is a blockbuster mountain bike action movie featuring Red Bull athletes from around the world.
- Karakoram Highway - "Features stunning scenery of paragliding across one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world." A North American premiere.
- The Dream Factory - A feature length blockbuster by Teton Gravity Research in Jackson Hole, USA, Dream Factory details two decades of big mountain skiing, Alaska style.
- Himalayan Gold Rush - Very popular movie at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, this film documents a remote part of Nepal, where tens of thousands of residents make the hazardous trek to collect Yarsagumbu -a mysterious transmutation between plant and insect. Wednesday February 13th, Pacific Cinemateque.
Complete information about the entire festival program schedule, guest speaker schedule, and locations can be found at the festival's website: www.vimff.org