The 19th annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival returns to Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. This year the festival will be hosting 25 shows at four venues across Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Port Moody from February 12-20, 2016.
At the 2016 VIMFF you will see some of the most jaw-dropping mountain adventure films, packed with stunning cinematography, gorgeous scenery, and inspiring stories from around the world.
This year’s 74 film finalists showcase practically every kind of mountain adventure under the sun (and stars as the case may be). Film themes include climbing, snow sports, mountain biking, trail running, mountaineering, paddling, and more.
TRAIL RUNNING SHOW – FEBRUARY 19
A diverse mix of short presentations and films from the trails around the world.
Guest Speakers: Allison Tai, Dikesh Khatri, Pat Malavi, Eagle Walz, Ward Beemer
Allison – Recovery after being hit by a truck was slow and involved overcoming many obstacles.
Dikesh – Since taking up trail running with a vengeance in 2012, he has completed 6 ultras and bagged 27 peaks in the North Shore Bagger Challenge.
Pat – In 2015, Pat wanted a bucket-list experience to celebrate his 40th birthday. He found it in Iceland.
Eagle – Canada’s longest hut-to-hut hiking trail – built to link and protect stands of old growth and other natural attractions on the Upper Sunshine Coast.
Ward – To Ward, road is evil, so all of his 30+ ultra races up to the 100-mile distance are on the trails.
Films: Endurance: Ultra Marathon, Fast and Light, Kroger’s Canteen, Mile For Mile
Tickets are on sale now. For more information about on the 2016 VIMFF visit www.vimff.org