Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Online February 25 – March 27

In Person Shows February 25 – March 6

Join the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival for their 25h Anniversary with a specially curated program that features both in-person and online events starting Friday, February 25, 2022.

This year’s lineup includes accomplished guest speakers, engaging workshops and panel discussions, and 50+ films about climbing, snowsports, adventure, mountain culture, the environment and more! There will be numerous World, North American and Canadian Premieres, showcasing powerful stories that will inspire your next adventure.

IMPACT Magazine is proud to be a 2022 partner. Here are our Top 5 picks:

1. Magnitude of All Things – Online

Award winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott’s new documentary draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief-both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from

the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything.

For the people featured, climate change is not happening in the distant future: it is kicking down the front door. Battles waged, lamentations of loss and raw testimony coalesce into an extraordinary tapestry, woven together with raw emotion and staggering beauty that transform darkness into light, grief into action.  Feature Film: The Magnitude of All Things | VIMFF 2022 https://vimff.org/show/feature-film-the-magnitude-of-all-things/

2. Colour the Trails – Online

Celebrate diversity in our outdoor community with a presentation by Larissa Crawford and three films featuring BIPOC adventurers and filmmakers. This show includes the World Premiere of Black Foxes. Larissa is the founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances equity and climate justice through lenses of ancestral accountability and anti-racism.  Colour the Trails presented by Liv Cycling | VIMFF 2022 https://vimff.org/show/colour-the-trails/ 

3. After Antarctica – Online until March 2

This film follows Will Steger’s life journey as an eyewitness to the greatest changes in the polar regions of our planet. After a lifetime of landmark expeditions across both poles, no one alive has seen more of the polar world. After Antarctica | Will Steger | VIMFF 2022 <https://vimff.org/film/after-antarctica/ 

4. Best of VIMFF 1 & 2 – March 5 and 6 @ Rio Theatre, Vancouver

A collection of critically acclaimed films from the VIMFF program – including award winners and jury favourites.  Includes: Best Adventure Film https://vimff.org/film/farewell-to-adventure/ Farewell to Adventure; Best Mountain Sports Film https://vimff.org/film/house-of-the-gods/> House of the Gods – North American premiere; and Best Canadian Film, Sonder;  Best of VIMFF 1 | Rio Theater | VIMFF 2022 https://vimff.org/show/best-of-vimff-1/; Best Mountain Culture Film Breaking Trail; and Best of BC Film, Not Alone. Best of VIMFF 2 | Rio Theatre | VIMFF 2022 https://vimff.org/show/best-of-vimff-2/ 

5. Tigre Gentre – Online until February 27

In Tigre Gente, a Bolivian park ranger and a young Hong Kongese journalist go undercover to investigate a jaguar trade. Best Environmental Film Award winner. Online Feature Film:https://vimff.org/show/online-feature-film-tigre-gente/

Choose your adventure here: https://vimff.org/ 

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