Best of the Fest
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Time: 8:00PM - additional dates
Friday, April 8th, 2011 8:00PM
Please contact the Box Office for purchasing a 2-Day Pass!
An incredible mix of local and international world class snowboarders, skiers, paddlers, climbers, and environmental activists will come together at this years Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of the Fest tour.
This event is a fundraiser for the Nelson food cupboard so bring a donation to be entered into a draw for great prizes. Friday night we dedicate to the international work of many local Nelsonites and will be making a donation to Kukua Pamoja and programs in the region around Nairobi, Kenya where local Jamie Makena is right now working on vocational training, sexual health education, theatre, yoga, art, community building and nutrition programs.
'Anirniq' is Inuktitut for 'breath' and is a short fable of an Inuit man confronting the loss of his father when he was a young boy on his first narwhal hunt.
Canada, 2010, 5 min
A cinematic look at deep winter in Telluride, Colorado.
USA, 2009, 4 min
'Ymir Dirty Beat'
The Swiss climber Nina Caprez, accompanied by nine French climbing gentlemen, go explore a new climbing hot spot in Argentina.
France, 2010, 21 min
Bernard is an average mountain climber. His crew is an average crew. And their climbs are, well average. But Bernard wants something more: that last unclimbed peak.
Canada, 2009, 6 minutes
Local paraglider pilot, Benjamin Jordan, who recently orchestrated an incredible photo shoot from the sky, involving 500+ people from Nelson and the surrounding region transforming into a landscape of mountains and water, will be screening a portion of his award winning documentary 'DREAM.'
'Point Of No Return'
Climbers travel to a treacherous mountain range near the border of Tibet to make a first ascent of a high-altitude face.
USA, 2010, 24min
Two brothers Timmy O'Neill, a pro climber, and Sean O'Neill, who is paralyzed from the waist down – push the limits of adaptive climbing.
USA, 2010, 24min
Mike Kent presenter will be showing a movie/slide show updating Kukua Pamoja, a project happening near Nairobi, Kenya.
'Living the Dream'
A Point Of View perspective on the dirt bag climbing lifestyle. A close a personal look into the modern climbing lifestyle.
USA, 2010, 3 min
'The Desert River'
Every spring in Haines, Alaska, a river bulges and rages towards the sea, fed by the thawing of a massive mountain snowpack.
US, 2010, 4 minutes
'Ymir Dirty Beats'
'Cross Country Snowboarding'
Skootch up and meet outsider athletes Joel & Tate, the world's most dedicated flatland snowboarders.
USA, 2007, 3 min
'Book of Legends'
An international team of white water kayakers travel to Siberia in search of the world class white water found in the Bashkaus River in the Altai Mountains in Southern Siberia.
The winner of the Best Environmental Film award at this years Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. This film was been created through a collaboration between the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and EP Films (Portland, OR)
Canada, 2010, 40 minutes