Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Join Hope Mountain Centre for their ANNUAL FUNDRAISER in a film festival night of exciting outdoor films from around the world, at the Hope Cinema.  See the “best of the fest,” spanning mountain climbing, skiing, paddling, biking and many other mountain topics.

Fabulous DOOR and RAFFLE PRIZES will go to some very lucky individuals!

Hope Mountain Centre and local merchants will have some cool stuff for sale–so bring a few extra bucks.

Special thanks to our friends and leading fundraiser sponsor, Blue Moose Coffee House.Blue Moose Coffee House

Check RAFFLE PRIZES for winners!


$15 per person As a fundraiser for Hope Mountain Centre, your ticket purchase helps support outdoor learning programs for the public and school kids. Make sure to get your tickets soon!  The show SOLD OUT the last 2 years. If purchasing online, your tickets will be held until 6:45 PM on the day of the show.  After that, your tickets may be released to others who don’t yet have tickets.  Sorry, no refunds! Raffle tickets also available for some fabulous prizes! 3 for $5.00


Our lucky raffle ticket winners!

1st prize – Monique Gratrix – ticket # 0599
2nd prize – Shirley Matkowski – ticket # 1469
3rd prize – Shirley Matkowski – ticket # 1468
4th prize – Margaret Williams – ticket # 0887

Raffle tickets are available wherever VIMFF tickets are sold, or at the show on March 5th


film festival raffle prize manning resort1st Prize – Manning Park Package, including a 4-person deluxe cabin for two nights and either 4 ski passes x 2 days or rental canoes during summer, donated by Manning Park Resort (value: $800)

film festival raffle prize tent2nd Prize – Eureka Grand Manan 4-person Tent, donated by Eureka! (value: $270)

vimff raffle prize snowshoes3rd Prize – MSR Evo 22 Snowshoes, from Hope Mountain Centre (value: $140)

film festival raffle prize - raven strut banner4th Prize – “Raven Strut” street banner, donated by Hope artist, J. Wolpert (value: priceless)

Many thanks to those generously providing raffle prizes. Statements required by the B.C. Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch: Tickets: 3 for $5.00 Chances are 1 in 1,500 (total tickets for sale) to win a grand prize Actual odds depend on number of tickets sold Total value of prizes: $1,210 Draw and prize awards at 9:00 pm, March 5th, 2015 at VIMFF show, Hope Cinema Draw winners do not have to be present for drawing Draw winner names will be published by March 12th, 2015 – (VIMMF webpage) Board and staff members of Hope Mountain Centre are not permitted to purchase tickets for the raffle Tickets may be sold and purchased only in British Columbia Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning, PO Box 115, Hope, BC V0X 1L0   Tel. 604-869-1274 vimff


Hope Cinema Hope Cinema, 376 Wallace Street, Hope, British Columbia, Canada Show starts at 7:00 PM.  Doors open 6:00 PM.  Come early for best seating!


Tickets can be purchased at the following locations… (Also at these locations, we have raffle tickets with some incredible prizes–see RAFFLE PRIZES. Winners announced at the show.)


TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ONLY AT HOPE OUTLETS or ONLINE Many thanks to the following locations for selling tickets!


Harrison Hot Springs






Sounds of Paragliding

Time: 4 minutes Country: France Topic: Aerial Awards: Audience Favourite Filmmakers: Shams Description: Théo de Blic welcomes you to a unique experience: The Sounds of Paragliding. Listen to nature’s harmony while the young pilot rhythms the melody with aerobatic paragliding.

Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb

Time: 7 minutes Country: USA Topic: Skiing Awards: None Filmmakers: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray Description: Meet adaptive skier Vasu Sojitra as he goes deeper into the backcountry completely unassisted.

Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine

Time: 26 minutes Country: USA Topic: Climbing Awards: Best Climbing Film Filmmakers: Cedar Wright Description: Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for these fast friends. Or will it?

Forgotten Dirt

Time: 10 minutes Country: Canada Topic: Mt. Bike, adventure Awards: Audience Favourite Filmmakers: Anthill Films Description: Matt Hunter and a small team of riders travel to the remote Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan on a world first mountain bike expedition to explore trails that are thousands of years old.


Time: 17 minutes Country: Germany (North American Premiere) Topic: Whitewater Kayaking Awards: Audience Favourite Filmmakers: Olaf Obsommer Description: Shrouded in darkness and legend, The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River is the Everest of whitewater.


The Little Things

Time: 47 minutes Country: Canada Topic: Environment, Snow Boarding Awards: Best Environmental Film Filmmakers: Directed by Darcy Turenne, Produced by Marie-France Roy Description: An environmental film featuring professional snowboarders who have adopted alternative lifestyles or have gone off the beaten path in order to promote sustainable living in their own unique ways.

500 Miles to Nowhere

Time: 7 minutes Country: USA Topic: Aerial Awards: Audience Favourite Filmmakers: Directed by Michael Paul Jones, Produced by Cloudbase Collective Description: An elite group of paragliding pilots attempt an unsupported vol-biv (fly-camp) from Hurricane Ridge to Jackson Hole, Wyoming; a line that has never been flown.



If purchasing online, your tickets will be held until 6:45 PM on the day of the show.  After that, your tickets may be released to others who don’t yet have tickets.  Sorry, no refunds!