Best of VIMFF: Tofino

Date(s) - 24/11/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Clayoquot Community Theatre

Clayoquot Action is excited to welcome the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival tour to Tofino for a fourth time. This year’s Best of the Fest has been expanded to include a Friday night screening, a Saturday matinee and Saturday night screenings as well. There will different movies at each show, so don’t miss any of it!

An amazing selection of mountain sport, culture, adventure and environment films awaits you. Refreshments and raffle will fundraise for Clayoquot Action’s local conservation projects.

There will be 3 separate screenings:

  1. Friday evening, doors at 7pm, films at 8pm.
  2. Saturday matinee, doors at 1pm, films at 2pm.
  3. Saturday evening, doors at 7pm, films at 8pm.

Tickets $15 at the door. $13 in advance in November at the Common Loaf Bake Shop,  180 1st St, Tofino.


WINTER : Friday Eve November 24

Directed by RC Cone
Iceland, 2016, 20 minutes
The reality of growing up a surfer in Iceland is different from anywhere else in the world. It’s a harsh place. There are no surf shops, guidebooks or webcams. But being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the known surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the issue they all must face: the North Atlantic wind.

Directed by Guillaume Bertocchi​​ ​
Belgium, 2016, 22 minutes
They had never met before, but they shared the exact same dream. So the two young Frenchmen Guillaume and Manu left together for an island far from home, covered in snow, ice and white isolation: Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic. Their ski expedition was as demanding as it was magical, after a false start that almost made the whole expedition fail from the very beginning…

Directed by Craig Hall​​​ ​
Canada, 2016, 7 minutes
2016 is a year of mixed emotions for Sarah Hueniken; winning the North American Ice Climbing Champion title and suddenly losing her mother within a matter of weeks left her in a state of mourning and reflection. It should have been a year to celebrate and yet, there is a deep hole in her life. In this intimate portrait of an extreme athlete reconciling mortality, we learn about her mother’s role in her path to success, and understand Sarah’s will to continue with her passion for the mountains and for climbing ice.

Directed by Pete Takeda​​​​ ​
USA, 2016, 9 minutes
A short film profiling exploratory ice climbing in Quebec, Canada.

SNOWMADS – A Journey Towards Eastern Suns
Directed by Jonas Abenstein and Fabian Lentsch
Austria, 2016, 52 minutes
Snowmads is a film about Austrian freeskier and big mountaineer Fabian Lentsch making his dream come true to discover the Middle East with a group of friends. In order to find unspoiled skiing lines they transform an old fire truck into the perferct all-terrain vehicle to access unchartered terrain. Fabian and his crew dive into the colourful cultures of Turkey, Iran and Georgia, becoming friends with the locals and experiencing an unforgettable time exploring new landscapes.

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