VIMFF Tofino—Midsummer

Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/11/2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65


Clayoquot Action is stoked to host our 5th annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of the Fest! An inspiring selection of favourite and award-winning mountain sport, culture, adventure and environment films will stoke your love of nature and outdoor adventure.

The theme tonight—Midsummer—will feature climbing, culture, nature, paddling, biking, running and more!

Doors 7pm—come early to enjoy a Tofino Beer and check out the amazing Silent Auction!

Films will start at 8pm.

Films Listed below.

Advanced tickets $15 at the Common Loaf Bake Shop, at the door, or online at Eventbrite.

Refreshments, raffle, and silent auction will fundraise for Clayoquot Action’s Salmon People project to protect and restore the wild salmon of Clayoquot Sound.

Midsummer Films : More to be added soon!

Ascend
Simon Perkins USA
A short film about how Jon Wilson, who lost his leg to cancer as a young adult, uses mountain biking to sink his teeth back into life.

Feel the Burn
Dominic Gill USA
In a place that has a reputation for decadence and discomfort, a little-known ultramarathon is attracting hundreds of runners to experience its one of a kind environment of art, music, and nature. In this 12 minute film watch several wildly spirited runners take on the heat, dust, and distance while being encouraged on by a bizarre group of revelers.

Foodless Odyssey
Courtney Cairns Canada
The Foodless Odyssey has been a longtime dream of Pro mountain biker Matt Hunter. The idea is to bike-pack through hundreds of kilometers of wilderness on the remote Island of Haida Gwaii, living entirely off the land. The rules were simple, we would carry all the survival tools we needed to bike,fish,hunt and camp…. but absolutely no food. Everything we would consume for the weeklong journey would have to be harvested from the land.

Moment
Peter Takeda USA
There are very few parts of our world that are unexplored. But between two spires that have been climbed endlessly, there are spaces that are very much unknown. MOMENT is a lush balance of action, scenic and aerial footage. It tracks one man’s saga to complete an epic highline in the spectacular Needles of California. MOMENT explores the breathtaking spaces between earth and sky, fear and elation, success and failure.

Searching for Coastal Wolves in the Great Bear Rainforest
Blaise Sack Canada
2 childhood friends put a team together in an attempt to find and film the elusive coastal wolf on a remote group of Islands 60 miles from the mainland in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Stumped
Taylor Keating USA
“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.” Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning beers. But she is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘Look, a one-armed climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like, dude, you never had any excuses in the first place.” Maureen is here to crush the gnar — with one bloody stump helping her get to the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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