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VIMFF: Arc’teryx Climbing Show

VIMFF: Arc’teryx Climbing Show

The Rio is pleased to host Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival again this year.

For full information on the festival go to vimff.org

All pre-sales are through VIMFF directly but some tickets may be available on the day of the shows at The Rio also.


Film premieres and presentations from the wonderful world of climbing.

Date, Time & Location:

Thurs, Feb 15, Rio Theatre
Evening – Doors 6:30pm Show 7:30pm

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Speakers

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Craig Demartino

After surviving a 100 foot groundfall in 2002, Craig went back to life on very uncertain terms.“My body and mind were so different, I didn’t know if I could, or wanted to ever climb again.” After moving past the feelings of just being happy to be alive, the rebuilding process began. Surges followed which screwed and plated his body back to a new “normal” but the mental game of deciding who this new person was, was just beginning.

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Films

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Ephemera

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Dave Mai
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 12 min

When you think of ice climbing, the sunny Okanagan Valley is probably one of the last places you would consider. Ephemera is a short film about ice climbing in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia Canada, and the intrepid folk that ascend the formations.

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Coconut Connection

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll
Origin: Belgium
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 36 min

Having previously explored the coast of Baffin on board the famous Dodo’s Delight Nicolas Favresse & Sean Villanueva decide to return on a big wall free climbing expedition in the month of July which is rumoured to have better weather.

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Uruca II

Director: Erick Grigorovski
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 8 min

Hugo and Lipe are back on the wall to face all challenges of alpine climbing—frozen and wet rock, poor communication with each other, inner demons, selfies, and the frigid, ever-changing weather.

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Sweat Lodge

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Kieran Brownie
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 12 min

Paul Mcsorley and Kieran Brownie(two pasty Canadians); leave the dark winter of South West BC to delve into a deep corner of the Colombian Amazon

after stumbling across images of remarkable granite domes in Colombian Director Cuerro Guerra’s film, “Embrace the Serpent”.

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