VIMFF 2024 | Best of VIMFF Part 1

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) returns to the Rio Theatre from February 26 – March 3.

Celebrating some of the best films from the VIMFF 2024 and Fall Series 2023. We’ll present awards for Best Mountain Culture and Best Adventure film, and screen highly rated films by the expert jury. A night that you do not want to miss!

6 Films: Metaperra; On Fire in Ice; Slides on the Mountain; Moyo; Cycles; With the Tide

CYCLES *Jury Special Mention* (13 mins | Austria | 2023): Through an artistic and action-packed freeride film, Cycles portrays the four phases of the menstrual cycle.

MATAPERRA *World Premiere* (21 mins | Canada | 2024 | French, Spanish| SUBTITLES: English): A climber aspires to become the first Cuban to conquer three legendary ascents.

MOYO *Jury Special Mention* (14 mins | Tanzania | 2023 | Swahili | SUBTITLES: English): A raw and poetic portrait of the children that call the Jipe Moyo and Musoma home in Tanzania.

ON FIRE IN ICE *World Premiere* (6 mins | Canada | 2023): A man suffering from chronic pain finds solace in frigid waters.

SLIDES ON THE MOUNTAIN *Best Mountain Culture Film* (30 mins | Canada | 2023): Talon and Riki, two brothers from the Lil’wat Nation, decide to ski Ts’zil and set off to learn the skills they need to ride the mountain safely.

WITH THE TIDE *Best Adventure Film* (25 mins | United States | 2023): A story documenting the exploration of how surfing can increase health, wellness and value for nature in a community.

MC: Feet Banks

Thursday, February 29
Doors 6:00 pm | First movie at 7:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Complete details and ticketing info can be found at Please direct any questions or concerns about events or tickets to them.

This year’s festival is sharing over 70 curated mountain and adventure stories with the VIMFF community February 23 – March 3. The festival features special guest speakers, filmmaker intros, and expert-led workshops on photography, storytelling, and mountain safety skills.

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*All seating is General Admission. Please arrive early to ensure time for great seats, and to purchase treats at concession.
*Unless noted otherwise, tickets will be available for purchase at the Rio Theatre’s box office at showtime. Please direct all queries regarding ticketing to
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are n/a for this event.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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