VIMFF 2024 | Fresh Tracks

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

Fresh Tracks: Enjoy some unique perspectives on snowsports with a celebration of big lines and big hopes for the future of skiing and snowboarding.

ADVICE FOR GIRLS (USA / 46 min): “Advice for Girls” puts a spotlight on the collective experience of women in the ski industry. The film highlights skiers across generations – from women who hold first descents to young skiers ready to make their mark on the slopes. With advice from three generations of female skiers, the film’s central message reminds women and girls that they are worthy of success, allowed to take up space, and are valuable to their world.

OLD MOUNTAIN (Canada / 9 min): A 74-year-old man with his dog, Messy, enjoys their wonderful skiing life in the snow-covered mountains.

RE (USA / 6 min): Twenty years ago, Re forged her own path in the outdoor sports community as one of the few women in her field. As an action sports photographer, she is dedicated to working with and showcasing the strength and individual personalities of female athletes. Re landed the first cover shot of a woman for Backcountry Magazine. She also secured the first all-female cover shot for Skiing Magazine. She views her work as a catalyst, fostering a social shift in the perception of women athletes in popular culture. Re has been inspiring her subjects and mentoring the next generation of female ski photographers for two decades.

THE BLACKCOUNTER JOURNAL (USA / 10 min): A skier contemplates his connection to skiing and the mountains. As he hurries through the streets of LA, his path takes a turn after bumping into a jazz musician who helps him discover the correlation between jazz and skiing—an expression of art, skiing, and black culture.

THE DRACONIANS (France / 30 min / French with English subtitles): Why do we make films? Skiers, Sam Favret & Nikolaï Schirmer team up in Norway to find the best mountain lines on a ski touring trip.

Tuesday, February 27
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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