Skiing, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing: What to See at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series poster with photo of a mountain biker descending a slope

Vancouver is an outdoorsy town. Both locals and visitors love the easy access to hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing and more. So it’s no surprise that Vancouver has it’s very own mountain film festival: the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF). It’s a great way to spend a cozy evening indoors watching inspiring films and listening to accomplished speakers. 

The main festival runs every February, but Vancouverites couldn’t get enough, so there is an annual Fall Speaker series as well. This year, the series runs from November 14th to 18th at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver and the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. There are four separate shows. 

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Skiing, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing: What to See at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

Live the Limetown Life in Vancouver

Lia Haddock, investigative reporter for American Public Radio, stumbles on the story of a lifetime when she investigates the disappearance of more than 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee. Chances are, you’ve already listened to her harrowing tale on hit podcast Limetown, which skyrocketed to number-one downloaded podcast on iTunes just two months after release.

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Live the Limetown Life in Vancouver

LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Port Authority

Girl meets boy; boy meets girl; girl rejects boy; girl finds herself thriving without a man and then falls for one anyway; boy becomes successful in life and gains the trust of girl; star-crossed man and woman beat all odds to be together… We can all think of at least ten films immediately for each of these plotlines. They’re popular because they’re real, so many of us see ourselves in these moments. But many of us can also see ourselves in these moments when the genders aren’t strictly binary, and when the relationships are same-sex.

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LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

[CLOSED] WIN TICKETS to an exclusive preview of Superpower Dogs, PLUS entry to Science World

superpower dogs posterThe new OMNIMAX film Superpower Dogs will be launching at Science World on Saturday, June 29th.

About the film

Superpower Dogs takes you on an incredible adventure, as we experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives, and discover the powerful bond that they share with their human partners. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Science World is offering only lucky winner 4 entry passes to an exclusive preview of Superpower Dogs. The passes also will provide entry to Science World following the event, enabling time to be spent in the rest of the galleries and at their feature exhibition, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature. To enter, submit a comment below. 

We will select a random winner on Friday, June 21st and notify them by email.

Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

Courtesy Fangirl Quest.

At any given moment, Vancouver is rife with superheroes, sci-fi detectives, romantic (and raunchy) duos and other fantasy characters. The city is one of North America’s biggest film and TV show hubs, and home to more productions than ever before – and the gorgeously scenic backdrops seen on the big and small screens can easily be visited IRL. Check out our filming locations roundup below highlighting popular blockbusters ranging from fantasy to thriller to save-the-world superhero.

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Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

IT’s Baaaack! Vancouver Gets a Spotlight in Crowd-funded Documentary about the World’s Creepiest Clown

IT, courtesy IMDB.

IT is captivating cinema-goers across North America and beyond with its expertly captured throwback to Stephen King’s horrifying novel. The movie achieves a perfect blend between compelling storyline and terrifying portrayal of a fear-manifesting clown guaranteed to haunt viewers’ nightmares. Now, IT is resurfacing yet again in a fan-funded documentary that takes a deep dive into the makings of both movies – the recently released spookfest as well as the original 1990 miniseries, the latter of which was filmed in Vancouver and surrounding regions. Wait a minute – Vancouver is Derry, Maine?!

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IT’s Baaaack! Vancouver Gets a Spotlight in Crowd-funded Documentary about the World’s Creepiest Clown

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!

In 2017, the Vancouver International Film Festival continues to expand the frame to create multi-experiential streams that include some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Film+ model.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Opening and Closing Gala Ticket Giveaway!