Adventure comes to the screen as the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) comes to Chilliwack for the first time.
The VIMFF's Best of the Fest tour will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre March 17 at 7: 30 p.m.
Exhibiting the limitless playground that is the great outdoors, these films will take you to the ultimate limits of the human experience with breathtaking shots of rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing and other thrilling outdoor sports.
Let your imagination soar as you scale mountains, fly through the air or race down rapids all from the safety of comfy theatre seats. These incredible experiences are captured in stunning images that are sure to get the heart racing. Join the audience for a mind-blowing evening of incredible films and door prizes as some of the top tier films are presented by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society.
With films chosen by Sam Waddington, owner of Mt. Waddington's Outdoors, you will witness human exploits in rock climbing, biking, mountaineering, and kayaking. There are amazing feats, hair-raising wipeouts and much, much more.
First oganized in 1998, the festival was initiated with the objective to bring to North Vancouver unique outdoor and mountaineering films that would otherwise not be seen in the city, and to bring together communities of filmmakers and outdoor enthusiasts in a forum where they could discuss topics of mutual interest.
VIMFF's current role is to inspire and entertain the community with the use of unique films and presentations that illustrate experiences and cultures from all corners of the globe, to bring international and local filmmakers and photographers together with international competitions, to promote positive life values and an active lifestyle, and to bring various communities together.
In the 16 years since the festival began, it has evolved from a three-day event at one venue with an audience of 1,700 to a nine-day event in North Vancouver and Vancouver in three to four venues with live presentations, films, photography, live music, and international film and photo competitions. Additionally, the film festival now travels to approximately 30 communities with the Best of the Fest Tour.
The combined festival events now attract more than 20,000 viewers each year in the Lower Mainland and the rest of Canada.
? For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.