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VIMFF "Best of the Fest" Film Screening

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Time: 6pm

Where: New Hope Cinema

Cost: $22/ticket              

(Children must be accompanied by a guardian)

For more information or questions, please contact Tunde

at or 604-869-1274

Join Hope Mountain Centre for a screening of the “Best of the Fest” from Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. This evening of exciting outdoor films from around the world at the Hope Cinema includes films spanning hiking, rock and ice climbing, skiing, paddling, mountain biking, and more.

This event is an annual fundraiser supporting local charity Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning. 

Be sure to arrive at 6pm to snag the best seats, grab some snacks from the concession, check out our guest exhibitors, bid on the silent auction items, as well as purchase 50/50 tickets. 

Huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors for making this event possible!

Presenting Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

  • 06:00PM – Doors Open - silent auction item bidding, exhibitor tables, 50/50 ticket sales, concession

  • 06:50PM – Opening Remarks

  • 07:00PM – Film screening starts

  • 08:00PM – Intermission, door prize winners announced, last chance to bid on action items

  • 09:40PM – Closing remarks, silent auction winners announced

Be aware that times are approximate! Start and end times may vary.

Where to buy tickets:

Ticket Policy:

If purchasing online, your ticket(s) will be held until 6:45PM on the day of the show.  After that, your ticket(s) may be released to others for purchase at the door.

We do not offer refunds, but your purchase helps support our organization’s efforts in outdoor education and recreation programs for everyone –especially families and kids!


Buy your tickets at

IN PERSON - cash only

Blue Moose Coffee House

322 Wallace Street, Hope, BC


Baker's Books

800 3rd Avenue, Hope, BC

Film line up:

Private Freefall - South Africa  /10mins/

Private Freefall is the journey of discovery and creation of a dream amongst a rag tag team of friends assembled by Andy Court. After multiple recce’s and two days of rigging, all that is left is to jump…

North Shore Betty - Canada, North Shore  /12mins/

The misty forests above North Vancouver, British Columbia are hallowed ground for mountain biking, a place where Betty Birrell, at age 45, picked up mountain biking after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer.

Silent Steward - USA  /4mins/

This is a story of saving the seasons and healing the soul. Tele Dan has gone from medic in the military to Silent Steward of Crystal Mountain.

Pass it on - Canada, Squamish  /11mins/

Pass It On celebrates three locals who spread their love of Squamish climbing into the fabric of the broader community. In this series, we meet Sandy Ward of the Lil’wat Nation, who dedicates time to sharing her climbing knowledge with local indigenous youth; we get silly with Tami Knight, route developer of the late 70s and 80s; and go projecting with long-term carer Michelle LeBlanc who takes residents in their 80s on imaginary expeditions.

Tempo - Brazil  /5mins/

A conceptual exploration of the shared feelings between music and mountains — Tempo II. Movements in Jungle is set in the world's largest urban jungle, exploring styles of Brazilian drumming and trail running.

Rematriation - Canada  /1mins/

Rematriation is one small part of a massive resurgence of identity and connection - a coming together of thousands of ordinary people, transcending racial, cultural and economic boundaries to stop the unrestrained corporate liquidation of our land's last remnants of wilderness - our ancient forests.



Continuum - Canada  /2mins/

Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before. Each reentry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds on one another toward a flow state of endless progression. Only the settings and perspectives change along this continuum.

Mandatory Gear - USA  /15mins/

In the male-dominated sport of adventure racing, co-ed teams of four race unsupported through rugged, wild terrain. To compete, each team must have at least one woman. Due to this rule, in the adventure racing world, women are often referred to as “mandatory gear” for competition.

Free Rider - France  /34mins/

Sam Anthamatten and Victor De Le Rue explore the wildest corner of Alaska, in search of the craziest spine walls to ski and snowboard. The film is aiming to get the viewer to feel -as if you were in their shoes- what it's really like to surf such mountains; to understand what so called "free riders" are made of, and what could be the purpose and the beauty of "freeriding".



We're so grateful to have the fabulous Sabine Keil aka The Muddy Bean Pottery back again this year, selling her gorgeous pottery work including HBC Trail mugs, as well as some of our HMCOL merchandise including HBC Trail maps, guidebooks, and activewear.

Silent Auction

Huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful donors of items up for grabs at the silent auction!

Personal Training - donated by Backcountry Strength

Keens women's hiking boots - donated by a private donor

$150 gas gift cards - donated by Hope's Canyon Shell

Kayak or paddleboard rental - donated by Hope Bike and Kayak Rentals

10 Visit Punch Pass - donated by Project Climbing Centre (use at any location!)

MSR water filter - donated by a private donor

Gift basket - donated by Hope Pharmasave

2 x Bird Blitz registrations (a weekend of camping and birding!) - donated by Hope Mountain Centre

$30 Starbucks gift card - donated by Hope Starbucks

$25 Mountainview Brewing gift card - donated by Mountainview Brewing

Kayak (used, in great condition) - donated by Nick Tyler

Bids open as doors open at 6pm on event day. Final bidding takes place 5 minutes before the end of the films intermission (apprx 8:15pm - will be announced). Winners will be announced at the end of the films (apprx 9:40pm). Please ensure you stick around to pick up and pay for your items!

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