VIMFF to visit Sun Peaks

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) will stop in Sun Peaks this winter with the help of Art Zone Sun Peaks.

On Jan. 18 the event will feature creations for the internationally acclaimed festival for $15 per ticket.

It’s the first time Art Zone will host this style of event. It comes after a program overhaul and desire to expand into film and photography.

“During our re-imagining exercise in April it was decided to broaden the scope of ArtZone and the VIMFF is a great opportunity to do that,” said Marj Knive, Art Zone president.
Knive said the event will help them test the appetite for film viewings and workshops in the community.

While the exact films haven’t yet been selected, Knive said she’s previewed more than 20 so far to select the best for the viewing.

“Wherever there are mountains in the world that’s where the films take place.”

Knive added despite being mountain focused they include a variety of sports and topics like the environment, biking, hiking, climbing and, of course, skiing.

Attendees can expect to view between eight and ten films at the event.

Other partners in hosting the event are the Hearthstone Lodge and Sun Peaks Resort LLP. Bella Italia Restaurant will host an after party with drink and food specials to give attendees the chance to discuss the films.

Tickets are available through a Facebook event here.