The 7th annual Fernie Mountain Film Festival continues to be "dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments, and the passion and perseverance of global explorers".
The popular event kicks off Thursday the February 21 with locals night – showcasing local film submissions, which are currently being accepted up until Wednesday the 20.
Friday and Saturday evening both highlight a feature film and a selection of short films. The first feature Friday evening is The Grand Inga Project by Steve Fisher and Red Bull Media House. A historic first descent of the biggest set of rapids in the world and a look into the minds of the kayakers crazy enough to paddle it.
Saturday night's feature is the much anticipated Where the Trail Ends by Freeride Entertainment and Red Bull Media House which is a film following the world's top freeride mountain bikers as they search for unridden terrain around the globe. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertaining adventure unlike anything experienced before.
Leo Grillmair will join the Fernie Mountain Film Festival, Saturday February 23, as he tells of his time working with Hans Gmoser to invent heliskiing and create Canadian Mountain Holidays in his presentation THE BUGABOOS – A CELEBRATION IN STORY AND IMAGE.
New this year: Friday and Saturday nights include a 'Fernie Mountain Social.’ Doors at the Fernie Community Centre open at 6pm to allow guests to enjoy delicious delectables from some of Fernie’s finest restaurants prior to an evening of mountain films focusing on a wide variety of adventure sports.
The Fernie Mountain Film Festival would like to thank its presenting sponsors: Teck, BC Hydro, College of the Rockies, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine and Savage Marketing
Tickets available online at www.ferniefilmfestival.com or at the door.
Doors open at 6pm all nights – films start at 7pm.
Where the Trail Ends trailer
Congo: The Grand Inga Project