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Fernie Mountain Film Festival

Thursday • January 31, 2013

Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments and the passion and perseverance of global explorers.
Fernie Mountain Film Festival, Box 1770, 342 3rd Ave. Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0

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The Fernie Mountain Film Festival

Feburary 21-23, 2013 at the Fernie Community Center
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".

Thursday the 21st is our locals night – where we showcase as much local films as we can get – submissions are being accepting right up to Wednesday the 20th to give everyone a chance to have their Spielburg moment.

On Friday and Saturday evening we will be showing a feature film and a selection of short films. Feature films this year are ‘Where the Trail Ends’ by Freeride Entertainment and Red Bull Media House which is a film following the worlds' top freeride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before. Our other feature will be ‘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.

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.

Join us for dinner on on Friday and Saturday nights as we introduce our first ‘Fernie Mountain Social’. Doors open at 6pm so you can come to the community center and devour delicious delectables from some of Fernie’s finest restaurant’s and then enjoy an evening of Mountain films focusing on a wide variety of adventure sports.

A mountain of thanks to our presenting sponsors: Teck, BC Hydro, College of the Rockies, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine and Savage Marketing

Tickets available on line at or at the door... – doors open at 6 all nights – films start at 7.hank you to our sponsors for your support!

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