Hope Cinema hosts film fest

Annual festival on March 5 will showcase six films from around the world

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is returning to the Hope Cinema on March 5.

Blue Moose Coffee House and Hope Mountain Centre (HMC) are once again hosting the popular event, and moviegoers will be treated to the “best of the fest” spanning mountain sports, culture and environment.

“This event always draws a big crowd,” said HMC program director Kelly Pearce.

“People get inspired not just by the thrilling outdoor adventure, but also the emotional human stories that take place”.

This year, six films from around the world will be featured.

Pearce notes that the event has sold out for the last two years, so it’s best to buy tickets in advance at the Blue Moose or Pharmasave. Raffle tickets are also on sale, and prizes include a weekend at Manning Park, snowshoes, a four-man tent, and an art banner by artist Jenny Wolpert.

“The event raises money for Hope Mountain Centre,” said Pearce, “allowing us to offer more free outdoor programs, maintain trails, and support conservation projects in the Hope community”.

Doors to the Hope Cinema open at 6 p.m. and the films start at 7 p.m.

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