North Valley Film Festival

February 19, 2016  |  Coming Events, Community Events, News

Local Mountain Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years with a Twist

 March 5, 2016

The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, March 5th at the Silverton Memorial Hall. To mark this special milestone, along with an evening set, there will be an afternoon screening of the Best of the Fest – a selection of favourites from the last nine years. Do you remember Lucky 13, Yes to the No, or Images of the Lardeau?


Doors for the Best of the Fest show open at 2:30pm, and films start rolling at 3pm. Admission is by donation at the door.


The evening event for this 10th annual festival features an exciting lineup of new films and slideshows starting at 7pm. Tickets for the evening show are available at Rutabaga’s and Silverton Building Supplies (adults $10 and youth/student $5). Get your tickets early as this event sells out every year. Doors open at 6:30pm.


The evening feature film is Jumbo Wild by Sweetgrass productions. A gripping documentary that tells the true story of the decades-long battle over the future of the iconic Jumbo Valley.


Regular contributor and wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence amazes us with his new film Wild Moments – a fast moving video collection of unusual encounters with all things wild, big and small. Jim hopes Wild Moments will embellish your appreciation, leave you smiling, and caring, for our fragile environment.


Hills photographer Chillia Zoll presents us with Of light, and Earth, and Love. Every little bit of life is a creature. We dive into the details of Chillia’s garden, the inspiration for this slideshow.


Other shows include Back of the Glacier Ridge, a dreamy journey through a seldom-visited area of the Valhalla Range, and 127 Minutes, a rock climbing epic created by the Lucerne Senior Outdoor Ed students during their film-making workshop with Isaac Carter of Icandy Films.


Brace yourself for Children of the Hut. What would happen if four Kootenay kids stayed at a backcountry hut and went ski touring – without their parents? From chopping wood to skiing “pow” this adventurous hearty bunch demonstrates their backcountry skills in a charming and fun filled short film.


Enjoy these shows and more. Proceeds go to support the North Slocan Trails Society and their work to maintain local trails. Pizza, sweets and beverages are available by the Lucerne School 2016 grad class as a fundraiser at both the matinee and evening shows.


Another twist on the weekend includes coordinating with the Wide Spot to discuss “What’s wild, and what’s sacred about wild?” The film festival seeks to inspire thought and conversation so come join the free dinner and discussion at Rory’s on Main on Sunday March 6th at 5pm.


For more information about the North Valley Mountain Film Festival events please visit