The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 11th annual event on March 4th at the Silverton Memorial Hall. The festival, which aims to celebrate local landscapes and our very own mountain culture, will feature presentations that are as local as you can get this year.
The evening feature presentation will be by Hills native and owner/operator of Valhalla Mountain Touring, Jasmin Caton. Jasmin will present highlights and comical low points on her journey from Hills kid to professional rock climber and mountain guide. She will also show The Spring Tide, a Sweetgrass Productions film about her ski trip to Norway with Leah Evans.
With The Year of the Toads, Isaac Carter of ICandyFilms has documented the lifecycle and migration rituals of the Western Toad at Summit Lake. Shot over the span of an entire year, Isaac shows the intricacies and importance of this species at risk in the amazing biodiversity of our own backyard.
We are once again excited to show the most recent work of Lardeau-based wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence. Kootenay Rambles is a compilation of exhilarating moments, portraying Mother Nature and her awe-inspiring creations at work and play. Utilizing high definition video Jim leads us through lively beaver ponds, snowy meadows, high windy ridges, and into the delicate environments of our natural world.
Emerging filmmaker, Virginia Frobe, brings a lifelong love of theatre, art, and the wild to her new short documentary Seeing it Wild. This film highlights the beauty of our fragile planet and our responsibility to preserve what we hold dear. Seeing it Wild explores the inner connection of art and inspiration through the eyes of five Kootenay artists. Their stories are as varied as the artists themselves, but each shares a deep love for and relationship with nature through their work.
As photographer for the Healthy Community Society’s Talking Spade book project, Chillia Zoll took thousands of images, not all of which made it into the book. The Talking Spade slideshow is a selection of some of Chillia’s favorite images from the project, taking a closer look into the astoundingly beautiful gardens found in our mountain valley.
Enjoy these shows and more, starting at 7pm on March 4th. Doors open at 6:30. Proceeds go to support the North Slocan Trails Society and their work to maintain local trails. A concession with sweets and beverages will be available.
Tickets are available at Rutabaga’s and Silverton Building Supplies (adults $10 and youth/student $5). Remember that kids 10 and under are free, but still need a ticket. Get your tickets early as this event sells out every year.
The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is also coordinating with the Wide Spot series of community conversations to explore the question “What do I learn from the other-than-human world?”. The film festival seeks to inspire thought and conversation, so we encourage you to come join the free dinner and discussion. Visit widespot.ca for details. Free childcare is provided.
An added event during this year’s festival weekend is a Film Making Workshop hosted by Isaac and Orsi Carter of ICandyFilms. From the conception of a story, to the complicated setting on your cameras, to editing of footage, this workshop will be sure to improve your home videos.
For more information about this year’s film festival or to register for the Film Making Workshop please visit northvalleyfilmfestival.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.