12th Annual North Valley Mountain Film Festival –
The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 12th annual event on March 3rd at the Silverton Memorial Hall. This year’s festival showcases a wide range of films that highlight our local landscapes, wildlife, mountain sport and culture.
We are excited to show the most recent work of two of our regular contributors: Lardeau-based wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence and photographer Jesse Schpakowski. Lawrence brings us Kootenay Grizzly Bears a compilation of exhilarating moments that takes us on an intimate journey into the everyday life of these amazing creatures. Jesse Schpakowski says photography is his life, his passion and his voice. With his slideshow Kootenay Beauty Jesse shares this passion with a stunning collection of images taken from around the West Kootenays in 2017.
A local young filmmaker, Petula Perry has created her first film Backcountry Girl. The Silverton ten-year old shares her love of snowboarding as we watch her snowboarding progression from the age of six to present day. Although she trains and competes with the Central Snowboard Academy out of Red Mountain Resort, her true passion is the local backcountry.
Documentary filmmaker Colin Arisman bring us his important film the Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. Hidden in the interior of the Pacific Northwest is the largest remaining inland temperate rainforest on earth. This magnificent landscape is home to numerous First Nation communities, thousand year old trees, and critical habitat for endangered species like mountain caribou. The Last Stand puts the Caribou Rainforest on the map before its too late.
Enjoy these shows and more, starting at 7 pm on March 3th. 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.