There will be plenty of incredible landscapes and personalities at next week’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

There will be plenty of incredible landscapes and personalities at next week’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

Vancouver’s best of fest touching down in Nelson

An incredible mix of local and international snowboarders, skiers, paddlers, climbers, and environmental activists have come together for this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of the Fest tour.

An incredible mix of local and international snowboarders, skiers, paddlers, climbers, and environmental activists have come together for this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of the Fest tour.

The festival is coming to Nelson on April 7 and 8 at the Capitol Theatre.

The showcase promises to thrill audiences with live stories and films of adventure from all over the world. The evening will highlight local and international talents fusing music, cinematography, culture, sports and the environment where it all takes place.

The films will showcase the talents of those that dare to push the limits of climbing and exploration with those that wish to preserve our precious mountain environment. There will also be live music from 7 to 8 p.m. each evening by amazing local talent.

Friday night we dedicate to the international work of Nelsonites and will be raising money to send to Nairobi, Kenya where local Jamie Makena is living right now. She is working on her project Kukua Pamoja. This program offers vocational training, sexual health education, theatre, yoga, art, community building and nutrition programs.

The Salvation Army Food Bank has had a shortage of food and has had to close it doors until April. Organizers are asking the community to bring a donation both nights for the food bank for the chance to win great prizes.

Tickets are $12 in advance ($14 at the door) or $20 for both nights (in advance). More info available at: vimff.org or capitoltheatre.bc.ca