Roll your cheese to the Fernie Mountain Film Festival

The Fernie Mountain Film Festival (FMFF) is ready to roll this weekend, with a great line-up announced this week.

The Fernie Mountain Film Festival (FMFF) is ready to roll this weekend, with a great line-up announced this week.

The sixth annual festival will run from Thursday to Saturday at the Fernie Community Centre, featuring movies showcasing all kinds of outdoor activities, from skiing and kayaking to yak herding and cheese rolling!


After months of festival planning, receiving exciting film submissions and searching out the best of the best, the festival kicks off Thursday, February 23 with the third annual locals’ film night, closely followed by the much loved free kids’ fest on Saturday and then two outstanding nights of films from around the globe on Friday and Saturday.


Still remaining true to its festival mandate, “Dedicated to filmmakers who spark awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments and the passion and perseverance of global explorers,” that was created back in 2007 by festival directors, Jon Turk, Brian Bell and his fellow MAST students, the FMFF is well known and much loved by many – both in town and further afield. Renowned for an eclectic mix of films – exciting, adventurous, thought provoking, enlightening and most importantly entertaining – reeling in large crowds throughout the entire three night festival.




Thursday, 7pm @ The Fernie Community Centre – Locals’ Night, $5 entry

Kicking off the festival is the popular Local’s Film Night. The Line Up will be revealed on the night, but with a talk by Paul Attalla on his personal experiences biking in the 2011 Tour Divide Adventure last summer and a great selection of local filmmakers work, it’s guaranteed to be a fantastic Fernie feel-good night not to be missed.


Friday, 7pm @ The Fernie Community Centre – $10 entry

Encordades: 52mins (Feature Film, climbing)

Woo!: 5mins (skiing)


Ice Vikings: 15mins (ice climbing)

Chasing Water: 18mins (environmental)

Wildwater: 14mins (kayaking)

Industrial Revolution: 5mins (biking)

Darkside of the Lens: 6mins (cinematography)


Saturday, 5pm @ The Fernie Community Centre, Kids’ Fest – free entry

Kid’s Film Fest: 5-6pm is perfect for the whole family. With free popcorn & juice!


Saturday, 7pm @ The Fernie Community Centre – $10 entry

Slope Flying: 2mins (paragliding)

Solitaire: 52mins (Feature Film, climbing/skiing)

Cheese Rolling: 3mins (for those who love cheese)

Intermission & Presentation of the Fernie Mountain Culture Award

Deep Runs the Canyon: 17mins (kayaking/environmental)

Clear Sky: 6mins (yak herding)

10 Things I love about Biking: 3mins (biking)

Linea Continua: 17mins (climbing)

Mt Ruapehu Timelapse: 3mins (cinematography)


Tickets are available at, at Midge’s Mags and Straightline in town or at the door. $20 for all three nights. All three evenings start at 7 p.m, at The Fernie Community Centre.

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