In Rossland, winter promises a flurry of skiers and snowboarders not just on the slopes, but on the big screen as well. Cued to roll November 19 – 22, the 10th annual Rossland Mountain Film Festival will usher locals and visitors alike into screening rooms throughout town for four days of film, visual arts, music and multi-media productions.
Screening work from up-and-coming Kootenay filmmakers, photographers and visual artists (think: reel upon reel set to immortalize a region where powder is king), this marquee event kicks off Thursday with cool beats and plenty of libations during a gala gathering in the town’s Old Fire Hall. Friday follows with screenings for all ages, and late night festivities for the older set, complete with feature films and a live band.
Saturday and Sunday promise to draw crowds with filmmaker workshops, guests speakers, viewings of archival Rossland ski footage, free showcases of photos and film, entertainment, and, of course, a rocking festival projecting over 20 original features. A celebration of emerging talent and mountain culture, this festival has drawn wicked footage from big names like Teton Gravity Research, Freeride Entertainment (New World Disorder) and Poor Boyz Productions, along with cutting edge flicks courtesy of local Rossland artists. Popcorn included.