Calling all Spielbergs: RMFF gears up for its 11th year

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
September 28th, 2010

The Rossland Mountain Film Festival (RMFF) is gearing up for its 11th year of pre-ski season stoke seeding and is searching for film makers both local and from afar. 

Aiming to showcase filmmakers, photographers, and all visual artists to generate enthusiasm for adventure sports and celebrate Rossland’s great mountain culture, the RMFF will be bringing the silver screenings back to the golden city from November 18th to the 21st. The society is currently accepting film submissions until October 15th.   “We’re looking for films that are geared towards the mountain environment, mountain culture and just environmental aspects of life,” explained Roxanne Piette. “We are really interested in documentary, environmental films. I know the judges at the gala like that. Of course we’ll have the usual ski and snowboard porn. We get lots of that and the crowds really like that on the Friday night. Really anything geared towards mountain life and adventure is what we’re after.”   Films already received for the event include Rev, a documentary on the transformation of Powder Springs ski hill into Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the story of the Angus’s 7,000km human powered “rowed” trip.   With a solid core crew of directors the festival is once again in good hands. However the volunteer run festival is always looking for good help.   “We’ve got a good core group of volunteers but we are always looking for more volunteers,” added Piette. “At this sate we’re looking for people to help with the organization. It’s a great way to get involved in the festival from a behind the scenes perspective.”   Incidentally the society is also currently on the lookout for a volunteer, volunteer coordinator.   If you’re looking to assist in pulling off a classic Rossland event or you’ve got the next Oscar-worthy flick sitting on your hard drive RMFF wants to hear from you.

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