About us

The Rossland Mountain Film Festival was officially started in 1999 by a group of locals looking to create a signature event to generate enthusiasm for adventure sports, celebrate mountain culture and the upcoming ski and snowboard season. The RMFF Society is governed by a volunteer chair and board of directors. The Festival showcases the work of Kootenay filmmakers, photographers and visual artists and offers professional and skill development workshops to new and emerging filmmakers. This event attracts approximately 900 visitors and locals to five days of programmed events that focus on film, visual arts, music and multi-media productions.

Our Mission

 To create diverse and accessible year-round programming that generates enthusiasm for adventure sports and celebrates mountain culture in a welcoming, intimate environment. 

Our Values

The society serves the Kootenays, local business, mountain culture enthusiasts, and local media artists by creating first-class events and attracting high-caliber local and international films and presenters. The Society’s programming is highlighted by an annual signature event that draws visitors during summer and fall, shoulder season.

Our Goals

1. To encourage the growing new media industry in the Kootenay region by creating a public showcase for talented and generally young local filmmakers.
2. To provide learning and networking opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers through skill development workshops, industry sessions & networking opportunities
3. To create an annual signature event for Greater Trail that would attract a significant influx of visitors during the fall ‘shoulder’ season
4. To promote the Kootenays as a year round destination
5. To celebrate Mountain Culture and foster a Mountain Culture identity amongst Kootenay residents