The Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival is set to celebrate its seventeenth year with the annual festival running from Wednesday the 18th to Sunday the 22nd in Rossland, B.C. This year’s festival is shaping up to be a very exciting weekend packed with big films and entertainment including showcasing the acclaimed film “Jumbo Wild” during the Teck Mountain Gala on Friday night. This Gala event at the Prestige Ball Room will be a red carpet affair with a jazz-swing band, and guests will be dressed to the nines in their vintage Hollywood outfits.

Saturday’s events include a matinee and talk at the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre followed by the Mountain Film & Party at the Miner’s Hall with action-packed films and entertainment by Bend Sinister – a rock ‘n’ roll band out of Vancouver, B.C. A longstanding Kootenay tradition, the Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival is committed to presenting the latest, greatest, big-budget flicks alongside homegrown, roots-based independent films.

The Rossland Mountain Film Festival began in 1999 by a group of locals looking to create a signature event to generate enthusiasm for adventure sports and celebrate and promote mountain culture and the upcoming ski and snowboard season. The festival showcases the work of Kootenay filmmakers, photographers, and visual artists and offers professional and skill development workshops. 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.

For more information, visit www.rosslandmountainfilmfestival.com. //