iF3 AWARD WINNERS

Date: October 31, 2017 Author: King Writer Categories: features | news
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This past weekend, in front of an excited crowd of ski and snowboard enthusiasts, the 2017 iF3 Movie Awards took place at Hangar 16 in Montreal’s Old Port during the 10th edition of the iF3 Festival.

Over the course of the show, 26 awards, plus two previously unannounced surprise awards, Standout Male Snowboarder and Standout Male Skier, were bestowed to the year’s best ski and snowboard films in four categories: Amateur, Athlete, Open (for which both ski and snowboard films were jointly nominated) and Pro.

The hosts with the most: Guillaume Paré & Low Pressure Podcast's Mark Warner. Photo by Maxime Messier

The event, which was proudly presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Orage and Eska Water, featured customized skis and snowboards from Rossignol as the trophies, and saw a series of surprises and equally fun-filled and heartwarming speeches from some of skiing and snowboarding’s finest filmmakers and athletes.

Here’s a look at the winners, which were determined by the iF3 Jury (comprised of Jeff Schmuck, Vincent Gagnier, Evan Heath, Zach Aller, Guillaume Morissette and Benjamin Rochette) after viewing over 80 films…

AMATEUR CATEGORY

Snowboard

Best Cinematography, presented by Axis - Loose – Postland Theory

Film of the Year, presented by Axis - Loose – Postland Theory

Ski

2 Deep Media's Kieran Nikula & Ed Foster accepting the award for Best Cinematography in the Amateur Category. Photo by Maxime Messier

Best Cinematography, presented by Rossignol - Nightcrawlers – 2 Deep Media

Shitchyea Media accepting the award for Film of the Year in the Amateur Category. Photo by Maxime Messier

Film of the Year, presented by Rossignol - Roasted – Shitchyea Media House

ATHLETE CATEGORY

Snowboard

Best Female Performance, presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon - Ivika Jürgenson in Loose – Postland Theory

Discovery of the Year, presented by iF3 Chile - Alek Oestreng in Arcadia – Transworld Snowboarding

Best Male Street Segment, presented by Eska Water - Jesse Paul in Arcadia – Transworld Snowboarding

Best Male Freeride Segment, presented by the Association of Quebec Ski Resorts - Victor de Le Rue in Arcadia – Transworld Snowboarding

Standout Male Snowboarder, presented by the iF3 Jury - Halldor Helgason

Ski

Best Female Performance, presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon - Michelle Parker in Drop Everything – MSP Films

Discovery of the Year, presented by iF3 Chile - Keegan Kilbride in Habit – Level 1 Productions

Best Male Street Segment, presented by Eska Water - Magnus Granér in Interpretation – The Bunch

Kye Petersen accepting the award for Best Male Freeride Segment. Photo by Maxime Messier

Best Male Freeride Segment, presented by the Association of Quebec Ski Resorts - Kye Petersen in Numinous – Dendrite Studios

Stan Rey accepting the award for Standout Male Skier. Photo by Maxime Messier

Standout Male Skier, presented by the iF3 Jury - Stan Rey

OPEN CATEGORY
* Ski movies, snowboard movies or movies combining both sports were eligible in this category.

Best Crash - Laurent De Martin in Habit – Level 1 Productions

Best Storytelling, presented by Forecast & King Snow - 28 Years – Nitro Snowboards

Best Short Video, presented by Auberge Chic-Chac - Imagination – Sherpas Cinema

Standout Urban Movie - Loose – Postland Theory

Dendrite Studios' Nicolas Teichrob & Athan Merrick and Kye Petersen accepting the award for Standout Big Mountain Film. Photo by Maxime Messier

Standout Big Mountain Film, presented by Orage - Numinous – Dendrite Studios

The legendary Vincent Dorion accepting the award for Jury's Pick. Photo by Maxime Messier

Jury’s Pick, presented by the iF3 Jury - Becoming History – Switchback Entertainment

PRO CATEGORY

Snowboard

Best Short Movie - Life of Glide – Teton Gravity Research

Best Cinematography, presented by Red Bull - Beacon – Snowboarder Magazine

Best Editing, presented by Journal Metro Montreal - Reboot – Shredbots

Film of the Year - Arcadia – Transworld Snowboarding

Ski

Blank Collective's Alexi Godbout & Stan Rey accepting the award for Best Short Movie. Photo by Maxime Messier

Best Short Movie - Bearings – Blank Collective

Dendrite Studios' Nicolas Teichrob & Athan Merrick and Kye Petersen accepting the award for Best Cinematography. Photo by Maxime Messier

Best Cinematography, presented by Red Bull - Numinous – Dendrite Studios

Newschoolers' Evan Heath, Aidan Cameron, Doug Bishop and David Zorko presenting the award for Best Editing to Legs of Steel. Photo by Maxime Messier

Best Editing, presented by Newschoolers - Same Difference – Legs of Steel

Film of the Year - Drop Everything – MSP Films


Numinous cleans up! Photo by Maxime Messier

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, and big thanks to everyone who came out for the 10th edition of the iF3 Festival in Montreal. For a full replay of the iF3 Movie Awards, click here, and for more information on the festival, visit if3festival.com.