iF3 MOVIE AWARDS NOMINEES


The 12th annual iF3 Festival officially begins today, Oct 17th, in Montreal, and as a result, the nominations for the iF3 Movie Awards have been announced after the iF3 Jury. The snowboard judge and jury is comprised of industry legend Guillaume Morisset, Burton’s Zac Aller and filmmaker Ralph Samson. Over 75 films have been submitted, so without further ado, the nominees are…

SNOWBOARDING

PRO CATEGORY

FILM OF THE YEAR
Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow
Dakine – Blindspot
Red Bull Media House – Offline
 
BEST EDITING
Dakine – Blindspot
Method Mag – Zak Hale: Trash
Red Bull Media House – Offline
Snowboarder Magazine – Contrast
Snowboarder Magazine – Unconditional

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow
PVS Company – Insitu
Snowboarder Magazine – Unconditional
Teton Gravity Research – Roadless
 
BEST SHORT MOVIE (10-30 MINUTES)
Charles Reid – Who Cares
Snowboarder Magazine – Contrast
Snowboarder Magazine – Unconditional

ATHLETE CATEGORY
 
BEST MALE FREERIDE SEGMENT
Bode Merrill in Snowboarder Magazine – Contrast
Charles Reid in Charles Reid – Who Cares
Dylan Alito in Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow
Nicolas Mueller in Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow
Rene Rinnekangas in Snowboarder Magazine – Everybody Everybody

BEST MALE STREET SEGMENT
Frank Bourgeois in Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow
Jesse Paul in Snowboarder Magazine – Veer
JJ Westbury in Snowboarder Magazine – Everybody Everybody
Louif Paradis in Dakine – Blindspot
Zak Hale in Method Mag – Zak Hale: Trash
 
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Desirée Melancon in Snowboarder Magazine – Contrast
Ivika Jurgenson in Vans – Honey
Jamie Anderson in Snowboarder Magazine – Unconditional
Laurie Blouin in Laurie Blouin – Uprise
Maria Thomsen in Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
Cooper Whittier in Snowboarder Magazine – Everybody Everybody
Ivika Jurgenson in Vans – Honey
Maria Thomsen in Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow
Phil Hansen in Snowboarder Magazine – Everybody Everybody
Reo Takaashi in Tweakend – Dreamland
 
AMATEUR CATEGORY

FILM OF THE YEAR
100 North – A Vermont Snowboard Movie
French Fragrance – Exit
Notion – Pinot Grigio
Tweakend – Dreamland
Voltfuse – Old Fashioned Winter
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
100 North – A Vermont Snowboard Movie
Notion – Pinot Grigio
Voltfuse – Old Fashioned Winter


OPEN CATEGORY (SKIING & SNOWBOARDING)

JURY’S PICK
Blank Collective Films – The 7 Stages of Blank
Level 1 Productions – Romance
Red Bull Media House – Offline
Snowboarder Magazine – Unconditional
Strictly – Welcome
Teton Gravity Research – Roadless

BEST BIG MOUNTAIN FILM
Blank Collective Films – The 7 Stages of Blank
Charles Reid – Who Cares
Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er
Teton Gravity Research – Roadless
Teton Gravity Research – Winterland 
 
BEST URBAN MOVIE
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand – Avenue 
Brady Perron – Phil Casabon: Nuance 
Level 1 Productions – Romance
Method Mag – Zak Hale: Trash
Snowboarder Magazine – Contrast
Snowboarder Magazine – Veer

BEST SHORT VIDEO (UNDER 10 MINUTES)
CK9 Studios – Sammy Carlson: Over Time
Gpsy Feelin – Viridis
Hunter Hess – Magma
King Snow Magazine – True North BC
Method Mag – Zak Hale: Trash
Vans – Honey
 
BEST STORYTELLING
Jeremy Pancras Visuals – Keep it Real
JF Houle – Never Over
Origin – Call Me Crazy
Teton Gravity Research – Roadless
Will Binamé – The Russian Odyssey

BEST CRASH
Angel Collinson in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
Charles Reid in Charles Reid – Who Cares
LP Charbonneau in French Fragrance – Exit
Sam Smoothy in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
Sam Zahner in Strictly – Welcome


SKIING

PRO CATEGORY

FILM OF THE YEAR
Blank Collective Films – The 7 Stages of Blank
Level 1 Productions – Romance
Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er
Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
The Faction Collective – The Collective
 
BEST EDITING
Blank Collective Films – The 7 Stages of Blank
Brady Perron – Phil Casabon: Nuance
Level 1 Productions – Romance
Strictly – Welcome
The Bunch – Elnour

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
CK9 Studios – Sammy Carlson: Over Time
Level 1 Productions – Romance
Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er
Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
The Faction Collective – The Collective
 
BEST SHORT MOVIE (10-30 MINUTES)
Brady Perron – Phil Casabon: Nuance
Good Company – Cruise Control
JF Houle – Never Over
Legs of Steel – 121
Shred House Media – The Mountains Are Calling

ATHLETE CATEGORY

BEST MALE FREERIDE SEGMENT
Karl Fostvedt in Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er
Logan Pehota in Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er
Nick McNutt in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
Sam Anthamatten in The Faction Collective – The Collective
Sam Kuch in Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er
 
BEST MALE STREET SEGMENT
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand in Alex Beaulieu-Marchand – Avenue
Alex Hackel in The Bunch – Elnour
Alex Hall in The Faction Collective – The Collective
Keegan Kilbride in Level 1 Productions – Romance
Phil Casabon in Brady Perron – Phil Casabon: Nuance

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Angel Collinson in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
Christina Lustenberger in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
Elyse Saugstad in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland
Sandra Lahnsteiner in Shades of Winter – Lucid
Tatum Monod in Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er 
 
DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR
Calvin Barrett in Strictly – Welcome 
Pete Koukov in Strictly – Welcome
Sam Zahner in Strictly – Welcome
Simon Hillis in Shred House Media – The Mountains Are Calling
Yu Sasaki in Heart Films – Gatheting

AMATEUR CATEGORY

FILM OF THE YEAR
Benshi Creative – Before Tomorrow
Domenico Lagomarsino – Nirvana
OnSlaught Crew – Pursuit
SV Film – Southern Alps
The A6ENCY – Wild Life
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Benshi Creative – Before Tomorrow 
Domenico Lagomarsino – Nirvana
SV Film – Southern Alps
The A6ENCY – Wild Life
The Ridge Films – Close To Home



Sam Kuch accepting the award for Discovery of the Year at the 2018 iF3 Movie Awards.

The winners will be revealed on Saturday, October 19th at 5 p.m. EST during the iF3 Awards, which will take place at the home of the iF3 Festival, Bain Mathieu. For the full schedule of events at iF3, click here, and to take part in the premieres or raging parties that are going down over the next three days, be sure to purchase your tickets at festivalif3.ltibooking.com.



The iF3 Festival is excited to kick off their 12th edition of the festival today, and would like to thanks their title sponsors for their support: Tourisme Québec, Bière Boréale, Guru, Mont Sutton, Ski Saint-Bruno and Orage. For more information on the iF3 Festival as a whole, visit festivalif3.com.

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