iF3 MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS


The 12th edition of the iF3 Festival took place in Montreal over the weekend, and concluded on Saturday night with the latest installment of the iF3 Movie Awards in front of an excited crowd of ski and snowboard enthusiasts at Bain Mathieu.


Mark Warner of The Low Pressure Podcast and Dave Favreau, the hosts with the most. Photo by Felix Rioux

26 awards 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. Here’s a look at the winners, which were determined by the iF3 Jury, which consisted of Forecast’s very own Jeff Schmuck, professional skier Will Wesson, Newschoolers‘ Evan Heath and iF3 Founder Felix Rioux on the ski side of things, and Burton’s Zach Aller, industry legend Guillaume Morisset and filmmaker Ralph Samson on the snowboard side after viewing over 80 films. Here’s a look at the winners…


Blank Collective Films’ Alexi Godbout and Stan Rey accepting the award for Best Editing. Photo by Felix Rioux

AMATEUR CATEGORY

SNOWBOARD

Best Cinematography, presented by Rossignol
Voltfuse – Old Fashioned Winter

Film of the Year, presented by Mont Sutton
French Fragrance – Exit 
 
SKI

Best Cinematography, presented by Rossignol
Benshi Creative – Before Tomorrow 

Film of the Year, presented by Mont Sutton
SV Film – Southern Alps
 
ATHLETE CATEGORY

SNOWBOARD

Best Female Performance, presented by POW Canada
Jamie Anderson in Snowboarder Magazine – Unconditional

Discovery of the Year, presented by Ski Saint Bruno
Maria Thomsen in Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow

Best Male Street Segment, presented by Newschoolers
Frank Bourgeois in Absinthe Films – Isle of Snow

Best Male Freeride Segment, presented by Freeride World Tour
Rene Rinnekangas in Snowboarder Magazine – Everybody Everybody
 
SKI

Best Female Performance, presented by POW Canada
Elyse Saugstad in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland

Discovery of the Year, presented by Ski Saint Bruno
Sam Zahner in Strictly – Welcome

Best Male Street Segment, presented by Newschoolers
Phil Casabon in Brady Perron – Phil Casabon: Nuance

Best Male Freeride Segment, presented by Freeride World Tour
Sam Kuch in Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er


Brady Perron accepting the award for Best Urban Movie. Photo by Felix Rioux

OPEN CATEGORY
Ski movies, snowboard movies or movies combining both sports were eligible for this category. 
 
Best Crash, presented by ASSQ Ma Neige
Sam Smoothy in Teton Gravity Research – Winterland

Best Storytelling, presented by Forecast & King Snow
Teton Gravity Research – Roadless

Best Short Video, presented by Till i Die
CK9 Studios – Sammy Carlson: Over Time

Best Urban Movie, presented by Orage
Brady Perron – Phil Casabon: Nuance

Best Big Mountain Movie, presented by Orage
Matchstick Productions – Return To Send’er 

Jury’s Pick, presented by the iF3 Jury
Red Bull Media House / Nitro – Offline

PRO CATEGORY

SNOWBOARD

Best Short Movie, presented by Guru
Snowboarder Magazine – Unconditional

Best Cinematography, presented by Bière Boréale
Teton Gravity Research – Roadless

Best Editing, presented by iF3 Chile
Red Bull Media House / Nitro – Offline

Film of the Year, presented by Tourisme Quebec
Red Bull Media House / Nitro – Offline


JF Houle accepting the award for Best Short Movie. Photo by Felix Rioux

SKI

Best Short Movie, presented by Guru
JF Houle – Never Over 

Best Cinematography, presented by Bière Boréale
CK9 Studios – Sammy Carlson: Over Time 

Best Editing, presented by iF3 Chile
Blank Collective Films – The 7 Stages of Blank

Film of the Year, presented by Tourisme Quebec
Level 1 Productions – Romance 


Level 1 Productions’ Stephan Chaikovsky accepting the award for Film of the Year. Photo by Felix Rioux

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, and a big thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 2019 edition of the iF3 Movie Awards in Montreal, along with the event’s sponsors: Tourisme Québec, Bière Boréale, Guru, Mont Sutton, Ski Saint-Bruno and Orage. For more on the 12th annual iF3 Festival, visit festivalif3.com.

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