2021 iF3 MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS


On Saturday, October 23rd, the 14th edition of the iF3 Festival concluded with the 2021 iF3 Movie Awards presented by Audio-Technica Canada, Steam Whistle and Telefilm Canada.

The event—which took place at the Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler, B.C. and was hosted by the Low Pressure Podcast’s Mark Warner and professional snowboarder Gillian Andrewshenko, and simulcasted live at the Cine-Parc drive-in theatre in Belle-Neige, Quebec—bestowed 25 awards upon the best of this year’s ski and snowboard films.


The hosts with the most: Mark Warner & Gillian Andrewshenko. Photo by Oisin McHugh

See below for the full list of winners and nominees, which were determined by the iF3 Jury—consisting of Forecast Ski Magazine’s Jeff Schmuck, filmmaker Evan Heath and professional skiers Will Wesson and Alex Armstrong on the ski side, while industry legend and Olympic-certified judge Guillaume Morissette, photographer Hugues GCDC Beauchamp and filmmaker Ralph Samson oversaw things for snowboarding—after watching and judging roughly 100 films over the course of the past month. 

2021 iF3 MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS & NOMINEES

SKI CATEGORY


The Blank Collective. Photo by Oisin McHugh

FILM OF THE YEAR

Blank Collective Films – Tales From Cascadia (Winner)
Forre – Forrmula
Matchstick Productions – The Stomping Grounds
Teton Gravity Research – Stoke The Fire
The Faction Collective – Roots


Faction Skis’ Henrik Lampert. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blank Collective Films – Tales From Cascadia
Legs of Steel – Long Days
Matchstick Productions – The Stomping Grounds
Teton Gravity Research – Stoke The Fire
The Faction Collective – Roots (Winner)


CK9 Studios’ Simon Shave & Clay Mitchell. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST EDITING

Blank Collective Films – Tales From Cascadia
CK9 Studios – Tatum Monod: Passage (Winner)
Kevin Rolland – Resilience
Level 1 Productions – Freehand
The Bunch – Love You Too


Tatum Monod. Photo by Oisin McHugh

STANDOUT FEMALE SKIER OF THE YEAR

Alex Armstrong in Independent Together – Skier Rich
Anna Segal in Blank Collective Films – Tales From Cascadia
Janelle Yip in Matchstick Productions – The Stomping Grounds
Tatum Monod in CK9 Studios – Tatum Monod: Passage (Winner)
Tonje Kvivik in Matchstick Productions – The Stomping Grounds


Sam Kuch. Photo by Oisin McHugh

STANDOUT MALE SKIER OF THE YEAR

Ben Smith in Strictly – Wild Card
Chris Logan in Deviate Films – Good Luck
Kai Jones in Teton Gravity Research – Stoke The Fire
Logan Pehota in Matchstick Productions – The Stomping Grounds
Sam Kuch in CK9 Studios – Sam Kuch: Here Goes (Winner)


Cole Richardson. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BREAKOUT SKIER OF THE YEAR

Cole Richardson in Matchstick Productions – The Stomping Grounds (Winner)
Dennis Ranalter in Legs of Steel – Long Days
Harald Hellstrom in Forre – Forrmula
Joona Sipola in Forre – Forrmula
Liam Morgan in The Burrrlapz – Football


Jess Kimura. Photo by Oisin McHugh

JURY’S PICK (ALL SKI & SNOWBOARD FILMS ELIGIBLE)

Blank Collective Films – Tales From Cascadia
Felt Soul Media – Learning To Drown (Winner)
Forre – Forrmula
Rusty Toothbrush – Two Vans, No Plans
The Bunch – Love You Too


Clay Mitchell, Tatum Monod & Simon Shave. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST SHORT MOVIE (UNDER 20 MINUTES)

Benshi Creative – Mixtape
CK9 Studios – Tatum Monod: Passage (Winner)
Deviate Films – Good Luck
Good Company – Fresh Squeezed
The Bunch – Love You Too

BEST BACKCOUNTRY SEGMENT

Alexi Godbout & Anna Segal in Blank Collective Films – Tales From Cascadia
Ben Smith in Strictly – Wildcard
Chris Logan in Deviate Films – Good Luck
Kai Jones, Parkin Costain & Tim Durtschi in Teton Gravity Research – Stoke The Fire (Winner)
Mark Abma & Rory Bushfield in Matchstick Productions – The Stomping Grounds

BEST URBAN SEGMENT

Alex Hall in Alex Hall – Security Notice (Winner)
Harald Hellstrom in Forre – Forrmula
Jake Mageau in Level 1 Productions – Freehand
Joona Sipola in Forre – Forrmula
Sam Zahner in Strictly – Most Gutter

BEST STORYTELLING

Bug Visionaries – Home Lines
CK9 Studios – Tatum Monod: Passage
Kevin Rolland – Resilience (Winner)
Mad Trees Productions – The Approach
Summit Lunch Productions – Summit Fever

AMATEUR FILM OF THE YEAR

Child Labor – Take 3 (Winner)
Entourage – YAKTV
Mediappiness – S.W.A
Onslaught – Fuel
The Pedestrians – Capital Punishment

AMATEUR SKIER OF THE YEAR

Cal Carson in Child Labor – Take 3
Collin Kidd in Entourage – YAKTV (Winner)
Jack Fieck in Onslaught – Fuel
Jack Price in Entourage – YAKTV
Stefanie Mössler in El Makrell – Connected

SNOWBOARDING


Jess Kimura. Photo by Oisin McHugh

FILM OF THE YEAR

Felt Soul Media – Learning To Drown (Winner)
King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie
Nitro Snowboards – Vamanos
Rusty Toothbrush – Two Vans, No Plans


Jess Kimura. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BB Productions – Matanuska
Estera Creative – Resilience
Felt Soul Media – Learning To Drown (Winner)
Invade Media – Earn Your Turn

BEST EDITING

King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie
Nitro Snowboards – Vamanos
Rusty Toothbrush – Two Vans, No Plans (Winner)
Torment Mag – Living Room

STANDOUT FEMALE SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

Anna Gasser in Red Bull Media House – The Spark Within (Winner)
Jess Kimura in Felt Soul Media – Learning To Drown
Maria Thomsen in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie
Paula Benito in Rusty Toothbrush – Two Vans, No Plans


Craig McMorris. Photo by Oisin McHugh

STANDOUT MALE SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

Chris Rasman in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie
Craig McMorris in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie (Winner)
Nils Arvidsson in Nitro Snowboards – Vamanos
Sean Miskiman in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie

BREAKOUT SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

David Tourigny in The Bruners – Anytime (Winner)
Dusan Kriz in Rusty Toothbrush – Two Vans, No Plans
Mikey Ciccarelli in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie
Nicholas Bridgeman in Rusty Toothbrush – Two Vans, No Plans

BEST SHORT MOVIE (UNDER 20 MINUTES)

Jackalope.TV – Le Rêve De L’est
Rude Boyz – Oh Man
Torment Mag – Living Room (Winner)
Voltfuse – Yarn


Mikey Ciccarelli. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST BACKCOUNTRY SEGMENT

Chris Rasman in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie
Dustin Craven in Rude Boyz – Oh Man
Mikey Ciccarelli in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie (Winner)
Sean Miskiman in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie

BEST URBAN SEGMENT

Cole Navin in Torment Mag – Living Room
David Tourigny in The Bruners – Anytime
Nils Arvidsson in Nitro Snowboards – Vamanos (Winner)
Tommy Van in King Snow Magazine – The King Snow Movie


Emily Higgins & Jess Kimura. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST STORYTELLING

Estera Creative – Resilience
Felt Soul Media – Learning To Drown (Winner)
Invade Media – Earn Your Turn
Kiddo Originals – Precious Leader Woman

AMATEUR FILM OF THE YEAR

Lionel Moerch – Social Report
MJ Production – Hosti
Mob – Back To The Roots
Tweakend – Interconnect (Winner)

AMATEUR SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

Atsushi Asegawa In Tweakend – Interconnect (Winner)
Jesse Augustinus In Tweakend – Interconnect
Rasmus Ronka In Tweakend – Interconnect
Thomas Arsenault In Mj Production – Hosti
Tommy Béanger In Mj Production – Hosti


Photo by Billy Parkinson

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, and the iF3 Festival would like to thanks its sponsors for their support of this year’s multi-faceted event, which consisted of in-person premieres and parties in Montreal and Whistler and four live online shows: Audio-Technica Canada, Steam Whistle Brewing, Scandinave Spa Whistler, Telefilm Canada, Belle-Neige, Ski Saint Bruno, Ski Acro Quebec, PRFO Sports, Massif du Sud, Rossignol, Forecast Ski Magazine, King Snow Magazine, Peak Performance, RMU, Faction, Ikon Pass, the Low Pressure Podcast and The Westin Resort & Spa.


Photo by Oisin McHugh

Click here to watch the re-broadcast of the 2021 iF3 Movie Awards, and for more information on the iF3 Festival, visit festivalif3.com.

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