2022 iF3 MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS


Following four days of premieres, parties and an impressive gathering of the snow sports community, the Whistler edition of the iF3 Festival concluded over the weekend with the iF3 Movie Awards presented by Steam Whistle Brewing, Station Touristique Massif du Sud, Monster Energy and Telefilm Canada.


iF3 Whistler. Photo by Oisin McHugh

The gala, which took place on the evening of Saturday, October 22nd in the Macdonald Ballroom at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, was hosted by the Low Pressure Podcast’s Mark Warner and professional skier Amie Engerbretson, and broadcasted live on festivalif3.com.


Amie Engerbretson & Mark Warner. Photo by Oisin McHugh

Over the course of the evening, 25 awards were bestowed to the year’s best ski and snowboard films, which were watched and judged by the iF3 Jury—composed of Forecast Ski Magazine’s Jeff Schmuck and professional skiers Will Wesson and Janelle Yip on the ski side of things, and industry stalwart Guillaume Morisset, filmmaker Ralph Samson and photographer Hugues Beauchamp for snowboarding—after 110 film projects (the most in the 15-year history of the iF3 Festival) were submitted for consideration. Here’s a look at the full list of winners and nominees…


Matchstick Productions. Photo by Oisin McHugh

2022 iF3 MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS & NOMINEES

SKIING


Frankie Alisuag, Mark Abma, Lucas Wachs, Cole Richardson, Tonje Kvivik, Emily Childs. Photo by Oisin McHugh

FILM OF THE YEAR

Blank Collective Films – Feel Real
Matchstick Productions – Anywhere From Here (Winner)
Shannon Corsi Media – Nexus
Teton Gravity Research – Magic Hour
The Bunch – Many Fantasies Later


Cole Richardson. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blank Collective Films – Feel Real
CK9 Studios – Cole Richardson: Yours Truly (Winner)
Matchstick Productions – Anywhere From Here
Teton Gravity Research – Magic Hour
The Bunch – Many Fantasies Later

BEST EDITING

CK9 Studios – Cole Richardson: Yours Truly
Matchstick Productions – Anywhere From Here
Sämf Vision & Rad Packs – AdVENNture
Teton Gravity Research – Magic Hour
The Bunch – Many Fantasies Later (Winner)


Tonje Kvivik. Photo by Oisin McHugh

STANDOUT FEMALE SKIER OF THE YEAR

Anna Segal in Blank Collective Films – Feel Real
Coline Ballet-Baz in Bluemax Media – Recipe
Jess Hotter in Blank Collective Films – Feel Real
Michelle Parker in Teton Gravity Research – Magic Hour
Tonje Kvivik in Matchstick Productions – Anywhere From Here (Winner)


Dane Tudor. Photo by Oisin McHugh

STANDOUT MALE SKIER OF THE YEAR

Cole Richardson in CK9 Studios – Cole Richardson: Yours Truly
Craig Murray in Matchstick Productions – Anywhere From Here
Dane Tudor in Blank Collective Films – Feel Real (Winner)
Kai Jones in Teton Gravity Research – Magic Hour
Sammy Carlson in Sammy Carlson – Yup


Dennis Ranalter. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BREAKOUT SKIER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Egan in Child Labour – Why Not?
Dennis Ranalter in Matchstick Productions – Anywhere From Here (Winner)
Malou Peterson Pilchard Productions – The Joy of Skiing
Manon Loschi in Bluemax Media – Recipe
Mathieu Dufresne in Mayrand Agency – MTL


The Bunch’s Alex Hackel. Photo by Oisin McHugh

JURY’S PICK (BOTH SKI & SNOWBOARD FILMS WERE ELIGIBLE)

Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time
MFC NZ – Highway 73: The Great Alpine Highway
Rusty Toothbrush – Fake Teeth Real Friends
Stellar Equipment – Odyssey Of The Five Lucky Bastards
The Bunch – Many Fantasies Later (Winner)


Cole Richardson. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST SHORT MOVIE (UNDER 20 MINUTES)

CK9 Studios – Cole Richardson: Yours Truly (Winner)
Level 1 Productions – Something In The Water
MAGMA – Soulstar
Sämf Vision & Rad Packs – AdVENNture
Stellar Equipment – Odyssey Of The Five Lucky Bastards


Ian McIntosh. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST BACKCOUNTRY SEGMENT

Blank Collective Films – Feel Real: Alex Armstrong, Alexi Godbout, Anna Segal, Ian Morrison, Jordy Kidner
Jérôme Tanon – Free Rider: Sam Anthamatten
Matchstick Productions – Anywhere From Here: Caite Zeliff, Dennis Ranalter, Eric Hjorleifson, Lucy Sack Bauer, Markus Eder
Shannon Corsi Media – Nexus: Michelle Parker & Brooklyn Bell
Teton Gravity Research – Magic Hour: Ian McIntosh & Sage Cattabriga-Alosa (Winner)

BEST URBAN SEGMENT

Bluemax Media – Recipe: Coline Ballet-Baz, Jennie-Lee Burmansson, Shiori Takahashi, Taylor Lundquist
Child Labor – Why Not?: Andrew Egan
Forre – Cast: Joona Sipola (Winner)
Lupe Hagearty – Rhythm In Chaos: Lupe Hagearty & Tyler Sosnowski
Mayrand Agency – MTL: Mathieu Dufresne


Shannon Corsi. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST STORYTELLING

Jérôme Tanon – Free Rider
MFC NZ – Highway 73: The Great Alpine Highway
Shannon Corsi Media – Nexus (Winner)
Switchback Entertainment – Tracing Influence
Wester Sjöberg Productions – A Part Of Us


The Entourage crew. Photo by Oisin McHugh

AMATEUR FILM OF THE YEAR

Entourage – From Us To You (Winner)
Laura Obermeyer – In Your Dreams
Powder Chicken Productions – A Little Rogue A Little Rowdy
Sharp Studios – Vertical Vision
Speedbumb Crew – Speedbumb 2


Carson Sharp. Photo by Oisin McHugh

AMATEUR SKIER OF THE YEAR

Aapo Myllarinen in Speedbumb Crew – Speedbumb 2
Carson Sharp in Sharp Studios – Vertical Vision (Winner)
Jasper Skidmore in Entourage – From Us To You
Rosina Friedel in Laura Obermeyer – In Your Dreams
Shondra Charbonneau in Laura Obermeyer – In Your Dreams

SNOWBOARDING


Homestead Creative. Photo by Oisin McHugh

FILM OF THE YEAR

Craig McMorris Inc – Fixin
Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time (Winner)
Rusty Toothbrush – Fake Teeth Real Friends
The Manboys – Plank

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gaetan Gaudissard – Conscience (Winner)
Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time
Iñaqui – Chileno
Rusty Toothbrush – Fake Teeth Real Friends

BEST EDITING

Craig McMorris Inc – Fixin
Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time
Rusty Toothbrush – Fake Teeth Real Friends (Winner)
The People – Cedar Dreams

STANDOUT FEMALE SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

Elena Graglia in The People – Cedar Dreams
Maria Thomsen in Maria Thomsen – Hot Coco
Ylfa Rúnarsdóttir in Maria Thomsen – Hot Coco
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott in Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time (Winner)


Ben Ferguson. Photo by Oisin McHugh

STANDOUT MALE SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

Ben Ferguson in Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time (Winner)
Chris Rasman in The Manboys – Plank 
Gabe Ferguson in Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time
Mikkel Bang in Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time


Gabe Ferguson. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BREAKOUT SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

Elena Graglia in The People – Cedar Dreams
Gabe Ferguson in Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time (Winner)
Jared Elston in Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time
Nora Beck in Maria Thomsen – Hot Coco


Rusty Toothbrush. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST SHORT MOVIE (UNDER 20 MINUTES)

Absinthe Films – La Zone
Gaetan Gaudissard – Conscience
Rusty Toothbrush – Fake Teeth Real Friends (Winner)
The Manboys – Plank

BEST BACKCOUNTRY SEGMENT

Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time: Ben Ferguson
Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time: Gabe Ferguson
Homestead Creative – Fleeting Time: Mikkel Bang (Winner)
Jérôme Tanon – Free Rider: Victor de Le Rue
The Manboys – Plank: Austen Sweetin


Craig McMorris. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST URBAN SEGMENT

Craig McMorris – Fixin: Craig McMorris (Winner)
Maria Thomsen – Hot Coco: Maria Thomsen
Maria Thomsen – Hot Coco: Ylfa Rúnarsdóttir
Rusty Toothbrush – Fake Teeth Real Friends: Alex Stewart
The People – Cedar Dreams: Nicola Ganz


Absinthe Films. Photo by Oisin McHugh

BEST STORYTELLING

Absinthe Films – La Zone (Winner)
Gaetan Gaudissard – Conscience
Jérôme Tanon – Free Rider
Nat Segal Creative – Beyond Begbie
Stellar Equipment – Odyssey Of The Five Lucky Bastards


The AmaNacer crew accepts on behalf of Iñaqui. Photo by Oisin McHugh

AMATEUR FILM OF THE YEAR

Andes Cinema – AmaNacer
Egor Chebanov – Délicatesse
Iñaqui – Chileno (Winner)
The Gnarspot – Factotum
Voltfuse – The North Pen Tapes


Jackson Blackburn. Photo by Oisin McHugh

AMATEUR SNOWBOARDER OF THE YEAR

Egor Chebanov in Egor Chebanov – Délicatesse
Jackson Blackburn in The Gnarspot – Factotum (Winner)
Sam Phillips in The Gnarspot – Factotum

The iF3 Festival would like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees, and thank its sponsors for their support of this year’s event in Whistler, which served as the kickoff to the iF3 World Tour: Steam Whistle Brewing, Telefilm Canada, Station Touristique Massif du Sud, Monster Energy, Burton, PRFO Sports, Belle-Neige, Voltfuse, RMU, Low Pressure Podcast, King Snow and Forecast Ski Magazine.

Stay tuned for more from the iF3 Festival, which will now make its way to Montreal for two nights of premieres and parties on Friday, October 28th and Saturday October 29th to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival. For more information on the upcoming event, including the schedule and ticket purchasing info, click here.

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