iF3 MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS


On Saturday, October 20th, with an enthusiastic crowd of skiers and snowboarders in attendance for the conclusion of the 11th edition of the iF3 Festival in Montreal, Quebec, the 2018 iF3 Movie Awards, presented by Rossignol, Burton and Lettrage Estrie, took place at Bain Mathieu.

 
Hosts with the most: Low Pressure Podcast’s Mark Warner and Hugues Beauchamps.

Over the course of the prestigious awards show, 26 trophies, which were produced and provided by the good people at Rossignol and Burton, were awarded to the best of this year’s ski and snowboard films in four categories: Amateur, Athlete, Open (for which both ski and snowboard films were jointly nominated) and Pro.
 

The iF3 Jury.

Here’s a look at the winners (click here to see the full list of the nominees), which were selected out of nearly 80 films by the iF3 Jury, which consisted of Forecast’s Jeff Schmuck, professional skier Vincent Gagnier and Newschoolers’ Evan Heath on the ski side of things, alongside industry legend Guillaume Morissette, Burton’s Zach Aller and professional filmmaker Ralph Samson for the snowboarders…

AMATEUR CATEGORY

Snowboarding

Best Cinematography, presented by Rossignol
Poveri Noi – Rusty Toothbrush

Film of the Year, presented by Hype Energy Drink
Poveri Noi – Rusty Toothbrush

Skiing

Best Cinematography, presented by Rossignol
Strictly Business – Andrew Mildenberger

Film of the Year, presented by Hype Energy Drink
Strictly Business – Andrew Mildenberger

ATHLETE CATEGORY

Snowboarding

Discovery of the Year, presented by the Freeride World Tour
Severin Van Der Meer in Stay Tuned – Absinthe Films

Best Female Performance
Maggie Leon in Mercy – Darkside Snowboards

Best Male Street Segment, presented by Axis
Jacob Krugmire in BETA – Snowboarder Magazine

Best Male Freeride Segment, presented by ASSQ
Kazu Kokubo in Kamikazu – Transworld Snowboarding

 
Sam Kuch accepting the award for Discovery of the Year in the ski division for his performance in Beyond The Powder Highway.

Skiing

Discovery of the Year, presented by the Freeride World Tour

Sam Kuch in Beyond The Powder Highway – Forecast Ski Magazine

Best Female Performance

Elyse Saugstad in All In – Matchstick Productions

Best Male Street Segment, presented by Axis

Pär Peyben Hägglund in Zig Zag – Level 1 Productions

Best Male Freeride Segment, presented by ASSQ
Parker White in Zig Zag – Level 1 Productions

iF3 Head Judge (and Forecast’s very own) Jeff Schmuck presenting the award for Best Stoytelling to Guillaume Tessier from Matchstick Productions for HOJI.

OPEN CATEGORY

Ski movies, snowboard movies or movies combining both sports were eligible in this category, which were judged and awarded by the entire iF3 Jury.

Best Crash

Benny Milan in BETA – Snowboarder Magazine

Best Storytelling, presented by Forecast & King Snow Magazines

HOJI – Matchstick Productions

Best Short Video (under 10 minutes)

Oh My Ghost – Kevin Rolland

Standout Urban Movie

Color – The Bunch

Standout Big Mountain Film, presented by Orage

Before Blank – Blank Collective Films

Jury’s Pick, presented by the iF3 Judges

Kamikazu – Transworld Snowboarding

Alexi Godbout and Stan Rey of Blank Collective Films accepting the award for Best Big Mountain Film.

PRO CATEGORY

Snowboarding

Best Short Movie (10-30 minutes), presented by Boreale

Sparks – Mon Epic

Best Cinematography

The Sky Piercer – De Le Rue Creative

Best Editing, presented by Transworld Snowboarding

Frozen Mind – Ivresse Films

Film of the Year

The Future of Yesterday – Transworld Snowboarding

Skiing

Best Short Movie (10-30 minutes), presented by Boreale

Here After – Tanner Hall

Best Cinematography

Far Out – Teton Gravity Research

Best Editing, presented by Newschoolers

Far Out – Teton Gravity Research

Film of the Year

Zig Zag – Level 1 Productions
 

Stephan Chaikovsky of Level 1 Productions accepting the award for Film of the Year in the ski division.

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, and a big thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 2018 edition of the iF3 Movie Awards in Montreal. For more information on the iF3 Movie Awards and iF3 Festival, visit if3festival.com.

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