The Snowvana Amateur Film Contest was looking for the best amateur ski/snowboard filmmakers from across the country, and the submissions did not disappoint!
The contest was judged by a panel from legendary ski film studio Level 1. Three prizes were awarded: best film, runner-up and best cinematography.
The three winners will present their films in front of a live audience at the Snowvana Snow Show in Portland, OR on November 19 and at 2 p.m.
Without further ado, here are the first winners of the contest:
Best Picture ($3,500 prize): VEXED’s “Flate Rate”
DIRECTORS: Casey Segal, Adam Berton
STARRING: Carson Miller, Davis Petersen, Reid Hendrix, Asa Wade, Casey Segal, Adam Berton, Casey Sturtevant, Charlie Scott and friends.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Evan Vollick-Offer
MUSIC BY: Mikey Eyer & Sam Segal
Finalist ($1,500 prize): ‘Vertical Vision’ by SharpStudios
“Back in 2004, my introduction to extreme sports was basically ‘SSX On Tour’. A progressive ski/snowboard video game at the time. I leaned into the vibe and energy that game gave off. -Carson Sharp
This film is strongly inspired by this game and this era of snow sports. 18 years after the games were released, the @vv.xtreme team is emerging to create something new and different.
An attempt to influence creativity in the production of ski films.
Supported by: CAST TOURING, LIZARD STUFF, XSPEX OPTICS, FULL BEARD BREWING. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this vision possible.
Best Cinematography: “Turmoil” by Dasha G Russia
“This film was made in Russia by a team of two people. It’s supposed to be a street skiing video, but it naturally turned to something more when the war in Ukraine started; a state of disturbance, confusion and uncertainty. Turmoil.
When the world turns to darkness, no matter how, all you can do is keep the light on. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Dubna Russia, March 2022
Skiing and idea – Dasha Agafonova (@dasha_gangsta_russia)
Images and editing – Sergey Petlin (@karlfoutly) »