Update: 10/11/12 @ 3:25 p.m. — This list now includes all of the 2012 iF3 awards (including those awarded in Annecy).
The Nike iF3 award show took over the Monument-National Theatre this evening. A handful of the 2012 iF3 awards were dished out, while the remainder are reserved to be awarded at iF3 Annecy, taking place in Annecy, France from September 28-30.
New to the awards this year is the iF3 Ski Icon Award, founded in honor of, and awarded this year to Sarah Burke. The award was accepted by Sarah’s father, Gord, to a standing ovation. ‘Twas a very powerful moment to behold, with all in the room acknowledging Sarah’s contribution to the world of freeskiing.
Below are the awards that were presented this evening:
Web & New Media Category
Best Web Series: Traveling Circus
Awarded to the overall best web series, with at least four episodes last season.
Nominees: Nipwitz, Bon Appétit Freeski Blog
Best Web Movie: Kill Your Boredom by Voleurz
Must be distributed free of charge, over 25 minutes long, and be a 1-2 season long project.
Nominees: Bon Appétit Freeski Blog, Same Shit Different Movie by Headbud Productions
Best North American Film: Act Natural by Toy Soldier Productions
The overall best amateur film where the majority of filming and production is done within North America.
Nominees: Part Time by PYP Productions, Souvenirs by ESK Media
Best European Film: In Space by Junkies on a Budget
Nominees: Hurt so Good by Legs of Steel, Pour Vous Servir by PVS
Best Cinematography: T.A.Z. by Gpsy Feelin
Nominees: Dynamite by Freeski Crew, Act Natural by TSP
Open Category (Professional)
Best Editing: Sunny by Level 1 Productions
Awarded to the film that has the overall best editing and post production—flow, arc, color correction, visual effects, soundtrack, audio mix, etc.
Nominees: In Space by Junkies on a Budget, The Eighty Six by Stept Productions
Freedle Coty and the L1P crew accept the award for Best Editing 2012. © Simon Lebrun.
Best Storytelling: Superheroes of Stoke by Matchstick Productions
Awarded to the best film that has a consistent and relevant narrative—does not have to be a documentary, and can be fiction or nonfiction.
Nominees: The Dream Factory by Teton Gravity Research, In Space by Junkies on a Budget
Best Big-Mountain: Superheroes of Stoke by Matchstick Productions
Nominees: The Dream Factory by TGR, WE: A Collection of Individuals by PBP
Best Single Shot: Richard Permin, by Matchstick Productions
Nominees : Karl Fostvedt by PBP, Ben Jay Peak by Meathead Films
Best Visual Effects: Salomon Freeski TV
Nominees: Junkies on a Budget and PVS
Best Male Performance Europe: Henrik Harlaut with Inspired Media Concepts
Nominees: Sam Favret with PVS, Richard Permin with MSP
Rookie of the year: Karl Fostvedt with PBP
Nominees: Sandy Boville with TSP, Khai Krepela with PBP
Best SkiTape: Blowing Money Fast by Julien Eustache
Nominees: Clément Picart /Les crapules — Cour de recré, Zaddict- Gagnant de Paye Ton Scénar /Tested Phantera – Gagnant de Urban Plagne
Best Jib Flick: The Eighty Six by Stept Productions
Nominees: WE: A Collection of Individuals by Poor Boyz Productions, Sunny by Level 1 Productions
Best Cinematography: Hurt So Good by Legs of Steel
Awarded to the professional production company that displays the highest level of technical and artistic skill behind the camera.
Nominees: Sunny by Level 1 Productions, In Space by Junkies on a Budget
Best Female Performance: Michelle Parker
Awarded to the best female in freeskiing, based solely on video footage seen at iF3.
Nominees: Kelly Sildaru, Kaya Turski
Best North American Male Performance: Parker White
Awarded to the best North American born male in freeskiing, based solely on video footage seen at iF3.
Nominees: Cam Riley, Sean Pettit
iF3 Ski Icon Award: Presented to Sarah Burke
A new award—founded in honor of, and awarded this year to Sarah.
Coup de Coeur: In Space by Junkies on a Budget
Awarded to the film that captures the judges’ hearts.
Nominees: No Matter What by Meathead Films, Which Way To Ze Autobahn by the Traveling Circus
Best North American Film: Sunny by Level 1 Productions
The overall best professional film where the majority of filming and production is done within North America.
Nominees: WE: A Collection of Individuals by Poor Boyz Productions, The Eighty Six by Stept Productions
To see a full listing of the iF3 awards (including those to be awarded in Annecy) follow this link.