In its 12th year, iF3 kicked off in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Thursday, October 17th, showcasing over 80 film submissions over the course of the weekend. With a reputation for being the only independent ski and snowboard film awards show, iF3 prides itself on showcasing films from across the snowsports spectrum, with diverse athletic performance, artistry and production efforts all taken into account as part of the judging process.
To cap off the weekend’s success, the iF3 Awards handed out 26 awards to the year’s best ski and snowboard films in four categories: Amateur, Athlete, Open and Pro. Winners were determined by a panel of judges, including Forecast Magazine’s Jeff Schmuck, pro skier Will Wesson, Newschoolers’ Evan Heath, Zach Aller, Guilaume Morissette and Ralph Samson. Check out the all of the winners from the skiing categories, below.
Film of the Year: SV Film, Southern Alps
Best Cinematography: Benshi Creative,Before Tomorrow
Best Female Performance: Elyse Saugstad in Teton Gravity Research’s Winterland
Discovery of the Year: Sam Zahner in Strictly’s Welcome
Best Male Street Segment: Phil Casabon in Brady Perron’s Phil Casabon: Nuance
Best Male Freeride Segment: Sam Kuch in Matchstick Productions’ Return to Send’er
Best Crash: Sam Smoothy in Teton Gravity Research’s Winterland
Best Short Video: CK9 Studio, Sammy Carlson: Over Time
Best Urban Movie: Brady Perron, Phil Casabon: Nuance
Best Big Mountain Movie: Matchstick Productions, Return to Send’er
Best Editing: Blank Collective, The 7 Stages of Blank
Best Short Movie: JF Houle, Never Over
Best Cinematography: CK9 Studios, Sammy Carlson: Over Time