And the winners are…

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After countless hours spent watching the films and long lasting dilemmas, our panel of judges made up their mind and unveiled the 2015 laureates.

Athlete Category

Discovery of the Year
Jacob Hyllengren / Bon Vivant – BRS

Runners up:
Emil Larsen / Ticking Bomb – Next Generation Media
Katrina Nicole / The Last Park Movie – Diamond Annies Media

Rookie of the Year
Josh Daiek / Blank. The Movie – WeAreBlank

Runners up:
Mitchell Brower / Small World – Level 1 Productions
Sami Ortileb / Small World – Level 1 Productions

Internationl Freeski Film Festival

Best Female Park Performance
Lisa Zimmermann

Runners up:
Emma Dahlström
Kelly Sildaru

Best Male Street Segment
JF Houle / Houligan: A Ski Story – JF Houle

Runners up:
Cam Riley / For Lack of Better – Clayton Vila Studio
Tom Wallisch / Good Company Two

Best Female Freeride Performance
Angel Collinson / Paradise Waits – Teton Gravity Research

Runners up:
Lexi DuPont – #WhySoSerious
Tatum Monod / Small World – Level 1 Productions

Best Male Freeride Segment
Sean Pettit / The Masquerade – Super Proof Inc.

Runners up:
Richard Permin / The Masquerade – Super Proof Inc.
Kye Petersen / In Search – Inspired Media Concepts

Internationl Freeski Film Festival

Amateur Category

Best AM Cinematography
Somnium – The Ridge Films

Runners up:
Profile, Character on Skis – Midiafilm
Next Generation Media – Ticking Bomb

Best AM Editing
Dead End – Not So Local

Runners up:
Bon Vivant – BRS
Profile, Character on Skis – Midiafilm

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AM Film of the Year – Presented by CFSA
Profile, Character on Skis – Midiafilm

Runners up:
Dead End – Not So Local
Somnium – The Ridge Films

Open Category

Best Female Short
Tatum Monod Season Edit

Runners up:
Between – Shades of Winter
A Skier Knows – Matilda Rapaport

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Best Short
Vecom Video – Fast Forward

Runners up:
DPS Cinematic – Under Current
We Are The Faction Collective – Episode 3

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Best Web Series
Salomon Freeski TV

Runners up:
Real Skifi
We Are The Faction Collective

Best Crash – Presented by Bern

Tom Leitner / Passenger – Legs of Steel (46:43)

Runners up:
John Ware / Good Company Two (25:10)
Mitchell Brower / Small World – Level 1 Productions (30:05)

Internationl Freeski Film Festival

Best Single Shot
Passenger – Legs of Steel

Runners up:
Small World – Level 1 Productions (36:21)
The Masquerade – Super Proof Inc. (29:12)

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Best Storytelling – Presented by Forecast Ski Magazine
For Lack of Better – Clayton Vila Studio

Runners up:
Houligan: A Ski Story – JF Houle
Passenger – Legs of Steel

Internationl Freeski Film Festival

Best Urban Movie
Houligan: A Ski Story – JF Houle

Runners up:
For Lack of Better – Clayton Vila Studio
Brain Massage – Nipwitz

Best Big Mountain Film
The Masquerade – Super Proof Inc.

Runners up:
Passenger – Legs of Steel
Paradise Waits – Teton Gravity Research

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Jury’s Pick
Houligan: A Ski Story – JF Houle

Pro Category

Best Short Movie
Good Company Two

Runners up:
After The Sky Falls – Nimbus Independent
Blank – WeAreBlank

Best Editing
Passenger – Legs of Steel

Runners up:
Small World – Level 1 Productions
The Masquerade – Super Proof Inc.

Internationl Freeski Film Festival

Best Cinematography – Presented by Troublemakers
The Masquerade – Super Proof Inc.

Runners up:
Passenger – Legs of Steel
Paradise Waits – Teton Gravity Research

Internationl Freeski Film Festival

Film of the Year – Presented by Chic Chac Lodge
Small World – Level 1 Productions

Runners up:
For Lack of Better – Clayton Vila Studio
Passenger – Legs of Steel

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The Judges

 

Pro Category

Jeff Schmuck

Jeff Schmuck is making his return yet again in the jury of the Pro category for the 9th Annual Movie Awards. With five years as the face and voice of Newschoolers plus three years at the head of SBC Skier on his record, the member of the Association of Freeskiing Professional’s senior advisory board and the co-promoter of iF3 Whistler Blackcomb sure is wise enough to keep judging with fairness. Following the shutdown of SBC Skier, Schmuck will be launching Forecast Ski Magazine during the iF3.

Guillaume Lahure

Just like Jeff Schmuck, Guillaume Lahure is a regular in the jury panel.
He runs the show at Skipass.com, Zapiks, and various other action sports related platforms through his company 1997 Media. Coming all the way from Grenoble, Lahure will bring a French touch to the jury.

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand

There are only a few steps between the podiums and the iF3 judges’s suite and Mr ABM is about to take the leap. He might be the youngest among our panel of judges but he’s far from being the least experienced with already an impressive list of hits to make anyone’s jaw drop. He won bronze at Copper Mountain during the World Cup 2013 and silver at the Dew Tour Breckenridge 2013. He finished 5th in Big Air at X Games Aspen 2014 and 12th in the Slopestyle competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. We wish him many other successes.

Olivier Trudel-Languedoc

Coming from a different background than the rest of our panel, Olivier has a bunch of impressive projects on his résumé:  an ongoing docu-reality about Montreal’s hockey team the Canadians and various other TV shows. He has also produced ads for reputed brands such as Red Bull, McDonald’s, Ubisoft, Bombardier and Rio Tinto. He will definitely have a fresh look on the 2015 selection.

 

Am Category

Vincent Gagnier

Vincent will be judging once more this year and it’s always a pleasure to have him back. At the Gagniers, freeskiing runs in the family. Now that his older brothers stepped out of competition, Vincent is taking over with class as he just ripped the gold medal from the hands of Bobby Brown and Elias Ambuehl at the last X Games in January. Considering how he amazed us all back in 2014 when he stood on the podium of X Games Aspen without throwing a triple, we can safely say he’s amongst the hottest skiers in Quebec at the moment. Keep an eye on this fella, it’s worth it.

Andre Nutini

When it comes to having a camera in his hands, Andre Nutini is killing it no matter what season it is. Filming freeskiing in winter and mountain biking in the summer, Andre never stops delivering quality. He’s been working with Legs of Steel for a couple of seasons now and won iF3’s Best Cinematography in 2012 with Hurt So Good. We’re looking forward to hear what he has to say about the next generation of producers.

Evan Heath

Evan Heath is no newbie behind the camera. This video producer from Park City, Utah went from filming his friends to filming for big names of the freeski industry such as ON3P Skis and The North Face. Currently serving as Executive Producer and Head Moderator at Newschoolers.com, his sharp eyes will help him carry out his mission as a judge.

 

All Girls

Ananda van Welij

Ananda van Welij knows a thing or two about cinematography and the industry, despite coming from the land of the flats: the Netherlands. Executive producer and still photographer for feminine production Shades of Winter, Ananda threw herself in photography when an injury forced her to stay off the slopes for two years. She will be part of the first ever All Girls jury panel.

Jen Hudak

For 3 years Jen Hudak has been on almost every podium: X Games, Dew Tour, US Open, US Nationals… The only medal that she misses is an Olympic one and the story is sadly a familiar one in the world of freeskiing: damaged ACL. Now that she’s back on track we look forward watching her at PyeongChang 2018 but also listening to her wise advice regarding our 2015 All Girls selection.

Leah Evans

Who better than Leah Evans, the skier who founded a ski camp for girls only called “Girls Do Ski”, to join our All Girls jury? Competing for the Freeride World Tour, writing articles for Skier Magazine, filming for Pretty Faces, Salomon Freeski TV and Sherpas Cinema… Leah has done it all and has a well deserved place among the jury.

 

Web Series

Henrik Lampert

Henrik Lampert climbed the social ladder at Freeskier Magazine. From online editor to editor-in-chief, he’s been writing articles for one of the best American ski magazines since 2010. When he’s not filling in columns with amazing content you can find him actively supporting the Bruins.

Charlie Grinnell

Between filmmaking and digital marketing, Charlie Grinnell has more than one string to his bow.
He worked with top film companies like Voleurz and Poor Boyz Productions, with whom he won Best North American Movie at the iF3 Movie Awards 2011. Although he’s more accustomed to receiving awards for his work, Grinnell will make his iF3 judging debut in Montreal this year.

Ethan Stone
Ethan Stone has been writing and photographing for the greatest for over a decade now. You can find his articles in Freeskier Magazine, Powder Magazine, XGames.com and the ESPN Freeskiing Blog to name a few. Having documented the Olympics for Newschoolers.com in 2014, his expertise will be much appreciated in the Web Series Jury panel.