|Film Details 2014|
February 17-21, 2014
This year's film festival will feature five nights of movies, each with a longer, feature-length outdoor films. This year, we're pleased to announce our partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center (SPPAC)! This represents a newly formed link between two non-profit organizations in Stowe, sharing the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's annual Stowe Mountain Film Fest you know and love with the cinema that SPPAC has to offer.
Click on each day below to see the selected films for the evening!
We'll kick off our film fest with four films exploring the desire for adventure.
Stress, Snowfall and the Inner Child - Mike Biagiotti (2013) Running Time: 4 minutes
This short film recounts a meditative journey about one man's escape from bustling city life to the serenity of his backcountry cabin.
STREET [SNOWBOARDING] - Burton (2013) Running Time: 17 minutes
Burton Presents STREET [SNOWBOARDING], features progressive street riding from Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Mark Sollers, and Ethan Diess from locations all around the world including Japan, Minnesota, and Canada. Look for insane wall rides, huge handrails, massive gaps, and more from this creative team of urban assailants. See Trailer.
Elevation: A Backcountry Film - Powderwhores (2013) Running Time:
The backcountry is the imagination unleashed and you get out what you put in. There are real boundaries and limitations; avalanches, exposure to the elements, conditions and fatigue all challenge one to grow in knowledge, patience and fitness. The joy comes in discovering these limitations, moving through fear and exploring beyond. This movie is a full on propaganda piece promoting the joys and wonder of exploring on skis and split-board, capturing wild mountains and those willing to put in the time, education, respect and energy that they demand. See Trailer.
Into The Mind - Sherpas Cinema (2013) Running Time: 74 minutes
This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero's current, real-life choices. As you experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalaya and beyond, Into the Mind paints a philosophical portrait of human kind. How do we balance risk versus reward? Why are we inspired to rise to the challenges in our lives and what do we learn on this journey to attain them? See Trailer.
On our second night of the Stowe Mountain Film Fest features the award winning film, The Forgotten Kingdom.
Black Canyon - Ibex (2013) Running Time: 11 minutes
Ibex Outdoor Clothing is an wool clothing company based in Vermont. The company believes in excellent product-development, beginning with its employees who are known for hiking before dawn, bringing their dogs to work, and making clothes that tie together all of their adventures. This year's film from Ibex eatures the sport of rock climbing, which tests not only the climber's strength and agility, but also balance and mental control. Climbers in the film take on the challenging routes in Colorado's legendary Black Canyon.
White Sessions - Julbo (2013) Running Time: 20 minutes
It always starts with the question: "Can I do it?" In order to answer this question, only the most dedicated skiers decide to register for the Julbo White Sessions, and submit a short skiing video. The submissions are considered, and an annual event gives selected skiers the chance to ski with a professional skier, and work with a production team to create a memory that will last a lifetime. See Trailer.
The Forgotten Kingdom - Andrew Mudge (2013) Running Time: 96 minutes
Join a young man as he reluctantly embarks on a journey, leaving the big city behind to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Here he finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten. See Trailer.
The third night of the Stowe Mountain Film Fest features the latest in skiing with and snowboarding no boundaries!
[SNOWBOARDING] Backcountry - Burton (2013) Running Time: 20 minutes
This episode of Burton's four-part web series takes you deep into the mountains of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, Switzerland, and beyond. Featuring the riding of Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Müller, Mikey Rencz, and Mark Sollors, BACKCOUNTRY highlights heavy riding on massive cheesewedges, natural big mountain lines, hairy cliff drops, and soft landings. See Trailer
CRJ: The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon (2012) Running Time: 36 minutes
The film outlines CRJ's rise to icon status in the world of freeskiing and documents his accomplishments and setbacks through film segments and insights into CRJ from those who knew him best. Charles Russell Johnson III pioneered the freeskiing movement. People recognized CR's talent from a young age and at 17 he rose to skiing stardom after landing a 1440. Throughout his highly public skiing career CR's passion for skiing and dedication to the sport set him apart. CR passed tragically in a skiing accident at Squaw Valley on February 24, 2010. 4FRNT's new film is dedicated to CR's legacy and all procedes from the film will benefit the CR Johnson Healing Center. See Trailer.
Frosty Flakes - Storm Show Studios (2012) Running Time: 55 minutes
Veteran producers Darrell Miller and Ryan Halverson have brought to the table a deliciously tasty serving of big mountain lines and powdery entertainment. Storm Show captures the true essence of teamwork and camaraderie by showcasing a crew where the athletes and videographers are one and the same. This year they're sending it bigger than ever, shredding the Jackson Hole backcountry and beyond! Frosty Flakes is real and raw, top-levek skiing and riding that is sure to leave your mouth watering for Winter '14! See Trailer.
This evening of the Stowe Mountain Film Fest will highlight the accomplishments of women in skiing and snowboarding.
Vintage Suzy Chaffee Ski Ballets Running Time: 10 Minutes
Suzy Chaffee, a Rutland, Vermont native, was named the captain of the Women's Ski Team in 1968, her final year as a professional ski racer. In the early 1970s after retiring from ski racing, Suzy became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier. During this time, Suzy also chapioned the Title IX legislation, which gave women equal opportunity to participate in school sports. She was the first woman to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic committee.
[SNOWBOARDING] Women's - Burton (2013) Running Time: 15 minutes
Burton Presents WOMEN [SNOWBOARDING] features the riding of Kimmy Fasani, Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter, Arielle Gold, Enni Rukajärvi, and Cilka Sadar. From the backcountry, to the halfpipe and slopestyle, watch as they break down the stereotype that women can't hang with the guys. These riders don't just talk about pushing limits and why it's so important for women's snowboarding - they show it. See Trailer.
READY TO FLY: The True Story of a Dream Worth Fighting For - William Kerig (2013) Running Time: 75 minutes
Lindsey Van was a wide-eyed seven-year-old ski jumper with a dream of Olympic flight; an outsider in a man's world. Thrust into a fight that's far bigger than her dreams, larger than ski jumping, Lindsey and her ad hoc women's ski jumping family battle entrenched attitudes and gender-roles to prove that women deserve to compete at the pinnacle of winter sports: the Winter Olympics. This powerful true story tells a tale of sacrifice and determination as a very special group of unlikely heroes triumphs over massive obstacles to achieve a dream and change the world for other women in the process. See Trailer.
To close out this year's Stowe Mountain Film Fest, we're bringing you the latest films from Vermont filmmakers and shredders!
[SNOWBOARDING] Resorts - Burton (2013) Running Time: 18 Minutes
Burton Presents RESORT [SNOWBOARDING] features the riding of Mark McMorriss, Danny Davis, Peetu Piiroinen, Alek Oestreng, Jack Mitrani, Christian Haller, Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri, Marko Grilc, Ben Ferguson, Gabe Ferguson, Redmond Gerard, and more. From Danny's signature Peace Park session at Squaw Valley and the Streets at Seven Springs, to massive man-made features, this group of riders has again raised the bar on park riding. See Trailer.
Naturally - Jake Blauvelt (2012) Running Time: 36 Minutes
Jake Blauvelt and friends seek new lines across the globe in Naturally, a snowboarding media project two years in the making. Presented by Oakley, Adidas and Ride Snowboards, Jake continues where his webisodes left off, producing a full movie, we TV series and TV documentary. Jake Blauvelt has been searching for natural lines for most of his career. The last two years he's been documenting what it takes. Get to know Jake Blauvelt, his past, the present and what his future dreams are. See Trailer.
Mad Bikes, VT Spreads the Shred - Mad Trees Media (2013) Running Time: 15 Minutes
Mad Trees is a group of dedicated outdoors people who like to share their adventures in the northern Green Mountains of Vermont. Formed during their time at the University of Vermont, Mad Trees continues to spread their infectious love of shredding around the U.S., and one or more of their crew can be found sliding and riding through the trees almost every day of the year. They have a passion for promoting the unique shred culture and community that exists in the Northeast.
United We Ski - T-Bar Films (2013) Running Time: 35 Minutes
T-Bar Films is a Vermont-based film production company run by Tyler and Elliot Wilkinson-Ray. By fundraising throuought the community, crowd-sourcing, and the support of partners, T-Bar Films brings you the first ever film exploring Vermont's small town ski hills, and the human side of skiing. United We Ski includes Hard'ack, Northeast Slopes and Cochran's Ski Area. The film also explores lost ski areas as well as secret ski tows hidden amongst the sugar-bushes of Vermont. Even before the number of areas peaked at 650 in the mid-1970s, small community hills were in decline. When kids grew to an age when they could ski, their opportunities were diminished. The exact loss has never been quanitified. See Trailer.
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