2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle, Freeski World Championships Breaking Boundaries Youth Film Contest Winners Announced

By Andrew Gauthier

October, 9 2018

  “Pushing the Boundaries" by Jack Price was named the winner of the 2019 Breaking Boundaries Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski World Championships Youth Film Contest.

“Pushing the Boundaries" by Jack Price was named the winner of the 2019 Breaking Boundaries Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski World Championships Youth Film Contest.

PARK CITY, Utah – Jack Price (Bozeman, Mont.) was named the winner of the 2019 Breaking Boundaries Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski World Championships Youth Film Contest with his short film titled “Pushing the Boundaries.”

The film contest was open to young filmmakers ages 21 and younger to tell their own stories about breaking boundaries. The concept of “breaking boundaries” is one that is very familiar to athletes in the world of competitive snowboarding, freestyle and freeskiing as it to relates to a core goal of each discipline, progression. Aubrie Walker (Park City, UT), was named runner-up, communicating a powerful story she called “Despondent.” Each young filmmaker had a unique take on the contest, inspiring those who watch their films in very different ways.

“Winning this contest means a lot to me because it was my first documentary-style film contest I have ever entered,” said contest winner Jack Price. “I really felt like AK and my story could be told in an interesting way. I am going to Film school at Montana State next year so this gives me a lot of confidence in my ability to succeed there. My message for this film was to highlight how two people can come from different backgrounds and be so similar in their ambitions. I am very proud of the video as a whole and it got me excited to make more videos like this in the future.”

The 2019 Breaking Boundaries Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski World Championships Youth Film Contest were hosted in partnership with The Park City Summit County Arts Council, the Park City Film Series, and U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Winners were selected by a panel of judges including the partners mentioned above, local freestyle/freeski athletes and other leaders in the arts and film community local to Park City. Jack will receive a cash prize of $2,500 as well as an exclusive experience embedded with U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s content department for the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships. He will have the chance to work with both the in-house content team as well as the host broadcaster feature team capturing behind the scenes stories of the World Championships in U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s hometown of Park City, Utah. Walker will receive a $500 cash prize and two VIP tickets for up to four events of the championships.

“This has been a fantastic project for the Organizing Committee for the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships,” noted Calum Clark, U.S. Ski & Snowboard chief of systems and operations. “Our hope was to connect with a different aspect of our community and celebrate the diversity and creativity of young filmmakers to blend arts with sports. Our community partners of the Park City Summit County Arts Council and the Park City Film Series were amazing to work with coming up with this competition and motivating young filmmakers to submit films.  We were so impressed by the number of responses that were submitted and amazed at the quality of the films that were produced.”

Winner: Pushing the Boundaries by Jack Price, available to view online: https://vimeo.com/282409841

Runner-Up: Despondent by Aubrie Walker, available to view online: https://vimeo.com/270809549

About Park City Film Series

The Park City Film Series is Summit County’s only non-profit Art House Cinema. Since 1995, they have been presenting a curated selection of independent, foreign and documentary films on the weekends, using film as a medium to entertain, inspire and educate patrons. The organization’s mission is to create community through film.

About Park City Summit County Arts Council

Founded in 1986, the Park City Summit County Arts Council is one of the oldest arts and culture organizations in Park City. In the past three decades, the Park City Summit County Arts Council has advocated for and secured significant funding for arts and culture, as well as incubating numerous arts and culture organizations. The organization has built audiences for established and emerging artists and helped promote Park City as a world-class cultural tourist destination. Most importantly, the Park City Summit County Arts Council has helped make art part of the Park City community.

About U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is an Olympic sports organization providing leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders and elite athletes competing at the highest level worldwide, encouraging and supporting all its athletes in achieving excellence wherever they train and compete. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. Established in 1905, U.S. Ski & Snowboard receives no direct government support, operating solely through private donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund athletic programs that directly assist athletes in reaching their dreams. The organization is based in Park City, Utah.

For original rules and regulations visit https://2019worldchamps.com/film-contest/

Call for Entries: Youth Filmmakers Invited to Break Boundaries with the 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs

 Contest Launched March, 2019

Contest Launched March, 2019

 

About

The Park City Summit County Arts Council, the Park City Film Series, and U.S. Ski & Snowboard have partnered to present the Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest. We are looking for young filmmakers (21 and under) to tell stories about breaking boundaries. In the world of elite competitive snowboarding, freestyle and free skiing, athletes challenge themselves to push the boundaries of creativity and difficulty to be the best in the world in these sports. The best in the world challenge the expectations of what is possible.

We are asking these filmmakers to tell stories of breaking boundaries in their community. These stories do not necessarily need to be about skiing or snowboarding or competitive sport, rather we are looking for stories that will inspire the community and the athletes of the 2019 FIS World Championships.

All entries will be posted to the Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest Vimeo Group (https://vimeo.com/groups/510639) and fill out the submission form with your full name, date of birth, address, description of the piece along with your Breaking Boundaries story.

Press Release

PARK CITY, Utah (January 1, 2018) – The Park City Summit County Arts Council (PCSC Arts), the Park City Film Series and U.S. Ski & Snowboard (“the Partners”) have come together to present the Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest. The Partners are looking for young filmmakers (21 and under) to tell stories about breaking boundaries, wherever that may apply in their lives. In the world of elite competitive snowboarding, freestyle and freeskiing, athletes challenge themselves to push the boundaries of creativity and difficulty to be the best in the world in these sports. The best in the world challenge the expectations of what is possible and break boundaries to achieve their dreams whenever they can.

Local youth filmmakers are being asked to tell their boundary breaking stories in a short film format. Films do not necessarily need to be about skiing or snowboarding or competitive sport, but rather stories that are inspiring for the community and the athletes of the 2019 World Championships.

All entries must be appropriate for all audiences. Films referencing sex, drugs or violence will not be accepted. Any film that includes content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent or obscene, as determined by the Partners in their sole discretion, will not be eligible. Contestants must be residents of Salt Lake, Wasatch or Summit County, Utah, at the time of submission, and must be 21 years of age or younger.

Interested parties can submit as many videos as they would like. Submissions must be made in English or subtitled in English. Videos must be 10 minutes or less. All entries will be posted to the Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest Vimeo group.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. The judging panel will be comprised of the Partners, local freestyle/freeski athletes and other leaders in the arts and film community.

Contest winners will be announced on October 1, 2018. Contest details can be found at any of The Partner websites: pcscarts.org, parkcityfilmseries.com, usskiandsnowboard.org and 2019worldchamps.com.

The Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest is the kickoff program that the Partners have developed to connect arts and culture with sport and recreation. Stay tuned for more creative activations from the Partners as we get closer to the FIS World Championships in February 2019.

What:

Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest

When:
Deadline for submissions: 6/1/2018
Winners Announced: 10/1/2018
FIS World Championships: 2/1/2019 - 2/10/2019

Where:
Summit, Wasatch and Salt Lake Counties, Utah, USA

Who:

Youth 21 and under living in Summit, Wasatch, and Salt Lake Counties

Promoting Partners:
U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Park City Summit County Arts Council

Park City Film Series   

Cost:

There is no cost to enter the contest.

Winner:

·       Cash Prize of $2,500

·       One month exclusive experience embedded with U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s content department for the 2019 World Championships. Work with both the in-house content team as well as the host broadcaster feature team capturing behind the scenes stories of the Championships.

·       Media/Broadcast accreditation for the event including lift access for the Championships

·       Organizing Committee team uniform (Jacket/hat etc.).

Runner up:

Cash Prize of $500

Two VIP tickets for up to four event competition finals for the Championships

 

About Park City Film Series

The Park City Film Series is Summit County’s only nonprofit Art House Cinema. A Park City staple since 1999, the Film Series has established itself as a vital, contributing member of the arts community. We accomplish this through the screening of independent, foreign and documentary films each weekend and our programming of post-screening Q&A’s and panel discussions that deepen the community dialogue around the issues raised by the films we screen. In addition, we support area non-profits through free community screenings and film-based fundraisers. Our vision is to use film as a medium to entertain, inspire and educate our patrons, helping Park City remain a well informed and engaged mountain community. Our mission is to create community through film.

About Park City Summit County Arts Council

Founded in 1986, the Park City Summit County Arts Council is one of the oldest arts and culture organizations in Park City. In the past three decades, we have advocated and secured significant funding for arts and culture. We have incubated numerous arts and culture organizations. We have built audiences for established and emerging artists. We have helped promote our world class cultural tourist destination. Most importantly, we have helped make art part of our community. Our mission is to promote, support, and strengthen arts and culture and the larger creative sector.

For more information visit https://www.pcscarts.org/open-calls/