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

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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/