THURSDAY OCTOBER 10
WINTERLAND - TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH
Winterland is a celebration of ski and snowboard culture. Today's mountain athletes can only stand as tall as those who came before, the pirates of the past who followed their own path and passion. This story of adventure is far from over, as a new crop of modern-day pioneers are eager to etch their names in the annals of history. The technology and style might evolve, but the rush, excitement, and pure fun remain eternal, bonding past, present, and future riders. The film will follow these individuals as they leave their own mark on these fabled locations.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11
RETURN TO SENDER - MATCHSTICK PRODUCTIONS
The skills, backstories and mindsets of four elite freeskiers—a renowned veteran, a stunning rookie, a mind-blowing innovator and a big mountain star carrying on his father’s legacy—are all captured in oversized personal segments based largely around each skier’s home turf. Each skier brings a different style and outlook to the table, but they all have one thing in common: they love to send’er. The body of the movie showcases some of the most progressive big and small mountain skiing filmed to date, and setting the stage for the end of the season when all four skiers unite for the mother of all heliskiing trips.
THE 7 STAGES OF BLANK - BLANK COLLECTIVE
The 5th annual film features: Stan Rey, Alexi Godbout, Josh Daiek, Mike Douglas, Sam Kuch, Tony Lamiche, Mark Abma, Vinnie Gagnier, Evan McEachran, Barclay Desjardins, Jordy Kidner, Nico Vugnier, Jules Mandin, Andrea Byrne, Phil Langevin, and the Whistler Freeride Club. The world premiere will be held in Whistler on September 28th, followed by release online at SalomonTV on October 22nd.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
ROMANCE - LEVEL 1 PRODUCTIONS
Following nearly two decades of ski movie pedigree, Level 1 documents a lifestyle of contradiction. Timeless ephemera. Love and money. Natural and synthetic. Powder and slush. Stagnant and innovative. Untracked and well-travelled. Consistent but not predictable. Swerving left, right and diagonal, yet never asleep at the wheel.
Dream Job features Katie doing her best to keep up with three leading industry professionals on a “day in the life.” Leah Evans, professional skier and owner of Girls Do Ski, Christina Lustenberger, Olympic ski racer and big mountain skier, and Diny Harrison, mountain guide, all bring Katie in on what it takes to do what they do. How hard can it be?
Produced by Colleen Gentemann