Calling all local film makers, the Second Annual Winter Stoke Film Festival is on! Submit your 1-3 minute video and win a 2017-18 Season Pass to Sunlight Mountain Resort. Your edit featured on the BIG screen. Anyone can enter. Share your stoke!
HOW IT WORKS...
Three finalists will be chosen for each venue, and the audience votes for their favorite Winter Stoke Film. The winner receives a 2017-18 Season Pass to Sunlight Mountain Resort AND a prestigious Golden Boot Award. All finalists receive 2 lift tickets to Sunlight. Submission deadline for Glenwood Springs and Carbondale is Nov. 7, 2017!
Submission Deadline for Rifle is Nov. 18, 2017
WINTER STOKE FILM FESTIVAL DATES AND LOCATIONS...
Nov. 30: Vaudeville Theatre, Glenwood Springs
Dec. 7: Third Street Center, Carbondale
Dec. 21: Ute Theater and Events Center, Rifle
Troy Hawks, marketing director for Sunlight Mountain Resort, approached Chris Tribble of the True Media Foundation in the fall of 2016. Troy wanted to create a film festival that did two things: Got people "stoked" for the upcoming ski season and featured short videos produced by local rippers. Given True Media Foundation's speciality in producing media with social impact, they were the perfect partners to help bring the stoke to life.
In its inaugural year, Winter Stoke Film Festival featured sold-out events in Glenwood and Carbondale. Seven locally-produced films were featured in front of more than 200 attendees and event organizers knew the stoke was alive. The move was made to make Winter Stoke an annual event.
Ultimately we want to make Winter Stoke Film Festival 100% about you, the powder hounds of the Roaring Fork Valley. Help us grow this thing. Share your Winter Stoke!
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Michelle Smith moved to the Rocky Mountains from the east coast in 2002 to pursue a lifestyle that revolved around a passion for challenging herself with mountain adventures. As she immersed herself into this lifestyle, she discovered that what engaged her the most was not her own quest, but the community and characters that she encountered in the mountains.
Redstone, Colorado is a town made from dreams. Framed by snow-draped evergreens & jagged red canyon walls, it is difficult to imagine a more idyllic mountain town. Today, Redstone, population 130, relies on tourism to survive, yet its personality and sense of history thrives. In this video, Michelle walked its streets and explored the surrounding canyons and mountainsides in hopes of feeling the Redstone dream for at least a moment. This video shows what she found.
Russell Brown was born in Glenwood Springs and is 60 years old. He’s worked for the local phone company for 31 years and currently coaches boys soccer at Glenwood High school in the fall and has been skiing every winter at Sunlight since 1972.
He is also often the first to be in line on a powder day and he can almost ways be found with his camera in hand to capture those "great moments on great days." In his film, Sunny Laps, he captures some spring skiing with his son Hunter and friend Luke. Here is Sunny Laps.