Sawtooth Mountain Film Festival & Film-MakingMarch 14, 2008
On 7th and 8th March Sawtooth Mountain hosted its ninth adventure sport film festival and screened a fantastic selection of international and local films. The festival was originally designed to generate funding for the Boise State University and has become an annual sell-out event.
The film festival is designed to expose the community to a wide variety of adventure sports and draws a broad deomographic of outdoor enthusiasts typically spanning the ages from 8 to 80 !
Viewers were able to see films on such various topics as white water rafting, skiing, snow kiting, mountain climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, snowboarding, skate boarding and many others.
According to a film by J. Clive Jordan, snow kiting is one of the most “earth friendly” activities that can be practiced leaving a nearly invisible carbon footprint! and all this while you enjoy the power of the wind, big air, and miles of untracked powder!
This year Boise even added a daytime rail jam event to complement the films and encourage more participants to come. The mountain came to Mohammed in the form of 5 semi-trucks filled with snow! The rails, jumps and party atmosphere brought out competitors and spectators alike.
So, do you have aspirations of making your own sport films?
If so, you might like to know about Peter Chrzanowski. Peter is an adventurer specializing in high adrenaline action/adventure documentary films, dramas and photo-journalism. As a film-maker he has 25 years experience and is a major content producer with new media. He founded Extreme Exploration in 1983 when he attended the Simon Fraser University for Film and Communications.
On the 13th – 20th April you can attend an intensive week-long adventure ski and snowboard film-making course being held at Whistler in conjunction with the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival (TWSSF). This gives the students plenty of different activities they can shoot.
The pre-requisites are simple – you need to be an upper intermediate skier or snowboarder with relatively good cardiovascular fitness!
If you are interested you need to jump around – the workshop is limited to 10 students and the course costs $1,072 which includes lift passes, meals and accommodation.
So, here are two addresses for you.
If you are interested in the film-making course contact: http://www.Explorex.net
And if you are interested in submitting a film for the 2009 Sawtooth Mountain Film Festival, contact: http://www.rec.boisestate.edu
No cost is required to enter a film, but the entries must be submitted to the Boise State Outdoor Program by 1st December 2008 and should range from 3-20 minutes. The top 20 films will be selected and shown at the festival as well as the Sawtooth Mountain film Festival traveling tour which will be presented at university campuses throughout the country.
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