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WATCH ROUND ONE APRIL 16th at 6pm here

SKY STREAMS

LIVE MUSIC + DJS

IN UNDISCLOSED LOCATIONS

THE SHOW SCHEDULE

Join us Friday April 16, 23 & 30th from 6pm - 8pm PST.

Catch Sky Stream DJ sets, pick your favourite top sheet designs and CAST YOUR VOTE

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SUBMISSIONS DUE:

ROUGH CUTS films due: April 10, 2021

WHIP SHEET art: April 20, 2021

- MOUNTAIN SPORT-

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”

- Anatoli Boukreev

ROUGH CUTS

LOCAL & GLOBAL CATEGORIES

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

OPEN SUBMISSIONS

COLLECT ANY FOOTAGE SHOT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS

LOCAL & GLOBAL CATEGORIES

ROUGHCUTS CONTEST OVERVIEW

2 Categories. 2 rad prize packages.

1. LOCAL - shot within 120km of Whistler

2. GLOBAL - shot anywhere on the planet

Films shot within the Sea to Sky area can compete to win $5,000 CASH, and global participants can compete to win $1000 plus the Key to WSSF 2022.

We are looking for 2-5 minute films, created utilizing footage taken from the last 10 years, that showcase skiing, snowboarding or your favourite snowsport activity. Edit your footage into a creative composition or a short story. Amateur or pro, experienced or novice filmmakers, all have the chance to win prizes, street credit, bragging rights and more!

BEST PHOTO: Rough Cuts combines photography, video & sport into one team event. Each team can also enter their top 5 photos to submit for the BEST PHOTO prize package.

PRIZE PACKAGE

LOCAL: $5000 CASH

GLOBAL: $1000 CASH PLUS THE KEY TO WSSF 2022

BEST PHOTO: $1000 CASH

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Accommodations, bar tabs, dining gift certificates, Gibbons Après Lager prize pack, Scandinave Spa bath access & a snowmobile tour with Canadian Wilderness Adventures .

Teams under the age of 19 can enter but some restrictions on prize packages may apply.ANYONE CAN VOTE

COMPETITION DETAILS

CONTENT GUIDELINES

All snowsport activities accepted.

Shred films & mountain life stories are both accepted but ALL films must include action footage of a snowsport.

Each film can feature up to 5 athletes.

Must be a unique edit created specifically for this competition.

All audio attached to your edit must be DMCA free.

LOCAL CATEGORY JUDGING CRITERIA:

Footage must be from the last 10 years shot within 120km of Whistler .

VAIL does not permit teams filming on Whistler or Blackcomb. All footage on the mountain must have already been collected over the last 10 years.

If you are collecting new footage off the ski hills you must comply with all covid restrictions outlined by the BC provincial health authority HERE.

For more info: CONTEST FAQ's

Schedule

ROUGHCUT DEADLINE: April 10 at 12 noon

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ROUND ONE: April 16

ROUND TWO: April 23

FINALS: April 30

All films will be reviewed by a panel of local filmmakers and athletes with the top 8 local films, and top 4 global films advancing to the online film festival.

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PEOPLES CHOICE FESTIVAL

Vote each week for your favourite film & photo.

FINAL EXPORT

TYPE: MP4 video

Frame size: 1920 x 1080

Suggested Compressor: H.264 codec

The ideal resolution and frame rate will depend on your source footage, but videos will be viewed primary on the web. (We may project them at a later date)

For help exporting look up: "how do I export for Youtube?" HERE or watch video above

You can shoot on your phone or fancy camera. We are looking for filmmaking skill.

For more info: CONTEST FAQ's

WSSF ROUGH CUT JUDGES

Liz Thomson

Co-founder & Creative Director

Bass Coast Festival and The Guild Arts Collective

Learn more about Liz

Rob Lemay

Senior Content Creator

King Snow Magazine

Learn more about Rob

Darren Rayner

Digital Content Producer

Magnafire

Learn more about Darren

Mercedes Nicoll

Canadian Winter Olympian

Snowboard Halfpipe

Learn more about Mercedes

Feet Banks

Writer & Filmmaker

Learn more about Feet

Jeff Schmuck

Editor

Forecast Ski Magazine

Learn more about Jeff

- ART -

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time"

-unknown

WHIP SHEET

TOP SHEET CHALLENGE

SUBMIT HERE

TOP SHEET COMPETITION

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Let a pair of Foon skis or Hightide Snowboard be your canvas.

Artists are invited to submit their original topsheet designs to be voted upon by the world.

PRIZE PACKAGE

The winning artists will receive $1000 each plus a custom-built pair of skis/snowboard adorned with their original artwork PLUS have their designs be made available for custom orders on Foon Skis.

Open call to all artists and designers.

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CONTEST DETAILS

IMPORTANT: Original designs must be a rectangle. We suggest 48 inches tall x 15 inches wide. TOP SHEET ONLY

Digital & classic art are both accepted.

Digital art can be saved in the template or submitted as a rectangle for submission. (original work min. 300 dpi).

Classic art needs to be photographed to submit online.

Winners art will be digitized professionally at no cost to the winner within 100km of Vancouver. Outside this area the artist will be responsible for providing the high resolution image.

All art must be 100% original and artist must own the rights to print.

Submission deadline: April 20 at 12 noon

For more info: CONTEST INFO

- MUSIC -

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”


― Hunter S. Thompson

MUSIC LIVE STREAM

Iconic Whistler locations host our towns local legends. Tune in Friday April 16, 23 & 30th to watch the SKY STREAM line up of DJ & Live music.

SKY STREAM - watch on wssf.com

Friday April 16. Tune in 6 - 8pm PST

Friday April 23. Tune in 6 - 8pm PST

Friday April 30. Tune in 6 - 8pm PST

MOVING THE COMMUNITY FORWARD

SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

The month of programming is designed to give local athletes, artists and entrepreneurs an online platform to connect.

DIVERSITY

Teams are encouraged to showcase diversity on their teams. The diversity requirement can be fulfilled by creating teams with a variety of different generations, genders and/or race. Alternatively it can be visually represented in an artistic way.

GIVE BACK

An additional 5% percent of all prize money will be donated on behalf of the winning filmmakers, athletes & artists to a Sea to Sky Charity of their choice.

WSSF IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

THE KEY TO WHISTLER SPONSORS