Snowvana Amateur Film Competition

Snowvana Amateur Film Competition presented by Level 1 and Unofficial Networks

Presented by Level 1 and Unofficial Networks

The inaugural Snowvana Amateur Film Competition seeks to discover the best unknown snowsports athletes and cinematographers in the world. Three winners will be crowned including, Best Overall Athlete(s) Film, Best Runner-Up Athlete(s) Film, and Best Cinematography. The winners will receive recognition from one of the industry’s top film companies, Level 1, cash prizes, airfare and lodging to attend Snowvana’s Mt. Hood Film Festival, SuperUnknown photoshoot, and tremendous exposure from media partner, Unofficial Networks.

Snowvana’s Mt Hood Film Festival
Portland, OR – Oregon Convention Center
November 18 – 20, 2022

Prizes

Best Overall Athlete(s) Film

$3,500 Cash
Flight(s) and lodging for one representative from film to Portland OR.
(Note: Entrant must fly from airport that offers Alaska Airlines within the continental United States + Alaska)
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Best Runner Up Athlete(s) Film

$1,500 Cash
Flight(s) and lodging for one representative from film to Portland OR.
(Note: Entrant must fly from airport that offers Alaska Airlines within the continental United States + Alaska)
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Best Cinematography Award

Flight(s) and lodging for one representative to Snowvana.
Spot for the filmer at the Level 1 SuperUnknown media shoot
Flight(s) and lodging for one representative to the SuperUnknown photoshoot.

Level 1 will cover all on-site lodging and food expenses at SuperUnknown. Snowvana will cover the flight to the SuperUnknown location. Any additional expenses are the sole responsibility of the entrant.
(Note: Entrant must fly from airport that offers Alaska Airlines within the continental United States + Alaska)
Click Here for Alaska Airline details

Eligibility and Rules

The Snowvana Amateur Film Competition is open to all amateur athletes and filmmakers worldwide. Athletes & Filmmakers must be ages 13 and up.

Footage must be from the 2021/2022 season and may include urban, powder, park, and all other terrains.

Films will be judged on the exact same criteria, and there are no age tiers.

Keep in mind that it is the Snowvana Film Competition, not the Snowvana Edit Competition.

The winners are to be determined by Snowvana & Level 1. Selections are final and are non-disputable.

All filmmakers, riders, and skiers entering the contest must be amateurs. If an individual has received cash compensation (more than just gear and travel) for their work in the ski industry in either category, they must disclose it in the entry form notes. Snowvana reserves the right to disqualify individuals at our discretion if we feel this rule is being bent or broken.

Upon entry, the contestant grants Snowvana & Level 1 the rights to use submitted material as they see fit, in any and all mediums of distribution. Entry materials will not be returned.

Winners must attend Snowvana to receive an award. If the winner is not available to participate in Snowvana, Snowvana and Level 1 hold the right to pick another contestant.

Enter Film Here

Entries must be submitted before 11:59 pm on October 1st, 2022. No Exceptions


Scoring

Level 1 athletes and staff will overview all submitted films. There are no time constraints on the length of films – but keep in mind that longer is not always better. Videos should showcase skiers/riders’ style, vibe, skills, creativity, and film production & cinematography. Snowvana & Level 1 selections are considered final and reserve the right to disqualify anybody who’s not following the rules and has the ability to make changes throughout the contest.

How are we scoring films this year? There’s no official scoring sheet, but here’s the breakdown of how we’re looking at entries:

10% Overall Vibe
25% Technical Ability and Creativity in the Skiing
25% Production Value and Cinematography
40% Overall Impression

Videos should showcase creative cinematography and an eye for showcasing skiing well. It won’t earn you points if your video is the highest quality production value but you end your clips before riders land.


Submission / Guidelines

Please send a URL link to your film within the entry form. Video must be submitted before 11:59 pm on October 1st, 2022. No Exceptions.


Judging

All submissions will be reviewed by one of the industry’s most elite film companies, Level 1. The winners will be selected by a panel of Level 1 athletes, staff, and filmmakers. The winner(s) will be announced on October 15th, 2022.

Awards will be presented at Snowvana along with each winner’s film being showcased at the event.