BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coldsmoke Awards – What do you get when you pair winter films with local altruism, thousands in cash prizes, techno color ski gear and a gathering of the world's most brilliant filmmakers? You get one of the most authentic and thrilling representations of winter culture. One winning fan favorite of the night was Sweetgrass Production's Afterglow and according to winning Director Mike Brown, "This is one of our favorite places to be, the best fans, the best crowd and the best energy out of any festival we go to."
After a decade of recognizing the best in winter film, this year's turnout and caliber of talent was the culmination of respect and enthusiasm for life in the mountains and on the snow. Bozeman served as host—and a gracious one at that—to all of our winners and nominees who were not shy about expressing their unanimous approval for the night's festivities. Another crowd favorite and winner was The Little Things, and the talented duo behind the flick was there to accept. "The whole vibe of this award is really awesome, it seems like there is a lot of love behind the festival, a lot of really passionate people that put this on, you can really feel it in the film selection and the winners," said the film's producer and athlete Marie-France Roy. Director Darcy Turenne echoed similar sentiments stating, "I have never heard a louder, more responsive crowd."
The coveted People's Choice award went to Soulryders Productions for Kashmir. Founder Mark Kogelmann discussed why these awards are so meaningful. "It's really unique and something that makes Coldsmoke so special is the drive and passion that everybody here has. You can see it throughout all the work," said Kogelmann.
Jeremy Jones' Higher received the Explorer's Award, which goes to the film that is pushing geographic and personal exploration the furthest. Teton Gravity Research was in attendance to accept the award.
Other gems from the night came from DJ Miss Illaneous and host PaddyO from The-House.com. In addition to loaning Coldsmoke a host for the evening, The-House.com is giving away $100 to the best photo using #ColdSmokeAwards and following & tagging @houseboardshop and @coldsmokefilm.
To see a full list of all nominees and to watch a selection of the films go to Coldsmoke Awards.
The official winners for the 2015 Coldsmoke Awards are:
- Explorer's Award: Jeremy Jones & Higher, Teton Gravity Research
- Best Cinematography: Afterglow, Sweetgrass Productions
- Mountain Roots Award: Land of No Use, Henry Worobec and Chris Kamman
- Soul Award: Winter's People, Right on Brother
- People's Choice Award: Kashmir, Soulryders Productions
- Spirit Award: Far From Home, Chair 83 Productions
- Coldsmoke Award: The Little Things, Marie-France Roy and Darcy Turenne
- Award for Best Powder: Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
- Adaptive Award: Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb, T-bar Films
- Femme Fatale Award: Pretty Faces, Unicorn Picnic
- Best Web Series: Tiny House Tour, Right on Brother
The Coldsmoke Awards are the definitive celebration of artists, athletes, and those inspired by life in the mountains. Thanks to our sponsors, Coldsmoke Apparel, Powder Mountain, Whistler RV Park and Campground, Mountain Magazine, Ressler Motors, Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch, The Montana Film Office and many more.
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