Recognize: Film, part of Dew Tour in Breckenridge, features live commentary from directors, producers and athletes of ski and snowboard flicks
If you go
What: 2013 Recognize: Film
When: Thursday, Dec. 12; doors open at 7 p.m., event begins at 7:30
Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge
Cost: $5, with proceeds donated to SOS Outreach
2013-14 featured films at Recognize: Film
• “Dopamine,” Absinthe Films (snowboard)
• “Partly Cloudy,” Level 1 Productions (ski)
• “Tracing Skylines,” Poor Boyz Productions (ski)
• “Brain Dead Heart Attack,” Think Thank (snowboard)
• “Mutiny,” Stept Productions (ski)
• “2112,” Standard Films (snowboard)
On Thursday, Dec. 12, iON Mountain Championships will host Recognize: Film, showcasing the past season’s most notable films in the ski and snowboard industry and paying homage to successes of athletes and videographers outside of competition.
Attendees will view video segments from the biggest films of the year, re-mastered specifically for the Dew Tour, and hear live commentary from the directors, producers and athletes involved in each movie. Tickets to the event are $5, and all proceeds will be donated to SOS Outreach, a youth-development nonprofit that fosters self-confidence, leadership and decision-making in under-served youth.
“The premise is to recognize some of the leaders in snowboard films over the past year and celebrate what they have achieved,” said Seth Ehrlich, vice president of operations for SOS Outreach.
This year’s Recognize: Film presentation will feature clips from six feature-length ski and snowboard movies. The goal of the project is to integrate the ski and snowboard film industry into the Dew Tour to showcase and recognize the progressive work being done by athletes and filmmakers outside of competition.
Each filmmaker or crew will provide a 3- to 5-minute re-edit or clip of their movie and introduce the clip in person at the event on Thursday, Dec. 12. All of the film clips are currently hosted on the Dew Tour Facebook page and will be voted on by the public through Sunday, Dec. 15. At the end of the Dew Tour, the film crew with the most votes will win the Film Night ION Viewer’s Choice Award and a cash prize, announced on Monday, Dec. 16.
“We’re proud to continue our ‘Recognize’ program and feature industry filmers again this year in Breckenridge,” said Aileen Sokol, Dew Tour representative. “The platform brings attention to an important segment of the industry, and it’s a fun night for everyone once the events on the mountain are done for the day.”
Kickers for the kids
SOS has had a long-term partnership with the Dew Tour, Ehrlich said, ever since it started coming to Breckenridge. In the past, Dew Tour promoters have raised funds for SOS through concerts; this is the first year the organization has been associated with the Recognize: Film event. Ehrlich said the money raised from Recognize: Film will stay in the Summit County community.
“It’s going to support our opportunities to expand Summit County programs year-round,” he said, citing a big push within the organization the past two years to build SOS programming.
But the main benefit of being associated with a high-profile event like the Dew Tour is the possibility of reaching huge amounts of people and teaching them about the overarching mission of SOS Outreach: inspiring youth to make positive decisions for healthy and successful lives through access to outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding.
“This is a very good example of a partnership that’s very, very successful,” Ehrlich said. “We can bring in what we’re doing through a venue that’s just so popular, and the outcome of that is a number of volunteers, a number of people who are donating and are aware of SOS.”
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