Industry Press Release

Film events are stepping up to the plate


Intersection Finalists Announced and Filmmaker Celebrates Milestone

Whistler, BC (March 15, 2011) — Intersection is the newest exciting event to be added to the incredible TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival line-up. Taking the core components of this epic 10 day festival; snow sports, music and arts, and filling a niche market for action sports filmmaking, Intersection is the ultimate filmmaking event for action sports companies. A number of filmmaking snow sports groups were contacted about a show of interest, and six teams have subsequently been invited, and each immediately awarded $1000, to compete in this incredible new competition. Teams are provided with 7 days, from Tuesday April 12th to April 19th, to produce a 5-7 minute short film, whilst staying with a few specific parameters. Included in the prerequisites, the film must be shot within 100km of Whistler Blackcomb, all footage must be recorded within that 7 day span, 30 seconds must be in-bound Whistler Blackcomb terrain, 30 seconds must be terrain park footage, and 75% of the entire film must be on-snow. The films will be shown at a public ticketed event on Wednesday April 20th, where the Grand Prize Winning Team will walk, or ski, away with a mind-blowing $15,000 in cash and prizes.

TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival’s two other film-based events, the 72hr Filmmaker Showdown ( and Film 10 (, a celebration of the decade long aforementioned Filmmaker Showdown, are set to be incredible showcases of artistic talent. The adrenaline filled 3 day challenge that is the Filmmaker Showdown is upping the ante by awarding double the 2010 prize money for Best in Show. A remarkable $10,000 has been allocated for first prize and solidifies the Filmmaker Showdown as an event far beyond child’s-play. This is the real deal. And to celebrate the leaps and bounds that Filmmaker Showdown has made in its 10 year lifetime, a new event, Film 10 emerges. Event Producer Lilli Clark says “Film 10 will be a chance for us to recognise the gems of our flagship film event on this substantial anniversary. With Filmmaker Showdown already sold out, Film 10 is sure to be the go-to event for film buffs and media fans!” Awarding $4500 in prizes to Best Performance, Best Use of Prop, Best Visual Effects, Best Stunts, Best Cinematography, Best Costumes, and more, Film 10 will be a nostalgic and side-splitting night of memories and mayhem not to be missed!

Intersection: This is the ultimate event.  Film.  Skiing.  Riding.  Adrenaline.  Core.  Creativity. Congratulations to the competing teams. And the Finalists are:

Dendrite Studios:

Dendrite Studios is a creative production company focused on the visual outdoors. We are committed to showing a new perspective on adventure. Our debut film, “Out of the Shadows,” won Best Big Mountain Film at IF3 2010, and a Sierra Nevada Award for Action Sports at The Mountain Film Festival.


Family Tree is a DIY production company that showcases a west coast lifestyle based in British Columbia. They have a talented team of people who strive to make cutting edge material with a sense of humor.

June Bhongjan & Joe Carlino from Peep Show Films & Videograss:

Joe Carlino worked for Transworld Snowboarding magazine for the last 4 years running the snow video department. Joe co-produced, shot and edited, “In Color” which won snowboard video of t