Following the conclusion of the 2nd Mountain & Adventure Film Festival, Film Festival Flix is pleased to announce the 2016 award-winning films. This past February, 70 finalists competed in 11 categories over 29 days. Viewers were able to watch and vote for their favorite films through their computer, tablet, smart phone, or Internet connected TV. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of this year’s films, our audience’s reaction, and the exponential growth we saw over the 2015 festival” said Film Festival Flix CEO, Benjamin Oberman.
The 11 category winners were determined solely by audience vote. The top 3 audience voted films were submitted to our Athlete Ambassador Council who voted to award the Grand Prize. The elite Athlete Ambassador Council is comprised of Alex Honnold, Steph Davis, Sasha DiGiulian, Cedar Wright, Emily Harrington, Jeremy Jones, Adrian Ballinger, Jeremy Collins, Hans Florine, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ben Rueck, Arian Chamasmany, Libby Sauter, Will Mayo, Matthias Mayr, Heidi Wirtz, Craig DeMartino, and Timmy O’Neill. The festival will award $15,000 in cash prizes, awards, and distribution opportunities to the winning filmmakers.
Grand Prize: “Citadel”, Directed by Alastair Lee Best Feature Film: “Brave New Wild”, Directed by Oakley Anderson-Moore Best Short Film: “Frank and the Tower”, Directed by Fitz Cahall Best Adventure Film: “Wampler’s Ascent”, Directed by Elizabeth Wampler Best Climbing Film: “Citadel”, Directed by Alastair Lee Best Skiing Film: “Sugar Mountain”, Directed by Richard James Best Paddling Film: “Martin’s Boat”, Directed by Pete McBride Best Free Flight Film: “The Mysteries”, Directed by Skip Armstrong Best Biking Film: “Rolling in the Alps”, Directed by Laurent Crestan Best Slackline Film: “Jerry’s 704 ft. World Record Highline”, Directed by Grant Thompson Best Environmental Film: “Monument Valley – Sunrise to Moonrise”, Directed by Christopher Swainhart Best Cultural Film: “Drawn”, Directed by Jeremy Collins
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The 11 award-winning films will be available for viewing in the upcoming digital Mountain & Adventure Winners Showcase which runs online at www.FilmFestivalFlix.com. Registered viewers with their $19.99 Winners Showcase pass will have 24 hour streaming access to the winning films, from April 1st – 30th, accessible from any Internet connected computer, tablet, smart phone, or TV. View the Winners Showcase trailer at Film Festival Flix.
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