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 LeeBest Feature Film: “Brave New Wild”, Directed by Oakley Anderson-MooreBest Short Film: “Frank and the Tower”, Directed by Fitz CahallBest Adventure Film: “Wampler’s Ascent”, Directed by Elizabeth WamplerBest Climbing Film: “Citadel”, Directed by Alastair LeeBest Skiing Film: “Sugar Mountain”, Directed by Richard JamesBest Paddling Film: “Martin’s Boat”, Directed by Pete McBrideBest Free Flight Film: “The Mysteries”, Directed by Skip ArmstrongBest Biking Film: “Rolling in the Alps”, Directed by Laurent CrestanBest Slackline Film: “Jerry’s 704 ft. World Record Highline”, Directed by Grant ThompsonBest Environmental Film: “Monument Valley – Sunrise to Moonrise”, Directed by Christopher SwainhartBest 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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