Annual Fundraiser Celebrates Works by Local Filmmakers
Sunlight Mountain Resort and the True Media Foundation are hosting the Second Annual Winter Stoke Film Festival scheduled to play Nov. 30th, at the Vaudeville Theatre in Glenwood Springs and Dec. 7th at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Event organizers announced they have added a third showing set for Dec. 21 at the New Ute Theatre in Rifle.
The film festival invites local filmmakers to submit 1-3 minute short videos of their outdoor winter adventures. This year nearly two dozen videos were submitted. The evening also includes the latest full-length ski movie produced by Warren Miller Entertainment titled “Line of Descent.”
Proceeds from Winter Stoke benefit the True Media Foundation, a non-profit from Carbondale whose mission is teaching young people how to make media for social good. An example of True Media’s work is its “BE HEARD!” afterschool program. The program is offered to RE-1 high school students who can earn up to 10 credits in Business and Technology as they learn professional digital media production skills. True Media was launched in 2005 by Christopher Tribble, a longtime Colorado media industry professional. Since its inception, the foundation has reached hundreds of local students who have gone on to further their media studies and skills in college and are now working as professionals in the field.
“With Winter Stoke, we do more than just push the play button on the latest ski movie, we invite local skiers and riders to be part of our evening by showcasing their videos on the big screen, and we turn it full-circle by raising funds that are ultimately dedicated toward teaching our local youth valuable skills in professional digital media production that they can turn into lifelong careers,” said Troy Hawks, marketing and sales director at Sunlight.
Winter Stoke is emceed by Auston Tribble and the audience votes for their favorite short film. All Winter Stoke finalists receive two lift tickets and the winner gets a 2017-18 season pass. A brief intermission includes a live-auction for a variety of gift packages including a pair of Sunlight’s custom-made Sunny 700 skis made by Meier. Find more online at www.WinterStoke.org .