by Becky Lomax.
The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival returns once again to Whistler Blackcomb for the spring bash loaded with music, arts, entertainment, and winter sports. This year, the 10-day event running April 15-24 has added a new component with an extreme sports filmmaking competition.
A new Intersection event has been added to the festival, pitting six film crews against each other to shoot, edit, and produce a an extreme sports short film in seven days. The 5- to 7-minute films must feature a skier and a snowboarder with at least 30 seconds of park footage and 30 seconds of in-bounds terrain. Teams will vie for the $15,000 Best of Show prize in front of an audience of 1,800 in the Whistler Conference Centre April 20. Tickets cost $15.
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