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iF3 Movie Awards 2015

Angel Collinson – "Paradise Waits" – Wins Best Female Freeride Performance

"For lack of Better" – Clayton Vila Studios –Wins Best Storytelling

When September rolls around and the mountains receive their first dusting of snow, the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) quickly reminds of the upcoming season. Last night in Montreal, we were honored to have "Paradise Waits" nominated for Best Cinematography, to see Angel Collinson receive the well-deserved award of Best Female Freeride Performance and "For Lack of Better" being awarded Best Storytelling.

Collinson, at home in Salt Lake City was patched into the award ceremony to accept her award. Last Year Collinson won Best Female Performance at the Powder Awards for her opening segment in "Almost Ablaze". This year she closes "Paradise Waits" with her aggressive, no-nonsense attack of the fallline, while her fun-loving personality offers some fanatic relief to what some consider the worst ski season on record.

Directed by Clayton Vila and produced by Clayton and TGR, "For Lack of Better", tells a gripping story of top-tier newschool skiers Clayton, Sean Jordan and Cam Riley, as they discover some of the best skiing of 2015, ironically, in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s no surprise that For Lack of Better received Best Storytelling at iF3. The story discusses the trio's addiction to street skiing. Driven by reasons of personal satisfaction and career progression, they are notorious for creating the best possible video segments every year.

Clayton is no stranger to being recognized as a street skier, in 2013 Vila was awarded Best Jib at the Powder Awards for a massive step-up rainbow rail in the streets to close his segment in the "The Eighty Six". The feature is one of high consequence and as impressive as the feature was, it was Vila's smooth style and confident 270 out that sealed the deal in the eyes of the Powder Awards panel. TGR will be releasing the film on iTunes mid November 2015.

From the award-winning filmmaking crew that brought you 2014’s "Almost Ablaze" comes the story of one weird winter and the people who celebrate it… "Paradise Waits", a ski and snowboard film.

Starring: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa / Ian McIntosh / Tim Durtschi / Angel Collinson / Nick McNutt / Dana Flahr / Dane Tudor / Dash Longe / Dylan Hood / Colter Hinchliffe / Todd Ligare / Griffin Post / Johnny Collinson / Mark Carter / Bryan Iguchi / Cam Riley / Clayton Vila / Forrest Shearer / Sammy Luebke / Sammy Carlson

Filmed on Location in: Jackson Hole, Wyo. / Revelstoke Mountain Resort, B.C. / Boston, Mass. / Golden, B.C. / Sharr Mountains and Restelica, Kosovo / Greece / Kiroro, Japan / Black Ops Valdez / Neacola Range, Alaska

"Paradise Waits" premiered September 11, 2015 in Jackson Hole, Wyo followed by a worldwide film tour and releases digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray. Click here for the tour schedule.

Best Female Freeride Performance

Angel Collinson / Paradise Waits - Teton Gravity Research

Best Storytelling - Presented by Forecast Ski Magazine

For Lack of Better - Clayton Vila Studio

About Teton Gravity Research

Since 1996, Teton Gravity Research has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports and adventure. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has significant production experience on all seven continents including commercial work, branded entertainment, original television programming, and 32 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit

About the International Freeskiing Film Festival

Since 2007, The festival in Montreal has created a space for enthusiasts of ski culture, travel, visual arts, and the outdoors to come together for a definitive kick-off to the ski season. iF3 searches for, recognizes, and rewards the best of what the freeski community and spirit have to offer. Every year, cinematography from both professional and up-and-coming filmmakers takes viewers on a global trip. Festival-goers explore the world through skiing, all from their seats.

Presented by Skullcandy, the movie awards and other activities taking place during the iF3 are organized in collaboration with Orage, K2 Skis, Tourism Québec, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, O’Neill, The North Face, Tourism Montréal,, Freskier, Skipass, EDGEsport, Moment Skis, Hitcase, SNOW the Game, Chic-Chac, Owl’s Head, Downdays, Tremblant, Alchimiste, 33Mag, and Forecast Ski Magazine.

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About The Author

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It all began with a dream and a little cash scraped together from fishing in Alaska... Since 1995, we've been an action sports media company committed to fueling progression through our ground-breaking films (37 and counting) and online content.