Montana’s Bridger Bowl is fostering budding videographers this spring. The ski area’s annual Point and Chute Video Competition takes place during March with the event now opened to individual entries.
Bridger’s Point and Chute Video Competition is a juried film festival that culminates in a public screening. Cash awards totaling $1,000 go to the winners of best film, best powder sequence, and best point-of-view footage. The rules are simple. Films must be seven minutes or shorter and submitted on DVD, and footage must all be shot within the boundaries of Bridger Bowl. Check with the resort for acceptable file formats.
Other than that, the content is up to the videographer. Fill the screen with powder, cliffs, jumps, park tricks or pratfalls. Make the audience laugh, cry, and drool over the shots.
For a bit of inspiration, you can check out this 2011 Point and Chute entry called “Homegrown” from the Bridger Brigade:
All video entries are due March 19. Registration and entry costs $20.
The top 10 videos are selected for the public screening. The Point and Chute videos are shown at 5 p.m., March 24, in the Jim Bridger Lodge.
All participants in this year’s Point and Chute get to entry a drawing for a grand prize. The drawing takes place April 7, and the winner gets a ski vacation for four adults to Grand Targhee Resort.
Here’s another 2011 Point and Chute entry called “From Blower To Choker” from Mountain Goat Productions:
For more information on Bridger Bowl’s Point and Chute contest, look here.