|It's that time of year again ... time for The Beating Film Festival at Silverton! The online viewer's choice competition starts today on nossaTV, the action sports video on demand site.|
Voting for the best video will take place from now until January 1st. Fans can learn more about The Beating on the festival page. In order to vote, viewers must first login or create an account on nossaTV. Then head over to The Beating 2008 channel and rank each film from one (lowest) to five stars (highest) in overall impression. Fans are encouraged to download the nossaTV media player and watch the videos full screen. The DVD quality playback will help users decide their favorite films. Limited to five short films, it won't take you long to rate the videos, and you'll be helping a hard-working filmmaker out this holiday season.
The winner will be announced at the film festival Friday, January 4th, at Miner's Union Theater. With record-breaking early season snowfall, copious amounts of swag to win at the show, and unlimited stoke from standing-room only crowd, you should make every effort to get to Silverton for The Beating!
"The viewer's choice award is a great way for aspiring filmmakers to win some cash," says Jen Brill of Silverton. Last year's winner also pocketed $500 from nossaTV, while the overall festival winner won a tour of Studio 411.
This is the third film festival powered by nossaTV. The "new-ish" video on demand site hosted the voting for the first Beating in December of 2006, and hosted the voting for the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival earlier this fall.
About The Beating
Now it it's second year, The Beating is a new amateur ski and snowboard film festival showcasing undiscovered talent. Hosted in Silverton, Colorado by the Silverton Mountain Ski Area, The Beating is designed to be the "core" version of "The Meeting" (held in Aspen) where the top 'pimpin' big budget ski films of the year premiere. The event will also help raise money for Silverton Mountain's High School scholarship ski program. This year's sponsors include Final Draft editing software, Studio 411, and K2, who is contributing a pair of Pontoons. What better to surf the deep pow at Silverton?