Vote for Coldsmoke Winter Film Festival’s Online People’s Choice: screen ’em at home for free

(PRNewsFoto/Coldsmoke Winter Film)

(PRNewsFoto/Coldsmoke Winter Film)

Ahh.  Movies.  Ahh.  Staying in.  Add voting for cool stuff, and that’s not too shabby.  The Coldsmoke Awards will be held January 10th, 2015, but they’re giving you a way to get involved long before that.  Get involved, and check out some movies in the comfort of your own home.  So kick back, check out some of the films up for the Online People’s Choice, and cast your vote.  Pants optional, this ain’t no Oscars.  Though if you wanna pull a Golden Globes-worthy Drunk!Streep, there’s no judgement here.  (Because she’s always awesome.)

Okay I’ll admit it; this release caught my eye thanks to the fun Game of Thrones spoof.  But I’m always up for giving a shout-out to film fests, with or without Ned Stark.  So what’s Coldsmoke all about, anywho?  Let them tell you:

The Coldsmoke Platform was born out of a rapidly growing mountain community’s desire to showcase its expanding artistic talent and celebrate the culture around winter. It exists to cultivate, promote, and broadcast the ideas, imagery, and businesses flourishing within this mountain way of life. Along with fostering new talent and innovation, The Coldsmoke Platform prides itself on strengthening winter communities through partnerships with organizations dedicated to investing in the future of mountain society and focusing on local businesses.

These films will be up for about two months; give a few (or all) a look.  Why not?  Not like you’re headed outside with that wind chill.  Just me?

Read on for the full press release!

Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour Showcases Winter Culture with an Unrivaled Collection of Films and Must-See Live Events

BOZEMAN, Mont., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Coldsmoke Winter Film originated in Bozeman, Montana, and was born out of a mountain community’s desire to showcase artistic talent and celebrate a culture entrenched in winter. A decade later, Coldsmoke Winter Film is still the most authentic and relevant mouthpiece of the winter culture, delivering high-energy events and brand activations, uniting audiences and consumers alike.

Every October, stoke begins to rise as winter enthusiasts take a front row seat to some of the most incredible winter films from around the globe. Pair this with epic events, immersive digital experiences, and community activism, and Coldsmoke Winter Film is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Coldsmoke Winter Film consists of three major experiences. The first begins in early November with the launch of Coldsmoke Online People’s Choice. For a limited time, films can be found in one place online for free. Films vary from ski and snowboard flicks to ice climbing, paragliding, surfing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. All videos remain online for a two-month voting period, giving fans the power to choose the filmmaker(s) who will receive the coveted People’s Choice Award. If hooking up your favorite film isn’t enough incentive, every time viewers vote, they are entered to win a Canadian Cat Skiing Trip for two at Powder Mountain and $1000.

The Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour kicks off in Bozeman, Montana, and travels to locations throughout the Northwest and Rocky Mountains. Key stops include Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Salt Lake City, Bellingham, and Whistler. Film selections vary a bit to highlight local filmmakers, and non-profits and organizations are touted for their commitment to the greater good of the winter community. If that doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, then specialty beer and cocktails or snagging one of the many raffle prizes will.

Coldsmoke Winter Film culminates back in Bozeman on January 10, 2015, with the winter culture’s equivalent of the Oscars. The Coldsmoke Awards are the definitive celebration of artists, athletes, and those inspired by life in the mountains. Categories include Best Powder, Best Cinematography, and the ever-preeminent People’s Choice Award. Filmmakers are awarded cash, prizes, and a one-of-a-kind trophy. Guests are strongly encouraged to don their funkiest winter gear, and the entire night is crafted to keep the audience wide-eyed and on the edge of their seats—tips up of course. For one night, winter culture enthusiasts are on the same journey to the summit of revelry, where they firmly stake claim in shared adoration, letting their freak flags fly.

Coldsmoke: The delicious and joyful crystalline cloud of powder snow that bathes you in its glorious chill when you’re carving down a deep pristine run in the alpine splendiferousness

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