Awards List


Grand Jury Award
Awarded to the best film, of any competition category, as selected by a jury of industry professionals.
 
Best Feature Film
Awarded to the best feature film in competition.

Best Foreign Film
The best feature length narrative or documentary from outside the United States.

Best Documentary
The best documentary film
in competition.

Best Director
Awarded for the best direction from among all films.

Best Actor / Actress
Awarded for the best performances
from among all films.

Best Short Film
Awarded to the best short film
in competition.

Best Student Film
Awarded to the best student film
in competition.

Best Adventure Sports Film
Best film about extreme or high-impact adventure sports.

Best Environmental or Mountain Culture Film
Best film concerning environmental issues or mountain culture.

Best Animation
Awarded to the best animated film
in competition.

Best Music Video
Awarded to the best music video
in competition. 

Best Television Pilot
Awarded to the best television pilot
in competition.

The Sir Edmund Hillary Awards will be awarded to deserving projects from each official competition category at the discretion of the judges.

The Sierra Nevada Awards will be awarded to deserving projects from each official competition category at the discretion of the judges.

The Seven Summits Awards will be awarded to deserving projects from each official competition category at the discretion of the judges.

Screenplay Competition

Overall Grand Prize Winner

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
4th Place
5th Place

10 Official Finalists