Blank Canvas is a new feature length film that celebrates the wonderful and unique world of snowboarding. In no other sport or profession does a community come together quite like this. It’s a family. A family that supports each other, lifts each other up, provides guidance and most importantly, has a damn good time. Whether it’s driving through the night chasing a storm, scoping a local mountain for hidden gems, or trekking across an unknown mountain range, it's the characters that make this life possible.
Anchored by Elena Hight, a 2X Olympian, and X Games champion who is stepping out of her own comfort zone by calling on legends of the sport who have done the same. The cast of characters includes legends both old and new, who are here to share their wisdom and experiences with this young rider. During this journey, she bears witness to these riders pushing their own comfort zones, all while she grows and begins to thrive in this brave new world.
In the end, Elena realizes that even though each athlete’s experiences are vastly different, there is a common thirst for these places, experiences, and community. It’s only through these friendships forged during long days in the mountains that this is all possible.
Teton Gravity Research
Elena Hight, Jake Blauvelt, Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, Hana Beaman, Danny Davis, Nick Russell, Sammy Luebke, Shin Biyajima
For this year’s iF3 Movie Awards, any and all films about skiing, snowboarding or a mixture of the two are eligible.
Whether it’s focused on freestyle, freeride, urban, backcountry, telemark skiing, mountaineering, adventuring, a documentary subject, or anything in between, your film is welcome at iF3.