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ISFF + GoPro Filmmakers Challenge 2013

World Class Skate Filmmakers Exclusively Shoot with HERO3 Black Edition

SAN MATEO, CA (March 14, 2013)- GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of today’s most engaging skate content announces the launch of the first ever International Skateboard Film Festival (ISFF) + GoPro Filmmaker Challenge 2013. ISFF selected a panel of ten filmmakers from around the world, including past ISFF winners and world-class skate videographers to compete in the Challenge.

 

The ten participating filmmakers are: Craig R. Stecyk III (USA), James Holman (New Zealand), Russell Houghten (USA), Philip Evans (Ireland), Takahiro Morita (Japan), Sebastien Abes (France), Ryan Dearth (USA), Josh Stewart (USA), Elard Robles (Peru) and Dan Wolfe (USA).

Each filmmaker will create a short film (three to eight minutes in length) on any subject related to skateboarding, exclusively shot and edited with the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition. A panel of judges from the Academy of Skateboard Filmmakers, along with a few invited guest judges, will select the winner based on originality, execution, editing, and complete usage of the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition. Three winners will be recognized and awarded at the ISFF Awards Ceremony in November in Los Angeles. Winners will receive a cash prize of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for first, second and third place, respectively.

All films will be hosted exclusively on the International Skateboard Film Festival Website (http:// intlskateboardfilmfestival.com/) as well as the GoPro Network.

About International Skateboard Film Festival (ISFF)

Dubbed the “Oscars of Skateboarding” by the industry’s heavyweights, the International Skateboard Film Festival is the premier film festival dedicated to honoring the creativity of filmmaking within the skateboard industry. Giving recognition to both the filmmakers and their creations, the festival opens a whole new path into the recognition of skateboarding as a lifestyle and a worldwide art form. The Festival is open to filmmakers from around the world, independent to emerging, skate shops, media, and brands. ISFF is sanctioned by the Academy of Skateboard Filmmakers, Arts & Science (ASF), an honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and science of skateboard films. Comprised of some of the most iconic and influential figures in skateboarding, it is the industry’s first and only organization to represent the art of filmmaking. ISFF is proud to actively contribute to skateboard filmmaking creativeness in such way for its 4th annual edition. Visit http://intlskateboardfilmfestival.com for more information.

 

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Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

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