Nissan Outdoor Games: 5 days of pure action

A unique event, the Nissan Outdoor Games again brought thousands of spectators to the official film projections and spectacular air shows at the Plan de l’Aiguille (Aiguille du Midi) and the Grands Montets.

Rachael Burks.  Copyright: T. ShuAfter filming for one week, the world’s best extreme sports athletes and exceptional production teams turned in their films.
At the center of one of the most impressive sports terrains: the valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the five teams submitted their films to the jury which were the fruit of hours of work for a 5-minute film! The jury, presided by Tristan Carné, deliberated for quite a long time this afternoon before making their decision.
This second edition of the winter Nissan Outdoor Games, the most important outdoor sports event in Europe, brought together athletic performances by professional athletes and the creative/artistic aspect of a film and photo festival.
“I was really impressed by the technical difficulties of the images filmed by the athletes,” said Karine Ruby, snowboard Olympic Champion and jury member.
According to Tristan Carné (director and jury president), the jury* deliberation was an enriching experience with a true debate. There were questions posed about the scenarios, the importance of the athletic performance, the film trailer style chosen by some teams versus a true short film.

After viewing the films several times and heated discussions, the jury finally made their decision. The GoldenPeak is awarded to Team Argon. With a complete scenario, well-transitioned sequences, great acting, a real ambiance that captured the spectators’ attention from beginning to end with a philosophical question of life, death and regrets. This true short film was rapidly recognized for its merits becoming the unanimous choice as leader.

The Jury’s Special Award is awarded to Team Golgoht and The Best Sports Sequence is awarded to Ride the Planets.

Terje Haakonsen.  Copyright: Tommy Solstad

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Impressions of Piz Corvatsch.  Copyright: Andy Mettler

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