25–28, February 2014
As the first contest in Switzerland, Back2Style is carried out as an innovative film event. Seven teams are going to make a short film within four days – that means filming, cutting, setting to music and presenting it to the audience. The footage is to be exclusively recorded in the ski resort ‘Stoos’ in Swiss canton Schwyz.
For this year's Back2Style, five known film teams will be invited from all over Europe. In addition, two "wild cards" will be given away. They can be obtained by submitting a short film until 1 January 2014 on back2style.ch. The seven chosen teams will realize their shootings from the 26 February to 1 March 2014 in the entire ski resort of Stoos.
Thus the Teams can choose by themselves what and where they want to shoot. This produces natural images with natural obstacles and slopes, that will be cut and set to music by the teams in a next step. In this way, participants can put their creativity to the test and demonstrate the possibilities of snowboarding to a wider audience. Eventually not a single trick or spot will decide who will win the prize money in the amount of 2,000 francs, but the overall performance during the four days. The winning team will be determined by the highest number of video views.
The qualification for the wildcards is going to start on Friday 22 November. Up to 1 January2014 four-member teams can apply with a short film. The winners will be chosen by a voting on the Back2style website on 20 January 2014. The launch of the contest is on 26March 2014 and ends with the premiere party on the evening of 1 Of March 2014. Thereafter the videos can be viewed online, commented on and are open for your voting. The winning team will be announced on 16 March 2014.