Steamboat Mountain Film Festival screens ‘All In’ and ‘Hoji’ |

Steamboat Mountain Film Festival screens ‘All In’ and ‘Hoji’

A shot from the Matchstick Productions’ 2018 film, “All In,” featuring athlete Michelle Parker. (Courtesy photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There’s a rite of passage that comes with the annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival.

“It’s reacquainting yourself with that ski partner that you might not have seen since April, mentally preparing yourself for the winter or just seeing what else is possible in action sports,” said Michael Martin, creator and organizer of the festival.

The second installment of the three-event Steamboat Mountain Film Festival kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Chief Theater, and it features the screening of two Matchstick Productions films, “All In” and “Hoji,” kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Chief Theater.

If you go

What: Steamboat Mountain Film Festival presents “Hoji” and “All In”

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Where: Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

“Both films are extraordinary,” Martin said. “I’m really looking forward to showcasing these to Steamboat.”

“All In” was shot on location in British Columbia, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Japan and South America. The film stars athletes Angel Collinson, Michelle Parker, Tatum Monod, Elyse Saugstad, Mark Abma, Wiley Miller, Johnny Collinson and Cody Townsend.

Martin said it’s a film that showcases the talent of the featured athletes, and at the same time, makes a statement about equality.

“I see just as many women in the backcountry now as men, so why not have that reflected in one of the biggest ski movies of the year,” Martin said.

“Hoji,” starring Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, James Heim, Markus Eder, Mark Abma and more, is a film that lets the skiing speak for itself. It is directed by Scott Gaffney.

“He’s a one-stop-shop,” Martin said. “He hikes his terrain, creates the products he uses in the backcountry and pioneers lots of new zones. That, to me, is about as well rounded as you can get in this sport.”

Tickets for the film festival are $15 and available online or at the door.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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