Background

After a gradual rise to acclaim, this event has not only had great organisation but has produced some of the wittiest video clips in European Snowboarding so far. Long time sponsor Protest have stuck by the event and seen it blossom in what is now a video-on-demand culture not only amongst snowboarders but Worldwide. The event will take place from the 20th - 21st March 2007, teams of 3 will be asked to create a 120 second movie in just 26 hours all filmed in the Tignes snowpark. Kind sponsors as aforementioned are Protest Boardwear, Spy Optics, Ride Snowboards, Tignes.co.uk and The Snowboard Asylum. With 6000€ and 3 Sony Viao Laptops up for grabs it's sure to grab your attention.

Other awards aside from the main competition will be Best Trick, Most Creative, Best Edit, Best Camera Work and Most Stoked Film. There will also be an onsite best trick in the snowpark with 750€ cash giveaways. Below you will find details of the program, teams, sponsors and the man himself - Graham MacVoy;

Protest Jib-Vid 2007 Program:

Sunday 18th March

  • Arrival Day
  • 15h00 – 18h team registration, The Couloir Bar, Val Claret
  • 2200 – DJ set, The Couloir Bar, Val Claret

Monday 19th March

  • 10h00 – Tignes snowpark open
  • 15h00 – 18h team registration, The Couloir Bar, Val Claret
  • 18h00 – Rider meeting, The Couloir Bar, Val Claret
  • 22h00 – DJ set, The Couloir Bar, Val Claret

Tuesday 20th March

  • 10h00 – Tignes snowpark open
  • 10h00 – The Protest Jib-Vid begins
  • 22h00 – DJ set, the Couloir Bar, Val Claret

Wednesday 21st March

  • 10h00 – Tignes snowpark open
  • Midday –all Jib-Vid’s handed in to organiser by this time
  • 13h00 – 1600 – Best Trick contest in the Tignes snowpark
  • 20h00 – Melting Pot – doors open
  • 21h00 – Melting Pot – Film projection and judging starts
  • 23h00 – 0400 – Melting Pot

NB: preliminary programme – subject to change

Protest Jib-Vid History

The Protest Jib-Vid, now in its third year, is due to return to Tignes, France on the 20th and 21st March 2007.

The event began as a seasonaires’ film competition to celebrate the creative nature of skiing and snowboarding in 2005 and was an instant success. With Protest Boardwear, supporting and sponsoring the competition from the beginning, this rider-run concept has grown into Europe’s premier riding and filming competition.

By growing the Protest Jib-Vid up from its grassroots level the competition has kept its focus on producing the highest level of short films possible in a 26 hour production window. This year the time allowance for each of the jib-vids has been extended to 120 seconds to allow for the greatest creative license yet.

With the confidence and sponsorship invested by Protest Boardwear over the years the event has grown into a two-day spectacle for spectators and team members alike. From the moment the teams begin filming, the Tignes snowpark will be a buzz with; a bilingual MC to keep everyone informed, a BBQ from the local take-out legend Tignes Cuisine, raffles and prize giveaways for the spectators to win whilst enjoying the chance to ride with the pros all day, limited edition event T-shirts for all shapes and sizes, DJ’s keeping the whole place rockin’, and a world class snowpark with the most ingenious features to watch the teams use or have a go at yourselves.

The evenings are just as hectic with live acts brought into resort just for the Protest Jib-Vid who will be found playing in the premier locations of Val Claret. The Couloir Bar will be offering hospitality to all the riders, staff and as many others as can fit through the doors. Its sumptuous menu, deliciously well stocked bar, freshest tunes outside of the official afterparty and the friendliest staff in town will help you enjoy every minute of your stay in Tignes. The projection of all the jib-vid’s will be the pinnacle of the competition, which will take place in Tignes’ best kept secret, The Melting Pot. Once the lucky winners get their hands on their Sony Vaio Laptops and 750€ each, we promise to deliver the biggest party in the Alps this decade. Luckily Red Bull has fuelled the event with all the energy needed so that we do not miss a second, ask Protest Jib-Vid staff members for your lifeline in a can!

The Protest Jib-Vid is open to skiers and snowboarders, guys or girls, in teams of three with a maximum of 20 teams invited to take part. A number of teams are invited, including the top three teams from the 2006 Protest Jib-Vid, whilst the wildcard entries will be accepted via the official event website until the end of February, check out www.jib-vid.com for all details.

The Teams

The Protest Jib-Vid would be nothing without the extraordinary effort invested by all the teams that take part. From the costume design for their storylines to writing whole music scores in the early hours of the morning, the teams give every ounce of energy to try and create the winning masterpiece.

Adam Gendle seems to have the magic formula, as he has been a member of each and every winning Protest Jib-Vid Team. This year the pressure will be on as ‘Gendle’ returns to Tignes to try and take the title once again, and no-one knows this better than the man himself.

Quotes from Riders

Adam Gendle – 1st Place Protest Jib-Vid 2005 & 2006 “It is the most fun competition ever. For sure I’m coming back and to take the title home again!"

Tim Warwood – 2nd place in the Protest Jib-Vid 2006 "The jib vid is one of the best video contests around! If not the best! The whole 'film and edit in one day' is brilliant, and with the time limit being only 90 secs, it means you have to be really creative to tell your story. It helps that I got 2nd too!"

About the Sponsors

Protest Boardwear provides technical outwear for all levels of boarding enthusiasts. For more information on their extensive All Conditions Boardwear check out their new website at www.protestboardwear.com .

Ride Snowboards provide shred sticks across the board from all mountain beasts to park destroyers, check out your stick of choice at www.ridesnowboards.com .

Spy Optics provide the slickest shades and goggles on the market, so for your windows to the world check out, www.spyoptiocs.com .

The Snowboard Asylum (TSA) is your one stop-shop provider, from backpacks and avalanche equipment to threads and shreds, check out, www.snowboard-asylum.com .

Tignes.co.uk can hook you up with the perfect palace to suit all your needs at the end of a long day’s riding in Tignes, and if you need help with anything from transfers to babysitting they can help you with that too. For more information check out, www.tignes.co.uk .

For all information on the ski resort of Tignes check out their website at www.tignes.net .

The Man behind the Event

Graham MacVoy, the organiser and brains behind the Protest Jib-Vid, brings a wealth of experience as both an events organiser and snowpark designer/shaper to Tignes. His previous projects include The Red Bull Rail Storm (George Square, Glasgow, 2004 and Trafalgar Square, London, 2005), the Nikita Iceland Park Project (2001-2006 inclusive), Xbox Big Day Out (Val D’Isere, France, 1998-2006), The Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard Show (Olympia, London, 2002-2005), and The Orange Air Time (The Orange British Championships, Laax, Switzerland, 2006), to name just a few. The Tignes snowpark will be reshaped with the help of the crew at GMC Park Design to introduce several new features, which provide the teams with a selection of fresh and innovative obstacles to work their storylines around.

As a professional snowboarder for many years, Graham has experienced both sides of the organisers’ desk at events. He uses this experience to try and provide the warmest welcome to all the spectators whilst ensuring the teams are able to demonstrate their skills both as athletes and as creative directors through the competition format and the course construction.

“The Protest Jib-Vid has been a pleasure to organise over the last 3 years with great support from all the riders, media partners and all the sponsors that have been involved. The vibe in the park is amazing when the competition is running, as the teams are off filming whilst the locals kill it on all the new features, and I am super proud to be able to give this to a resort that I made my home for so many years. There is nothing better than sharing a day’s riding with your mates and marvelling in the joy of having fun on skis or a snowboard, so I am looking forward to riding the park myself in March – it rocks!

Inclusion not exclusion is the aim of the event, so we have prizes, giveaways and t-shirts for anyone who comes along to ride or just to watch and be part of the atmosphere. I am looking forward to the cash giveaways I have planned for the best trick contest - open to everyone – and think that everyone is going to be stoked on the kit we have as prizes from Ride Snowboards, Spy Optics and The Snowboard Asylum (TSA)."