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Young Filmmaker From Millinocket Wins Maine Outdoor Film Contest [VIDEO]

Congratulations to Ross Knowlton of Millinocket, his filmed titled Two Cold just won the  Winter Broke and Stoked Video Contest!  This was announced just this morning by Sugarloaf and The Maine Outdoor Film Festival.

Check out this fabulous film produced in the MIllinocket area featuring Ross, along with Simon Harmon and Kacey McVey doing some amazing snowboard maneuvering!  The short film also features some great footage of Mount Katahdin and the wildlife in the area.

Ross Knowlton - photo courtesy of Maine Outdoor Film Festival
Ross Knowlton – photo courtesy of Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Ross walked away with the $1000 grand prize!

According to a press release, there were almost 1400 votes cast at the Broke and Stoked website, and Josh beat out Jacob Christiansen of Kittery Point, the second place finisher by just four votes.

“Ross has an incredibly unique eye,” said MOFF director Nick Callanan of the winner. “His short film weaves super fun snow skate footage with these awesome nature shots, creating this mood of focused serenity in body, mind and soul… I found it almost mimics the flow state many outdoor athletes are seeking when they gear up. It’s just a phenomenal piece of film-making and I’m proud that it won.”

The basic rules for the contest include that the film must be four minutes or shorter in length, the filmmaker must be from Maine, and of course the film must taken from the outdoors.

The top ten finalist that were in the running for the grand prize also included folks from Brooksville and Old Town.  They along with the title of their film were:

FROZEN PLAYGROUND – TJ Frongillo – Cumberland

SUMMER SESSIONS – Alex Blackie – Old Town


THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE – Jacob Christiansen – Kittery Point

DOSE Y NIEVE – Zachary Treyball and Marty Wentworth – Brooksville


TWO COLD – Ross Knowlton – Millinocket

FROZEN FINISH – Todd J Burgess – Saco

SNOW DAYS – Keaton Stone – South Berwick

SOMEWHERE IN MAINE – PART TWO – Taylor Walker – Carrabassett Valley

The next contest deadline is August 1st, and more details can be found at their website.

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