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Awards show, TV series to highlight Tahoe-Truckee athletes, filmmakers

Adam Jensen
ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com

Action sports of all kinds will be featured during a new television series and awards show highlighting local atheltes this winter.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Tahoe-Truckee's action sport athletes and filmmakers have a chance to show off their skills, and maybe win some cash, with a new television series and awards show this winter.

The inaugural Dream Life Short Film Awards is calling for video submissions showcasing skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain biking, air sports, water sports, alpining and adaptive sports to be included in a television series and awards show at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa April 30.

Mountain Resort Television and Sky Tavern have teamed up on Dream Life. The goal of the series and awards show is to highlight the range of talent by local athletes and filmmakers, while also helping them make connections with local pro athletes like JT Holmes and Maddie Bowman, who will be among the presenters at the awards show, said Mikaila Bird, spokeswoman for Mountain Resort Television.

"We're trying to just have the whole range of action sports," Bird said.

Winning films in each of Dream Life's categories will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, and the creator of the top film of the year will be awarded a $2,500 prize.

Films should be no longer than six minutes and be submitted by Feb. 15. Films need to be an entrant's original work and will be judged on content, ability and creativity. Full rules and instructions on how to submit are available at http://www.moutainresorttahoe.com

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"Lake Tahoe and the surrounding regions are filled with incredible talent," said event host Dreu Murin in a press release. "Dream Life is a one-of-a-kind film festival giving the opportunity to have filmmakers' and athletes' work highlighted in a television series and shown at a televised film festival where local celebrity athletes will be presenting awards and cash prizes to the top films."

Category finalists will be shown on Mountain Resort Television (Reno-Tahoe cable channels 7 and 11 and satellite channel 21) during several 30-minute television broadcasts prior to the awards show, according to the release.

Presenters at the show will also include Daron Rahlves, Karl Watson, Cam Zink, Marshall Miller, Roy Tuscany and Ralph Backstrom. Tickets are $25 and will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.