The Sound Of Winter Opens Bel Air Film Festival, This Friday Night

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 10, 2012 1:26 pm

It’s about that time of year again when the leaves fall and autumn breeze starts to chill ski enthusiasts, anticipating the new Winter season. So gather close with friends and come celebrate the seasonal change with a special block party in the heart of movie making – Westwood, Los Angeles! The 5th Annual Bel Air Film Festival will kick off the 2012 event by screening The Ski Channel’s “THE SOUND OF WINTER” film, this Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 7PM.  The screening will be accompanied by live music performances and an incredible line-up of films you don’t want to miss.

 Check out the trailer to The Ski Channel’s award winning film, “THE SOUND OF WINTER“:


Friday’s special edition of the “THE SOUND OF WINTER” features some of the world’s best athletes as its stars, including record holding skiers, cliff huckers, human flyers, mountain climbers and the bravest of dare devils. ”THE SOUND OF WINTER” tells the story of these incredible athletes, in a heartfelt documentary about extraordinary people.

The Sound of WinterThe stars of The Sound of Winter include:

Featuring: Sarah Burke, Rory Bushfield, Simon Dumont, Sean Pettit, Karina Hollekim, Mike Wilson, Kris Holm, Melissa Arnot, The Mahre Family, Kirk Bauer, Chip Hildebrand, Jen Hudak, Ted Ligety, Ted Davenport, Julian Carr, Johnny DeCesare, Bob Dole and The 10th Mt Division.

THE SOUND OF WINTER” features the late and beloved 5 time X-Games freeskier, Canadian Sarah Burke, who passed away January 19th, 2012 at the age of 29-years-young. After a fatal crash training in the Park City halfpipe, she died doing what she loved. Her passion for skiing and for the mountains continues to live on, pushing and inspirng female athletes to accomplish more than ever in the industry. She was a leader, a role model, and dearly loved by all that knew her.

Her passing came shortly after the world premiere of WINTER - truly a fallen star.  The Ski Channel dedicates this film to Sarah and her family. Here is a glimpse of her section in the “THE SOUND OF WINTER“:


Friday’s outdoor Block Party Screening Series is sure to set the mood for the film festival, followed by the World Premiere of “Paul Oakenfold 24/7″ – a documentary about the life of the celebrity house and trance DJ, premieing at 8:30PM.   Live music provided by Global DJ’s Sandra Collins, Mark Lewis, Swedish Egil and Angeline.  Come check out this epic party on Broxton Avenue in Westwood, LA, between Le Conte and Weybourne.

The block party will be held from 3:00pm to 11:00pm, October 12th. Just walking distance from the UCLA campus, the event is free for all students with a college ID in hand. Tickets for non-students are $10, with VIP pass at $75. Purchase tickets here!

For full lineup of films playing at the Bel Air Film Festival, check out the PDF schedule and BAFF 2012 website.

Check out the video from the World Premiere of “WINTER“:


To catch a showing of “SOUND OF WINTER” near you, check out: The Ski Channel Winter Film Tour Schedule.