Edit, upload, film, win
Edit, upload, film, win
Edit, upload, film, win
Edit, upload, film, win

What is Mountainwatchers?


Are you a budding filmmaker and also pretty handy on a pair of skis or snowboard?

Do you live for the mountains, their generous offerings and snow in general?

Want to get paid to ride and film the proverbial ‘Japow’?

Look no further…

Introducing, the Inaugural Mountainwatch ‘Mountainwatcher’s Short Film Competition.

We at Mountainwatch want to see your very best snow films. Show us what you see when you look up at the mountain(s) through those tight, tinted ski goggles we all have to wear. We don’t mind whether it’s shot in Australia or overseas this season, we just want to see it!

Think: TGR, Brain Farm, Sherpas Cinema, DPS Cinematic, The Skier’s Journey, Salomon TV etc. etc.

Whilst entries are open to everyone, the above production companies should give you an idea of the calibre of work we’re after. However, for all the ‘Iphoneographer’s’ out there, we urge you to enter our new Mountainwatch ‘Clip Of The Week’ competition by using #mountainwatchthis on Instagram – follow the link below for more info.

Clip of the Week
The Mountainwatchers Prize

Become our paid video intern in Japan for 3 weeks including:

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation
  • Lift passes
  • Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • $1500 cash


  • Film and edit a video 60 seconds or longer
  • Clips must be from the 2018 Southern Hemisphere Winter season
  • You must upload the full video to YouTube and a 60 second version on Instagram
  • Your edit must also include the Mountainwatch Short Film Contest intro – found here.
  • The video must not include any other logos or watermarks


So what are you waiting for? There’s plenty of snow in the southern hemisphere so get out there and film it!


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