At 90 years old, Yvonne Dowlen was still ice skating at least five days a week. She first laced up her skates on Evergreen Lake in Colorado and rose to fame as an international performer in the Ice Capades. She never officially retired, continuing to skate in figure skating competitions until she was 90 years old. Two days after this film was completed, and just before her 91st birthday, Yvonne passed away. Her family said that she had 'the best last day'-- skating on the ice and living out her lifelong passion. Edges is a celebration of longevity and resilience. World Premiere at Mountainfilm in Telluride. To learn more, visit EdgesFilm.com.
// CREDITS //
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Balcony Nine Media | balconynine.co
Director / Producer / Writer: Katie Stjernholm
Director of Photography / Editor: Jonathan Hiller
Color / Sound Mixing / Graphics: Jonathan Hiller
Photo Animation: Ethan Helms
Additional Camera: Travis Rummel and Jacquelyn Zampella
Impact Strategists: Molly Ganley and Katie Stjernholm
// FILM FESTIVALS //
MOUNTAINFILM | Telluride, CO | World Premiere
HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL | Indianapolis, IN | Grand Jury Prize - Short Documentary
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL | Banff, AB | Finalist
SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Sedona, AZ | Received 'Audience Choice: Best Documentary Short' Award
DOC LA | Los Angeles, CA | 'Best Short Documentary'
5POINT FILM FESTIVAL | Carbondale, CO
DENVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Denver, CO
PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL | Port Townsend, WA
NO MAN'S LAND FILM FESTIVAL & TOUR | "People's Choice Award"
BOULDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Boulder, CO
PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL | Portland, OR
CRESTED BUTTE FILM FESTIVAL | Crested Butte, CO
WASHINGTON WEST FILM FESTIVAL | Washington D.C.
FROZEN RIVER FILM FESTIVAL | Winona, Minnesota
INSPIRE FILM FESTIVAL | The Woodlands, TX
HOLLYWOOD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL | Hollywood, CA
FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL | Longmont, CO | 'Best Short Film'
DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL | Washington, D.C.
JEFFERSON STATE FLIXX FEST | Ft. Jones, CA
LEAVENWORTH FILM FESTIVAL | Leavenworth, WA
WALLA WALLA MOVIE CRUSH | Walla Walla, WA
MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR | See schedule at mountainfilm.org/media/edges
Featured in National Geographic Short Film Showcase: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/90-year-old-figure-skater-will-warm-your-heart-with-her-amazing-talent.