October 25, 2013
Friday • 7:30 p.m.
Salle multifonctionnelle La Ferme
50 Rue de la Ferme
Baie-Saint-Paul , QC , G3Z 0G2
Information about the event
The International Freeski Film Festival (IF3) was created in 2007 as a result of a common idea shared by passionate ski industry veterans Felix Rioux, Doug Bishop and JF Durocher. The idea was to create a film festival dedicated to screening freeskiing movies and expanding ski culture to new levels.
IF3 stemmed from the need to unite all elements that compose freeski culture in one place, including ski cinematography, producers, athletes, photography, brands, music, art and parties.
Currently IF3 is the biggest gathering of independent movie producers in skiing, and it draws producers, athletes and event attendees from 20+ countries. Both fan participation and video submission has increased every year since the event’s inception. Since the first edition of IF3, the roster has grown from 11 professional and 5 amateur entries to over 35 professional and amateur films, shorts, documentaries and webisodes in 2011. In addition to expanding the film roster, IF3 progressively added initiatives such as the outdoor movie screenings, a European installment of the festival in Annecy, France in 2010 where a photography exhibit was also introduced, and the largest ski Autograph Session ever at Oberson Ski Shop in 2011.
The Festival has come along way since 2007 and its progression is yet to end. That being said, our core focus remains the same: to unite and promote all aspects of freeskiing, and to honour and celebrate the producers, photographers, athletes and everyone else that contributes to the constant progression of the ski industry.