We’re proud to announce that our new movie, Turbulent Flow, has been selected to be one of 15 professional movies at the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) this year! Currently iF3 is the biggest gathering of independent movie producers in skiing and draws producers, athletes, and event attendees from all over the world. This year, IF3 will take place in Montreal (Canada) September 12-16, Annecy (France) September 28-30 and Innsbruck (Austria) October 5-6.

You can read more about all the selected movies here.

At the Imperial Cinema in Montreal. Photo: Simon Lebrun

iF3 History

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.

The traditional iF3 Awards. Photo: Simon Lebrun

Currently iF3 is the biggest gathering of independent movie producers in skiing and 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 amatuer 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 that introduced a photography exhibit, and the largest ski Autograph Session ever at Oberson Ski Shop in 2011.

“iF3 and its long list of powerhouse sponsors are reflections of a sport that is the fastest rising in skiing.” – Montreal Gazette 

Gaute Silseth, PC Fosse and Lars Haakon Hafsal at IF3 in Annecy last year.

The Festival has come along way since 2007 and the progression is yet to end. New events and initiatives are being added to the 2012 festival. That being said, our core focus remains the same: the 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.