iF3 announces official film selections for 2012
The International Freeski Film Festival announced its 2012 ski film selections this week. 35+ films and web video series have been nominated in categories including Professional, Web/New Media and Amateur. The iF3 tour is now bigger than ever, encompassing four cities around the globe: La Parva, Chile; Montreal, Canada; Annecy, France and Innsbruck, Austria. With a lengthy roster of films and a lineup of screenings, parties, concerts, art exhibits, autograph sessions and more, iF3 2012 is not to be missed.
The 2012 tour kicked off on August 3 with iF3 La Parva, hosted in Santiago de Chile. iF3 La Parva is the tour’s newest installment. The Nike iF3 takes place in Montreal September 12-16. From there, the tour continues to Annecy, France (September 28-30) and onward to Innsbruck Austria (October 5-6). The Innsbruck stop is also new to the tour for 2012.
The 2012 Nike iF3 in Montreal is primed to be spectacular. Our staff will be on hand to enjoy five days of action in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. The film screenings this year will be hosted at the historic Monument National Theatre, situated across from the new iF3 Outdoor Village in Montreal’s “Peace Park.” The park will showcase a handful of interactive activities, in addition to The North Face Outdoor Movie Screening. New this year, iF3 will host a film screening showcasing freeskiing females, which will be followed up by a girl-specific autograph session.
While Annecy will once again play host to a rocking affair, Innsbruck will be spicing things up by offering an airbag session as part of the festivities. For more information on all of the tour stops and their accompanying events, visit www.if3.co.
JP Auclair presents an award for Best Visual FX at iF3 2011. Photo courtesy iF3.
The Nike iF3 is proud to announce the official Montreal party list:
- Alpine Initiatives iF3 Launch Party. Thursday, September 13 @ La Sat.
- Coors Light presents Mix Master Mike @ iF3. Friday, September 14 @ L’Olympia.
- Red Bull K2 Rocker Party, featuring Sean Pettit. Saturday, September 15 @ Club Soda.
Freeskier will be co-hosting the show featuring Mix Master Mike on Friday, September 14. Without a doubt, this party will be one for the ages. For more information, visit the official event Facebook page.
2012 Official Film Selections:
- Dang! by 4FRNT Media – USA
- Turbulent Flow by Chaoz Productions – Norway
- Free – Riding the Perfect Line by Studio Bivouac – Switzerland
- Hurt So Good by Legs of Steel – Austria
- In Space by Junkies On A Budget (JOB) – Austria
- No Matter What by Meathead Films – USA
- Pour Vous Servir by PVS Company – France
- Sunny by Level 1 Productions – USA
- The Dream Factory by Teton Gravity Research – USA
- The Education of Style by Inspired Media Concepts – USA
- The Eighty Six by Stept Productions – USA
- The Eye of the Storm by Garchois Films – France
- The Snow Collective by Tony Harrington – Australia
- WE: A Collection of Individuals by Poor Boyz Productions – USA
- While We Can by Imaginary Trace – Sweden
Web & New Media Category:
- 4Bi9 House Episode by 4Bi9 Media – USA
- A Day with Tom and Gus by Moment Productions – Canada
- Adventures in Transition by Jacob Strassman – USA
- BioSkieur TV Best Of by BioSkieur – France
- Blowing Money Fast by Garchois Films – France
- Bon Appétit Freeski Blog by Bon Appétit – France
- Episode 1, The Irie Indians Show by WFP Family – Canada
- Episode 5 by Real Skifi – Finland
- FollowUs.TV by Follow Us – France
- Immersion (Chapter 4), TKTV Inside by PVS Company – France
- Jalpak Tash: A Kyrgystan Epic by B4Après Media – Canada
- Kill Your Boredom by Voleurz – Canada
- Nipwitz Russia & Nipwitz Sarajevo by Nipwitz – Finland
- Quarter Past Midnight by Switchback Entertainment – Canada
- Same S#*t Different Movie by Headbud Production – Austria
- Shukran Morocco by Sandra Lahnsteiner – Austria
- Time of a Winter by CBC – France
- The Edge State of Mind by Kaya Turski – Canada
- Which Way To Ze Autobhan? by Traveling Circus – USA
- Act Natural by Toy Soldier Productions – USA
- Awone Again by Awone – Switzerland
- Déjà Vu by Brotherhood Films – Canada
- Dynamite by Freeski-Crew – Austria
- Joy & Pain by TFK Productions – Sweden
- Le Grinch by WFProductions – Canada
- Moss by NSF Productions – Canada
- Part Time by PYP Productions – Canada
- Souvenirs by ESK Media – Canada
- T.A.Z by Gpsy Feelin – France
- Time of My Life by GCC02 – Switzerland
Out of Awards Competition Category:
- Eye Of The Condor (Top 3 videos) – La Parva, Chile
- Ride & Fly by Cow Prod – France
- Science of Airborning & Shit Skiers Say by Voleurz – Canada
- Sennheiser Backcountry Picnic (Top 3 videos) – Canada
- Suzuki Nine Queens Epsiode 1, 2 & 3 by The Distillery – Austria
For a full listing of awards to be presented, click here.
*Film presentation information for each iF3 stop (Montreal, Annecy, Innsbruck) is being added to www.if3.co daily. The Nike iF3 Montreal store is now online; Festival passes, movie and party tickets, and iF3 merchandise are currently available at www.store.if3.co.
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, the Boston Bruins and Norway. He's the Online Editor here at Freeskier.