The Third Annual IF3 International Freeski Film Festival Line-Up

The Third Annual IF3 International Freeski Film Festival Line-Up

The Third Annual IF3 International Freeski Film Festival Line-Up

Presented by The North Face, Reebok and Salomon, Festival to Gather Skiing’s Top International Filmmakers and Athletes in Montreal.

(Montreal, Quebec) – July 27th, 2009. The IF3 International Freeski Film Festival, presented by The North Face, Reebok and Salomon, is pleased to present the third edition of the IF3, September 17-20, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec. Freeskiing is one of the fastest growing and most skillful snow disciplines today, and has quickly developed an impressive community of dedicated filmmakers working to chronicle the sport’s evolution and talent through film. The IF3 will feature the world premieres of the top twelve professional films along with five amateur movies, and will draw athletes and adrenaline addicts from all over the world. The film showcase and its surrounding events will take place all weekend at Cinema Imperial, Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber Salle Lucie & André Chagnon, in Montreal. Scheduling, festival information and tickets can be found at www.IF3.ca

“For the third year, we are thrilled to partner with our sponsors to bring the entire world of freeskiing together for five days to give the community a chance to see the talent that our sport has been fostering over the last few years,” says IF3 President and co-founder Felix Rioux. No doubt festival highlights will include appearances by some of freeskiing’s top riders including Tanner Hall, Sammy Carlson, JP Auclair, Charles Gagnier, Tom Wallisch, Sean Pettit, JF Cusson, Matt Walker, Arnaud Kugener, Mike Douglas, and many other pros.

“The festival gets stronger and stronger every year’’ said JF DuRocher, IF3 co-founder. “With more activities, such as two free outdoor presentations, we’re confident this year’s festival will exceed people’s expectations. We’ve also transformed our website (www.if3.ca) into a full-fledged shop for all your skiing DVD needs.”

In addition to the loaded film schedule at Cinema Imperial, the IF3’s activities will include two free outdoor screenings presented by The North Face and Red Bull. Held in the Old Montreal, these screenings are set to feature the best of the best of IF3. The first screening will kick off the weekend with the Red Bull Cold Rush movie as well as IF3’s 2008 Movie of the Year, Poorboyz Productions’ Reasons, on Thursday, Sept 17th. The second will take place on the last day of the festival in front of a much larger crowd and will feature the 2009 IF3 movie of the year in what will surely be a perfect way to conclude the third annual International Freeskiing Film Festival.

On top of the outdoor screenings and premieres, the IF3 will provide daily autograph signing sessions with the top freeskiers in the world, at the IF3 Launch Party on Thursday night at Club Lamouche, Friday night’s Reebok Classic Party featuring new school and old school hip hop artists at Theatre Telus, Saturday night’s Newschoolers Awards with Reggae artists Mikey Dangerous and a DJ set from Payz Play at Theatre Telus, and last but not least, the JF Cusson Golf Invitational on Monday.

The IF3 official professional film schedule includes:

IN DEEP: The Skiing Experience
MSP Films (USA)

So Far So Hood
4BI9 Media (USA)

Eyes Wide Open
Field Productions (Norway)

Nimbus Independent (USA)

Can’t Stop
Ride The Planets (France)

Sweetgrass Productions (USA).

Level 1 Productions (USA)

Wild Stallions
Meathead Films (USA)

Every Day Is A Saturday
Poor Boyz Productions (USA)

Mad In France
Ski Vision Production (France)

Pretty Good
Rage Films (USA)

!What Else?
Invert Production (France)

Newschoolers Awards!

Newschoolers Awards with Reggae artist Mikey Dangerous and DJ set of Payz Play.

The IF3 organizers recognize that an international film festival is only as good as the awards it bestows upon its most deserving films. That’s why they have aligned with Doug Bishop & the crew at Newschoolers.com to present the Newschoolers awards for outstanding professional and amateur film entrants.

Award categories include:
Pro Awards
ï‚• Best Film
ï‚• Best Cinematography
ï‚• Best Soundtrack
ï‚• Best Editing
ï‚• Best Male
ï‚• Best Female
 People’s Choice

Am Awards
ï‚• Best Film
ï‚• Best Cinematography
ï‚• Best Soundtrack
ï‚• Best Editing
 Best Rider Performance

Open Awards (Pro & Am)
ï‚• Jury’s “Coup De Coeur”
ï‚• Most Innovative Visual Effect
ï‚• VholdR Countour HD Best Single Shot
ï‚• Best Trick

The winner of the coveted “VholdR Countour HD Best Single Shot” prize will win two Countour HD Helmet Camera to support their next production.

Pro and amateurs awards will be decided on by a pre-selected panel of industry-expert judges including JF Cusson /Canada (pro skier and freeskiing pioneer), Eric Iberg /USA (filmmaker), and Guillaume Lahure / France (founder of skipass.com).

About IF3: The IF3, presented by The North Face, Reebok and Salomon, gives skiers of all ages a festive environment that allows pro skiers, filmmakers, photographers and fans alike the opportunity to rub shoulders with each other while indulging in the biggest, best and wildest way to kick off the ski season. The third edition of the IF3 is made possible through the generous sponsorship of The North Face, Reebok, Salomon, Jay Peak Resort, Coors Light, Red Bull, Kombi, Orage, Line, VholdR Countour HD, Ski the East, Skullcandy, Newschoolers.com, Moment skis, Voleurz, Screamer hats, Peak Performance, Dakine, Skyy Vodka, Appleton Rhum, Jagermeister, Hilton Montreal, Dose.ca, SBC Skier, 33mag.com, Nightlife magazine, Biglines.com, Skipass.com, Zapiks.com and Crux magazine.

For films schedule details, tickets and more information visit www.IF3.ca.

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