The IF3 International Freeski Film Festival kicks off today in Montreal! Billed as the "Cannes Film Festival" of Skiing, IF3 is the largest gathering of independent producers and directors in freeskiing. The Festival also claims to host one of the biggest parties in the freeskiing industry. Bold CLAIM! With dozens of submissions from more than 10 different snow laden nations, IF3 presents an international array of freeski films from the following categories: The Biggest Freeski Film Festival in The World Opens Today | IF3 | Montreal | Unofficial Networks

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The IF3 International Freeski Film Festival kicks off today in Montreal. Billed as the “Cannes Film Festival” of Skiing, IF3 is the largest gathering of independent producers and directors in freeskiing. The Festival also claims to host one of the biggest parties in the freeskiing industry. Bold CLAIM! With dozens of submissions from more than 10 different snow laden nations, IF3 presents an international array of freeski films from the following categories:

  • Open and Documentary
  • Amateur and New Media
  • Pro and All Officially Selected Submissions
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IF3 was created with the goal of bringing the best of the freeski world together at one event. The festival provides an opportunity for the freeskiing community to share and exchange their passion and ideas for the sport. The event also promotes film makers and athletes side by side with films ranging from independent scale projects to big budget productions with helicopters.

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Since it’s inception in 2007 IF3 has continued to grow. Last year IF3 held festivals in both Montreal and for the first time Annecy, France. This years festival in Annecy will happen September 30 – October 2 following the IF3 in Montreal, September 15-18.

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The 2011 lineup delivers a solid “must watch list” heading into the winter.

 

MONTREAL 15-18 SEPT

SÉLECTION OFFICIELLE / OFFICIAL SELECTION : IF3 2011

PRÉSENTÉ À  / PRESENTED IN :  MONTREAL Thu 15th-Sun 18th September

 

CATEGORY : PRO & OPEN

4Bi9 – Beggin’ for Change – USA

CHAOZ PRODUCTIONS – Broken Record – NOR

ESK MEDIA – Interlude – CAN

FIELD PRODUCTIONS – Being There – NOR

INSPIRED MEDIA CONCEPTS – Retallack; The Movie – USA

LEVEL 1 PRODUCTIONS – After Dark – USA

LEGS OF STEEL – Nothing Else Matters – AUS

MATCHSTICK PRODUCTION – Attack of la Nina – USA

MEATHEAD FILMS – Prime Cut – USA

POOR BOYZ PRODUCTIONS – The Grand Bizarre – USA

PVS COMPANY – Animus – FRA

RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE – Cold Rush 2011 – USA

SHERPAS CINEMA – All.I.Can – CAN

STEPT PRODUCTIONS – Weight – USA

SWEETGRASS PRODUCTIONS – Solitaire – USA

SWITCHBACK ENTERTAINMENT – Freedom Chair – CAN

V SHAW PRODUCTIONS – The Powder Highway – CAN

 

CATEGORY : WEB & NEW MEDIA

BC BOYS – Episode Six – CAN

DENDRITE STUDIOS – Parallels – CAN

FLATLIGHT FILMS – Nipwitz II – FIN

FOLLOW US – Vermont vs. Austria – FRA

GARCHOIS FILMS –  Away – FRA

INSPIRED MEDIA / B & E SHOW – Blackout – USA

LEGS OF STEEL – Web Series – AUS

NIMBUS INDEPENDENT – On Top of the Hood – USA

PAPET PRODUCTIONS – À Demain – CH

REAL SKIFI – Episode 3 – FIN

SWITCHBACK ENTERTAINMENT – Mica Heliskiing – CAN

SWITCHBACK ENTERTAINMENT – Skibums – CAN

SWITCHBACK ENTERTAINMENT – Chimaera – CAN

SWITCHBACK ENTERTAINMENT – Six Seconds of Jib Academy – CAN

TRAVELING CIRCUS – Get In The Van -USA

VOLEURZ – That’s Fine -CAN

 

CATERGORY : AMATEUR

BROTHERHOOD FILMS – Groundwork – CAN

FREESKI-CREW – TMSBPTTP – AUS

NSF PRODUCTIONS – Frozen Yogurt – CAN

PYP PRODUCTIONS – Amateur Hour – CAN

TOY SOLDIER PRODUCTIONS – Set Your Sights – USA

 

List of last years Palm Winners, IF3 2010:

Pro:

  • Best Film – Matchstick Productions’ The Way I See It / Presented by Black Diamond Lodge
  • Best Soundtrack – Nimbus Independent’s En Route Nomads
  • Best Editing – Matchstick Productions’ The Way I See It
  • Best Cinematography – Level 1 Productions’ Eye Trip
  • Best Female – Grete Eliassen in Say My Name
  • Best Male – Ahmet Dadali in Eye Trip

Open:

  • Best Big Mountain Movie – Dendrite Studios’ Out of the Shadows / Presented by Retallack Lodge
  • Best Teaser – Level 1 Productions’ Eye Trip / Presented by Zapiks
  • Most Innovative Visual Effect – PVS’ Punch Line
  • Best Single Shot – Julien Regnier in Poor Boyz Productions’ Revolver / Presented by Contour HD
  • Best Documentary – Inspired Media Concepts’ Like A Lion
  • Best Jib Flick – Level 1 Productions’ Eye Trip
  • Rookie of the Year – Parker White
  • People’s Choice Award – Matchstick Productions’ The Way I See It

Amateur:

  • Best Film – Stept Productions’ NetWork
  • Best Editing – B4Apres Media’s Azadi:Freedom
  • Best Cinematography – B4Apres Media’s Azadi:Freedom

Web:

  • Best Webisode – Traveling Circus / Presented by Newschoolers

 

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