Bula Presents the First Annual IF3 (International Freeski Film Festival) in MontrealAug 25 2007 / Montreal, Quebec
Bula, the largest manufacturer of winter snow accessories in North America, is pleased to present of the first ever IF3 International Freeski Film Festival, September 13-15, 2007 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 sports evolution and talent through film. The IF3 will feature the world premiers of eleven of the top professional, and five amateur Freeski films, drawing athletes and adrenaline addicts from all over the world. The film showcase and its surrounding events will take place all weekend at l’Imperial, Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber Salle Lucie et André Chagnon, in Montreal. Scheduling and festival information can be found at IF3.com, and tickets are now available through www.ticketpro.ca.
“The expressive and revolutionary nature of Freesking as a sport has created incredible opportunities for film makers to capture - these films appeal not only to athletes bit to anyone who can appreciate skill, risk and snow!,” said Felix Rioux, IF3 president and co-founder. “We are incredibly honored to partner with BULA to bring the entire world of Freeskiing together for three days and give the community a chance to see the talent that our community has been fostering over the last few years”.
No doubt festival highlights will include appearances by some of freeskiing’s top riders including Tanner Hall, JF Cusson, TJ Schiller, Pep Fujas, Sammy Carlson, JP Auclair, Simont Dumont, Charles Gagnier, Henrik Winstedt, Sean Petit, Andy Mahre, Lyndsey Dyer, Michelle Parker, Phil Belanger, JF Houle and legendary Glenn Plake. IF3 is supported by Bula, Newschoolers.com, Red Bull, Liberty Ski, DNA, K2, Orage, Blind Five, Boxfresh, Movement Ski, Peak Performance, Moment ski, Ski Press, Freeskier, SBC Skier, Moose mag, 33mag, Musique Plus and Crux magazine.
“The IF3 sets an exciting precedent for the future of freeski, and the festival’s format and mission to further the sport for all is representative of the Bula lifestyle,” said JF DuRocher, director of marketing and IF3 co-founder. “It’s time these filmmakers and the Freeski community have a proper festival forum to kick off the season and show this body of work, and celebrating talent and turning the world on to our undiscovered talent is what we’re all about.”
In addition to the loaded film schedule, the IF3’s activities will include daily autograph signings sessions, Thursday night Red Bull activities, Friday night K2 party and Saturday night Newschoolers Award with a performance of Kid Koala presented by Boxfresh.
IF3 Official Professional Feature Film Schedule Includes:
Lost and Found / Teton Gravity Research (USA)
Featuring: Seth Morrision, Jeremy Jones, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Candide Thovex, Dash Longe, Jeremy Nobia, Erik Roner, Dana Flahr, Chris Collins, Victoria Jealouse, Kye Petersen, Mark Carter, Micah Blac, Shroder Baker, Dylan Hood, Cody Barhill, Skogen Sprang and many more….
Stop Go Stop / Peak Performance (Sweden)
Featuring: Henrik Windstedt, Jon Larsson, Jacopo Bufacchi, Baptiste Blanc, Sebastian Garhammer, Kelly Holland, Rachael Burks , Kevin Hjertaas, Adam Falk, Stina Jakobsson, David Lacote, Jennifer Farde, Peter Velisek
Believe / Tanner Hall (USA)
Featuring: Tanner Hall, Seth Morrison, Kye Petersen, Sean Pettit, Callum Pettit, Anthony Borownowski, Ian Provo, Dan Treadway and CR Johnson.
Save / Plehouse films (Canada)
Featuring: JF Houle, Frank Raymond, Charles Gagnier, Josh Bibby, Arnaud Kugener, Manu Guedet, Alexis Godbout, JF Cusson, Phil Bélange and Phil Larose.
Enjoy / Rage Films (USA)
Featuring: Tyler Cooley, Wiley Miller, Mike Hornbeck, Ian Cosco, Taylor Felton, Ahmet Dadali, Dylan Natale, Tim Durtschi, Mark Dvorak, Tim Russell, Richard Permin, Martin Misof, Ashley Battersby, Fabio Studer, Thomas Doplads, Luggi Brucic, Banks Gilberti
Yeah Dude! / Poor Boyz (USA)
Featuring: Sammy Carlson , Andreas Håtveit , Peter Olenick, Chris Benchetler , Simon Dumont , Julien Regnier , JP Auclair, Tim Russell, John Spriggs, Craig Coker, John Symms, Anthony Boronowski, JF Cusson and introducing the youthful talents of: Mike Henitiuk, Tim Durtschi and Matt Walker.
PNW / Theory 3 and Poor Boyz Productions (Canada)
Featuring: James Heim, Charley Ager, PY Leblanc, Brandon Kelly, Justin Dorey, Joe Schuster, Riley Leboe, Charles Grant, Max Hill, Kevin Hjertaas, Colin Puskas, Johnny Five, Erich Kunz, Andrew McIver, Ian McIntosh and Josh Stack.
Idea / Eric Iberg and Poor Boyz Productions (USA)
Featuring: Eric Pollard, Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre
REALTIME/ Level 1 (USA)
Featuring: Corey Vanular, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, Steele Spence, Sean Decker, Travis Redd, Stefan Thomas, Liam Downey, Mike Hornbeck, Ahmet Dadali, Richard Permin, Tom Wallisch, Adam Delorme, Mike Clarke, Dan Marion, and Matt Philippi.
Wanderland / Meathead Films (USA)
Featuring: Jay Bowen, Pat Colburn, Giray Dadali , Mike Evan, Shea Flynn , The Hammer, Ross Imburgia, Ben Leoni, Asia Magriby, Nick Martini, Erik Olson, Aandy Parry, Stacey Rachdorf, Radio Ron, Tony Rossi, Tyler Seacrest, Lil’ John Strenio, Dave Watson and Will Wesson.
Imhotape / Ski Vision Productions (France)
Featuring: Richard Permin, Thibault Fornier, Vincent Estorc, Anthony Vugnier, Laurent Thevenet, Aurélien Fornier, Xavier Bertoni, Mick Tissot, Arnaud Rougier, Andy Collet, David Lacote, Mathieu Imbert, Thomas Krief, Kevin Rolland, Gigi Couttet, Virginie Faivre and Arnaud Kugener
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 at NewSchoolers.com to present the NewSchooler awards for outstanding professional and amateur film entrants. Awards categories include:
Best Film – Pro
Best Male - Pro
Best Female – Pro
Best Trick – Pro
Best Cinematography – Pro
Best Female – Pro
Best Trick – Pro
Best Cinematography – Pro
Best soundtrack – Pro
People’s Choice – Pro
Best Editing - Pro
Best Film – AM
Best Edit – AM
Most Professional - AM
Best Trick - AM
Best Soundtrack – AM
Best Male – AM
Best Female – AM
Best Teaser of the year – Web
Best Hand Job – (best follow cam)
Pro awards will be decided on by a pre-selected panel of industry-expert judges while amateur awards will be judged by a combination of judges and peers. The winner of the coveted “Best Amature Movie” prize will head to Studio411 in Los Angeles for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn more about the business side of action sports filmmaking and a chance to pitch their upcoming project for global distribution. Studio411 is the top action sports studio working with the best ski producers such as Poorboyz Productions, Train Jump Entertainment / Tanner Hall Productions and Plehouse films. For more information about the selection process or Newschoolers Award with Kid Koala at Club Soda, visit www.if3.ca.