Freeskiers and Filmmakers: IF3 2010

The third annual film fest will feature movie premieres, concerts, and more.
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September 16 to 19th, in Montreal, Quebec, the International Freeski Film Festival kicks off. This three-day movie fest will feature the premieres of numerous American and international films, from the likes of Level 1 Productions, Nimbus Independent, and Field Productions. Concerts, outdoor screenings, and plenty of after parties will keep the energy flowing.

Judges JF Cusson, Neil Sotirakopoulos, and Guillaume Lahure, represent the best skiers, filmmakers, and journalists in the business. They’ll judge films in the Pro, Open, Amateur, and Webisode categories. Films can win awards like Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, Best Jib Flick, and Rookie of the Year.

Tanner Hall is hosting a party for his movie, Like a Lion. Expect reggae beats from Swiss-Caribbean sensation Cali P, and Mikey Dangerous and Biga Ranx will also be present. Ski-industry music sensation All-Star (known for his music in episodes of Salomon Freeski TV) will play the following night.

This marks the first year of the European edition of IF3, which takes place the following weekend in Annecy, France. For more info and to buy tickets, visit



8 pm- North Face Outdoor Screenings:

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Cold Rush

Side by Side

10 pm- IF3 VIP Party-

Say My Name


2:45 pm

Azadi- B4Apres Media

4:45 pm:

Out of the Shadows: Dendrite Studios

Desert River: Sweetgrass Productions

En Route: Nimbus Independent

6:45 pm

Like a Lion: Inspired Media

8:30 pm

Eye Trip: Level 1 Productions

10 pm Like a Lion Party



All In: Chaoz Productions

Network: Stept Productions

2:30 pm

Gunnie Season: 4bi9 Media

5:15 pm

Work It Out: Meathead Films

Look on the Bright Side: Voleurz

7:30 pm

Revolver: Poor Boyz

The Way I See It: Matchstick Productions

10 pm- Newschoolers Awards, hosted by Mike Rogge


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Five-Question Interview: Josh Berman

Eye Trip, the newest ski movie from Level 1 Productions, debuts Friday, September 10th, at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado. We spoke to Josh Berman, director/producer of the film, about the upcoming night of powder and debauchery and from our best guess, it will be a heck of a fun time.

Sweetgrass Bus

Five Question Interview: Nick Waggoner

In three short years, Sweetgrass Productions has grown from a crew of college kids with cameras into an award-winning film company. After spending a whole season filming in Hokkaido, Japan, the Sweetgrass crew has hit the road—and will be touring across the country this fall.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based KGB Productions has a new ski movie out next fall called Wyoming Triumph. Check out the film trailer below, and our interivew with KGB producer Sam Pope on the next few slides.Most ski films travel all over the world to get footage. But you stayed in Wyoming. Why was that? Sam Pope: This concept developed over several years of taking small trips here and there around Wyoming, including  the Wind Rivers, the Wyoming Range, the Snake River Range, the Gros Ventres, the Absorokas, even the west side of the Tetons. We began to realize that there was something special here. The other part of it is just what you said. Other production companies are going on these insanely exotic ski trips all over the world. We want to make the point that we have terrain that good, right here in our backyard of Wyoming. Kind of a "keep it local" thing. The skiing just as good, but the experience is a little more organic. And that's important to us. 

Wyoming Triumph Ski Movie to Debut Fall 2010

Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based KGB Productions has a new ski movie out next fall called Wyoming Triumph, which is all shot in their backyard—the Tetons. We spoke to KGB's Sam Pope about making a local ski movie and how they got the film sponsored by a whiskey company.

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A Life Ascending

When mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger faced an avalanche that claimed the lives of seven of his guests, his world was turned upside down. Award-winning documentarian Steven Grynberg takes a look at his life and family in this feature-length film.