iF3 Whistler Blackcomb is a visual celebration of freeskiing. With stops in Innsbruck, Annecy, Santiago and Montreal, the globe-trotting Festival lands at Millennium Place in Whistler Village on Saturday, October 12th with premieres of the year’s top ski movies.
iF3 – The International Freeski Film Festival – is “the Cannes of the ski world,” according to ESPN. It started up in 2007 as a result of a common idea shared by ski industry veterans Felix Rioux, Doug Bishop, and JF Durocher. The idea was to create a film festival dedicated to screening freeskiing movies and expanding ski culture to new levels.
iF3 stems from the need to unite all elements of freeski culture in one place, including ski cinematography, producers, athletes, photography, brands, music, art and parties.
Currently it is the biggest gathering of independent movie producers in skiing and draws producers, athletes, and event attendees from 20+ countries. Both fan participation and video submission has increased every year since the event’s inception. Since the first edition of iF3, the roster has grown from 11 professional and 5 amateur entries to over 35 professional and amateur films, shorts, documentaries, and webisodes.