IF3 festival for the first time in Chamonix


The International Freesports Film Festival IF3 offers a very feminine first edition in Chamonix which is to take place from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 October 2021.

IF3 Festival was founded in 2007 in Canada to recognize and celebrate the excellence in freesports. It is the biggest festival tour of its kind, travelling the globe to present the best Ski, Snowboard & Mtn Biking movies of the year!

iF3 Chamonix from 14 to 16 October!
iF3 Chamonix from 14 to 16 October!
iF3 Chamonix from 14 to 16 October!
iF3 Chamonix from 14 to 16 October!


A Canadian event that by the initiative of the French Camille Martin, the director of IF3, crosses the Atlantic and France this year to offer a French and Chamoniarde version of this festival that wants to bring together the mountain community around films focused on skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

According to the Dauphine, IF3 Chamonix wants to keep the warm and festive spirit of its counterpart, but above all it wants to take advantage of the autumn calm and offer to festival-goers a taste of winter.

Watch the video below, posted online by Laurent De Martin.

"Simply - A short one about skiing, Simply. Directed by Titouan Bessire

Festival schedule

From Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 October 2021, festival-goers will be able to watch many short films and feature films, at the Cinéma Vox in Chamonix for the opening night, and the following two nights at Hydromel Bar. A total of about 25 films will be screened during one of the three evenings.

Check out the full schedule of the IF3 Chamonix festival

The program highlights several local figures:

  • the freerider Sam Favret
  • the steep descents skier Vivian Bruchez
  • the snowboarder Julien Herry
  • the photographer and high mountain guide Mathis Dumas

Exhibitions, concerts and high altitude outings

The photographer Anthony Castelle and Chamonix's photography club designer Julia Roger-Veyer will be exhibiting some of their finest shots at the Hydromel Bar.

Two concerts will follow the cinematic festivities on Friday and Saturday night.

The event offers a few mountain activities for festival-goers, from the ice waterfall to the trail to climbing.

A very feminine IF3 edition

This first edition promises to highlight the many female practitioners of these disciplines who remain in the very masculine collective imagination.

The director said “Above all, I want to show that alongside their male counterparts, all women, exceptional climbers, legendary snowboarders but also mountain enthusiasts, have their place on the mountain playground and can take the lead in the corded, ”says one who believes that female people do not need to follow in the footsteps of men to exist.

“I’ve always considered gender‘ counter-identity ’as secondary because I’ve never thought of my practice of mountain sports as masculine. I think women bring a different look, a different relationship to risk and a different attitude towards the mountain environment, ” says Camille Martin, who highlighted the closing of the festival. 100% feminine programming. ”

RDV on Thursday evening 16 October at the Cinéma Vox in Chamonix! For more information and ticketing please visit the official website https://festivalif3.com/en/

Source: @Le Dauphine


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