For two days thousands of people celebrated freeskiing, film and its lifestyle last weekend at the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) in Innsbruck, Austria. The iF3 presented 20 of the world’s best freeski movies, brought the stars of the scene to Austria and provided fans with the best parties ever. The third edition of iF3 Innsbruck far surpassed last year’s installment and was a grand success.
No iF3 Innsbruck would be complete (or as hard rocking) without an appearance from Legs of Steel. Photo by Ben Burnett
On October 3rd and 4th , the Innsbruck city halls turned into a freeski paradise. Superstars like Gus Kenworthy, Markus Eder and Lucas Stal-Madison were right in the middle of the enthusiastic fans and available for autographs, pictures or a chat. During the two-day festival freeski heroes presented the best films of their sport to a wide-eyed audience in sold out screenings. Once again, Innsbruck proved to be the ideal location for developing freeskiing and its culture.
Packed house. Photo by Ben Burnett
Outside the Stadtsäle a miniramp, brand exhibitions with the latest products and a beer garden offered a venue to relax and enjoy the perfect weather this weekend had to offer!
The outdoor village kept people busy in between premieres and partying. Photo by Ben Burnett
The perfect end for both of the festival days were without a doubt the legendary iF3 parties. On Friday and Saturday more than 3,000 guests were flocking to the Stadtsäle to see Ed Banger, DJs Boston Bun and FEADZ as well as Massive Disco and SEEED DJ Set live on decks and celebrated into the wee hours of the morning. Main acts as well as local DJs were firing up the crowd.
The legendary Nico Zacek hops on the wheels of steel. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Photo by Ben Burnett
Partying until the sun comes up. Photo by Ben Burnett
For more highlights on what went down at iF3 Innsbruck, check out iF3.at, along with iF3’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and get stoked for iF3 Whistler Blackcomb, which begins tonight! Check out all of the details at iF3Festival.com/Whistler.