It’s a sentiment that’s been echoed throughout the mountain communities of the globe, and it’s a sentiment that we want you to join us in yelling out on September 26 at the Cinema L’Imperial when we highlight the best of JP’s film career. Special guests include Mike Douglas, Kim Lamar, JF Cusson and JL Brassard.
Date: September 26, 2015
Location: Cinema L’Imperial
Note: iF3 weekend passes are not valid for this screening. Fifty per cent of proceeds from ticket sales go to Alpine Initiatives.
MONTREAL, August 11, 2015 – The International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) will hold a special tribute screening in honour of the late JP Auclair on September 26 during its ninth annual edition of the festival in Montreal. Auclair, along with fellow freeskier Andreas Fransson, was killed on Sept. 29, 2014 by an avalanche while working film project.
“JP has been an active supporter of my crazy projects from starting the first ever 100 per cent freeski shop, to a film festival dedicated to skiing,” said iF3 president Felix Rioux.
JP Auclair has been a part of the fabric of iF3 since the festival’s inception in 2007. In many ways, when iF3 celebrates the accomplishments of the filmmakers and athletes in freeskiing, it celebrates the legacy of JP Auclair.
“He’s always been there,” Rioux continued. “When we started iF3 in 2007, he truly believed in the idea and made a personal commitment to attend every single year. He once flew in from Europe to present a movie, and then flew back the next day.”
The tribute screening will show the best segments from JP’s illustrious film career, alongside tributes from JP’s friends and freeskiing icons like Mike Douglas, JL Brassard and JF Cusson.
To honour JP’s legacy of giving back, iF3 will give 50 per cent of the proceeds from tickets purchased for the screening to Alpine Initiatives, a non-profit organization co-founded by Auclair.
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