Film on Skis: the Freeride Festival
In Brief: Stage, Nov. 2012
Careening down the mountains without rules, goals or even a set course: Extreme snowboarding, also known as freeriding, isn’t for the faint-hearted. The Freeride Film Festival, from 14-15 November, enables those with a passion for snow to indulge it in the safety of WUK, far away from plunging mountain ravines.
The festival is on tour in four cities (Hamburg, Innsbruck, Vienna and Warsaw) and showcases short films from and about top Austrian freeriders, exploring the mountains both at home and abroad.
Featured films include Another Day in Paradise, showing both nights in Vienna, which follows some of the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders in the Alps; and By Fair Means, independently-produced, and featuring a freeride group from the Austrian lowlands. Some of the athletes featured in the films will join the tour for discussion and debate on freeriding.
Tickets are available from Raiffeisenbanks, wienXtra-jugendinfo and WUK.