16/12/2013 | by Mike Brindley
Last week-end in Cauterets, France, was held the 9th edition of the International Free Ride Film Festival. Xavier De Le Rue’s epic adventure won the most awaited trophy of ‘Best Movie’.
No, it’s not a spelling mistake, the International Free Ride Film Festival is spelt this way because it’s not about the freeride activity that we all (more or less) do on a snowboard, but it gather all kind of outdoor activities, such as climbing, skiing, base jumping and so on. This little precision makes the performance even bigger, when you know that Xavier’s movie (here check Part 1 and Part 2) was in competition with major films from different areas of mountain action, like Valhalla from Sweetgrass productions, Into The Mind from Sherpa Films, or McConkey‘s tribute movie.
So congrats to all those fine productions, and of course especially to the Timeline crew, Xavier De Le Rue and Lucas Debari, who brought back some amazing footage from there, and close-to-scary-as-fuck action. Well deserved, boys!
On two days, this chilled Festival proposed to the public free screening of a great variety of movies, and we wanted to salute this event as it should. We even got to see one of the movies in the fantastic Bains du Rocher environment – a natural warm water source. And of course, ride the great terrain of Cauterets resort every morning! Epic times, we’ll be back!
Best Freeride movie 2013: Mission Antarctic
Best filming: Into The Mind
Freeride spirit: T’es Pas Bien Là?
Best short film: Capsus x Crapules
Viewer’s choice Award: Rise
Best Pyrenean (local) movie: Les Tubes de Glace
Jury’s Coup de cœur: McConkey
Mission Antarctic is a TimeLine Films production in collaboration with Camp 4 Collective, featuring Xavier de Le Rue and Lucas Debari’s expedition to Antarctic. 5% of the benefit from each movie sale will be going to antarcticocean.org