Having a ski movie marathon before heading on your spring break ski trip to Jay Peak is one thing. Spending four full days trying to pick a handful to victors from 40 candidates is another. With the ever increasing level of talent and access to high quality cameras and editing software, judging iF3 gets harder every year. On top of that, this year’s film selection is bigger than ever. That being said, four brave men have stepped up to the task and will be selecting this years iF3 winners. Without further ado allow us to introduce the 2012 iF3 Judges!
(From back in the good ol’ days)
JF Cusson is widely considered to be one freeskiing’s most important pioneers. Few can match his knowledge of the intricacies of the sport. Spending his winters as a judge for major contests such as the X Games and Dew Tour, his keen evaluative skill makes him an essential member of this year’s iF3 judges’ panel. Furthermore, last year JF was named the new technical coach of the Canadian National Slopestyle Team. This will be his fourth consecutive year as an iF3 judge making him one of most distinguished members of the iF3 alumni.
For more on his Canadian Coaching selection visit:
Cusson hired as slope coach
Originally from France, Guillaume Desmurs has been a journalist, photographer, and editor in the ski industry since 1998. He is the chief editor of many magazines and of skipass.com (which includes Zapiks.com, an iF3 partner from day 1) since 2007. He brings a valuable and experienced eye to our judges panel.
Neil has been a contributing filmer and editor in the ski industry for the past ten years. He has an impressive resume, having worked with production companies such as Level 1 and Poor Boyz, and is returning for his third appearance as part of the iF3 judges’ panel. When asked why he keeps him coming back to iF3 year after year Neil responded as any true skier would: “after a long summer without snow and endless links to ski movie trailers and web edits, nothing sets the tone for winter better than four straight days of ski movie premieres.”
Speaking of being a true skier…did we mention that Neil is currently living, by choice, in a van with his wife and dog? For all the details and more check out his brobomb.com interview:
He may be the youngest member of this year’s judges’ panel by nearly a decade but Vincent Gagnier is no less qualified than his older peers. Following in his older brother and freeski heavyweight Charles’ footsteps, Vincent has been immersed in freeski culture from a young age. As a young competitive skier currently ranked #20 overall in the AFP world rankings (as of Sept. 2012), Vincent will bring a fresh perspective to our panel of veteran judges.
For more information, visit his page on the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team website: