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Gender Equality

Our platform is focused on equality and creating a level playing field for all. We are committed to creating content that equally represents male and female athletes. We are partnering with organizations to shine a light on female athletes.

We explore the history of sports through film, teaching social justice and starting conversations around the inequalities in sports both on and off the field. With leading partners in diversity, equity and inclusion, we will help create solutions that lead to a more equal playing field for all. You can join us in this fight … Read more

ISFF Aspen Presents: Dear Rider

ISFF is excited to present Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story in Aspen on January 26, 2023. Celebrating the life and vision of snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter, this documentary details his story and how he propelled the sport into a global phenomenon. A Discussion panel will follow the screening with Director Fern Villena and … Read more

ISFF Aspen VIP Party

ISFF is hosting a VIP Fundraising party at The Sterling from 5-7pm with special guests. Proceeds from the event will be split between ISFF’s nonprofit Through the Lens and Burton’s CHILL Program. You can purchase tickets and make tax-deductible donations via the button below.

Adidas vs. Puma

Adidas vs. Puma tells the story of the Dassler brothers who started one of the first athletic shoe companies in the world in 1920’s Germany. Their story is intertwined with history and Jessie Owens accomplishment of stomping down white supremacy with every step he took on the track at the 1936 Olympics, while wearing their … Read more

Phi Slama Jama

We will screen Phi Slama Jama with a panel discussion on the impact of that game and a look back 30 years later on the ripple effects of that game. We will also celebrate the city of Houston’s impact on the sport of college basketball and beyond

Survive and Advance

We will explore the ripple effects of NC State’s 1983 Final Four victory over the University of Houston. How a missed play ushered in one of the biggest sports charities in history, the V Foundation and one of the most important speeches ever made, by Jim Valvano at the ESPY Awards.

Fighting Antisemitism

The past few years we have seen an increase in Antisemitism in the sports and entertainment worlds. To fight this, We will create an educational class around the films Glickman and Adidas vs. Puma that brings together athletes, entertainers and our audience, teaching them the history of antisemitism and why is so important to fight … Read more

Josh’s Inspirational Journeys, Dream Big

ISFF founder Josh Merwin is creating animated kids books with graphic artist Mikayla Pete, titled “Josh’s Inspirational Journeys, Dream Big.” These animated books will tell the stories of athlete’s from diverse backgrounds. They will explore how the athlete was introduced to sports, what sports has help them overcome in life and what profession that are … Read more