An Extraordinary Night for an Extraordinary Movie

A warmhearted Celebration of Togetherness went down at the „Snowmads – A Foreign Native“ Premiere in Innsbruck

Innsbruck, March 04, 2022 For the premiere of “Snowmads – A Foreign Native”, a skiing documentary never seen before, big mountain skier Fabian Lentsch, a bunch of Snowmads and a big part of the film crew, including director Jonas Abenstein and producer Karin Lechner, gathered at a buzzing Metropol-Kino in Innsbruck. Iranian protagonist Sina Shamyani live on screen via a video call completed the emotional showing of the film in the Austrian home town of many of the Snowmads.

from left to right: Neil Williman, Jonas Abenstein, Markus Ascher, Fabian Lentsch, Julian Zenzmaier, Karin Lechner, Florian Moser

We believe that from time to time its good to break out from your ordinary ways and dive into something unknown… that’s what the A Foreign Native Premiere in Innsbruck was all about.
With our new documentary on the big screen, Iranian Food and Iranian Music we wanted to take everyone who secured a ticket for the screening onto a journey into this mysterious country. Accompanying Fabi Lentsch and his Snowmads Truck on another crazy and warmhearted adventure, taking quite some unforeseeable turns.

A huge THANK YOU to everybody who was there for showing that much excitement and love for this undoubtably really special movie.

How to Watch:

Find all info about the movie on our film site

One of the feedbacks we received at the premiere was „On the big screen it’s epic“. So all you cinema lovers in Austria, you can catch it at Metropol-Kino in Innsbruck tonight and tomorrow and Megaplex Vienna end of March. And we’ll add more dates as they come up.

Good news for everyone else too:
As of today, March 10, 2022, the film is available on Red Bull TV!

Enjoy watching and let us know what you think via Instagram or YouTube.

Official Trailer

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Photos by:
Florian Breitenberger
Moritz Liebl


A Foreign Native | Snowmads

Feature Documentary about Fabian Lentsch
on a deep adventure in Iran

“Snowmads – A Foreign Native” is a skiing documentary never seen before. The feature-length NINE&ONE film in Co-Production with Red Bull Media House reflects Austrian skier Fabian “Fabi” Lentsch’s year in Iran, an epic tale of perseverance, friendship and Persian powder.

Watch the Official Trailer here:

In our documentary A FOREIGN NATIVE, directed by Jonas Abenstein and produced by Karin Lechner, professional freeskier and adventurer Fabian Lentsch leaves his familiar world behind and spends close to a year in Iran, a country that he has become so fascinated by on previous travels and that is still so unknown to many, to explore the epic landscapes of this mystical country, find perfect snow and challenge his own western perspectives. 

Fabi’s home base for his year in Iran is the country’s capital Tehran, which he describes as “the most underrated ski town in the world.”

But as military activity and Covid-19 hit the country, this adventure extends well beyond the steep slopes of Iran and Persian powder. The Tyrolean freeski star breaks out of his bubble as a sports professional and learns Farsi in order to be able to meet the locals without any filters.

He begins to learn the tanbur, a traditional Persian instrument. His teacher eventually becomes his first friend, whom he can only speak Farsi with. Together they embark on a journey and dive deep into an adventure overcoming divisiveness and finding similarities and connections in one of the most diverse countries in the world.

Produced by: NINE&ONE
Co-Produced by: Red Bull Media House
Producer: Karin Lechner 
 Jonas Abenstein

Main cast: Fabian Lentsch, Reza Saharkhiz, Sina Shamyani, Hamze Taheri
Other feat. Snowmads: Markus Ascher, Julian Zenzmaier

Executive Producers : Karin Lechner, Florian Moser, Anton Poggio

Year of Production: Austria, 2021
Duration: 64min
Language:  English / German / Farsi (EN subtitles)

Bavarian Film Festival Audience Award Best Film

How to watch


currently not shown in Cinema

20.01.2022 BOFF Bayerisches Outdoor Film Festival AWARD NIGHT – Awarded „Best Film“
Winter 2022/23 BOFF Bayerisches Outdoor Film Festival
04. – 11.03.2022 Metropol, Innsbruck
21., 26., 27.03.2022 Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer Wien

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Further Snowmads film projects by NINE&ONE
Purity – A Snowmads Meditation On The Art Of Experiencing Nature (2023)
Kastanistan – Snowmads In An Imaginary Land Without Borders (2022)
Innsbruck. Powder. People. (2021)
Snowmads – Sense of Home (2019)
Ya Mas – Snowmads in Greece (2017)
Snowmads – A Journey Towards Eastern Suns (2016)