CARBONDALE, Colo. (September 30, 2014) – Outdoor Research, the independent, Seattle-based manufacturer of technical outdoor apparel and accessories, will partner starting this fall with the 5Point Film Festival as the festival’s presenting sponsor and exclusive apparel partner. The 5Point Film Festival and Outdoor Research share a goal of telling inspiring stories and both have already shared success with film projects such as Huayhuash and Road From Karakol, a film featuring one of Outdoor Research’s ambassadors, Kyle Dempster. That film won the event’s Best of Festival award in 2013.
“We are so thrilled to be partnering with our friends over at Outdoor Research,” said Sarah Wood, Executive Director of 5Point Film Festival. “With our shared commitment to the outdoor community, experiential quality standards, and shared core values, we know this partnership will breed an even more powerful, memorable experience for 5Point audiences.”
Dan Nordstrom, CEO of Outdoor Research, said innovation is a common bond between the two organizations.
“After working with 5Point for many years it’s clear that they are the ones pushing the boundaries of what adventure film can be in today’s world,” Nordstrom said. “Innovation is at the core of our DNA, so we are always on the lookout to partner with others travelling the same road. It’s obvious our values are really well aligned, which makes this a great opportunity to be a bigger part of the energy that makes 5Point special.”
The 5Point Film Festival is in its eighth season with On the Road shows across the country this fall and winter as well as Festivals launching in Seattle, Wash., and Somerville, Mass., this year. The flagship Festival will be held April 23-26, 2015 in Carbondale, Colo., beginning with a four-day weekend of films, culture, special guests and celebrations as an outdoor community built on respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance.
About 5Point Film
Established in 2008, 5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film. Creating various events, including an annual four-day film festival in Carbondale, CO and several events across the country, 5Point Film continues to deliver a unique film experience by drawing in passionate athletes, artists, filmmakers, films, and the community around short documentary films. 5Point also helps produce and encourage emerging filmmakers through their 5Point Film Fund and organizes the Dream Project, an adventure scholarship program for high school students. It is the spirit and thirst for adventure that 5Point Film celebrates and shares with the growing outdoor community. 5Point Film is built on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. 5Point believes these same principles also form the foundation for individuals who lead lives of adventure and connect all of us who share an elemental passion to explore and expand our boundaries. Visit www.5pointfilm.org for more information.
About Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research® is Designed by Adventure®. We provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Based in Seattle, Outdoor Research was founded in 1981. We are dedicated to building better outdoor apparel, gloves, hats and an array of other outdoor accessories informed by real-world testing. We develop innovative, functional, bomb-proof products that are beautiful in their simplicity. We strive to provide the best value to our customers, not shareholders. We are committed to our core sports: alpinism, rock and ice climbing, hiking, backpacking, paddling, trail running, and skiing and snowboarding. And we’re having fun along the way. For more information, visit, www.outdoorresearch.com.