Industry News 3/18/2016

KEEN Named Presenting Sponsorship of International Ocean Film Tour

Legendary winter sports film company Warren Miller Entertainment and Moving Adventures Medien partner for United States tour stops for the third volume of the ocean-themed film fest.

A natural extension of their DNA, core values, and brand ethos, KEEN, maker of original hybrid footwear, announces its presenting sponsor partnership of the International Ocean Film Tour (IOFT). In its third year, the film tour is inspired by the German-based media company Moving Adventures. Legendary film company Warren Miller Entertainment is the North American distributor for the KEEN International Ocean Film Tour, which will kickoff its premiere on April 22 in Portland, Oregon, with a collection of seven short films about the sea.

“Water and adventure are two elements that when fused, create a relationship that’s nothing less than magical. They’re elements that have been highly influential for KEEN from the moment the brand was founded in 2003,” said Nol Gerritse, KEEN Marketing Director. “We’re excited and honored to bring the energy of some of the most inspiring, engaging adventures to people around the US in partnership with Warren Miller Entertainment and Moving Adventures.”

International OCEAN FILM TOUR Volume 3 | Official Trailer (For U.S.) from Warren Miller Entertainment on Vimeo.

Massive, powerful waves off the Tasmanian coast, the inherent beauty of Mexico, and a world-record set by crossing the most dangerous ocean passage, the KEEN International Ocean Film Tour sets sail for its third voyage to bring the best and most stunning ocean and watersport adventures to the big screen – this time making its way to North American soil. Premiering in April in KEEN’s hometown of Portland at Revolution Hall, the tour will hit more than 20 cities before wrapping up in Boulder, Colorado, four weeks later.

“Create, Play, Care – KEEN’s slogan perfectly fits the International Ocean Film Tour and showing people what’s out there, inspiring them to follow their dreams, and care about what they love,” said Paul Rothenburg of Moving Adventures Medien. “This common way of looking at things makes the partnership between KEEN and the film tour a perfect match and we’re proud to have them as the official presenting partner.”

The line-up of film’s include: The Other Shore – The Diana Nyad Story, Sonic Sea – Deafening Pollution, My Own Private Monster – Windsurfing Off the Tasmanian Coast, The Edge – A Shark-lover’s Guide to the Sea, Hola Sunshine, Born To – Freediving With Sharks, and John John Florence’s View From A Blue Moon.

Ocean lovers and watersports enthusiasts are encouraged to check out this event which includes 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring stories from the sea and the best watersports action of the year.

A full tour schedule and ticketing information is available at the official KEEN International Ocean Film Tour website, HERE.

“The KEEN International Ocean Film Tour is an opportunity for the Warren Miller Entertainment brand to return to watersports, which used to be incorporated with Warren Miller films regularly,” said Andy Hawk, WME’s Managing Director. “We pride ourselves in distributing inspirational, world-class cinematography and the IOFT offers nothing short of that.”