ExOfficio® Invests in Adventure Storytelling at 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival

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Seattle, WA (November 8, 2013) - ExOfficio, a leading manufacturer of adventure travel apparel, is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, providing scholarship funds for the Banff Adventure Filmmaker Workshop participants, and sponsoring the festival award for the Best Film on Mountain Wildlife and Natural History.

The eight-day Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop, taking place during the festival, offers independent and emerging filmmakers the opportunity to turn their project into reality, under the guidance of Keith Partridge and Michael Brown, two of the world’s premier adventure filmmakers. Past workshop participants have gone on to be finalists in the festival. In addition to supplying scholarship funds, ExOfficio awarded the workshop participants and faculty with quick-drying, odor-resistant and eco-friendly ExOfficio JavaTech™ shirts, designed for active performance. 

On the final night of the festival, “Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo” directed by Jeff Turner, received the ExOfficio-sponsored award for Best Film on Mountain Wildlife and Natural History. The 54-minute film, utilizing the latest camera technology coupled with 25 years of expertise in tracking and understanding wolf behavior, delivers some of the most intimate footage ever captured in the wild. “This is wildlife filmmaking at its finest,” said film juror Maggie Rhodes of National Geographic Channels Worldwide. “From the powerful, expert cinematography to the stunning imagery of North America's great wilderness to the masterfully crafted narrative about the relationship of these two majestic beasts and their fight for survival, the film was impressive from start to finish.” The film premiered in 2013 on PBS’s Nature TV Series.

The annual festival took place October 27 to November 3, 2013 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. To see the full list of winning films at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival visit: http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/competitions/film/2013/

About ExOfficio

ExOfficio celebrates the traveler by crafting garments that allow them to experience the world unhindered. ExOfficio was born in 1987 when our founders discovered the need for technical apparel that performs as gear. They engineered a shirt with the functions of a fly-fishing vest, the ventilation of a cool breeze and the construction of a men’s dress shirt. We put the same thought into every detail for garments that will enhance any adventure. ExOfficio is devoted to enhancing worldly exploration through clothing that packs well, performs and is durable enough for a lifetime. ExOfficio is sold internationally in specialty outdoor, fly-fishing, travel and luggage stores. Products are available in ExOfficio retail stores and online. For more information visit www.exofficio.com.

AboutJarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, and Yankee Candle®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

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