KOTRi brings rock climbing film festival to Korea
By Claire Keet
Korea On The Rocks Initiatives (KOTRi) is once again bringing the best in climbing and adventure films to audiences in Korea this winter with its third Reel Rock Film Tour fundraiser. The event promises awesome prize giveaways, raffles and a breathtaking film lineup that will get your heart racing and your palms sweating.
KOTRi hosts the Reel Rock Film Tour to bring local and expat, outdoor enthusiasts and rock climbers together in celebration of adventure, adrenaline and extreme filmmaking. Combining the biggest names in rock climbing with stories of pushing the limits of climbing like never before, the films showcase the very best of the sport and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
More than extending the reach of the sport, the event is a chance for Korea’s outdoor communities to give back to the peninsula’s beautiful natural environment. KOTRi’s mandate is to develop, maintain and improve Korea's climbing environment. The non-profit organisation was founded in 2010 and has initiated a range of projects around Korea to ensure that the country's rock climbing spots are safe, well equipped and environmentally sustainable. Hosting the Reel Rock Film Tour is KOTRi’s biggest annual fundraiser and it has raised almost 12 million won over the past two years towards keeping Korea’s climbing areas safe.
Due to the event’s popularity, KOTRi will host the Reel Rock Film Tour in two cities this year. The films will be screened in Seoul on Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Dream Forest Art Center. There will also be a screening in Daegu on Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for 10 000 won or at the door for 15 000 won. Visit kotri.org to get more information on the events and to book tickets.
Dream Forest Art Center is located in Dream Forest Park. To get there exit Mia Samgeori Station (Line 4) via Exit 1. Take the local bus 9, 11 (10 minute ride), or Dolgoji Station (Line 6) Exit 3. Take the city bus 147 (five minute ride).
The event is partnered by adidas Korea, KOTRi’s main sponsor for 2012, and sponsored by Evolv, Sanirang, DMS (Daegu Mountain School), Mammut, Magpie Brewing Co., Beastmaker, Prana, CAYL, SeoGu District Office and Balenkey.