REEL PADDLING FILM FEST
2015 Date TBA
1pm at Bridge Street Live
41 Bridge St, next to Collinsville Canoe & Kayak
$10 suggested donation at the door or show your demo bracelet!
All proceeds go to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
2014 line up!
Humpback whales inches from your kayak or multiple beat downs at
the Walton ‘Whopper’—these are some of the contrasting
experiences captured on camera in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy.
Join top sea kayakers taking on the world’s largest tidal
range, carving it up in the chocolately rapids of the Shubie River
and seeing how long they can hold their breath in the meaty hole
at Walton. Local paddler Chris Lockyer hosts Matt Nelson, Jaime
Sharp, Justine Curgenven, Paul Kuthe, Sean Morley, Ryan Rushton,
Rowan Gloag and Nick Cunliffe.
Director and Producer: Justine Curgenven | Website: www.cackletv.com
We all day dream about the things we love. In this video, Kim Becker
day dreams about her favorite thing: kayaking.
Director: Kelsey Thompson | Producer: Lee Visual
HAVE KIDS, WILL PADDLE
If planning the next family vacation makes you sweat, settle in
for a 3,400-kilometer, three-month family canoe journey from Jasper,
Alberta, to the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories.
Dan, his wife Alice Young Clark, with their kids Koby, age five,
and three-year-old Ava Fei, left their jobs, home and community
behind for a 100-day northern adventure. “We go on wilderness
trips to escape our civilized world, to strengthen our family bond,
and to get grounded in nature,” explains Clark.
Director and Producer: Dan Clark
STAND, presented by Quiksilver Waterman, takes viewers on a journey
through the waters of British Columbia’s west coast. Under
threat by?the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker
route is?a coastline of immense beauty, pristine ecosystems, and
a way of life rich in culture and history. Through the efforts of
expedition standup paddler Norm Hann, an aboriginal high school
class building their own standup paddleboards as a form of protest,
and the powerful surfing of iconic west coast native Raph Bruhwiler,
the diversity of people, landscape and wildlife that would be affected
by an oil spill is articulated. STAND takes you to the core of the
issue and unfurls the soul of B.C.’s west coast, one paddle
stroke at a time.
Director and Producer: Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob
KAYAK FREE KAYAKING
Follow the world’s greatest kayaker, adventure icon Trip Deacon,
while he pushes action sports to new limits and creates the concept
of kayaking without a kayak. Follow Trip as he searches for life’s
meaning and attempts to conquer his dream of being the first person
to ever kayak down Lombard Street in San Francisco...without a kayak.
Witness the danger through helmet-mounted cameras as Trip throws
fear aside and drops into the unknown world of kayakless kayaking.
Director: John Dabrowski | Producer: Mark Odlum and John Dabrowski
In the summer of 2012, Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan attempted?a 620-kilometer
journey by canoe from Nain, Newfoundland, to Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec,
via a new route over the vast tundra of the Labrador Plateau. A
local mosquito, named Malina, tags along and narrates the film as
the quirky pair journey though this little-known region of the north.
With good humor and a dash of performance art, they endure a myriad
of whitewater rapids, mountain portages, and clouds of mosquitos
and black flies. Much more than an adventure film, Kitturiaq (which
means mosquito in Inuktitut) shares the perspectives of the Inuit
and Innu people who have called this land home for thousands of
years as they face the challenge of balancing their traditional
ways with the demands of the modern world.
Director and Producer: Frank Wolf | Website: www.kitturiaqfilm.com
WHY WE FISH
Those who don’t fish, can’t really understand what they’re
missing. Renowned big game kayak angler and host of The Kayak Fishing
Show, Jim Sammons, explains what drives him to travel the world
in search of the next big bite.
Director: Kelsey Thompson | Producer: Ken Whiting
Paddling Film Fest
Rapid Media's Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world's
best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around
the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers,
lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace
the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning
films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films
are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening
for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusaists
and their friends and families.
Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740 mile inland paddling trail
tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Quebec,
New Hampshire, and Maine. NFCT connects people to the Trail's natural
environment, human heritage, and contemporary communities by stewarding,
promoting, and providing access to canoe and kayak experiences along