REEL PADDLING FILM FEST May 24, 2013
7pm at Canton Town Hall
4 Market Street, Collinsville
Purchase tickets online by clicking the button below!
Tickets also available at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak.
Advanced General Admission - $12
Students - $10
Tickets at the door - $15
All ticket sales benefit the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
This year, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak, maker of handcrafted canoes
and kayaks in Freeport, Maine and a famous boat builder in the Northeast,
is partnering with NFCT to raffle a light-weight and versatile 2013
Chebeague kayak to be prized at the conclusion of the nonprofit’s
nine-screening series. All attendees at the show will have an opportunity
to enter a free raffle to win the boat.
2013 line up of films! Program lasts approximately
2hours 25 minutes.
1. Tierro del Fuego
A British couple tries to become the first to sea kayak 1,000 miles
around the remote and windswept island of Tierra del Fuego. Shipping
delays, a stolen kayak, endless red tape, incessant winds and tendonitis
threaten their safety and success. Share the highs and lows of this
challenging world-first adventure while meeting some of the interesting
people who survive in this harsh environment.
Director and Producer: Justine Curgenven
2. Quebec Connection
Quebec Connection showcases some of the best destinations for class
V paddlers in eastern Canada. These paddlers put a lot of time and
energy into promoting whitewater kayaking and share their love for
the sport, giving a taste of what can be done in kayaks around Quebec.
Director and Producer: Emrick Blanchette
3. Rock the Boat
In the artificial landscape that is Los Angeles, where even palm
trees are imported, nothing epitomizes man's shortsighted efforts
to reshape the face of the earth more
then the L.A. River. But when an unassuming boater insists on seeing
it as a river again, a local controversy takes on national proportions.
Director and Producer: Thea Mercouffer
4. A Hand to Stand
Seven students in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest build their
own wooden standup paddleboards, using traditional knowledge in
a modern world. In a nation where the odds are stacked against Aboriginals,
finishing school and breaking out of the poverty trap, these kids
learn persistence and perseverance.
Director: Lindsay Marie Stewart and Matt Miles
Producer: Lindsay Marie Stewart
5. Facing Waves
Facing Waves host, Ken Whiting, visits Mer et Monde Ecotours in
Les Bergeronnes, Quebec, to experience some of the world's best
whale watching by sea kayak.
Director and Producer: Ken Whiting
6. White Water Safety
7. Go Ganges
Two friends on a quest to travel the ultimate river by any means
possible. In a fish out of water tale, Emmy-nominated and awardwinning
filmmakers Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelley take their survival skills
to a natural wonder, which hosts a population of 400-million. Enduring
the impossible, they attempt to travel the length of the planet's
most populated, holy and polluted river.
Director: Josh Thomas Producer: J.J. Kelley
Paddling Film Fest
Rapid Media's 8th 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
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