Event Preview: Reel Paddling Film Festival

 November 29, 2017
Posted by ryoung

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is returning to the NWT this winter. The NWTRPA will be co-presenting screenings of the festival in Fort Smith, Inuvik, and Yellowknife in January and February. The screenings are an opportunity to celebrate a land-based activity popular in the North and raise money for local paddling clubs and paddlingprograms.

What is the Reel Paddling Film Festival?

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year—whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action, and lifestyle—in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, the United States, and around the world.

Festival films range from short comedy sketches to hair-raising adventures to inspiring documentaries representing a new level of achievement in paddlesports filmmaking and storytelling.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media.

Where Can I See the Films?

Fort Smith: This screening, which is being co-presented by the Fort Smith Paddling Club, will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 7pm in the theatre at the Fort Smith Recreation Centre. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Fort Smith Paddling Club.

Inuvik: This screening, which is being co-presented by the East Three Canoe Club, will take place on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 7pm at Aurora College. Proceeds from this event will benefit the East Three Canoe Club.

Yellowknife: This screening, which is being co-presented by Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP), will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 8pm at the Top Knight. Proceeds from this event will benefit Camp Connections and Northern Youth Leadership. Tickets for the Yellowknife screening are available online at www.picatic.com/ykrpff2018.

For information about the festival, contact Jess Dunkin (jdunkin@nwtrpa.org | 867.669.8376).