Event Preview: Reel Paddling Film Festival

 December 17, 2016
Posted by ryoung
We’re bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival back to the North, with screenings in Fort Smith, Inuvik, and Yellowknife.

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In the New Year, we’re bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival back to the North. The NWTRPA will be co-presenting screenings of the festival in Fort Smith, Inuvik, and Yellowknife. The screenings are an opportunity to celebrate a land-based activity popular in the North and raise money for local paddling clubs and organizations.

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.

With 21 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the ten festival winners, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles, and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

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 Friday, January 27, 2017, 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 Saturday, February 4, 2017, 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 11, 2017, at 8pm at the Top Knight. Proceeds from this event will benefit Camp Connections and the Somba K’e Paddling Club. Tickets for the Yellowknife screening are available online at www.picatic.com/ykrpff.

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