2015 Reel Paddling Film Festival in Huntsville

Reel Paddling Film Festival

Reel Paddling Film Festival Film List

Huntsville, Ontario, Friday June 5th, 2015 – Algonquin Outfitters presents the 10th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm).

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

With 23 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

With your $15 ($12 youth) ticket to our Reel Paddling Film Festival screening you’ll receive free digital subscriptions to Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines, a $39 value.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media and presented in Huntsville, Ontario by Algonquin Outfitters on Friday June 5th at 7:30pm.

For tickets and information call the Algonquin Theatre, toll free at 1-800-696-4255 or 705-789-4975, or purchase them online at www.algonquintheatre.ca.




Our Film Selection


Muskoka River XMuskoka River X (8 min, 57 sec)

Armed with a drone, several GoPros and a DSLR camera, one man follows the incredible Muskoka River X race. The race travels the Muskoka River system for a distance of 130 kilometers and must be completed unassisted in 24 hours.

Director and Producer: Andy Hansen – Pure Muskoka

The Muskoka River X is the longest single day expedition paddling race in the world. Canoe, Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) divisions. Tandem, Solo and Relay categories. Sept 11-13, 2015. Huntsville, Ontario. See http://muskokariverx.com/ for race details.


Caleb (4 min, 17 sec)

Caleb Brousseau lost the use of his legs in a snowboarding accident in 2007. While that would end many other people’s careers in action sports, for Caleb it was only the beginning. Caleb went on to become one of the best sit-skiers in the world, winning a medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In the summertime, this Terrace, British Columbia native descends from the mountain and hits the river with an inspiring attitude and solid class IV skills.

Director and Producer: Blair Lion


Facing Waves: Outriggers and SUP in Tahiti (5 min, 58 sec) <<SUP Winner>>

Explore Tahiti by paddleboard, both above and below the tropical waters of Moorea. Featuring ACA SUP instructor and trainer Jimmy Blakeney and the queen of SUP, Nikki Gregg.

Director: Kelsey Thompson | Producer: Ken Whiting


DamNation (51 min, 19 sec) <<Documentary Winner>>

PG – Language & Nudity

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our
national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the
growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our
rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang
to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Director: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel | Producer: Matt Stoecker, Travis Rummel



Delta Dawn (15 min, 55 sec) <<Environmental Winner>>

The Colorado River had not kissed the sea in almost two decades, until the spring of 2014 when an experimental pulse of water was released into this forgotten delta. A team of river runners followed the water to witness this unprecedented restoration effort, and attempted to be the only, and potentially the last, to float the Colorado River to the sea by paddleboard.

Director and Producer: Peter McBride


We Belong To It (13 min, 07 sec) <<Canoeing Winner>>

We Belong To It follows renowned traveler and British TV personality Ray Mears’ journey into the heart of

Wabakimi Provincial Park in northern Ontario, Canada. The film explores the visual beauty of the Boreal forest landscape, and delves into Mears’ reflections on nature and his mastered skill set in bushcraft.

Director and Producer: Goh Iromoto


How Not To Steal A Kayak… (3 min, 57 sec) <<Amatuer Winner>>

FTS Style is a group of professional amateur kayakers who bring paddling movies to another level. The goal of their game is to put a smile on your face. In this short, they offer a few examples of how not to steal a kayak.

Director: Sebastien Leger | Producer: FTS Style


The Grand Canyon of the Stikine (16 min, 50 sec) <<Whitewater Winner>>

Shrouded in darkness and legend, the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River
is the Everest of whitewater. For

over 30 years, its menacing difficulty has
lured expedition kayakers looking for the ultimate challenge. Once the river
casts its spell, a kayaker cannot stay away. Olaf Obsommer has collected
some of the best kayakers in the world for this descent of the Stikine. His team includes Sam Sutton, Gerd and younger brother Aniol Serrasolses and Jared Meehan.

Director and Producer: Olaf Obsommer





Date: Friday, June 05, 2015 7:30 PM

Reel Paddling Film Festival

at the Algonquin Theatre, Friday June 5th 2015 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult $15 Youth $12 – www.algonquintheatre.ca

Rapid Media’s 10th 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 paddle.

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 enthusiasts and their friends and families.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is produced by Rapid Media. Rapid Media also publishes four leading paddlesports magazines: Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots andKayak Angler magazines. Your ticket to a Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour stop includes a free one-year digital edition subscription to all of the above magazines. Special offer details are available in your evening program.

Tickets: Adults $15.00 Students $12.00
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Venue Address: Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
Box Office Phone: 705-789-4975
Box Office Toll Free: 1-888-696-4255
Box Office Hours: Box Office Hours

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