Paddling Film Festival 2018 – Huntsville
37 Main St E
Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
If you’re looking for our Haliburton showing on Saturday June 16th 2018 you can get more info and purchase tickets at this link – https://algonquinoutfitters.com/event/paddling-film-festival-2018-haliburton/
Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.
Huntsville, Ontario, Friday June 1st 2018 – Algonquin Outfitters presents the 13th annual Paddling Film Festival at Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on Friday June 1st 2018 at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).
The 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, United States and around the world.
Film List for Friday June 1st 2018
CONNECTED BY CANOE [BEST CANOEING]
CATEGORIES: Canoeing • DURATION: 6:54 • DIRECTOR: Goh Iromoto
The canoe is an important part of Canada’s past, and also its present and future. The canoe has many lessons to teach, such as “we’re all in the same boat” and “by pulling together,” Canadians of all backgrounds, regions and beliefs can build an equitable, sustainable and inclusive future. This paddling journey began as a way to bring greetings from The Canadian Canoe Museum to attendees at the annual Community Foundations of Canada conference in Ottawa.
CHASING WILD: JOURNEY INTO THE SACRED HEADWATERS [BEST ENVIRONMENTAL]
CATEGORIES: Whitewater • DURATION: 12:57 • FILM BY: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, Colin Arisman, Luke Kantola
Three friends set off on a 400-kilometer bikepacking and packraft expedition through the heart of the sacred headwaters. In the wake of the devastating Mount Polley Mine disaster, the team’s goal is to understand what is at stake as new mines are developed across this remote area. They pedal through the vast boreal forest, paddle frigid whitewater, outrun a grizzly, learn about the Tahltan’s fight to protect their homeland and glimpse inside a massive open pit mine.
BEAUTY OF THE NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL
CATEGORIES: Canoeing • DURATION: 03:42 • DIRECTOR: Austin Graham • PRODUCER: Brad Tallent
Completed in 2006, the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) connects waterways from New York state’s Adirondack Park all the way to the Canadian border in northern Maine. Following traditional travel routes used by Native Americans, settlers and guides, the NFCT connects 22 rivers and streams, 58 lakes and ponds and 45 communities. It is the largest inland water trail in America. Filmed during a 2017 thru-paddle by Adventureitus Productions.
CATEGORIES: Sea Kayaking • DURATION: 7:04 • DIRECTOR: Goh Iromoto • PRODUCER: Yves Ma
Emily is an avid kayaker who has always lived life to the fullest, but when she faces the biggest challenge of her life, she must face this chapter as if it may be her last. By way of her inspirational journey, she shows us how one can live a life without regrets.
THE TIME TRAVELERS [BEST DOCUMENTARY]
CATEGORIES: Whitewater • DURATION: 22:07 • DIRECTOR: Forest Woodward • PRODUCER: Gnarly Bay Productions
The USA Rafting Team has never won a world championship. With full-time jobs, families and responsibilities, they use their free time and vacation days to train, travel the world, and race against competitors sometimes half their age. They attempted to break a legendary speed record down 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The Time Travelers is the story of ordinary people attempting something extraordinary.
BASS BY KAYAK [BEST SEA KAYAKING]
CATEGORIES: Sea Kayaking • DURATION: 32:15 • DIRECTORS: Beau Miles / PRODUCER: Beau Miles, Mitch Drummond
Bass by Kayak is a film series of six 10-minute episodes about a small expedition party crossing in sea kayaks from the Australian mainland to Tasmania. Close to 400 people have made the crossing in the modern era, and Aboriginal Australians did it during the last ice age in canoes. Adventure filmmaker Beau Miles narrates the expedition as part of the first-ever feature film of the crossing via sea kayaks.
WILD COAST [BEST STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING]
CATEGORIES: SUP • DURATION: 04:55 • DIRECTOR: Kelsey Thompson • PRODUCER: Blackfish Paddles
Local SUP surfers, Emre Bosut and Glen Pearson, discuss the experience of living and surfing in Tofino, British Columbia.
INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC [BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL]
CATEGORIES: Whitewater • DURATION: 26:59 • DIRECTOR: Jochen Schmoll • PRODUCERS: Red Bull Media House, Drehxtrem
Three National Geographic Adventurers Of The Year embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. Using kite skis, they tow their whitewater kayaks over 1,000 kilometers on the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.
Community Living Huntsville (CLH) supports, serves and advocates for approximately 200 children and adults who live with a label of developmental disability and their families in North Muskoka. All of our supports are based on helping people have a good life, as citizens included in all aspects of our community. A few ways we do this is by helping people get jobs, become volunteers, or connect with clubs and groups.
The education, awareness and advocacy work that CLH provides has led to over 100 local businesses and organizations connecting with people who live with a label of developmental disability to meaningfully live, work, learn and play in our community. We are thrilled to play a role in the continual development of our inclusive community, but we want to do even more!
There are people in our community who are not meeting eligibility criteria for our Government funded services. We want to address this gap. Our goal is to have a sustainable program that will enable the delivery of supports and services for people falling between the cracks.
We also want to sustain our Helping Hands Fund which assists people with needs that are not funded through Government programs. We want to continue supporting the All Abilities Dance Troup and the Muskoka Family Network.
We welcome the support of our community to bring these goals to fruition! To donate, visit www.clhuntsville.ca and click the “DONATE” button on our home page! Thank you for your support.
You can support Community Living Huntsville by purchasing an extra ticket when you purchase your tickets for the Paddling Film Festival at the Algonquin Theatre. We’ll donate that ticket to Community Living Huntsville and some of the proceeds form the Paddling Film Festival.
Show up early (6:30pm) and enjoy a session with local renown authors:
- Tom Thomson Last Spring – Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring – follow on Twitter @TTLastSpring
- Geoff Taylor – Tom Thomson’s Last Bonfire follow on Facebook
- Hap Wilson – River of Fire & Lake Superior to Manitoba by Canoe follow on Twitter @EcoTrailBuilder
The Paddling Film Festival Films
With 20 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the 10 festival category 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.
Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films like:
- Chasing Wild – Three friends set off on a 400-kilometer bikepacking and packraft expedition to understand what is at stake as new mines are developed across the Sacred Headwaters
- Connected By Canoe – The canoe has many lessons to teach, such as “we’re all in the same boat”—can it also help Canadians of all backgrounds, regions and beliefs build an equitable, sustainable and inclusive future?
- Dugout – Two friends come up with a simple plan. Travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an Indigenous community, learn how to build a canoe, then go on an adventure
- Freedom – When avid kayaker Emily faces the biggest challenge of her life she shows us how to live without regrets
- Inside The Indus – Adventure kayakers Aniol Serrasolses, Mike Dawson and Ciaran Heurteau venture into the Rondu Gorge on the Indus River in Northern Pakistan to take on extreme whitewater
- Into Twin Galaxies – Using kite skis, three National Geographic Adventurers Of The Year tow their whitewater kayaks more than 1,000 kilometers on the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled
- Return From Desolation – The story of an Afghan War vet who fought his way back from addiction and certain death through the wild, serpentine rivers of the American Southwest
- The Time Travelers – The USA Rafting Team has never won a world championship, but that didn’t stop them from attempting to break a legendary speed record through the Grand Canyon.
The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media and presented in Huntsville by Algonquin Outfitters on Friday June 1st 2018 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm).
For tickets and information call the Algonquin Theatre box office at (705) 789-4975 or 1-877-989-4975.
Paddling Film Festival Trailer & Feature Films
2018 Award-Winners Presented by Ontario Tourism Sponsored by Yakima
All touring films are now in contention for the Aqua-Bound People’s Choice Award
BEST INSTRUCTIONAL FILM
Sponsored by Thompson Rivers University Adventure Studies
Baltic Surge – Skeg Tutorial
DIRECTOR: Eike Köhler
BEST SEA KAYAKING FILM
Sponsored by TRAK Kayaks
Bass by Kayak
DIRECTORS: Beau Miles, Mitch Drummond
BEST SHORT FILM
Sponsored by The Paddle Responsibly Campaign
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Gabe DeWitt
Sponsored by the American Canoe Association (ACA)
Chasing Wild: Journey into the Sacred Headwaters
FILM BY: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, Colin Arisman, Luke Kantola
BEST CANOEING FILM
Sponsored by Silverbirch Canoes
Connected by Canoe
DIRECTOR: Goh Iromoto
BEST KAYAK FISHING FILM
Sponsored by Pelican
DIRECTOR: Michael Ernst
BEST WHITEWATER FILM
Sponored by the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association
Inside the Indus – A Pakistani Odyssey
DIRECTOR: Ciaran Heurteau • PRODUCER: Mike Dawson
BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL FILM
Sponsored by Kokatat
Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic
DIRECTOR: Jochen Schmoll • PRODUCERS: Red Bull Media House, Drehxtrem
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Sponsored by the Canadian Canoe Museum
The Time Travelers
DIRECTOR: Forest Woodward • PRODUCER: Gnarly Bay Productions
BEST SUP FILM
Sponsored by PaddleSmart
DIRECTOR: Kelsey Thompson • PRODUCER: Blackfish Paddles
For the full list of touring films, visit our 2018 Film Selection page
How to buy tickets
Tickets are: $16+HST Adults and $12.50+HST Youth
Online: With the use of Visa or Master Card – purchase tickets online at https://tickets.algonquintheatre.ca/
In Person: At the theatre box office 37 Main Street East, Huntsville with the use of cash, Visa, Master Card, gift certificate or debit – see our hours of operation.
For special ticket requests or accessible services contact us by phone or in person.