Paddling Film Festival 2018 – Haliburton
5358 Haliburton County Rd 21
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Tickets will be available at the door tonight, Saturday June 16th 2018. Doors open at 6:30pm films roll at 7:30pm.
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.
Haliburton, Ontario, Saturday June 16th 2018 – Algonquin Outfitters presents the 13th annual Paddling Film Festival at Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion (Highschool) in Haliburton on Saturday June 16th 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.
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.
FILM LIST FOR SATURDAY JUNE 16th 2018 – Haliburton On.
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.
CATEGORIES: Whitewater • DURATION: Duration Time 2:59 • DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Gabe DeWitt
Find the seam of the fold and you’re in. Jim Snyder waltzes along nature’s turbulent mysteries in his prototype squirt boat under the Cheat River Narrows in West Virginia. Charging Arc is the observer’s path through the water in relation to everything else.
THE WILD PRESIDENT
CATEGORIES: • DURATION: 06:40 • DIRECTORS: Will Stauffer-Norris, Jacob Boling • PRODUCERS: Sinjin Eberle, American Rivers & Jacob Boling, NRS
President Jimmy Carter may be one of the most unsung conservation heroes among American presidents. Through his actions as Governor and then later as President, Jimmy Carter protected dozens of rivers under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. None were more precious to him than the Chattooga River in Georgia. See how paddling a deadly rapid informed his legacy of protecting wild rivers for all Americans.
INSIDE THE INDUS – A PAKISTANI ODYSSEY [BEST WHITEWATER]
CATEGORIES : Whitewater • DURATION: 20:20 DIRECTOR: Ciaran Heurteau • PRODUCER: Mike Dawson
Follow adventure kayakers Aniol Serrasolses, Mike Dawson and Ciaran Heurteau as they venture into the Rondu Gorge on the Indus River in Northern Pakistan to take on extreme whitewater. This is the story of their eight-day journey through the gorge.
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.
The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media and presented in Haliburton by Algonquin Outfitters on Saturday June 16th 2018 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm).
For tickets and information call Algonquin Outfitters in Haliburton at 705-457-3737.
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 the top of this page.
In Person: At the Algonquin Outfitters, 218 Highland Street, Haliburton, Ontario, with the use of cash, Visa, Master Card, gift certificate or debit.
For special ticket requests or accessible services contact us by phone or in person.