Paddling Film Festival 2019 – Huntsville
37 Main St E
Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
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 14th 2019 – Algonquin Outfitters presents the 14th annual Paddling Film Festival at Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on Friday June 14th 2019 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.
Be sure to show up early at 6:30pm for a meet and greet with some special guests in Partner’s Hall. “Taste the Great Outdoors” with our good friends from Lake of Bays Brewery will also be on hand with some cold samples of their line of local craft beers.
- Lake of Bays Brewing Co & the Huntsville Brewhouse
- Hap Wilson: Artist, Author, Photographer, Guide, Environmentalist, Cartographer and Eco Trail Builder. Hap and Andrea Wilson will be on hand to answer any questions about the showing of the documentary “Wild Temagami”
- Hailey Sonntag, and Michael Oliphant: Director and Producer of Wild Temagami – Run Wild Media
- 100 Mile – Best Kayak Fishing
The goal of this Alaskan expedition was simple—use packrafts to explore and fish a remote and braided river system, not accessible to larger rafts. For the anglers, this meant accessing countless small channels and mouse-eating trout without the worry of dead ends, portages and extra baggage. This trip was not a first descent on an unnamed river, but after 100 river miles without seeing another soul, it felt like it. Director & Producer: Cory Luoma
- Big World – Best Standup Paddleboarding
How do we teach our kids there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests and soccer practice? In April 2018, Eddie Bauer athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son, Thorne, embarked on a week-long standup paddleboard journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in western Nepal. “There’s a basic paradox to parenting,” says David. “You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring.” Director: David Morton, Fitz Cahall Producer: David Morton, Duct Tape Then Beer / Becca Cahall
- Dear Liza
This short film features a postcard home and highlights the magic and beauty of sea kayaking with the abundant wildlife of the British Columbia coast. Shot in the Broughton Archipelago and Great Bear Rainforest. Director: David Hartman Producer: David Hartman, Rick Snowdon
- Feel of Vision – Best Documentary
Lonnie Bedwell, a former Navy Petty Officer turned extreme adventure athlete, became the first blind person to whitewater kayak the entire length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in a solo kayak. Lonnie previously described his blindness as a wall that prevented him from moving forward and living a full life. “Kayaking acted as a door and that opened to the whole world”. Director: Tucker Gragg, Austin Gardner Producer: Tucker Gragg
- Frontier of Firsts – Best Adventure Travel
Frontier of Firsts follows the experiences of a whitewater kayaker and an Alaskan bush pilot during a kayaking expedition in southern Alaska. Similarities in their passions emerge as the two work together to explore three previously unrun rivers. Director: Tyler Allyn, Cooper Lambla Producer: U.S. National Whitewater Center
- Junk Paddle – Best Instructional
You can buy a paddle or the wood to make a paddle, but what about making a paddle from junk? Collecting rubbish wood between a train station and office, this is the story of a junk-made paddle. Producer: Beau Miles, Mitch Drummond
- Waterway Jay
In 2017, Jay Gustafson launched Paddle for Progress, a two-year, 4,300-mile personal journey to reconnect humanity with one of our most precious resources. It took him to the most remote and least visited corners of Minnesota, as well as through nearly every major community in the state. Waterway Jay is the story of this one man’s journey to save water, and how we are connected to it all. Director & Producer: Brenda Piekarski
- Wild Temagami
This environmental documentary features canoeists Hap and Andrea Wilson in Temagami, Ontario, which is home to the world’s largest stand of old growth forest in the world. The film highlights Hap and Andrea’s relationship with the Temagami wilderness and the threats the land faces. Director & Producer: Hailey Sonntag, Michael Oliphant
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.