Paddling Film Festivals

A shot from Wild Water, one of the films featured in the upcoming film festivals.

With spring runoff just a few weeks away, two paddling film festivals kick of this month to get couch-bound boaters inspired for the upcoming whitewater season.

The National Paddling Film Festival, sponsored by the non-profit paddler’s advocacy group American Whitewater and now in its 29 year, is slated for the weekend of February 25 and 26 at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Reel Paddling Festival, organized by Canada’s Rapid Media, kicks off its world tour this week at the Complete Paddler in Toronto, Canada, then sets out for a world tour.

To whet your appetite, here are a couple of teasers for films that will be featured in the upcoming events.

Raven Fork, by Thomas W. Oliver

Wild Water, by Doug Ammons

Seasons: Fall, by Skip Armstrong

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Chris Emery is a mutt. Half woodsman, half geek. He spends as much time outdoors as possible. On rainy days, he writes and publishes STRAY.

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