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Sunday, March 11
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Canoecopia is excited to present the Reel Paddling Film Festival, an international film tour presenting the world’s best sea kayaking, canoeing, whitewater, SUP and paddling lifestyle films!
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is included with admission to Canoecopia. In addition, selected short films will be featured at the Canoecopia Party and Charity Fundraiser at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, March 10th at 8:30pm.
Paddle to the Ocean: Part 2
Musician Zac Crouse begins his 82-day sea kayak journey from the Ottawa Valley back home to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Crouse paddles through class IV rapids and tidal bores, down four major rivers and across the Bay of Fundy while touring his new solo album.
Director: Kelsey Thompson
Producer: Aram Kouyoumdjian
Rescues - Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown – BEST SEA KAYAK FILM
Exciting and practical rescue coaching sessions from one of the world’s top coaches, mixed with a spectacular journey to St. Kilda, a remote cluster of islands in the North Atlantic. Essential rescue techniques are demonstrated in calm water and rough, with on-screen graphics emphasizing key learning points.
Director and Producer: Simon Willis
Sea Kayak Rescues
World-renowned coaches Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommé, co-owners of Body Boat Blade International, join forces with award-winning filmmaker Bryan Smith. Visually stunning slow motion combined with exciting real time footage of rescues in tidal races, coastal environments and protected bays gives paddlers the tools they need for simple and effective rescues.
Director: Bryan Smith
Producer: Reel Water Productions
Tracing the Columbia – BEST CANOEING FILM
Tracing The Columbia brings together two historical moments: David Thompson's charting of The Columbia River in 1811 and the 45-day journey of 200 modern voyageurs paddling the river to mark the 200th anniversary of Thompson's achievement.
Director: Jay Macmillan
Producer: Louise Bentley
The Barron Canyon
A stop-motion film depicting the trials and tribulations of camping during Halloween. Filmed entirely with a Nikon D60 DSLR.
Director and Producer: Malcolm Taliano
Canoeist Becky Mason and musician Ian Tamblyn combine their artistic talents in this remarkable convergence of video, audio and paddling. Alone in her cedar-canvas canoe with Tamblyn’s original score as the backdrop, and seen from some astonishing underwater camera angles, Mason gracefully links a myriad of strokes and maneuvers.
Director and Producer: Becky Mason and Reid McLachlan
Advanced Classic Solo Canoeing - BEST INSTRUCTIONAL PADDLING FILM
Becky Mason takes you for a spin in her cedar-canvas canoe on the crystal clear waters of Lac Vert, Quebec. Be spellbound by the advanced strokes and maneuvers she shows and the stunning underwater camera angles. During the ride, Becky shares her tips, techniques and stories that surround these heritage strokes.
Director and Producer: Becky Mason and Reid McLachlan
I Just Love to Paddle
I Just Love to Paddle is the story of Nappy Napoleon, a man who lives, loves and perpetuates an ancient tradition in the contemporary world. In July 2008, Napoleon and five paddling companions attempted to cross nine Hawaiian channels in six days, each in a one-man outrigger canoe.
Director and Producer: Marta Czajkowska
Bugs 4 Life
Follow Matt and Dave as they pursue their Riverbugging dream all over central northeastern Ontario.
Director and Producer: David Hartman
Searching for the River God - The Journey Continues
Extreme Kayak World Champion Sam Sutton and filmmaker Olaf Obsommer spent a year searching for the most spectacular runnable whitewater on the planet. Their journey took them to Russia’s remote Altai Mountains, to Iceland—the kingdom of waterfalls, and to Chiapas in the south of Mexico.
Director: Mike Hamel and Olaf Obsommer
Producer: Olaf Obsommer
WildWater – BEST WHITEWATER PADDLING FILM
WildWater is a journey into the places only river runners can go. It’s a visually stunning feast for the senses, and an expedition into new ideas. We wanted to communicate the essence of whitewater and put its soul on film. After thousands of hours of effort, borrowing Hollywood film tools and techniques, WildWater brings new images to kayaking and adventure cinema.
Director: Anson Fogel
Producer: Forge Motion Pictures
The Grand Canyon in Winter
In this short documentary, follow filmmaker Chris Gallaway as he and six friends raft and kayak over 200 miles of the Grand Canyon in mid-winter. Along the way they encounter a severe winter storm, rockslides, wildlife and the riches of the wilderness.
Director and Producer: Chris Gallaway
On the Line
The Northern Gateway Pipeline Project is a proposed 1,170-kilometer oil pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to Kitimat, British Columbia. The pipeline would cross 773 watercourses and bring supertankers bound for Asian markets to B.C.’s pristine North Coast for the first time ever. In the summer of 2010, filmmaker Frank Wolf and his friend Todd McGowan biked, hiked, rafted and kayaked the GPS track of the pipeline. Their journey reveals the severe risks and consequences associated with this $5.5 billion mega-project.
Director and Producer: Frank Wolf
Standup 4 Greatbear - BEST STANDUP PADDLING FILM
Norm Hann's 400-kilometer standup paddling expedition through the Great Bear Rainforest, and along the proposed North Coast oil tanker route, visited First Nations communities and highlighted the area’s rich marine ecosystems, bringing awareness to the threat of an oil spill in this world-class natural environment.
Director and Producer: Taylor Fox