The International Paddling Film Festival

INTERNATIONAL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL COMING TO OXLEY, VICTORIA

We're huge fans of many of the adventure film festivals which have been making their way around Australia this year, and now we have another to look forward too!

We have two tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner, fill in your details below and we'll be announcing the winner on the 1st of September.

The Reel 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 Australia, Canada, United States and around the world.

With 21 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the ten 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.

North East Canoe Club presents the 11th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at Oxley Shire Hall in Oxley on Saturday 8th October at 7.30pm.

This fantastic event is hosted by the North East Canoe Club, based in North East Victoria.  The club is excited to gather the paddling community together for the event which includes a weekend of paddling action on the beautiful rivers in our region including the King River and the Ovens River at Bright.  The North East Canoe Club is a group of enthusiastic paddlers who enjoy whitewater paddling, canoeing, sea kayaking and canoe polo.  Keen to increase the profile of this fantastic sport, the Reel Paddling Film Festival is a great opportunity to show off the fun and excitement to be had in a canoe or kayak.

Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films like: Martin’s Boat – honoring the legacy of Martin Litton with an expedition in the Grand Canyon. 

Kayaking the Aleutians – more than 2,500km and 20 open water crossings across the remote and stormy stretch of islands between Russia and Alaska; Paddle for the North – six mates, three canoes, two dogs, and two months along 1,500km of remote North American rivers.

The Path of Grey Owl – bushcraft expert Ray Mears reflects on Grey Owl’s message of protecting our wilderness; Go Big or Go Home – professional athletes travel the world in search of big water and the perfect wave; Big Fish Stories: Expedition Hauka – friends spend two weeks in northern Sweden following legends of monster pike; Our Local Epic – modern day explorers follow dangerous whitewater in the Clarks Fork, one of North America’s deepest Canyons; Voyageurs without a Trace – follow the path of 3 Parisians who were the first to attempt kayaking the Colorado and Green Rivers in 1938, with current filming and original exceptional 16mm footage; and many more incredible stories.

Enter into the draw to win a pair of tickets to the film festival!
Winners will be announced on the 1st of September!

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