Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated, attended, sumbitted films and photos and especially Steve Fisher. He showed up overwhelmed and exhausted from months of editing, and left hungover, happy and ready to make Kentucky a yearly stop.
He had a blast thanks to the great crowds, partiers and overall awesome vibe of the Fest this year. His Congo film is going to be incredible, hopefully we didn't set him back too much due to over-consumption of bourbon.
2012 National Paddling Film Festival Winners...
-Koontz Flume - Amateur General - Josh & Matt Turner
-Currents: California - Amateur Documentary - Mike McKay
-Rafting: Outsourced & Sponsors - Accomplished General - Thomas Gerencer
-High Sierra Safety - Accomplished Documentary - Gareth Tate
-The North Shore: a Guide to getting Lost - Professional General - Chris Galloway
-The Craziest Idea - Professional Documentary - Andy Maser
-Sea Kayaking with Gordon Brown, Vol 2 - Rescues - Safety/Instruction - Simon Willis
-The Craziest Idea - Best of Show - Andy Maser
-Photo - Trey Cambern - Monkey Feast
Awards will be mailed in the following weeks, and the website will be udated after we cath up on sleep. We walked away with a lot of money to donate, most of which will go to American Whitewater. The silent acution alone brought in over $7000!
National Paddling Film Festival
Thanks MountainBuzz for helping us spread the word about the NPFF and being a sponsor.
Director, 2012 NPFF