Palmer Rapids, ON, February 5, 2008 - The Complete Paddler and the Outing Club of East York present the world premiere of the third annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto on Thursday February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international event showcasing the year's best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing and kayak fishing films from around the world. The premiere kicks off the 2008 World Tour that travels for the rest of the year screening in 75 cities across Canada, U.S., Europe and the U.K.
2008 RPFF Category Winners Are:
BEST SEA KAYAKING FILM (sponsored by Impex): Pacific Horizons: Exploring the Northwest Coast by Kayak; Director and Producer: Bryan Smith
BEST CANOEING FILM (sponsored by Esquif): River Dumoine: A Paddlers' Journey; Director and Producer: Tony Buell
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (sponsored by Werner): Oil + Water; Director and Producer: Seth Warren
BEST SHORT PADDLING FILM (sponsored by MTI): Lockapalooza Rodeo; Director and Producer: Ben Doran
BEST KAYAK FISHING FILM (sponsored by Ocean Kayak): Threshers Yak Style; Director and Producer: Michael Fowlker
BEST WHITEWATER FILM (sponsored by Madawaska Kanu Centre): The Green Race Movie; Director: Chris Gallaway; Producer: Chris Gallaway & Spencer Cook
BEST INSTRUCTIONAL FILM (sponsored by Algonquin College): Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide; Directors and Producers: Ken Whiting, Will Richardson
BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL FILM (sponsored by Kokatat): Birthplace of the Wind; Director and Producer: Jon Bowermaster
The premiere is hosted in Toronto by The Complete Paddler, Toronto's only canoe and kayak superstore, and the Outing Club of East York, a non-profit volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping people stay fit and enjoy outdoor activities year-round.
Advance tickets are available at The Complete Paddler, call (416) 255-6905.
Rapid Media is Canada's leader in paddlesports media and events with Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots & Family Camping, Kayak Angler magazines, a series of Canadian on-water paddling events and the Reel Paddling Film Festival. For more information and complete World Tour schedule, visit Rapid Media | Rapid | Adventure Kayak | Kayak Angler | Canoeroots | Family Camping | Reel Paddling Film Festival | Palmer Fest - Home