Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reel Paddling Film Festival visits the South

The 6th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour will be making a few stops in the Southern Appalachian region this coming April.

The Festival showcases the world's best paddling films to audiences around the world. One of the goals of the festival is to inspire more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, and embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world. The film will make three stops in the Smokies region this year:

April 6, 2011: Blue Ridge Mountain Sports - Richmond, VA

April 12, 2011: Barley's Taproom - Knoxville, TN

April 14, 2011: Appalachian State University I.G. Greer Hall - Boone, NC

Among the many films on this years' tour, is The Big River, a short film about a 1,730-kilometer-long canoe journey down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Here's a trailer from this film:

For more information on the tour, please click here.


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