Paddle Over to This Film Festival


Story from staff reports. Photo by Nicholas Ng.

Cary,NC, June 24th and 25th, 2011 – RallyPoint Sport Grill will host and  present the 6th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival, on Friday and Saturday, June 24th and 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm on both nights.

Reel Paddling Film Festival Coming to Cary

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100 cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.

With 34 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

Admission to the event in Cary is free.

Audiences can expect to see these great films: Awakening the Skeena, wherein Ali Howard swims the 610-kilometer Skeena taking a stand for her river and its future; In Halo Effect Steve Fisher seeks new whitewater runs in Iceland and Norway when in a blink of an eye something goes horribly wrong; Islands of Fire is a celebration of good food and good humor as Justine Curgenven’s sea kayaking film showcases the warm turquoise waters of Sicily’s volcanic Aeolian Islands; In Mammalian Frank Wolf is back, this time on a 2,000-kilometer Arctic canoe journey from Yellowknife to Rankin Inlet; Solo is the heartbreaking true story of Andrew McAuley who set out to be first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand. His kayak was found 30 days later—one day away from completing his journey.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media and presented in Cary by RallyPoint Sport Grill on June 24th and 25th at 7:00 pm.

Event Details

6th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival
Friday June 24 & Saturday June 25, 2011
7 PM
Cost: Free
Rallypoint Sports Grill
1837 N. Harrison Av.
Cary, NC

For more information, call Drew Schenck 678-1088.