Fairbanks Paddlers and REI are collaborating to bring the Reel Paddling Film Festival to the Blue Loon in Fairbanks on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm.  Admission is $10. (Kids ages 6-12 are half price, 5 and under are free.)


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Since 2006, the Reel Paddling Film Festival has been showcasing great paddling films from around the world. The tour screens in more than 120 cities. Fairbanks Paddlers and REI are bringing the tour to Fairbanks for the first time.

With 21 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the 2016 World Tour, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, motivating environmental documentaries, and short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films like: Kayaking the Aleutians – more than 2,500km and 20 open water crossings across the remote and stormy stretch of islands between Russia and Alaska; Expedition Q – friends ski across Baffin Island’s Penny Ice Cap, descend the class V Weasel River, and paddle age-old Inuit hunting routes to the sea. Paddle for the North – six mates, three canoes, two dogs, and two months along 1,500km of remote North American rivers; Go Big or Go Home – professional athletes travel the world in search of big water and the perfect wave; Martin’s Boat – honoring the legacy of Martin Litton with an expedition in the Grand Canyon;

There are 21 films to choose from in the 2016 Tour.  The Fairbanks Paddlers board has created a form to receive input about selecting films of greatest interest to the Interior Alaska paddling community. The form includes links to the film trailers.

We invite you you to submit your five favorite choices. Share the link with friends, too:


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