Palmer Rapids, ON, September 20, 2007- Rapid Media, publishers of Kayak Angler magazine, announces the creation of two new film categories in its 2008 Reel Paddling Film Festival and World Tour. The two new categories are Best Kayak Fishing Film and Best Instructional Paddling Film.
The creation of a
kayak fishing film category is a move to showcase kayak fishing and put
it in front of 20,000 whitewater paddlers, sea kayakers and canoeists
across North America. Film festival Director, Scott MacGregor, is
excited to see the festival grow, "It is great to see the Festival
expand beyond paddling's big three and expose audiences to this amazing
sport. Kayak fishing films are going to blow paddlers' minds when they
see what's being caught in kayaks." Also this year, MacGregor is adding
a Best Instructional Paddling Film category because as he says, "There
have been some incredibly good instructional films, and they deserve
their own category." Filmmakers receive a $500 cash prize for a
category winning film with winners being announced at the Festival
premier in early February.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival World
Tour will visit over 100 cities in 2008 with an estimated audience size
of 20,000. The World Tour is hosted by local clubs, non-profit
organizations and paddling shops who use it as a fundraiser, event
entertainment and as a spring primer for their paddling customers.
deadline for film submissions is December 7, 2007. For further details
of how to submit a kayak fishing, instructional or any other paddling
film, download a 2008 Film Submission Form at www.rapidmedia.com.
The other film categories include: Best Whitewater Film, Best Sea
Kayaking Film, Best Canoeing Film, Best Paddling Adventure Travel, Best
Paddling Documentary and Best Short Paddling Film.
has been the leader in paddlesports media and events since 1999. Rapid
Media publishes Kayak Angler, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots, Family
Camping, and Rapid magazines, and produces a series of on-water
paddling events and the Reel Paddling Film Festival. For more
information, visit www.rapidmedia.com
Reel Paddling Film Festival Announces Two New Film CategoriesThursday, 20 September 2007
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.