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2014 Waterwalker Film Festival Winning Films

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Kitturiaq Best Canadian Filmmaker & Adventure Film Frank Wolf 52 minutes

In the summer of 2012, Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan completed a 620 km journey by canoe from Nain, NL to Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC via a new route over the vast tundra of the Labrador Plateau. The resulting film- Kitturiaq- intimately portrays this little-known region of the north.

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Best Canadian Location & Best Canoe Film

Peter Marshall 25 minutJes

Join four young men on a 2600-mile canoe journey through blizzards, frozen lakes, and mountains as they travel for 130 days from the Alaskan coast to the Hudson Bay. These four-man team travel through mountain passes and blizzards, ice-choked lakes, up mountain rivers that raged with spring flood, and into the hostile but beautiful cold of the Arctic.

Handling Emergency Situations with Gordon Brown Best Education & Safety Film Simon Willis and Gordon Brown 19 minutes

Simon Willis films sea kayaker Gordon Brown and the rescue professionals of the UK Coastguard and Lifeboat service.  We see each stage of the rescue from every angle - control room, helicopter, lifeboat and kayakers - so you learn how to best help yourself.  We reveal the most effective ways to summon assistance and to help the professionals conduct a safe, efficient rescue.  

Stand Best Environmental & Best SUP Film Anthony Bonello & Nicolas Teichrob 46 minutes
STAND, takes viewers on a journey through the waters of British Columbia's west coast. Under threat by the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route is a coastline of immense beauty, pristine ecosystems, and a way of life rich in culture and history. Through the efforts of expedition stand-up paddler Norm Hann, an aboriginal high school class building their own stand-up paddleboards as a form of protest, and the powerful surfing of iconic west coast native Raph Bruhwiler, the diversity of people, landscape and wildlife that would be affected by an oil spill is articulated. STAND takes you to the core of the issue and unfurls the soul of B.C.'s west coast one paddle stroke at a time.
Sunbeam Dreams and the Carolyn Jane Best Amateur Film Jason Irwin 43 minutes

Join Jason on his 7 day of solo paddling bliss in the beautiful Algonquin Park, Ontario.  Beautifully filmed with stunning still shots.

Le Peintre, le canot et la forêt

Best Short Film

Réjean Roy

6:44 minutes

“The video is a bit contemplative, but it will give an idea to the fans of my work how I get inspired. So take a few relaxing minutes, and let me bring you on a little canoe trip in the wilderness.”

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Best Social Media Film Etienne Green 2:47/3:37/2:36/3:52

A collection of personal short films where friends come together for a great time!  Whitewater paddling community in canoes, kayaks, and sea kayaks!

The Questions We Ask Best Inspirational Film Kalum Ko, Bruce Kirkby, Jeff Pew 6 minutes

In the spring of 2013, Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby crossed the Georgia Straight from Vancouver to Victoria on a stand up paddle board.  During this journey, he contemplates what is the true meaning of adventure.  Accompanying Bruce in a double kayak are Dave Quinn and filmmaker Kalum Ko.

 
       

 

2014 Waterwalker Film Festival Shortlisted Films

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Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park Brad Jennings and Wayne Jennings                         7:27 minutes
This video looks at the Jennings exploring the park located in south-central Ontario.  This huge park, established in 2002 falls under the “non-operating” status within the Ontario provincial parks system.  It’s undeveloped nature presented an opportunity for exploring and mapping new canoe routes and to document their efforts.  This video highlights the park in all seasons.

Florida Everglades - a Canoe Journey

Brad Jennings and Wayne Jennings 11:40 minutes

In an effort to escape a cold Canadian winter, father and son adventurers Wayne and Brad Jennings loaded the canoe atop their car and headed to the Florida everglades.

Temagami Sturgeon River, Solace Wildlands Brad Jennings and Wayne Jennings 7 minutes

Exploring Ontario's Temagami Region 

 

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