About the World Tour

Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 135 cities around the world each year. Join us for this year's best paddling films. You'll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places. Since Rapid Media launched the festival back in 2006, the World Tour has screened to more than 1,117 times to more than 230,200 audience members. Rapid Media has awarded 82,500 to paddling filmmakers and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The Paddling Film Festival World Tour has grown to become one of the largest paddling events in the world.

World Tour Promotions

Your ticket to the Paddling Film Festival gets you in to see the best paddling films of the year and it also has a few other perks. Complete the back cover of your program and drop it in the ballot boxes provided by your host for these World Tour promotions.



  • FREE Digital Subscription2019 free digComplete the back cover of your program and drop it in the ballot boxes provided by your host. We’ll email you once your digital subscription is activated a notify you how to read Paddling Magazine on your desktop, smartphone and tablet.

  • Cast your VotePROGRAM peoples choiceComplete the Aqua-Bound People’s Choice Award ballot with your favorite film. At the end of the tour, the scores will be tallied and the People’s Choice Award winner will be announced and awarded with a cash prize.

  • ENTER TO WINprize2019PFF Program2019 BackCoverCheck the box in section #3 on the back cover of your program for your chance to win an Aqua-Bound canoeing, kayaking, kayak fishing, or SUP prize pack (up to a $425 value). 


How to Host the Tour

Want to bring the World Tour to your club, shop, event or theater? Send us an inquiry below.