World Tour

In-person events with lights, curtains, popcorn and your paddling community.

Virtual Tour

Stream the best paddling films of the year online from the comfort of your own home.

Join us for this year's best paddling films

The Paddling Film Festival has been showcasing the very best paddling films since 2006. Be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, appreciate wild places and fully embrace the paddling lifestyle. Join us at a World Tour theatre screening in more than 135 cities around the world or rent the Virtual Tour right now and watch it anywhere, on any device. Then, go paddling. We’re pretty sure you’ll want to.

  • World Tour

    Live screenings are now touring throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the World. Find a screening near you!

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  • Virtual Programs

    Want to watch or rewatch all the winning and shortlisted Paddling Film Festival films of the year from the comfort of your living room? Now you can.

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  • Submit Your Film

    The 2023 Film Competition is now open. With $6000 in cash prizes, next year's festival will be a combination of virtual programs and in-person events.

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Virtual Programs

Stream the best paddling films of the year online from the comfort of your own home.

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  • 2022 Adrenaline Program

  • 2022 Adventure Program

  • 2022 Voices Program

  • World Tour Schedule

  • Partners

Paddlers exploring the edge of physical skills and mental comfort zones while pushing the limits of what is possible in kayaks, canoes and rafts.

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Rugged men and women paddling places they probably shouldn’t in search of stirring experiences. What you’d expect from the best adventure films of the year.

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Voices 2022 could also have been called People, Culture or Stories. Enjoy 11 spellbinding films about real people putting paddling at the core of their lives.

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The Paddling Film Festival World Tour has launched. Live screenings are now touring throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the World.

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Thank you to our partners who contribute to the energy and sustainability of the Paddling Film Festival. Without your support the tour would not be possible.

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  • Bring the World Tour to your town  

    Bring the World Tour to your town

    Film programs are now touring throughout Canada, the US and around the world. Contact us today to host the World Tour and bring the year's best films to a venue near you.

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  • Join our fundraising program  

    Join our fundraising program

    Want to raise money for your club or organization? Partner through with our Fundraising Program to generate new revenue while helping the Paddling Film Festival community grow.

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  • People's Choice Award  

    People's Choice Award

    Watched this year's film selection? Vote for your favorite film and be entered to win amazing prizes and receive free digital subscriptions to Paddling Magazine and Kayak Angler.

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2022 Film Selection