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TORONTO, ON – On February 5, 2019, live at Toronto’s historic Royal Cinema, the Paddling Film Festival revealed its 2019 World Tour lineup and category winners. Rapid Media and the Paddling Film Festival founder and producer, Scott MacGregor, was the emcee and announce the 2019 film selection. The 10 award-winning and 16 short-listed films will be in contention for the Aqua-Bound People’s Choice Award and will go on to screen in over 120 cities and towns across the United States, Canada and around the world. 

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The Paddling Film Festival selection of films was stellar again this year. Many terrific films were considered as shortlist contenders. The Paddling Film Festival committee has narrowed down these submissions to a shortlist of 26 films that will be toured around the world as the 2019 Paddling Film Festival World Tour. 

PALMER RAPIDS, ON, January 23, 2019 - This marked the 13th year that attendees could fill out the back cover of their World Tour Program to enter the Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes. Everyone who attended one of our World Tour screenings had the chance to win an Aqua-Bound canoeing, kayaking, kayak fishing, or SUP prize pack with up to a $375 value. 

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The 2018 tour season marked the 13th year Paddling Film Festival audiences were able to cast a ballot for their favorite film from the World Tour’s 25 feature films. We had a ton of great films in 2018 and after touring around the globe Jochen Schmoll's Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland Epic was voted as the Paddling Film Festival World Tour Aqua-Bound 2018 People’s Choice Award winner.

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We are currently collecting new paddling films for the 2019 Paddling Film Festival World Tour. Each year films are entered by both professional producers and up-and-coming filmmakers from all corners of the world. We invite you to 
submit your paddling film for a chance to screen to more than 35,000 paddlers in more than 120 cities worldwide. 




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