Find Our Most Frequent Questions Below

Find answers to common questions related to the Reel Paddling Film Festival. Whether you're looking to buy the films you saw at a screening, or host a tour stop in your town, we've got the answers on how it's done.

  • Q: Are there new films every year?

    A: Yes, each year we receive more than 90 paddling films from around the world. Each year our Paddling Film Festival jury watches all of the films and picks a shortlist of 20 around films to tour each year. There will be 10 winners (one on each category) and well as a few more in each category we think you will enjoy. Some films may have appeared and may have won other film festivals but they will be new to this year's world tour selection.

  • Q: What films will I see?

    A: Film selection is left up to your local host, who selects from the list of winning and short-listed films on this year's World Tour. Hosts choose the films they feel will be most appreciated by their core audiences. All films on the World Tour are listed in the program.

  • Q: Can I buy the films?

    A: We hope you do support paddling filmmakers by purchasing their films. All winning and short-listed films are listed in the Paddling Film Festival world Tour program as well as here, including all the contact information you should want to buy their film.

  • Q: How do I enter a film?

    To submit your film to the Paddling Film Festival, all entrants For initial entry to the Film Competition, filmmakers are required to submit their film via FilmFreeway, pay the applicable submissions fee and include a downloadable link to your film. Please review the Rules and Regulations carefully prior to completing the online entry form.

  • Q: Are the films appropriate for a family audience?

    The films entered in the Paddling Film Festival are unrated. Edits have been made to remove some gratuitous nudity (usually skinning dipping) and colour language (i.e. swearing at a particularly stressful moment on an expedition) although some may remain if we feel it adds to the film in a humorous or dramatic way. For whatever it’s worth, we are comfortable screening all films with our families.

  • Q: Where can I buy tickets?

    For ticket sales, you should contact your local host. Check the World Tour schedule for the screening nearest you.

  • Q: How do I get my free digital magazine subscription?

    A: On the back cover the program you'll find a subscription form. Fill it out and drop it off in the ballot/subscription box provided by your host. 

  • Q: Can I bring the World Tour to my town/club/shop?

    A: We hope so. Click here for our host information package and application form. The World Tour is currently touring to more than 100 cities around the world. Availability depends on the dates you have mind as well as geographically how close you are to existing screenings. For general questions and inquiries about hosting the World Tour please contact our Festival Coordinator at coordinator@reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com.