PALMER RAPIDS, ON, FEBRUARY 12, 2010 – The 5th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival premiered last night at the Bloor Cinema downtown Toronto, hosted by The Complete Paddler. The largest premiere audience in festival history was treated to the first screening of this year’s award winning films.
The winner of the Best Paddling Documentary: Kent Ford’s Call of the River traces whitewater’s history with as many twists and turns as the canyons its pioneers explored.
“Never before has the Festival seen so many amazing films,” said Scott MacGregor, RPFF producer and last night’s red carpet emcee. “There is truly something for everyone in this year’s World Tour.”
The Call of the River - BEST DOCUMENTARY PADDLING FILM
Duration: 75 min [Festival Road Show Version 19:50 min]
Year Produced: 2009
Year Released: 2009
Whitewater's history has as many twists and turns as the canyons its pioneers explored. From bribing dam-keepers to release water, to World Champions defecting from Communist regimes and utilizing military by-products for equipment. Curiosity, ingenuity and outright audacity thrived as paddlers probed the boundaries of the river experience.
Director and Producer: Kent Ford
The premiere kicks off the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour, an international paddling film tour with 37 short-listed films screening in 75 cities hosted by paddling shops, clubs and events. For a list of all World Tour films, the World Tour schedule, and hosting information visit, www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.