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Waterwalker Film Festival Winners

 

 

2018 WWFF Winners & Honourable Mentions

 

Winners

 

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic             52 minutes                                              Adventure

Jochen Schmoll/Niko Jäger

3 National Geographic “adventurers of the Year “ embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

 

Canoeheads                                                                          7 minutes                                                Best Short

Keith Robertson

You’ve seen the signs, now met the animal! Canoeheads is a wildlife documentary about the little-known subarctic animal, the Canoehead (Can-OO-wed). What can this intimate portrait of two majestic beasts tell us about the human condition? What threatens the Canoeheads’ fragile link to the local ecosystem? What do canoes have to do with Canoeheads? Join host and species expert, David Batonborough as he reveals the secrets and eccentricities of this magnificent animal.

 

 

Two Creek – Ice Out Expedition                        17:45 minutes                                         Inspirational

Brad Jennings

Envisioned as an exploratory canoe route linking two creeks, Grant’s and Bissetts, flowing from the Algonquin Dome to the mighty Ottawa River, it seemed like quite the amazing adventure. A +13km ‘portage’ linking the creek systems was supposed to be one of the greatest challenges, but we would soon learn environmental conditions were to be our greatest foe. 

 

Georgian Bay – Paddle to Red Rock   10:28 minutes                                         HM

Wayne & Brad Jennings

Wayne and Brad embark on a weekend canoe trip out into Georgian Bay seeking Adventure and solitude. Their plan is to explore an undocumented route down and back the Giroux River, then head out into the 30,000 islands where they seek to claim an island all to themselves. 

 

Lake Superior – Coastal Canoe Trip    9:30 minutes                                           HM         

Wayne & Brad Jennings

This video highlights a three day canoe trip along the scenic coastline of Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

 

Rio Grande River – A Father Son Journey                        24:55 minutes                        HM         

Wayne & Brad Jennings

This is the story of a father and son canoe trip through the scenic canyons and rugged desert landscape of Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.  Their journey takes them down the Rio Grande River, straddling the U.S. Mexican border. When Wayne was a young man, he took this trip with his father. Now three decades later he is retracing his steps, but this time with his son, Brad. Together they will relive this exciting adventure while honouring the memory of Wayne’s father.

 

NKC’s Wilderness Canoe School                          2:42 minutes                           HM         

Richard Alexander

There is so much more to the Newfoundland Kayak Company.  Think out of the box/kayaks! Yes they canoe too. Thinking about taking a Coastal Canoe Course or Tripping or a Moving Water Course in the near future? NKC has it all in one. Well here is a teaser for an opportunity of a combined triple certification with the NKC’s Wilderness Canoe School on Canada’s eastern shores.

 

HeLa Ventures – Mountain Adventure School  2 minutes                                HM

Kellen Martel

The Mountain Adventure School takes Alberta high school students on an annual eight-day adventure on the Churchill River in northern Saskatchewan. This Canadian Heritage river has been dubbed the “fur traders highway” and was the main thoroughfare of the early explorers who opened and mapped Canada’s interior. The river is both educational and fun! This film provides an insight to the journey our 2017 class embarked upon and was produced by the students themselves. 

 

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