Paddle Canada’s Waterwalker Film Festival is a tribute to the late Bill Mason, the great conservationist, canoeist and filmmaker.
Mason once stated, “The medium of film is for me a means of expressing my love and enjoyment of the natural world, and of sharing my concern for what’s happening to it with anybody who looks and listens.”
Mason’s idea of success was to be able to communicate – through his films, books and paintings – his intense feelings for his surroundings and to inspire others to share and adopt these thoughts and concerns. Passionate in his beliefs, always speaking from the heart, his films inspired many people to dedicate themselves to the enjoyment and conservation of Canada’s wilderness and waterways.
Through this celebration of film, the Waterwalker Film Festival invites you to become a part of Mason’s ongoing legacy. Submit a film, host a tour date, become a festival sponsor, or simply come and enjoy the wide variety of films submitted by amateur and professional filmmakers. By taking part in the festival, it’s our hope you will be encouraged to become more involved in the protection and conservation of our unique Canadian wilderness and waterways.
Waterwalker offers host groups the full selection of entry winners and honourable mentioned films from feature length and festival cuts, to a number of short films.
Paddle Canada’s Waterwalker Film Festival Committee accepts film submissions from amateur and professional filmmakers from both Canadian or worldwide locations.
The cost for hosting a Waterwalker Film Festival is $199.
Please contact us for more information on the Waterwalker Film Festival: [email protected]
Paddle Canada Waterwalker Committee
c/o Priscilla Haskin
121 52039 RR 213
Sherwood Park, Alberta