2013 NFCT Reel Paddling Film Fest World Tour Series
NFCT is hosting nine screenings of Rapid Media's Reel Paddling Film Fest World Tour in 2013. This is our biggest series to date, and we are thrilled to be able to share with you the year's best paddling films - whitewater, adventure, canoeing, sea kayaking, instructional, you name it! Join us and our fabulous partners for one or more screenings to enjoy some truly great films, to build connections to the larger paddling community, and to support a great cause. Proceeds support the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and our partners.
This year we are proud to announce that Lincoln Canoe & Kayak, one of the oldest boat builders in the nation and maker of lightweight, handcrafted canoes and kayaks, is partnering with NFCT for a special Film Fest only promotion. Join us at a screening for your chance to win a beautiful 2013 Chebeague kayak with kevlar layup and your choice of custom colors. So come on out to view some great films and for your chance to win this beautiful kayak in this free raffle.
NOTE: The 2013 films will be announced in February. We will provide a link to titles as soon as the film roster is finalized.
2013 NFCT Reel Paddling Film Fest World Tour Schedule
and Online Ticket Sales
Friday, March 22, 6 pm: REI Store in SoHo, New York City, NY. The store is open until 9 pm, and all Film Fest ticket holders will receive a 20% discount on purchases after the show! Please note that there will be no ticket sales at the store - all tickets much be purchased online in advance.
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 pm: Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. Hosted with Charles River Canoe & Kayak. Come for the films, stay for a pint!
Friday, March 29, 7 pm: Hannaford Hall at University of Southern Maine Abromson Center, Portland, ME. Hosted with Maine Island Trail Association, and proceeds to benefit both NFCT and MITA. Silent auction and celebration of MITA's 25th anniversary at this event. Doors open at 6. Don't miss it!
Friday, April 5, 7 pm: The Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, ME. Hosted with Chewonki, with whom NFCT will share the proceeds. Appetizers available beginning at 6 pm. Please join friends new and old!
Thursday, April 11, 7 pm: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY. Hosted with Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters. A shout out to ALTO for initiating the original NFCT Film Fest - the Lake Placid screening has now become a family reunion of sorts for paddlers in the Adirondacks!
Thursday, April 18, 7 pm: Red River Theaters, Concord, NH. Hosted with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. We are thrilled about this new partnership that will bring our Film Fest to Concord. All proceeds will benefit NFCT. Please note that there are no ticket sales for this event through the theater - you must purchase tickets either online in advance or at the door from NFCT / NH Fish and Game.
Saturday, May 11, 7 pm: The Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield, VT. NFCT's international headquarters are located in Waitsfield - join us for this home turf show at our fave theater where you can enjoy a pint and a delicious burger or salad while watching the films! And there's more: Not only is this show hosted with Friends of the Mad River, but it is also THE evening event following the Mad Triathlon, a fabulous, unique run-paddle-bike-trail run race in the Mad River Valley. All racers will get a $5 discount to the Film Fest - just bring your bib and get the discount at the door, or get a refund if you purchased advance tix online. A great weekend all around!
Friday, May 24, 7 pm: Collinsville Canoe & Kayak, Collinsville, CT. Event at the Collinsville/Canton Town Hall. Stop by the store early to pick up some paddle gear at NFCT's down country outfitter before the screening!
Saturday, June 8, 7 pm: Northern Outdoors, The Forks, ME. Northern Outdoors and NFCT will share the proceeds from this screening. June 8-9 is a dam release weekend, and water levels on the Dead River will be ideal for canoeists and kayakers - make a weekend of it! Camping and lodging available at Northern Outdoors. Food and drink available at the show.