Kayak Session Magazine Best Short Film of the Year Awards - The final cut announced!...
For the second time, Kayak Session magazine will award the 'Best Short Film of the Year Awards'.
This clip is this year's FINAL CUT - the top 6 finalists - !
And the finalists are...
Entry #34 - Congo, The Grand Inga Project - by Steve Fisher
Entry #16 - Black Canyon, The Next Generation - by: Cloud Level Media
Entry #48 - Best of Bomb Flow - by Evan Garcia & Fred Norquist
Entry #03 - Breathless in Chile - by Nigel Markey & Sam Markman
Entry #17 -The Royal Flush - by Evan Garcia
Entry #13 - Unknown: Aniol Serrasolses - By Tino Specht
Selected among the 51 entries sent since january 2012 - The Best Short Film Award winners, will be announced at the end of the year.
(Criteria for the selection are cinematography, editing, image quality, story telling, creativity, and off course kayak performance.)
Judges panel made of professional filmakers, professional photographers, and whitewater professionals: Scott Lindgren (Usa), Jed Weingarten (Usa), Goran Langgard (Norway), Olaf Obsommer (Germany), Ola Keul (Norway), Panu Lehti (Finland), Gerry Moffatt (Scotland), Philippe Doux (France), Whitney Lonsdale (Usa)
In Sweden it has become second nature to us to paddle during the coldest season of the year, but we are constantly reminded that is something that appears extreme for non-paddlers. This movie examines what really keeps us motivated to go on the water despite the temperature sometimes dropping below minus 15 degrees celsius. (This is an entry for the Best Short Film of the Year Awards 2013)
The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is home to a kayakers paradise. Steep rivers tumble from the alps to the sea in less than a couple hundred kilometers. On the way they cut through deep schist gorges. Many of the gorges have been paddled but many remain wild and hidden. Local kiwi kayakers recently took up the challenge to paddle Morgan’s gorge on the Waitaha river and the Toaroha canyon. These two rivers show how potential for future exploration should be considered during hydro consent decisions. After all adventure is something that defines your classic New Zealander.
By: Dave Kwant
From: New Zealand
(This is an entry for the Best Short Film of the Year Awards 2013)