1. White water kayaking in South India, until very recently, was a sport that very few people had heard about. A small group of passionate kayakers took it upon themselves to not only explore the hidden gems that this country had to offer but to promote the sport in anyway possible. Thus the idea of the first ever Malabar River Festival was born, a two day river festival aimed at popularizing and creating awareness about this amazing adventure sport. The festival brought together about 30 kayakers from all over India and various other parts of the world to culminate into the biggest adventure race this country has ever witnessed. Presented in video is the story of how the party unfolded.

    By: Manik Taneja From: India

    (This is an entry for the Best Short Film of the Year Awards 2013)

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  2. Quebec is known for its massive spring floods that cause waves like Gladiator, the Ruins, and Detonator to form on swollen rivers across the province. This so called phenomena has been termed "stakeout" by Tribe Alliance in order to describe the ensuing chase for big water and has provided the inspiration for events such as the Whitewater Grand Prix. However, there is more to Quebec freestyle kayaking than just spring floods. Montréal has some of the best playboating waves 10 minutes from the heart of the city that normally run most of the summer. Places like Habitat 67 and Lachine Rapids offer amazing potential for the progression of the sport. In addition, there is a certain lifestyle associated with living in the big city meanwhile getting to enjoy some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater. Warm water, sunny days, and awesome waves easily make Montréeal one of the top paddling destinations for any freestyle boater.
    By: Ian Vogel From: Canada
    (This is an entry for the Best Short Film of the Year Awards 2013)
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  3. Whitewater kayaking is a mental game. The 7 chutes Ste-Anne is one of the steepest, stout, technical class V section you can find around Quebec. This section consists of seven waterfall from 20ft to 70ft high. Once a kayaker enter in this committing canyon, the only way to exit is to run each one of them. In this video, we try to share the feelings and factors each kayaker encounters when facing theses drops. Armed with an FS700, a drone and multiple cameras, the Quebec Connection crew immortalize their descent of the class V canyon.

    By: Emrick Blanchette (Quebec Connection) From: Canada

    (This is an entry for the Best Short Film of the Year Awards 2013)

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  4. “We think we can control the river, but really, we are all at the mercy of the water. Respecting the water will connect you to something bigger than yourself. Disrespecting it is not recommended. Inspired by and featuring a quote from River Days: Travels on Western Rivers by Jeff Rennicke.”

    (This is an entry for the Best Short Film of the Year Awards 2013)

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  5. Zambezi Life takes a look at one of the Local Porters, Mukumba and his thoughts on the Batoka Dam and shows the beauty of the gorge and the epic kayaking it harbors. The Dam construction is due to begin next year and threatens the culture that the Zambezi's whitewater has developed over the years. The mystery surrounding the dam and the local benefits are very unclear and leaves a lot unanswered questions about who is winning and losing in this situation. Are the locals getting blindsided with promises that will never be fulfilled?

    By: Blair Trotman From: New Zealand Paddlers: Dean Woodgate, Bradley Lauder Porter: Makumba Makai Location: Zambezi River, Livingstone, Zambia Filmed & Edited by: Blair Trotman

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