Essential Event Info

W H A T :

  • PaddleFest Film Festival
    90 minutes of white and flatwater action - kayak, raft and canoe.
  • Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema, the Ohio River Way, Cincinnati Museum Center and WNKU 89.7-FM.

  • W H E N :

  • Sunday, March 18
    Screenings at 2:00 and 4:00 pm
    Expo open from Noon - 6:00 pm

  • W H E R E :

  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (Reakirt Theatre) 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203
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  • T I C K E T S :

  • Tickets for this event are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under twelve.
    Tickets for children are available on-line, by phone and at the door, but not at local outlets. There will be an ample supply of kids tix at the door.



  • tollfree 1-877-548-3237

  • ...and at these locations
    ($6 tix only, cash only)
    click each location below for a map:

  • Clifton-Ludlow Ave. -
    Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487

  • Mt. Lookout Square -
    Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters
    513 871 8626

  • Northside-Hamilton Ave -
    Shake It Music & Video
    513 591 0123

  •  Covington-Main Strasse -
    The Bean Haus
    859 431 2326

  • Advance tickets (adult only) are also available from these fine Outdoor Outfitters in the Cincinnati Metro Area:

  • Benchmark Outfitters,
    Blue Ash, 513.791.9453
  • D & D Outfitters,
    Forest Park, 513.674.7400
  • Nature Outfitters,
    Milford, 513.248.9868
  • Thaxtonís Canoe Trails,
    Butler, KY, 859.472.2000

  • Children's and Adult tickets will also be available at the door, cash only.

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    PaddleFest Film Festival

    Cincinnati World Cinema, the Ohio River Way, Cincinnati Museum Center and WNKU 89.7-FM are pleased to present the 2007 Paddlefest Film Festival and Expo! Please join us in welcoming the best short films from the annual National Paddling Film Festival.

    Join us for an exciting collection of high energy short films that convey the movement, speed and thrill found in outdoor water sports and also highlight the cultural differences encountered as extreme kayaking and other paddle sports take hold around the world.

    The PaddleFest Film Festival is a family-friendly event - you will see paddle sports participants of all ages and skill levels - from a 10-year-old boy shooting over a waterfall to world champions of extreme white-water kayaking.

    This unique cinematic offering is a proven crowd pleaser, appealing to a wide audience: canoeing, kayaking and rafting enthusiasts; people who appreciate action-oriented travelogues depicting the most beautiful natural waterways in this country and world-wide; and those who care about the preservation of America's scenic waterways.

    In addition to the PaddleFest films at the newly renovated Reakirt Theatre, from Noon until 6:00 pm Sunday you can browse displays from local outfitters and environmental organizations to learn more about how to enjoy and help protect our rivers.

    • Special thanks to our partners in this event - the Ohio River Way, Cincinnati Museum Center and WNKU 89.7-FM - for making it all possible !!!

    • Visit the Ohio River Way PADDLEFEST 2007 website to learn about the exciting events planned for this coming July...

    • And remember to print out the Cincinnati Museum Center coupon (see the link at top of this page) to enjoy a discount for "Hurricane on the Bayou" now showing at the Omnimax Theatre.


    Waxed Poetic-The Tatshenshini River,
    director Ladd Campbell, 12:35
    A married couple escapes from the rat-race to find self renewal and adventure in scenic Alaska.

    The Range Life: British Columbia 2006,
    director Bryan Smith, 12:00
    The film crew blends paddling, life style and unique camera angles, featuring Stein River, Skookum Creek and the endangered Ashlu River.

       Winner, Best of Festival, 2007 National Paddling Film Festival
       Winner, Best Accomplished Film, General Boating Category, 2007 National Paddling Film Festival

    In Flux,
    director David Arnaud, 47:40
    A visit to some of the most exciting and exotic locations in the world: "canyoning" on Reunion Island near Madagascar in the Indian Ocean; Val Sesia in the Italian Alps; the standing waves in the Lachine rapids near Montreal; the reversing rapids at St. John; teaching local kids to kayak in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco; mountain paddling near Voss, Norway; the standing waves in the Rhone Valley near Lyon France; and the mountain streams and falls that feed Lake Baikal near Irkutsk, Siberia.

       Winner, Best of Festival, 2006 National Paddling Film Festival
       Winner, Best Professional Film, General Boating Category, 2006 National Paddling Film Festival

    Neva Foreva,
    director Simon Westgarth, 11:35
    A search for the fabric that makes a paddler's life so sweet, as its only once around the track in this life.

       Winner, Best Professional Film, General Boating Category, 2007 National Paddling Film Festival

    The Cleanse,
    director David spoelestra, 13:26
       Winner, Best Amateur Film, General Boating Category, 2007 National Paddling Film Festival

    Presenters and Exhibitors