Friday, May 8, 2015

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Young Gun Division Winners


When we created an under 21 division, we knew the Young Guns would come in, barrels blazing, and set the bar for creativity. They did not disappoint! Remember these names, we're sure you'll be hearing more from all of them soon!

Fourth place - Cooper Fitch

Kayaking is Fun from Cooper Fitch on Vimeo.


Third Place - Matias Meneses (password: meneses)
West Coast 2015 (Meneses Productions) from menesesMatias Meneses on Vimeo.


Second Place - Trent McCrerey
 
Browner Daze from Bad Productions Kayaking on Vimeo.


First Place - Liam Field

Liam and Knox Liquidlogic Highlight reel from Liam Field on Vimeo.

Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Amateur Division Winners

Last Friday night, the Hood River and local paddling communities came out in force to celebrate their own and to raise money for an amazing cause, First Descents! An estimated 250 people ate, drank, cheered for their friends and learned how First Descents can profoundly affect the lives of young adults "Out Living" cancer.

We're already looking forward to next year's event (and hope you film makers are as well) but thought we'd share some of the video highlights from this year's winners! And remember you can always join us in supporting First Descents at firstdescents.org or by volunteering with a camp that's local to you.

The Amateur division winners are:

3rd Place - Dan Patrinellis (this is an edit of the film shown at the Film Fest):

Chelan 2014 from daniel patrinellis on Vimeo.


2nd Place - Nick Hymel:

Clean Lines, Good Times from IKNick on Vimeo.


1st Place - Ali Casas:

ALI CASAS - Gorge Paddling Film Festival 2015 from SB Productions on Vimeo.


Congats again to all of our Amateur division winners and stay tuned for our Young Gun division winners!

Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Zeal Optics Package

Many, many thanks to the fine folks at Zeal Optics for coming through in the 11th hour! When they found out we had a tie in the Young Gun division and needed a little love for a 4th winner, they picked up the phone and offered some sweet prizes!

We have yet to see the shades they're dropping off, but we're sure they'll keep our winner looking stylie on and off the water.

Thanks, Zeal, for hooking up our Young Guns & helping raise funds for First Descents!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Here are the Finalists!

The panelists have spoken! Here are the finalists for the 2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival (in alphabetical order):

2015 Young Gun finalists 
(we have a tie, so 4 films will be shown!): 
Cooper Fitch
Liam Field
Matias Meneses
Trent McCrerey

2015 Amateur finalists: 
Alicia Casas
Daniel Patrinellis
Nick Hymel

2015 Pro finalists: 
Rush Sturges
Rush Sturges
Serrasolses Brothers

Those attending the film fest will choose the placing: 1st, 2nd and 3rd - so come out and support your buddy, hero, neighbor or cousin-in-law that made it to the finals! If you don't know a finalist, come and be an unbiased voter! We have a ton of raffle prizes - all attendees get one raffle ticket and there will be additional tickets for sale - all proceeds, of course, will go to First Descents!

We look forward to seeing all of you Friday night!

6:30pm : Doors/LWS race registration
7:00pm : Young Gun videos/voting/raffle
8:00pm : Amateur & Pro videos/voting/raffle
10:00pm : After party



Monday, April 20, 2015

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : NRS Package

We have saved one of the very best packages for last! When NRS heard we were throwing a party to raise money for First Descents, they stepped up in a big way! The winner of this package is getting a brand spankin' new kit, from helmet to kicks: an NRS Flux Drytop, a WRSI Current Pro helmet, an NRS Zen Rescue PFD AND NRS Velocity Water shoes! Many thanks to the folks at NRS for donating an amazing prize package and congratulations in advance for the lucky winner of all this booty!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Sweet Helmets Package

What's Sweet-er (hah!) than a new Sweet Wanderer Helmet? How about a new Sweet Wanderer helmet, a new Sweet sweatshirt AND a new pair of Sweet shorts! Any way you cut it, that is a SWEET deal for one of the lucky winners of the Gorge Paddling Film Festival!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Chaco prize

What paddler does not love their Chacos? Loyal, trustworthy, throw them in the river to wash them... kind of like your dog. With less fur (hopefully). The Chaco package has a little something for you and a little something for your best friend: a new pair of Z1 or Z2 Chacos, a new Chaco belt to keep the sag at bay and to help you open those apres paddle root beers AND a leash and collar for your four legged BFF. You and your best fuzzy bud will no doubt be a hit with all of the objects-of-your-affection at every take out!