The Kayak Shed is proud to present the inaugural Gorge Paddling Film Festival, benefiting First Descents, an organization that provides life-changing outdoor adventures to young adults impacted by cancer! We're looking for your most creative & inspiring 5 minutes of original footage to be judged by a panel of whitewater pioneers and world famous whitewater photographers and videographers. Three submissions from each category will be selected to be shown on April 24th at River City in Hood River, Oregon. Attendees of the film fest will make the final voting decisions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in professional, amateur and "young gun" categories. $10 cover at the door will include film festival admission, voting tickets, after party and will go directly to First Descents! Film makers, grab your best footage, invite all of your buddies and let's raise some money for a great cause! Doors open at 7pm, films start at 8pm, band starts at 10pm.
Professional Filmmaker category:
1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
Amateur Filmmaker category:
1st Place: Immersion Research Arch Rival Drysuit
2nd Place: Werner Package
3rd Place: Sweet Package
"Young Gun" category (under 21):
1st Place: NRS Package
2nd Place:Astral Package
3rd Place: Chaco Package
John Hart - Kayak Shed grand poobah
Jock Bradley - Whitewater and action sports photographer
Chris Emerick - Whitewater and action sports videographer
Ron Reynier - Gorge whitewater pioneer
Charlie Munsey - Whitewater and action sports photographer
Upload your original HD video (5 minutes or less) to Vimeo with a private setting. Create a password. Send the link & password to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions due 4/17/15.
Content must be original; non-original content will be disqualified. By submitting your content you are agreeing to allow both the event and the Kayak Shed to post the content on various social media channels to promote future First Descents fundraisers or Gorge Paddling Film Festivals.