Buffalo Trace Distillery
Frankfort, Kentucky
February 20-21, 2015
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For 33 years the National Paddling Film Festival has been hosting a competition to determine the best in paddle sport videos and images.

This competition has provided the paddling community with a fun and profitable event to support American Whitewater and river conservation. In that time, the NPFF has also helped to raise the quality of paddle sport entertainment by providing recognition of talent along with important and useful feedback for the artists who make the show a possibility.

2014 Still Image Winner Lone Canoeist at Bald River Falls by Mark Zakutansky
Ad by Barry Grimes

2015 Guest Host

The staff and management of the 2015 NPFF are pleased to announce our Guest Host this year is Ben Marr!

Special Friday Night Guest Speaker

Announcement coming very soon.


Tickets that cover both days of the festival are $25 at the door. Cash or check only.

Children under 12, free.

Advanced tickcts can be purchased online for $20 through American Whitewater, a 20% discount, starting around the first week in January.

For online purchases, you will receive an email confirming your ticket purchase and you can pick up your ticket at the door the day of the event. You will not be receiving physical tickets prior to the event.

2014 Donations

American Whitewater: $8500 Ecuadorian Rivers Institute: $1000West Virginia River Coalition: $1000

Friends of the Cheat: $400Kentucky Waterways Alliance: $400

Total $11,300

32 Year Total $135,300

Schedule - Tentative


5:00 PM

Doors Open/Beer Starts Flowing/Films Start

8:00 PM Special Guest Presentation
9:00 PM Films Continue
11:00 PM End of Day 1


10:00 AM-
2:00 PM

Bourbon Tour on the Hour

11:30 AM Not-NPFF Race check-in at Elkhorn / AW Acres
1:00 PM Not-NPFF Race start
2:00 PM-
4:00 PM
Bourbon Tasting
5:00 PM Films Start
4:00 PM Chili Cookoff Deadline
7:00 PM Chili Cookoff Served
9:00 PM Director remarks, Raffles, Film Winners Announced
9:00 PM Wrap-up Silent Auction bidding
9:20 PM -
11:00 PM
Pick-up Silent Auction items
9:45 PM  Guest Host Presentation
11:00 PM End of 2015 NPFF

Become an NPFF Benfactor, Donor, or Sponsor
Contact us at NPFF.Sponsors@bluegrasswildwater.org for more information.

NPFF Benefactors

American Whitewater
Columbia Sportswear
Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters
Madawaska Kanu Centre

NPFF Major Donors

Endless River Adventures
Canoe Kentucky

NPFF Significant Donors

MTI Kokatat Snap Dragon Skirtworks
Werner Menasha Ridge Press
Ali Blair Massage Therapy  
teamscum.com WoodSongs

Whitewater Warehouse
Astral Robert Milgate

FOAMIE FRIENDS Outdoorplay Clay Warren, DMD, Danville

NPFF Sponsors

Kayak Session Mountain Buzz   Kentucky Waterways Alliance


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