BFF 2016: “Kayaking the Aleutians”, United Kingdom
Bulgarian premiere of the film:
“Kayaking the Aleutians”, United Kingdom, 2015, Justine Curgenven, 36’. The movie will be presented by Justin Curgenven – official guest of Banskofilmfest 2016.
No-one had succeeded in kayaking along the remote and stormy Aleutian islands, where more than 20 long crossings separate tiny unpopulated islands. Two women attempt this world-first journey in uncharted waters, dealing with wild storms, hungry bears and strong currents that sweep them away from land. Over 101 days, they gain a rare insight into themselves and into the lives of the few people who live in this harsh and beautiful landscape. The celebration, desperation & humour is captured on film.
Grand Prize at Graz Mountain Film Festival
Best Spirit of Adventure Film at Sheffield Mountain Film Festival, U.K.
Best Spirit of Adventure Film at L’Ecrans D’Aventure, Dijon, France
Best Film at the Kayak Film Festival, Germany
Best Kayaking film at the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, U.K.
Best Kayaking film at the Reel Paddling Film Festival, Canada
Best Sea kayaking film at the Waterwalker Festival
Best Adventure film at the Waterwalker Festival
2nd in People’s Choice, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, U.K.