Paddling Film Festival is May 25. (Photo: Contributed)

The 13th annual International Paddling Film Festival will visit Chattanooga’s Rock/Creek Paddlesports and Outlet this month.

A partnership between Tennessee Valley Canoe Club and The Gear Closet, the festival will be May 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The Paddling Film Festival is an “international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year — white-water, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle—in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world.”


Tickets can be purchased through the TVCC website.

Admission is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers.

Audiences can expect a variety of films, including hairy white-water action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media. Screenings will take place inside at Rock/Creek Riverside, with parking available at the Gear Closet and Rock/Creek.  

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs for the event.