Tasmania Circumnavigation

Justine Curgenven|2022|United Kingdom|29 min

3 young women set out to kayak 850 miles around the stormy Tasmania coastline. In this warts-and-all documentary, award winning filmmaker Curgenven gives a real insight into the highs & lows of a challenging expedition.

Winner

Best kayaking film

Reel Paddling Film Festival
2006

Winner

2nd place

European Kayak Film Festival
2006

Winner

Honorable mention

Neuse Riverkeepers film Festival
2006
Synopsis

The stormy seas and gale force winds around Tasmania provide a challenge for any boat. What, then, possessed 3 young women to try to seakayak around the 850 mile Australian island? In this warts-and-all documentary, award winning adventure filmmaker Justine Curgenven gives a real insight into the highs and lows of a challenging expedition. You feel like you are there in the kayak as the girls battle through 3-storey high swells on the exposed SouthWest coast and heave their 100kilo kayaks over drying-out sandbanks. They resort to 4am starts to try to beat the constant headwinds but still they endure the heartache of turning back against a gale force storm.

This film won 'Best sea kayaking film" at the Reel Paddling Film Festival, 'Best Film on Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles' at the Wanaka Mountain Film Festival and 2nd place at the biggest European kayaking Film Festival. It was a finalist at Kendal Mountain Film Festival & the National Paddling Film Festival int the USA. It won an honourable mention at the "Llanberis Mountain Film Festival" and the Neuse Riverkeepers Festival in NC.

Type

Feature-length

Genre

Action

Directed By
Justine Curgenven

Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Official Selection 2006

Reel Paddling Film Festival

Official Selection 2006

Wannaka Mountain Film festival

Official Selection 2006

National Paddling Film Festival

Official Selection 2006

European Kayak Film Festival - 2nd place

Official Selection 2006

Llanberis Mountain Film Festival - special mention by judges

Official Selection 2006

Winner

Best kayaking film

Reel Paddling Film Festival
2006

Winner

2nd place

European Kayak Film Festival
2006

Winner

Honorable mention

Neuse Riverkeepers film Festival
2006
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