news the sweet protection short film awards returns

Filmmakers will need to step up their creative game in 2022, as 2021 marked the biggest edition of the Sweet Protection Short Film yet! Congratulations to Fever Pine Collective (Canada), for winning Best 2021 Short Film of the year with their film, Kerosene. Origen, by Gonzalo Robert (Chile) took second place. South Island Trip, by Zack Mutton (New Zealand), tied for third with A Kind of Happiness, by Loic Baillard (Italy). The Short Film Awards have become a milestone for filmmakers and producers worldwide, garnering viewers from lovers of kayaking, movies, action, and the outdoors. Anyone can enter, whether a super pro, aspiring, or beginner kayaker or filmmaker. Submit to your film to win or just to participate: it is a great way to get noticed in the paddling world as well as the movie industry. We look forward to seeing your submissions at

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Product Spotlight: The BETTA of Aqua Marina

The well-known BETTA series is mainly designed to provide fun for family, friends or for any recreational use. Constructed of reinforced PVC material, these lightweight BETTA kayaks are ideal low-maintenance boats for those looking to get on water in a versatile, easy-to-paddle craft. Featuring Aqua Marina’s iconic outline shape, the new BETTA models are refreshed with stunning look and upgraded with user-friendly details. Easy weekend trips or poking around the lakes and rivers near a cottage are where these kayaks will excel.

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