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International Fly Fishing Film Festival Online | Lifestyles



The International Fly Fishing Film Festival arrives virtually across New York state starting Thursday.

It features 10 films, ranging in length from 6 to 16 minutes, from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.

Admission to the Fly Fishing Film Festival is $ 10, visit flyfilmfest.com for more information. Viewers can log on to the site anytime within 48 hours of the 6 p.m. EDT broadcast.

Once logged in, access to the film will be granted for seven days.

In addition to the movies, there will be giveaways of fly fishing products and other promotions at the event.

The event is sponsored by the National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, Virginia.

One participant will be selected to win the 2021 grand prize draw consisting of fly fishing equipment provided by the sponsors of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival and valued at thousands of dollars.

The total viewing time of the IF4 virtual film festival is 115 minutes, said Chris Bird, producer of the festival.

Some of the films to be screened include:

• Turbo Giants, by InTents Media: A Seychelles adventure off the African coast in search of exceptionally large giant trevally.

• The Art of Fly Fishing, by Bluff Line Media and is the winner of the inaugural Stimmie Award. The “Stimmies” are presented by Fly Fusion Magazine to encourage and reward producers of fly fishing films by previously unknown filmmakers. The film describes artist Brooke Belohlavek’s passion for fly fishing and painting.

• The Wanderer, 2021 IF4 Original: Where are we going to get away from it all? Travel to a sanctuary in the heart of the western Rocky Mountains.

• Tuna Fuerte, by PopFizz Productions: a group of fly fishing friends set off on a trip to Colombia in search of the tuna that inhabit these waters.

Others include Raising Ghosts, a Steelhead Odyssey; Baltic, tangle of Baltic salmon; and Raised on Rainbows, the story of a fly fishing family navigating early parenthood.

For more information and movie trailers visit flyfilmfest.com.



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