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Madison Theatre in Ennis to Host International Fly Fishing Film Fest

 


The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, coming to the Madison Theater in Ennis on July 2 and 3, features 10 films, 6- to 16-minutes in length, from all corners of the globe showcasing the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing.

Madison Theatre is at 115 Main St., Ennis. Doors open at 6:30 with the screenings at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $20.

Both events are sponsored by the Madison River Foundation.

For information about these screenings, contact the host at riversummitgroup@gmail.com.

In addition to the films, there will be fly-fishing product giveaways and other promotions at the event.

One attendee will be selected to win the 2021 Grand Prize drawing consisting of fly-fishing gear provided by International Fly Fishing Film Festival sponsors and valued at thousands of dollars.

Total film festival viewing time is 118 minutes, said Chris Bird, festival producer.

Among the films to be screened are:

• Turbo Giants, by InTents Media: An adventure to the Seychelles off the coast of Africa 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. “Stimmies” are presented by Fly Fusion Magazine to encourage and reward producers of fly-fishing films by previously unknown filmmakers. The film profiles artist Brooke Belohlavek’s passion for fly fishing and painting.

• The Wanderer, 2021 IF4 Original: Where do we go to escape? Journey to a sanctuary in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West.

• Tuna Fuerte, by PopFizz Productions: A group of fly-fishing friends embark on a tripto Colombia in search of the tuna that call those waters home.

Others include Raising Ghosts, a steelhead odyssey; Baltics, tangling with Baltic salmon; and Raised on Rainbows, the story of a fly-fishing family navigating early parenthood.

For more information and film trailers, visit flyfilmfest.com.

 

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