BOONE – The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, to be held at the Appalachian Theater of the High Country in Boone on October 16, features 10 short films showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing around the world.
Doors open at 6.30 p.m. and screening at 7 p.m. The theater is located at 559 W. King St., Boone. Tickets, priced at $ 15, are available in advance or on the day of the event. The event is organized by Boone’s Fly Shop.
One entrant will be selected to win the 2021 Grand Prize draw featuring fly fishing equipment provided by the sponsors of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival and valued at thousands of dollars.
Films to be screened include:
• “Turbo Giants” by InTents Media documents an adventure in the Seychelles off the African coast in search of an unusually large giant trevally.
• “The Art of Fly Fishing” by Bluff Line Media is the winner of the first Stimmie Award. The awards, presented by Fly Fusion Magazine, encourage and reward producers of films about fly fishing by previously unknown filmmakers. This film describes artist Brooke Belohlavek’s passion for fly fishing and painting.
• The Wanderer, 2021 IF4 Original asks the question “Where are we going to escape? It’s a journey to a sanctuary in the heart of the Western Rockies.
• Tuna Fuerte of PopFizz Productions follows a group of fly fishing friends who set out 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.