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Region welcomes virtual International Fly Fishing Film Festival

| February 18, 2021 1:00 AM

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, is coming virtually to all of Idaho and Montana beginning on Feb. 24.

The festival features 11 films, 6- to 16-minutes in length, from all corners of the globe showcasing the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing.

Admission to the Idaho and Montana International Fly Fishing Film Festival is $15 and may be accessed at Viewers may log on to the site anytime within 48 hours of the showing at 7 p.m.

Once logged in, access to the film will be granted for 7 days.

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.

The event is sponsored by Fishs Eddy O Outfitting in Stevensville, Mont., and the Bitter Root Water Forum.

Total virtual IF4 film festival viewing time is 115 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 trip to 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.

Founded in 2011, The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is an inclusive and far-reaching fly-fishing film event. Consisting of short and feature-length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, the IF4 showcases the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. The films have captured the attention of anglers around the world.

For more information and film trailers, visit