The 2016 version of the Fly Fishing Film Tour kicked off in grand style at the City Hall venue in downtown Denver last Saturday, followed by a Tuesday showing in Bozeman. It will be in Billings tonight and Missoula this weekend. We think it is the best lineup yet, and it supports a variety of worthy causes and retailers throughout the country. Here’s a review we did on fieldandstream.com.
Along those lines, a reminder that Costa, Orvis, Trout Unlimited, and F3T have collaborated to offer a $15,000 grant to fund a short film for the purpose of increasing representation among women in the sport of fly fishing. Grant applications are due April 1, and you can find additional information through TU’s website.
AFFTA president Ben Bulis reports that booth contracts for the upcoming international International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) are on record pace, and in fact, space is already becoming limited. Uncommitted exhibitors will have to act fast to ensure a presence at IFTD July 12-15 in Orlando. For retailers, there is extra incentive to attend this year, as we have heard of plans for a massive product testing event, the likes of which hasn’t been seen before… but we’ll share more information on that when AFFTA wants us to.
Redington announced the release of its latest video production initiative “Elements” starting with this installment, called “Rises.” Self explanatory.
Lastly, Confluence Films announced that its latest project “Providence” is now in production and scheduled for release on Saturday October 15. If you are interested in more on the film, or hosting a premiere event in your area, contact Jim Klug at [email protected]