The International Fly Fishing Film Festival returns to Kimberley and Cranbrook in February. (Corey Bullock file)

International fly fishing film festival returns to Kimberley, Cranbrook

The locally-run film festival will be screened in 120 locations world-wide

The 2020 International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) returns to Kimberley and Cranbrook this February, hosted by Fly Fusion Magazine.

IF4 will feature ten exclusive films, each six to 16 minutes in length, produced by professional film-makers from across the globe. Each film showcases the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.

Jennifer Bird, Executive Producer of Bird Marketing Group, which hosts the film festival, says that the showcasing the event in Kimberley and Cranbrook is special because the company is based out of Cranbrook.

“IF4, Fly Fusion’s home, is in Cranbrook, so it’s pretty special that we get to host two screenings of the films locally,” said Bird. “This is home. Not only that, but the films will be showcased in 120 different locations world-wide, and some of the talent is local as well.”

READ MORE: Kimberley/Cranbrook entertainment listings

She referenced one of the films, ‘The Bull Run’ which features a local Kootenay river.

“Of course, the river remains un-named in the film as to not give out its secret location, but it’s great that we are able to showcase a local river that many will recognize as soon as they see it,” Bird explained.

The film’s description explains that ‘The Bull Run’ follows well-known angler Meredith McCord through the dense forests and fast-moving streams of the Rocky Mountains, north of the 49th Parallel, in pursuit of her first bull trout. ‘The Bull Run’ captures the essence of the wilderness and adventure of fly fishing at the base of the rugged Rocky Mountains.

The other films being featured include ‘Particles and Droplets’, ‘Travels with Charlie’, ‘AK30’, ‘The Mend’, ‘Aurora Fontinalis’, ‘Iqualuk’, ‘Nine Foot Rod’, and ‘Poetry in Motion’.

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival will be coming to the Kimberley Conference Centre on February 22, and the Key City Theatre on February 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the nearly two hour fly-fishing adventure starting at 7. General admission tickets are $15 and available online at flyfilmfest.com or in person at St. Mary Angler and Mountain Man Sports in Cranbrook. Tickets will also be available for $20 at the door.

To view trailers for all of the films, visit flyfilmfest.com.



corey.bullock@kimberleybulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

RCMP confirm fatality in Bootleg Mountain biking accident

Kimberley RCMP have confirmed there was a fatality in a mountain biking… Continue reading

No serious injuries reported after head-on collision near Fort Steele

Traffic was stopped for several hours on Highway 93 while police investigated.

UPDATED: Interior Health to add 495 long-term seniors care beds

Nelson, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton to receive new facilities

New comet appears in pre-dawn sky above Cranbrook

Neowise can be seen without a telescope over the next couple of weeks

When it’s too dangerous to sing

It’s easier to imagine a world without birdsong than a world without choirs

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

Tree planters get help with COVID-19 protective measures

Ottawa funds extra transportation, sanitizing for crews

Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from WE decision

He says his and his family’s longtime involvement with the WE organization should have kept him out of the discussions

Beverly Hills 90210 star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

The franchise was given the name back in 1933, when it was still in Boston

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

Most Read