ROCKLAND — The International Fly Fishing Film Festival® (IF4) comes to the Strand Theatre in Rockland, April 25, at 7 p.m. IF4™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.
The films at this event contain exclusive content not shown anywhere else in Maine, according to a news release by Georges River Trout Unlimited (GRTU), who are hosting the Festival.
“It is a must see experience for fly fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts alike,” said GRTU.
The event will be emceed by up-and-coming professional fly fishing adventurer, Chandler Crans (CHRHS ‘14).
Join GRTU for the Spinner-Fall Pre-Show Party to kick things off at 5 p.m., at the Strand. Spinner-Fall Pre-Show Party tickets are $35 per person and include event admission, reserved priority seating, heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Green Bean Catering, door prizes, and more.
General Admission doors open at 6:30 p.m. Films start rolling at 7 p.m. General Admissions tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.
Drinks will be available for purchase from 5 to 8:30 p.m. (operated by the Strand).
A raffle will be held with great prizes including an ECHO Fly Rod, Patagonia Pack, and AirFlo Fly line. Raffle tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20, and can be purchased at the event or from any GRTU Board member.
General Admission and Spinner-Fall Pre-Show Party tickets are on sale now at www.flyfilmfest.com or can be purchased locally at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport (Fishing Department). Tickets will also be available for purchase at GRTU’s program table during all three BANFF Film Festival shows February 8, 9 and 10, and at all upcoming GRTU meetings.
All proceeds benefit GRTU and support the GRTU mission to conserve, protect and restore local cold water fisheries and their watersheds, and to engage the wider community in this fabulous sport.
Local business sponsors for this event include: Maine Sport Outfitters, Camden Real Estate Company, Inter-Fluve and Viking (Blue Ribbon Sponsors); Camden National Bank, Cheryl Oliveri-Daly (Broker), Gartley & Dorsky Engineering and Surveying, Lincolnville Center General Store, Mike’s Align and Repair, Threshers Brewing, Vision Builders, and Waterfront Restaurant (Red Ribbon Sponsors); and Green Bean Catering, Samoset Resort, and Trident Fly Fishing (In-kind donations).