Three filmmakers earned awards during the First Annual FFI Film Competition that took place during the inaugural FFI Expo in November. FFI Online will hosts these filmmakers during a series of film screenings starting in April.
The top film Becca: Water is Life was submitted by Justin Dobson and Matt Bornhorst. In the film, a series of life-changing moments led Becca to fly fishing as she faced the complete unknowns of a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Becca tackles the challenges with as much grace as she can muster, and two feet placed firmly in a river.
Watch the film directed by Justin Dobson and Matt Bornhorst. Becca and the directors will be joining us.
Thursday April 14, 2022
8:00 p.m. EDT | 7 CT | 6 MT | 5 PT
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Tightened Lines was chosen as the second prize film. Directed by Hannah Roberts, this emotional mini-documentary follows an intimate, honest portrayal of a man in his 60s, Mark Roberts, who strives to fish regardless of his disabilities and any obstacles that confront him.
The third prize film Until We Fish Together tells the story of Bryan Sung, a young American boy who was abducted by his mother to Korea. As his father tries to get him back from the foreign country, he learns fly fishing to cope with the loss. The film was directed by Jay Sung.
The session recording will be posted soon.
Photos Courtesy of Winged Reel, Dave McCoy, and David Thompson
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Chris ties the French Partridge Mayfly and the Gorgeous George flies.
Masters of Fly Tying Scotland
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Masters of International Fly Tying Canada
Philip Rowley is an expert in still water fly fishing. Phil ties two of his famous still water flies.
Masters of International Fly Tying England
Originally from England, Mike will be tying one of his realistic flies...the Dragon Fly.
Masters of International Fly Tying Norway
The winner of the Fly Tyer of the Year 2021 for the Fly Tyer magazine will be tying two of his best flies.
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