Film Competition
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Are you a storyteller? Have a phone or camera?
Want to win some cool stuff?

Enter the FFI Film Competition

Here's an example of what we looking for in FFI Film Competition entries.





Details of the Competition

Overview: In keeping with the mission of FFI to preserve the legacy of fly fishing for all fish in all waters, the objective of the Inaugural FFI Film Competition is to invite and encourage filmmakers of all ages, abilities, and experiences to tell their fly-fishing-related stories through film. Experienced or novice, young or old, close to home or in exotic locations, all are invited to submit their original films.

Judging: Films will be selected by a panel of judges from the fly fishing community whose identity will be confidential until after the contest. Expo registrants will also vote for a Fan Favorite of those selected by the judges.

Submission Rules

  • Open to EVERYONE and IT IS FREE!
  • All submissions must be fly fishing related, and can feature topics related to conservation, education, community, destination, or just a good ol’ fishing story.
  • All submissions must be original material.
  • Must be filmed in HD quality 1920x1080 ProRes 422 or other HD Codec.
  • Entries must have a copyright or airdate in 2020 or 2021.

Click here to download ALL rules.


Larry Gibbs First Prize - $2,000 cash
Winning may be featured in the 2023 IF4 International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Second Prize - Merchandise from an FFI Industry Partner.  Retail value of $750.

Third Prize - Cheeky Reel

Fan Favorite - Cheeky Reel

All winners will receive FFI hat and t-shirt as well.

Submission Deadline

October 29, 2021

Don't Miss Out!


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November 5-7, 2021

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