8 October, 2009
The new festival period will be October 1st, 2009 through December 31st, 2010. With so many talented new up and coming filmmakers in the fly fishing industry, we are pleased to offer this extended festival period to showcase their wonderful films. All of the films entered in each of the three prior festivals can still be viewed on the site, in addition to a special “ winners section” making it one of the most prolific collection of top flyfishing movies available anywhere on the web. The new festival is open for submissions immediately and any film not previously posted is eligible.
Winston, in conjunction with Conservation Advisor and Film Festival judge James Prosek, has increased its efforts and funding aimed at protecting coldwater resources and native trout, so this fourth festival and new Grand Prize will serve the additional benefit of highlighting the importance of conservation.
“We are excited that the Grand Prize for the winner of the Fourth Film Festival will be a Limited Edition Boron IIx Conservation Rod and a James Prosek signed and numbered Limited Edition print valued at $1,800.” said Winston President, Woody Woodard. In addition, on behalf of World Trout, the Winston Rod Company will make a donation of 20% of the prize value to the winners’ choice of conservation project.
The Golden Trout
The Grand Prize for the best film overall will be a Winston 9’ 5-weight Boron IIx Limited Edition Conservation rod with a retail value of $1800.
The Winston Conservation Rod is a Limited Edition 9’ 5wt Boron IIx rod, specially made to commemorate the Company’s 80th anniversary. Each Limited Edition Conservation rod is individually numbered and features a Rainbow Trout hand-painted on each rod by a Winston artist. In addition, each rod comes with a James Prosek signed and numbered 11”x14” Rainbow Trout Limited Edition print (print numbers to correspond to the rod number). The Limited Edition Conservation series rainbow trout rods and Prosek prints are limited to 100. Winston, on behalf of World Trout, will donate 20% from the sale of each rod sold to conservation projects of the purchaser’s choice.
The Silver Trout
A Winston Boron II or graphite rod (of the winner’s choice) will be awarded to the top film in each of the freshwater and saltwater categories (two winners).
The Bronze Trout
$100 in Winston accessories (of the winners’ choice) will be awarded to the best film in each of the freshwater and saltwater categories (two winners).
Special Conservation Prize
For this festival, to encourage filmmakers to create films addressing conservation issues, we are adding a new Special Conservation Prize of a Winston Boron II or graphite rod (of the winner’s choice) and collection of $100 in Winston accessories of the winner’s choice for the film that most effectively “promotes the ideals of conservation in flyfishing.” All films submitted with Conservation themes will be also be eligible for the Golden Trout Grand Prize.
Certificate of Distinction
When the Jury deems it appropriate, it will present an additional special ‘certificate of merit’ for a particularly noteworthy film submitted during a festival period which might not ordinarily be awarded or eligible for a top prize. Winners will receive $100 in Winston accessories (of the winner’s choice).
The FlyFishingMovies.com jury is comprised of: James Prosek, renowned Artist, Conservationist and Writer. Chad Oman, President of Production, Jerry Bruckheimer Films Steve Ransohoff, President, Film Finances, Inc.
How to enter a flyfishing movie: The 4th Film Festival is already underway and will end December 31, 2010. Entering is easy: Simply logon to flyfishingmovies.com and follow the instructions. In most cases, movies can be uploaded immediately. Bring your video camera along the next time you go fishing – plenty of time to make a new film and submit it to the festival!!