Oregon Fly Fishing Blog is excited to announce the Oregon Fly Fishing Film festival, open to submissions as of today, June 28, 2009. Over the next six months, we will be collecting entries for the contest. So fire up those digital camcorders and get out there.
This festival is geared toward amateur film makers, and features celebrity judges, a grand prize valued over $3000, and proceeds benefit Trout Unlimited’s conservation efforts right here in Oregon.
-Videos should be 5-10 minutes in length. Fifteen minutes maximum.
-The films must be about fly fishing, but can cover any aspect of the sport, from conservation, to big fish, humor, history, etc.
-The submission must be new for the contest – never before aired publically. That means nothing that’s on YouTube or other online video site.
-It’s best to submit video in AVI file format for quality, but we can accept MP4, .MOV or .MPG format as well.
-Send CDs or DVDs to The Caddis Fly Angling Shop, 168 West 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401.
-There is a $20 entrance fee, which goes to Trout Unlimited in the McKenzie River watershed. Make check or money orders out to Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 and include them with your submission. All entrants will receive a DVD of the finalists and winning film.
-Movies using copyright material without permission will be disqualified.
-By submitting your movie to the Oregon Fly Fishing Film Festival, you are giving rights to Oregon Fly Fishing Blog to show your film or excerpts of it during the festival, and to include the film or excerpts for a compilation DVD.
-Deadline for submissions is Dec. 20, 2009.
-Videos will be judged by our panel, including Brian O’Keefe, fly fishing photographer and co-founder of Catch Magazine, and Justin Coupe, director of the fly fishing film, Rivers of a Lost Coast.
Grand prize for the winning submission is a handmade bamboo fly rod by Oregon’s own Geniune Bellinger Bamboo Fly Rods. Also, the grand prize winner will receive a five-day guided tour of Oregon’s best fly fishing destinations, guides and lodging paid, in the fall of 2010 – including our world-class trout, steelhead, salmon, saltwater fisheries – specifics TBD by regulations, conditions and interests of the winner.
Runners up will be featured in the film festival showings and compilation DVD.
Film Festival Dates:
The premiere of the Oregon Fly Fishing Film Festival takes place on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the David Minor Theater in Eugene. We will show the winning film, plus excerpts from the finalists at two showings that night, plus one matinee showing Sunday January 10th in the afternoon. Trout Unlimited Chapters across Oregon will coordinate other showings around the state in the following weeks.
So fire up those cameras guys — and remember, it’s for a good cause — raising funds for our home waters. Leave questions in the comments section.