Ogden City will host the showing of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival(IF4) at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. 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 winning film of the 2017 festival, “The Hidden”, was created by former Ogden resident, Phil Tuttle. His films have placed first for two consecutive years in a row.
“This community is made up of people who love gorgeous places and enjoy the artwork of Mother Nature mixed in with the excitement of a tight line and a big fish,” said Justin Anderson, who is Ogden City’s Public Services Deputy Director. “They love clean water, and this show helps to preserve the wild rivers here in Ogden.”
Proceeds from the Ogden hosted segment of the film festival help to fund the restoration and upkeep of the Ogden and Weber Rivers. Last year, contributions from the film festival supported the purchase of River Cleanup kits that volunteers use to help keep the rivers free of any harmful debris. There are currently eighteen different groups that have adopted sections of the Ogden and Weber Rivers, and in 2017, 580.5 hours were volunteered in order to clean those designated areas.
“These rivers belong to everyone and it takes everyone to do their part in sustaining them,” said Anderson, who expressed gratitude for every person that has supported the rivers by attending the film festival in the past.
Doors to the festival will open at 6:00 p.m. and the film showings begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available online or can be bought locally through Angler’s Den, Smith & Edwards and Rooster’s Brewing Company. If available, tickets can also be purchased for $17 at the door on the day of the event.