The first RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival show for 2011 was held on Thursday night in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was the first time that RISE has visited Iceland so we really didn’t know what to expect. Of course, having visited and filmed there for extensive periods of time, we knew that Icelanders are fanatical when it comes to fly fishing so we hoped that the film festival would something they would embrace.
We had our main guy in Iceland, Stjani Ben, as the promoter and host. He did an amazing job getting a write up in the newspaper and in the local fishing mags. By Tuesday, two days before the show all of the 200+ tickets were sold. The cinema was HD enabled so we were able to show the films in all their High-Def glory.
Here are a few snaps from the night.
Next stop Helsinki tomorrow night.