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First Winston Film Winners Announced

April 11, 2007
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Winners announced in Winston announced the first winners of its www.flyfishingmovies.com Film Festival for the interim period ending March 15, 2007. In the Saltwater category, the 1st place winner is “Redfish” submitted by Dany Hernandez of Jacksonville, Florida. In the Freshwater category, the 1st place winner is ” Reel Time”, submitted by Double Haul productions from Toronto, Canada. 2nd place goes to “AK 2005” submitted by Capt. Andy Parker of Charleston, South Carolina and 3rd place goes to “Vandalia Angler” submitted by Philip Smith of Sissonville, West Virginia. The filmmakers of the two first place winners, Reel Time and Redfish, will receive $100 in Winston accessories. All four films will now also appear in the Festival Favorites on flyfishingmovies.com. These interim winners will also remain eligible to compete in the 1st official Festival period ending June 30, 2007. One of the three jurors, Steve Ransohoff, President of Film Finances, the leading film completion bond company for independent films said, “I was incredibly surprised by the quality of the movies. They far exceeded my expectations. Obviously a great deal of time and effort went into making the movies. There are clearly some talented filmmakers out there and it’s exciting to see them pouring their energies into making compelling flyfishing movies.” Prizes for the 1st official Festival period will be as follows: The Golden Trout – A grand prize of $1,000 in Winston rods, accessories, etc. (of the winner’s choice) will be awarded to the best film overall. (one winner) The Silver Trout – A Winston 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 winner’s choice) will be awarded to the best film in each of the freshwater and saltwater categories (two winners). Certificates will also be presented to all winners. The flyfishingmovies.com jury is comprised of:James Prosek, renowned Artist, Conservationist and Writer.Chad Oman, President of Production, Jerry Brukheimer Films,Steve Ransohoff, President, Film Finances, Inc. To enter your flyfishing movie, logon to www.flyfishingmovies.com and follow the instructions. In most cases, movies can be uploaded immediately. For more information call the festival director, Kevin Turman at 406-684-5674.

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