Fly Fishing Film Fest | April 26 - 27, 2024

The only venue to see these two great film events featured on the largest screen in Texas! 

Calling all fly fishing and film enthusiasts! Don't miss the upcoming Moody Gardens Fly Fishing Film Fest on April 26th and 27th! The event will showcase both the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4™) and the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), offering attendees a chance to experience some of the finest content in the world of fly fishing. The screenings will take place at the MG3D Theater, Texas's largest screen, providing an immersive and captivating viewing experience for fishing enthusiasts.

It is the gathering place of the fly fishing community and a celebration of friendship, conservation and appreciation for nature, fly fishing stories, and stoke. Check out vendor booths and the latest gear, raffles and door prizes from our premium sponsors, local fly shops, and more with a cash bar and great food. Come for the action. Stay for the camaraderie, all while helping to raise money for the waters we love. So get ready to kick back, drink a beer or your beverage of choice, enjoy the cinematography, and get ready for the season ahead. Hotel packages are available.

IF4:

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4™)  stands as the premier fly fishing film event globally, featuring works crafted by professional filmmakers spanning the globe. It serves as the focal point for the fly fishing community, offering a platform to celebrate the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. A rendezvous for enthusiasts, it becomes a lively celebration of friendship, fly fishing stories, and shared excitement. Catch the IF4™ film screening at Moody Gardens on Friday, April 26.

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F3T:

In 2024, the 18th installment of the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) embarks on a journey, showcasing an outstanding collection of short films sure to kindle your anticipation for the upcoming season! Catch the screening at Moody Gardens on Saturday, April 27. This year's lineup delves into the science of the Costa Marlin Project, explores the depths of the jungle for massive Peacock Bass, and unveils a rare Steelhead story featuring characters as unique as the fish itself, among others. As the original and largest event of its kind, the F3T proudly serves as an annual community gathering for all anglers. Come for the exhilarating on-screen action and stay for the thrilling prizes.

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Hotel Packages:

One Night package starting at $275:

This package includes:

  • A hotel room for one night (Friday or Saturday night - Friday evening IF4 film, Saturday evening F3Tfilm)
  • Admission for two to the film fest
  • Breakfast credit
  • Tickets for two to the Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids
  • Two raffle tickets for the Fly Fishing Film Event prizes *Must be present to win
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Two Night Package starting at $466:

This package includes:

  • A hotel room for two nights
  • Admission for two to the film fest (Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27)
  • Breakfast credit 
  • Tickets for two to the Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids
  • Two raffle tickets for the Fly Fishing Film Event prizes *Must be present to win
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Event Schedule & Tickets

Friday, April 26

IF4 Film Screening

$15 per person  |  $10 per Moody Gardens Member (Reservation fee benefits the Moody Gardens Conservation Fund) 

  1. Buy Film/Event Ticket

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $5, 5 for $20  - Must be present to win prizes! Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event  - Proceeds benefit the Moody Gardens Conservation Fund.

  1. Buy Raffle Tickets

Fly Fishing Lessons | Oleander Bowl (view map):
2 pm (Age 13+)

$20 per person with film ticket | $40 per person standard rate

Learn how to fly fish with the pros from Galveston Fishing Company! The class is two hours long with limited capacity available! Participants must be 13 years or older to join the class.

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Food and Cash Bar: 4pm - 9:45pm

Indulge in fish tacos, concessions, and a cash bar throughout the event

Vendor Expo: 4 pm - 7 pm 

Browse through the Fly Fishing Vendor Booths to discover the latest gear inside the Visitors Center

IF4 Film screening: 7 pm - 9 pm

IF4 Film  screening at the MG 3D theater with drawings for Fly Fishing Prize Packages
Intermission will include an animal presentation from Moody Gardens Biologists 

Afterparty: End of Film

Stay for the afterparty at the Lobby Bar located in the lobby of the Moody Gardens Hotel where you'll have a chance to win another big prize!

 

Saturday, April 27

F3T Film Screening

$15 per person  |  $10 per Moody Gardens Member (Reservation fee benefits the Moody Gardens Conservation Fund) 

  1. Buy Film/Event Ticket

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $5, 5 for $20  - Must be present to win prizes! Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event  - Proceeds benefit the Moody Gardens Conservation Fund.

  1. Buy Raffle Tickets

Fly Fishing Lessons | Oleander Bowl (view map):
2 pm (Age 13+)

$20 per person with film ticket | $40 per person standard rate

Learn how to fly fish with the pros from Galveston Fishing Company! The class is two hours long with limited capacity available! 

  1. Register Now

Food and Cash Bar: 4pm - 9:45pm

Indulge in fish tacos, concessions, and a cash bar throughout the event

Vendor Expo: 12 pm - 7 pm 

Browse through the Fly Fishing Vendor Booths to discover the latest gear inside the Visitors Center

IF4 Film screening: 7 pm - 9 pm

IF4 Film screening at the MG 3D theater with drawings for Fly Fishing Prize Packages
Intermission will include an animal presentation from Moody Gardens Biologists 

Afterparty: End of Film

Stay for the afterparty at the Lobby Bar located in the lobby of the Moody Gardens Hotel where you'll have a chance to win another big prize!

Sunday, April 28

Fly Fishing Lessons | Oleander Bowl (view map): 10am (Age 13+)

$20 per person with film ticket | $40 per person standard rate

Learn how to fly fish with the pros from Galveston Fishing Company! The class is two hours long with limited capacity available! 

  1. Register Now

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

Through the Moody Gardens Conservation Fund, we are able to support a large number of local and global field conservation efforts. These projects range from efforts to protect our local sea turtles to saving African penguins across the globe. Each year we contribute funds, time and expertise to help protect and preserve animals and habitats. Our conservation fund is generated from our Penguin Encounters, Seal and Penguin Experience, penguin art, Otter Experience and other events such as this one.

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