We at Salmon Junkies are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded and have won “Best Film” and “Best Visuals” by Fly Film Fest UK. This is an overwhelming achievement and have completely caught us by surprise as we have been up against some fantastic film productions.
Therefore, we have decided to share our 50 minutes film, “We Are Salmon Junkies”, with you for FREE for an entire week.
Statement from the jury:
WE ARE SALMON JUNKIES – a fantastic film with big screen production values. Salmon Junkies is a lesson in how to combine the look of an epic film with the intimacy of character led storytelling. I was immediately captured by the central character and how he led us through his world. This is a film worthy of a wide audience.
Dina Mufti – BBC
Best Visuals – this was the hardest category to judge with many standout films so I would like to award both a short form AND a long form film – and those are PRAISES OF SLOWNESS and WE ARE SALMON JUNKIES
Dina Mufti – BBC
Best Film – for overall excellence in production values and storytelling I would like to award
WE ARE SALMON JUNKIES
Dina Mufti – BBC”
Dina Mufti has made some of the BBC’s best-known series including Earth’s Natural Wonders and Human Planet. She was a judge at the Kendal Mountain Film festival in 2013 and will also be judging at the prestigious Banff Mountain Festival this year.
We thank Columbus Leth for his outstanding film production. We thank the organizer of Fly Film Fest, Davy Newell, for the price; but most important for bringing film concerning fly fishing to a higher level. We promise you that with this prize we will continue portraying this mythical and passionate world of fly fishing.
Also we are grateful to all you Salmon Junkies out there for your support and for you following us as a guest or from a distance.
The MOVIE: We are Salmon Junkies
The Atlantic salmon is known as the King of Fish. In the hierarchy of the river’s hidden world, it is top dog — swift and powerful, unpredictable and elusive, a sleek, stunning manifestation of nature’s grand design. Throughout the history of angling, for all who cast a fly, Salmo salar has been a shining prize. But for some, the salmon is more. For some, the Atlantic salmon is an object of obsession whose draw is so complete as to haunt every waking thought and fantasy. These most avid and passionate anglers are called “salmon junkies.”
The last stronghold for wild Atlantic salmon lies in a remote corner of northwest Russia. Here, above the Arctic Circle in a vast and largely inaccessible land, a network of rivers remains largely intact — free from power dams, fish hatcheries and other interfering inventions of the developed world. Here, salmon exist as they have for millennia, each year returning from the sea to create a new generation. Similarly, each year from May to October, dedicated salmon junkies from the world over gather along these rivers to leave modern life behind, to live simply on the taiga and to pursue the King of Fish.
But the call goes beyond sport and relaxation; the exercise is not merely escape or privileged leisure. To be a dedicated salmon angler today, in the throes of the 21st Century, is to make a statement. For many, salmon angling has given birth to an environmental perspective and has enlivened a fight for cause. To search for wild salmon is to also champion the future of wild salmon and the health of the places they live. It is to foster and encourage efforts to preserve nature’s richness and its many wonders for our descendants.
“We are Salmon Junkies” follows Juhl’s seasonal “lifecycle” and by doing so, the film offers a fascinating look into an international subculture united in pursuit, protection and celebration of the iconic Atlantic salmon.
For anglers of all stripes; for anyone who cares about the future of Earth’s last wilderness places and their free-roaming inhabitants; for anyone enthralled with the magic of the natural world, we now share our film with you for an entire week (18/10- 24/10 2015) for FREE.
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All the best
Steffen and Kåre