Bow Wow Film Festival takes stage at the Avalon

CREDIT: International Fly Fishing Film Festival This image is from a film to be shown at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, IF4, in Grand Junction.



Come in from the rivers and lakes to catch the films in the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, IF4, on Friday, Oct. 13, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the films start at 7 p.m.

“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,” according to information about the festival.

Tickets cost $16 in advance through, by calling 800-626-8497, at the Avalon Theatre box office or Western Anglers, 413 Main St. Tickets cost $20 at the door.

Two adult beverages come with each ticket and are sponsored by Upslope Brewing Co. and Carlson Vineyards. The event also will feature a number of drawings for door prizes.

Learn about the festival and films set to be shown at

This IF4 screening is a benefit for the Grand Valley Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Tip: There is a pre-party at Western Anglers set to begin about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Check Western Anglers’ Facebook page for information.

Warm up your pet-loving heartstrings with stories about the human-canine bond on the big screen at the Bow Wow Film Festival.

The film festival’s tour will stop in Grand Junction for a screening of short films beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Go early to visit vendor booths and buy tickets for the drawings. The top prize drawing is a two-night stay in Beaver Creek/Avon.

“The Bow Wow Film Festival is a Boulder-based traveling film fest that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog, through the art of short film,” a news release said.

As the tour travels the country, it collaborates with various animal welfare organizations, and the Grand Junction screening is a benefit for the Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

“Bow Wow films are crafted by filmmakers who are amazing storytellers, animators and artists, as seen in our 90 wonderful minutes of award-winning, funny, and moving shorts. Our films will engage you as well as touch your heart,” a news release said about the event.

Advance tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased at Tickets purchased at the door cost $20 for adults, $10 for children. 

A trailer for this year’s festival can be viewed at

The Bow Wow Film Festival has several other West Slope tour stops in the upcoming weeks:

■ A Montrose screening will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Turn of the Century Saloon, 121 N.W. Fourth St. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets at the door cost $15 for adults and $12 for children. Proceeds will go to Second Chance Humane Society.

■ A Carbondale screening will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St. During the screening there will be popcorn, light snacks, free beer for those age 21 and older, and other beverages. There also will be a live raffle. Advance tickets cost $12. Tickets cost $15 at the door. Proceeds will go to Colorado Animal Rescue.


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