River Tweed Film Festival

The River Tweed Salmon Season's opening on February 1st, 2024, promises an exceptional addition this year – the inaugural River Tweed Film Festival at Ednam House Hotel. The festival will span two days and feature a captivating selection of handpicked films curated by Fishing TV, a renowned global film hub for angling enthusiasts.

The film Festival lineup includes titles such as "Paul Young Hooked on Fishing," "Our Wild Salmon" from Fisheries Management Scotland, and the much-anticipated Tweed premiere of the "Mending the Line." The latter boasts an outstanding cast, led by Golden Globe winner Brian Cox (Succession, Troy) and Sinqua Walls (Nanny, White Men Can’t Jump), delivering powerful performances that bring to life a compelling narrative about universal themes of trauma, resilience, and finding purpose.

The festival will span two days and feature a captivating selection of handpicked films curated by Fishing TV, a renowned global film hub for angling enthusiasts.

Jamie Stewart, Clerk to the River Tweed Commission, emphasised the importance of celebrating the Tweed's fishing heritage while recognising the need for ongoing efforts to protect this valuable resource. The Tweed, renowned globally and boasting a fishing tradition dating back centuries, is one of the most productive salmon rivers in the UK*, contributing approximately £24 million annually to the local economy and supporting over 500 jobs*.
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Ed Burgass, Commercial Director at Fishing TV ‘We’re delighted to be supporting the River Tweed Foundation and showcasing some of our fantastic fishing and conservation related content at the film festival event. As we know, Atlantic salmon are under tremendous pressure and events like this help bring people together to share knowledge, information and ideas which can only be a good thing as we try and protect this amazing fish for future generations’.

For those unable to attend the Tweed Fishing Festival, Fishing TV offers a 7 Day Free Trial, including a 30% discount on Annual Subscriptions using the code TWEED www.fishingtv.com/sign-up

Mending the Line is a story about finding something to make living worthwhile. John Colter, a wounded veteran, returns to the States still carrying the demons of war, hauntingly disturbed by the everyday expectations of friendships and love interests. In Livingston, Montana, he meets Ike, a surly, headstrong fly-fisherman more than twice his age, and Lucy, a talented photographer turned librarian who reads aloud to veterans, both damaged in their own way. While getting treatment for his wounds, both physical and psychological, Colter wants only to re-enlist, to have something to die for. But the real challenge is finding something to live for.

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In the heart of Kelso overlooking the Junction Pool on the River Tweed, Ednam House Hotel is a historic gem dating back to 1761. With three acres of gardens, this spacious mansion offers a home-from-home atmosphere and is a popular choice for visiting anglers. Its picturesque surroundings and amenities make it the perfect backdrop for the River Tweed Film Festival, seamlessly blending the celebration of angling and cinematic artistry.

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Communications and Fundraising Officer

Anne Woodcock

EMAIL: anne@tweedfoundation.org.uk

PHONE: 01896 800725 Mobile: 07540 834852

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