2015 Film Festival Selections

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted films for the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival! We have reviewed all of the submissions and will post the official selections list soon! We are so excited to share the amazing work of these filmmakers at our 38th annual festival in Missoula, MT April 18-25.

The IWFF Children’s Matinee Program Returns in 2015

The 2015 IWFF Children’s Matinee Program is continuing with the momentum from last year’s hugely successful program. UM Spectrum will join us again in 2015 with even more pre-show performances. We are also working on screening programs geared directly towards middle and high school students, with guest speakers and question and answer sessions. Over 2,000 students came to IWFF in 2014.…

2015 Open Call

IWFF is now accepting submissions for the 2015 festival, happening in Missoula, Montana April 18-25 at the historic Roxy Theater. Now in its 38th year, the week-long event will feature new and exciting films, special guests, workshops, seminars, field trips, technology sessions, product demos, parties and dynamic networking events. With 6000 annual attendants, IWFF engages Missoula’s progressive community with dozens of…

Post Festival Tour

The 37th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival is now on tour! Learn how to bring the longest running wildlife film festival into your hometown, organization, business, agency, or school by downloading the Post Festival Tour Packet.

What’s Happening in the Wild – Closing the festival with the winning films

Congratulations to our Winning Films! After viewing, deliberating and debating, the IWFFl’s competition jury has reached consensus on our awards categories. The winners are: Best of Festival Short – PRIDE Best of Festival Feature – KILLER WHALES: BENEATH THE SURFACE Best Cinematography: SHORT – CATALINA ISLAND Best Cinematography: FEATURE _ ON A RIVER IN IRELAND Best Editing – TOUCHING THE WILD Conservation – DamNation Judges’ Merit Award for Best Science Content…

What’s Happening in the Wild – Friday, April 18

Special Event! IWFF Awards with Whizpops! & IMAX® Showcase 6 pm, Special Admission $5 Kids are FREE The IWFF Awards just got a whole lot more fun! The evening begins with a CD release party for the new record by Missoula’s own Whizpops! – the fun and lively band that the Missoulian calls “kids’ music done right.” Following the show we’ll…

What’s Happening in the Wild – Thursday, April 17

Special Event! Science Is Fiction: 8 Underwater Films by Jean Painlevé 8 pm, Special Admission $10, Free with Festival Pass One of the first filmmakers to descend underwater with a movie camera, French avant-garde filmmaker Jean Painlevé created hypnotic and surreal films that capture the beauty and weirdness of life undersea. His evocative images are taken to a new level of…

What’s Happening in the Wild – Wednesday, April 16

Special Event!  An Evening with M. Sanjayan At The UC Theatre at The University of Montana, 6 pm. FREE ADMISSION IWFF and The University of Montana are pleased to welcome leading global conservation scientist, writer and an Emmy-nominated news contributor Dr. M. Sanjayan to this year’s festival to present an episode from his upcoming Showtime documentary series Years Of Living Dangerously. Sanjayan…

What’s Happening in the Wild – Tuesday, April 15

Showing Today 3:00 pm: William and the Windmill3:30 pm: Killer Whales: Beneath the Surface5:00 pm: Chattahoochee Unplugged5:15 pm: Snows of the Nile and Black Mamba- Kiss of Death7:00 pm: DamNation7:15 pm: Touching the Wild and She Wolf8:45 pm: Encounters at the End of the World Events Welcome Session: 9:30 am – 11amAdventures in Science – with Greg Trenish 10-11 amAnimal Corridors – John Davis, trekker and scout at TrekWest leads this informative discussion. 11:00…

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