What’s Happening in the Wild?


Tuesday, April 30 at the IWFF


* Networking/Connectivity Workshop *

10:00 – 10:45 a.m., The Roxy Theater .

A workshop designed to make you think about who you know and how you connect.


* Opening Presentation *

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., The Roxy Theater .

Ted Turner is known as one of the world’s great conservationists, humanitarians and provocateurs. Nowhere is his commitment to species and habitat restoration better known than in Montana. Join us in a conversation with Todd Wilkinson about his newest book, Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet.


* Industry Panel – Telling a Scientific Story *

1:00 p.m., The Roxy Theater 9718 S. Higgins]. 

Panelist Janet Hess will be joined by other filmmakers in this discussion on the scientific aspects of filmmaking and storytelling.


* Festival Film Screenings *

Join us at the Roxy for an amazing day of wildlife films. Click here for the full screening schedule, and here for film synopses. 

3:00 p.m. – Tiger Island (59 min.)  Theater 1

3:15 p.m. – Magic Mountains: Land of the Chamois – (52 min.)  Theater 2

5:00 p.m. – Ivory (50 min.)  Theater 1

5:15 p.m. – The Condor’s Shadow (79 min.)  Theater 2

7:00 p.m. – Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (56 min.) w/ Hot Tuna (52 min.)  Theater 1

7:15 p.m. – A Wild Dog’s Tale (50 min.) w/ The Invisible Wildlife Photographer (26 min.)  Theater 2


* IWFF Lifetime Achievement Award For Media *

6:00 p.m., UC Theater , free and open to the public.

Honorees Howard and Michele Hall will discuss their work as award-winning natural history filmmakers and photographers. Sponsored by The University of Montana, The President’s Office, and hosted by President Royce Engstrom.


* President’s Office IWFF Lifetime Achievement Dinner *

7:00 p.m., UC Ballroom , open to registered delegates and by invitation.

Featuring live music by Kendl Winter, with dinner to follow the special presentation.


* Todd Wilkinson Book Reading & Signing *

6:30 p.m., Fact and Fiction , free and open to the public. 

Author Todd Wilkinson will read from his newest book, Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet. Featuring an appearance by Dan Flores, Professor of Western History at the University of Montana.


(Photo from Magic Mountains: Land of the Chamois)

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