What’s Happening in the Wild?


 Sunday, April 28 at the IWFF

* WildWalk Face Painting *

9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Zootown Arts Community Center [235 North 1st St West], free and open to the public.

Kick off the festival in style with the WildWalk parade! Rise and shine early for wild animal face painting at the ZACC. We’ll be there with face paint, inspiration and enthusiasm.

* WildWalk & WildFest! *

12:00 – 3:00 p.m., line up at Pine & Higgins at 11:45 a.m. and wind down in a parade to Caras Park, free and open to the public.

Dress as your favorite animal in our wildly popular WildWalk parade. Dance, crawl, swing and slither down Higgins Street, ending at Caras Park. Then, stay in costume for WildFest, and enjoy live music, concessions and entertainment with your fellow wild animal revelers.


* 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. – Pack of Teeth: River Monsters  (60 min.)  Theater 1

3:15 p.m. – The Moor  (50 min.)  Theater 2

5:00 p.m. – The Elephant: Life After Death  (80 min.)  Theater 1

5:15 p.m. – Serengeti  (98 min.)  Theater 2

7:00 p.m. –  An Original DUCKumentary  (55 min.) w/ Tarsier Tales  (23 min.)  Theater 1

7:15 p.m. – Water Worlds  (60 min.) w/ The Empress and the Forest  (52 min.)  Theater 2

(Photo from The Moor)

Opening Night at the International Wildlife Film Festival!


What’s Happening in the Wild? – – – Saturday, April 27 at the IWFF

Join us for popcorn and a great evening of film and conversation! Here’s today’s IWFF schedule:

* Melissa Kwasny reading *

5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Shakespeare & Co. [103 S 3rd St W], free and open to the public.

Join us for a reading with acclaimed Montana writer Melissa Kwasny. Melissa will read from Earth Recitals: Essays on Image & Vision. Melissa Kwasny is the author of four collections of poems, including The Nine Senses (Milkweed Editions, 2011) and Thistle (Lost Horse Press, 2006), winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry.


* Opening Night Film, Wings of Life *

7:00 p.m., the Roxy Theater, open to the public, sponsored by Saint Patrick Hospital.

This mesmerizing film explores the lives of bats, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees from the flower’s point of view. You’ll be educated and inspired by the dulcet tones of narrator Meryl Streep’s voice as she reveals the mystical intersections between flowers and their pollinators.

(Photo by Blair Rinn)