Getting Around

How to IWFF

Your guide to the International wildlife film festival

Welcome to the IWFF Family and Missoula! Home to scores of writers, musicians, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs Missoula is a thriving cultural hub in the interior rocky mountain west. Somewhere between the romantic American West and the idiosyncratic Pacific Northwest, Missoula is a unique town that feels small and expansive at the same time. Located along the Clark Fork river, near the confluence of the Bitterroot River and the Blackfoot river, getting around town in this wide valley is fairly easy. Here you will find all the information you need to make your stay with IWFF memorable.

Welcome to the IWFF Family and Missoula! Home to scores of writers, musicians, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs Missoula is a thriving cultural hub in the interior rocky mountain west. Somewhere between the romantic American West and the idiosyncratic Pacific Northwest, Missoula is a unique town that feels small and expansive at the same time. Located along the Clark Fork river, near the confluence of the Bitterroot River and the Blackfoot river, getting around town in this wide valley is fairly easy. Here you will find all the information you need to make your stay with IWFF memorable.

GETTING HERE

Missoula is easily accessible by highway. Interstate 90 runs east-west through the Missoula valley, and Montana Highway 93 travels north-south. By air, you can fly into Missoula International Airport (airport code MSO) with flights offered by Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Airlines & United Airlines.

FROM THE AIRPORT TO MISSOULA

Recommended transportation: Avis Rent a Car

Call Airport Shuttler 406.543.9416 to reserve a shuttle from the airport.

The cost is approximately $15 US and is usually less expensive than using a cab. This service takes only cash or check for payment, and it is recommended that you make a reservation in advance.

Shuttles from Missoula Airport and around Missoula

Uber and Lyft services are available in Missoula.

The City Of Missoula also has a public transit. To learn more, visit their website- www.mountainline.com.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

Arriving just in time to see a film? Head to the Roxy Theater, our festival headquarters.

718 S. Higgins Ave.

Established in 1937, The Roxy is an historic, mission driven nonprofit theater that hosts two film festivals – IWFF & MTFF (Montana Film Festival.) During the rest of the year, the Roxy hosts screenings and events seven days a week including new releases nightly and a monthly calendar of independent, foreign and classic films, theater, and community events. The mission behind all of this is to inspire, educate & engage diverse audiences about the natural and human worlds through cinematic and cultural events.

WHERE TO STAY

If you are looking for a place to stay, Missoula has a wonderful variety of spots. Check out our list below and find the perfect fit for you.

Goldsmith’s B & B

Distance from IWFF: .9 mi/1.4 km

Tel: 406 728 1585

Blossom’s BNB

Distance from IWFF: 1 mi/1.6 km

Tel:406 721 4690

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE CHIC?

Doubletree Hotel Missoula Edgewater

Distance from IWFF: .8 mi/1.3 km

Tel: 406 728 3100

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

Distance from IWFF: .5 mi/.64 km

Tel: 406 721 8550

LOOKING FOR ECONOMICAL?

Shady Spruce

Distance from IWFF: .8 mi/1.3 km

Tel: 406 285 1197

Red Lion

Distance from IWFF: 1 mi/1.6 km

Tel: 406 728 3300

Campus Inn

Distance from IWFF: 1 mi/1.6 km

Tel: 406 543 3183

Thunderbird

Distance from IWFF: .7 mi/ 1.1 km

Tel:406 543 7252

Bel Aire Motel

Distance from IWFF: .7 mi/ 1.1 km

Tel: 406 543 3183

A LITTLE FURTHER FROM DOWNTOWN?

Best Western Grant Creek Inn

Distance from IWFF: ~ 4 mi/7 km

Tel: 406 543 0700

Hilton Garden Inn

Distance from IWFF: 4.2 mi/6.8 km

Tel: 406 532 5300

Holiday Inn Express

Distance from IWFF: 4 mi/ 6.4 km

Tel: 406 830 3100

LOOKING TO PERSONALIZE?

Missoula Airbnb

Missoula VRBO

WHERE TO FIND YOUR COFFEE?

Clyde Coffee 

Just one block down from the Roxy Theater on Higgins Ave, Clyde coffee is a huge sponsor of IWFF and has wonderful drinks, snacks and a warm atmosphere.

Le Petit Outre 

Also just one block away from The Roxy Theater, LPO is a wonderful french bakery with delicious espresso.

Bernice’s Bakery 

Need a cake or cupcake fix? Bernice’s bakery specializes in gourmet baking and also offers breakfast, lunch & espresso.

Butterfly Herbs 

If you want the quintessential Missoula experience, Butterfly herbs is your place. Incredible coffee, teas and gifts.

Liquid Planet

ZooTown Brew

WHERE TO DRINK?

Western Cider

Montgomery Distillery

Plonk (+ FOOD)

Gild (+ FOOD)

James Bar (+ FOOD)

Thomas Megher Bar (+ FOOD)

Charlie B’s (+ FOOD)

Flipper’s (+ FOOD)

Al’s & Vick’s

Rhino

Kettle House Brewing

Imagine Nation

Draught Works

Highlander Beer

Tamarack Brewing Company (+ FOOD)

Big Sky Brewing

Conflux Brewing

WHERE TO EAT

“Want to Dine?

Scotty’s Table

The Pearl

Finn & Porter

Cafe Dolce

The Red Bird

Biga Pizza

Sake To Me

Tagliare

The Bridge Pizza

Dino Cafe

Tia’s Big Sky

IZA

Butterfly Herbs

Ciao Mambo

Hob Nob

The Catalyst

Market on Front

Burns Street Bistro

The Good Food Store

Masala

Vietnam Grill

Sushi Hana

Michi Ramen

Vietnam Noodle

Sa Wa Dee

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Animals and Kids are meant for each other; that is why IWFF has many kid-friendly films to choose from! Look for the kid-friendly icon next to the film description. Also, pay special attention to film descriptions that are not kid-friendly; some films delve deeply into challenging content and the description will help you make a decision based on your child.

Need a Nanny for the night?Check out Big Sky Nanny for your childcare needs.

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