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.
If you are entertaining the thought of joining us for the festival - reach out and let us know you are coming!
Welcome to Missoula!
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
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
- Call 406.880.7433 or visit Missoula Airport Shuttle Taxi
- Call 406.493.2345 or visit Montana Adventure Shuttle
- Call 406.543.6644 or visit Yellow Cab Inc of Missoula
- Call 406.728.8294 (TAXI) or visit Missoula Green Taxi
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.
Established in 1937, The Roxy is an historic, mission driven art house theater that hosts film festivals - IWFF & MTFF (Montana Film Festival) and Kiddomatic Children's 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. Watch a short Criterion Collection video that features The Roxy and IWFF here.
WHERE TO STAY
Find your Missoula Hub
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.
The DoubleTree is on the banks of the Clark Fork River. As the official lodging sponsor of the festival, expect to see other festival guests around. Unwind at the bar with fellow festival guests at the on-site restaurant and bar, Finn.
Finn is an all-day restaurant overlooking the Clark Fork River specializes in steak and seafood and serves meals on a riverside deck, bar and dining room. There is a 24/7 fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub. Additional amenities include a business center, plus a free airport shuttle and parking.
406 728 3100
2020 FESTIVAL HUB
To receive a discount on your room, simply call the hotel and let them know you're attending the International Wildlife Film Festival and would like the GOOD NEIGHBOR RATE. You'll receive 10% off of your stay! DoubleTree Reservations Desk: 406 728 3100
The DoubleTree shuttle is available to guests for getting to and from film screenings. Or choose to walk / ride down the bike pathway along the Clark Fork River to The Roxy and festival events.
Distance from IWFF: .8 miles.
Need some wheels? Call The Roxy's neighbor Missoula Bicycle Works to rent during your stay.
Looking for something B&B cozy?
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE CHIC?
LOOKING TO PERSONALIZE?
WHERE TO FIND YOUR COFFEE?
It wouldn’t be considered the Pacific Northwest without a plethora of hip coffee shops…
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.
Also just one block away from The Roxy Theater, LPO is a wonderful french bakery with delicious espresso.
Need a cake or cupcake fix? Bernice’s bakery specializes in gourmet baking and also offers breakfast, lunch & espresso.
If you want the quintessential Missoula experience, Butterfly Herbs is your place. Incredible coffee, teas, and gifts.
WHERE TO FIND Drink?
Time to Unwind
WHERE TO Eat?
Missoula has a wonderful variety of places to eat. Explore your palette with these recommendations.
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.
What to Do?
NEED IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY WHEN NOT WATCHING FILMS?"