Film Submissions

Film Submissions


Submissions open in Fall, 2019 through FilmFreeway

Congratulations to our 2019 Selections.


What kinds of films do we accept?

Films eligible for the International Wildlife Film Festival juried competition must have a central focus on non-domesticated wildlife species and natural habitats. Content must relate to wildlife, habitat, conservation and the role of hunting in conservation, ecology, research management, the environment, human interactions with wildlife and the natural world.

What do I get if my film is accepted?

Pride! Plus an all-access pass to the festival, free entry to all events, priority sign-up on field trips and your film projected to an engaged Missoula community audience wildly applauding your story. We do have limited filmmaker housing available on a first-come, first-serve basis. And maybe a snazzy award? And did we mention the best craft beer this side of the Mississippi?

Why should I attend?

Because this is one of the most charming, unique and caring film festivals you’ll ever attend. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with an enthusiastic audience that includes emerging filmmakers, industry professionals, wildlife film industry executives, non-profits and conservation organizations that truly care about your film topic and want to carry on your message.  

Do you present awards?

Yes! We present awards at IWFF! Awards will be presented at our awards show on Friday, April 24, 2020 and announced on our website and social media channels.

Have more questions about submitting? Email [email protected]

“We want this to be the children’s film festival, we want to be the first-putter’s film festival, we want to be the down-home film festival, we want to be the scientifically accurate film festival.” – Chuck Jonkel, IWFF Founder