Join us, April 12-19, 2014
It’s back and better than ever! Housed at the recently renovated Roxy Theater, get ready for a stellar week packed with groundbreaking, inspirational films and exciting special events.
This year’s festival includes over sixty films from around the world – and a variety of events that propel our festival into new, creative frontiers. But for us it’s less about reinvention and more about a return to the core values that have made the festival a beloved part of our community. We have a wealth of family friendly programs including WildWalk and WildFest, daily children’s matinees, a rock show at The Wilma by The Whizpops! and “Squidbelly,” a magical, musical puppet show by The Bat Honey Puppeteers.
We offer new and engaging work from the world’s most talented wildlife filmmakers; challenging and inspiring environmental films including an evening with M. Sanjayan and a look at his new Showtime documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. We are also screening classics like our special series by master German documentarian Werner Herzog. Merging the contemporary and the classics, NextDoorPrisonHotel will perform an original score for eight classic underwater films by pioneering filmmaker Jean Painlevé.
With dozens of opportunities for exploration, discussion, and insight, this year’s event will welcome filmmakers, industry executives, scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts from around the world to participate in screenings, Q&As, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and other free events at The Roxy and The University Of Montana. Nurtured by the enthusiasm of Missoula’s local community, this year’s festival brings a world of issues and ideas to our cozy little mountain town.