What’s Happening in the Wild – Friday, April 24

Awards Ceremony Tonight, 7pm

Attendees to the Award Ceremony receive a complimentary pass to see Merchants of Doubt which will screen at the Roxy through April 30th.

Showing Today

5:00 pm: Tiny Giants & Galapagos
5:15 pm: The Russian River: All Rivers – The Value of An American Watershed
7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony
8:00 pm:
 Merchants of Doubt
8:15 pm: Poached Fungiphilia Rising

Today’s Events

Life on Terra Brunch ~ Join the creative team at Life on Terra, the successful environmental podcast. Sponsored by MSU. 9:00-11:00 am

Ocean Media Institute – Learn about the newly founded global media collective, OMI and ways to collaborate on some of their initiatives to create, educate, and advocate for the protection of the ocean. Discussion led by Gianna Savoie, Jeff Reed, and Colin Ruggiero 12:00 – 1:00pm

Rhino Hair Today – A launch of a global plan to destroy the market for rhino horns. Presentation and discussion led by Adrian Caddy – 1:00 – 2:00pm

Case Studies – Filmmakers discuss their process, from concept to release. Participants include Rob Whitehair (Tree & Sky), Timothy Wheeler (Poached) and Eddie Roqueta (Silencing The Thunder). 2:00-4:00 pm

IWFF Awards – 7:00 pm. Attendees to the Award Ceremony receive a complimentary pass to see Merchants of Doubt.

Awards After Party at SpectrUM 9pm

Fungiphilia Rising


Madison McClintock, 13 minutes, 2015

Fungiphilia Rising is an invitation to explore the fascinating world of mushrooms throughout the American West. In addition to revealing the multifaceted role mushrooms play in our culture, the film aims to bring awareness to the important ecological functions they perform in our world’s ecosystems and built environments.


Tilda Swinton, 50 minutes, 2014

Follow the filmmakers from the Smithsonian Institute on a visual journey through the lush Pacific Ocean paradise that is home to some of the most precious flora and fauna on the planet. Scattered across the equator, this largely unexplored series of volcanic islands is host to a stunning array of endangered species that remain virtually unknown outside of the archipelago.

Merchants of Doubt


Robert Kenner, 96 minutes, 2014

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.



Timothy Wheeler, 91 minutes, 2015

Poached exposes an obsession that can wipe out a species of birds: illegal egg collecting.

The Russian River: All Rivers – The Value of an American Watershed

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William F. Sorenson, 123 minutes, 2014

The Russian River: All Rivers – The Value of An American Watershed, explores the diverse forces influencing the health of California’s legendary Russian River and its watershed.

Tiny Giants

Tiny Giants 3D

Mark Brownlow, 44 minutes, 2014

Tiny Giants 3D is an innovative, dramatised, natural history film focusing on the extraordinary lives of some of our planet’s smallest animals. Illustrating biologically accurate behaviour, the film uses the latest technology and a ground-breaking approach to immerse the viewer in this unique, action-packed miniature world.

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