Heidi the octopus joins a human family

Missoulian Laura Scheer Apr 17, 2020 What would happen if you invited an octopus into your home? That is the question scientist David Scheel asked and director Anna Fitch followed in the film “Octopus: Making Contact.” The 2019 PBS Nature documentary kicks off the International Wildlife Film Festival on Saturday with a screening and extra … Read more

Big stories in small packages: International Wildlife Film Festival shorts to check out

Missoulian Laura Scheer Apr 17, 2020 Short films are like the poetry of the filmmaking world, or at least that’s how Carrie Richer describes them. “I’m such a sucker for a short film. It’s definitely my favorite kind to watch,” said the artistic director of the International Wildlife Film Festival, running April 18-25. The now-virtual … Read more

‘Lost Cities’: Interactive documentary dives into coral reefs at virtual International Wildlife Film Fest

Missoulian Laura Scheer Apr 17, 2020 Revealing the hidden, mysterious world of coral reefs, a new interactive film is pushing the boundaries of what defines a nature documentary. Through the lens of one of the world’s leading coral biologists, Dr. Ruth Gates, “Lost Cities” is an experiential dive into the current state of the ancient … Read more

‘The Kingdom’: Documentary takes you into fungi’s essential role

Missoulian: https://missoulian.com/entertainment/movies/the-kingdom-documentary-takes-you-into-fungis-essential-role/article_7ce4b77e-7b66-5388-baed-e97d38838f25.html Cory Walsh Apr 17, 2020 Now that you’ve spent some time perfecting your sourdough starter, or had spare minutes to contemplate the nature of your locally brewed beer, a film screening at the International Wildlife Film Festival can help you understand how it’s all possible. “The Kingdom” aims for nothing less than a … Read more

Missoula’s virtual International Wildlife Film Festival kicks off this weekend. 4/15

Missoulian: https://missoulian.com/entertainment/movies/missoulas-virtual-international-wildlife-film-festival-kicks-off-this-weekend/article_73908edf-4f3a-57eb-80d4-db7b292f3a85.html Laura Scheer Apr 15, 2020 With a plethora of free films and educational resources galore, Missoula’s 43rd annual International Wildlife Film Festival kicks off this weekend in a virtual format that brings the wonders of animals from around the world to the viewer at home. Streaming films through their website and using Zoom, … Read more

Planet Earth 2 – Must-See Visuals, And Plenty To Think About

By Helen Young At this year’s International Wildlife Film Festival, we will be screening the glorious and critically acclaimed ‘Planet Earth II’. In the safe hands of Sir David Attenborough, this series drew record viewing figures for the BBC last year, usurping ostensibly more crowd-pleasing shows in the ratings wars, and drawing a dedicated following … Read more