IWFF Youth Matinee Program

2023 Festival Updates for Teachers & Professors 

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Every year, 3000+ students from the Western Montana area participate in the International Wildlife Film Festival Youth Matinee Program. Films from our 2023 IWFF program are screened based on age appropriateness, and programs are complemented with presentations from filmmakers, scientists, and even special animal guests. The matinee screenings are FREE of charge to attend. In addition, limited funding is available to cover transportation costs associated with traveling to the matinees.

IWFF Coordinator, Lizzie Archer, is available to advise how best to get your student, classroom, or organization involved.

Email Lizzie at [email protected] for more information regarding the IWFF Youth Matinee Program. We love connecting with our community educators and hope to hear from you soon. 

***IWFF’s Youth Matinee Program will follow MCPS and University of Montana Covid policies for all film screenings. Any updates on policies will be sent to all participants 3 weeks prior to the event.***

Are you interested in attending the youth matinees but travel costs might be getting in the way?

Please take a look at our scholarship application. By filling out this form the IWFF team will have a better idea of how we can financially support you and your students attending our program at the UC Theater.

Scholarship Application Form

Transportation support is generously provided by First Security Bank and the Missoula Optimist Club.
Funding for Youth Matinees was supported by the Montana Film Office.

Thank you to our Youth Matinee sponsors!

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