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Wildlife Film Fest: How nature can inform new designs

April 21st, 2023 By Sierra Cistone This article was originally published here on the Missoulian website. Kicking off this year’s International Wildlife Film Festival is a documentary that celebrates the genius of nature and offers hope for the future of both people and the natural world. The full-length movie “Biocêntricos” takes the audience deep into … Read more

A bear is killed at school, a student documentary film ensues

April 17th, 2023 By Joshua Murdock This article was originally published in The Missoulian. ALBERTON – Not many seventh-graders produce a documentary film that screens at an international film festival. But not many seventh-graders watch as a police officer shoots and kills a black bear just outside their schoolyard fence, either. It was that wild … Read more

Dr. Jane Goodall to Speak at UM

Jane Goodall: Hope Through Action Sunday, June 26, 2022 UM Oval and Zoom at 6:00 pm This event is free and open to the public. Limited covered seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are welcome to bring picnic blankets or low chairs and sit on the Oval. This event will happen rain or shine. … Read more

A 2022 IWFF Preview by Sydney Bollinger, THURSDAY MATINEE

April 30, 2022Thursday Matinee Festival Coverage By Sydney Bollinger When I lived in Missoula, there was one event that I and everybody else in town looked forward to – the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF). Beginning with the WildWalk Parade and WildFest, this festival is a celebration of all things wildlife. The festival is hosted … Read more

45th International Wildlife Film Festival Announces Winners

MISSOULA, MT- The 45th International Wildlife Film Festival today announced the winners of the 2022 event. One winner was selected in each of 12 categories with additional jury awards for deserving films.  This years jury was made up of Roshan Patel, Resident filmmaker & Photographer at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institut, Erim Gómez, … Read more

Missoula set to host annual International Wildlife Film Festival

Montana Kaimin Chris Shields/Contributor | April 14, 2022 The International Wildlife Film Festival is set to return in person after two years of virtual viewing for its 45th year showcasing environmental cinema in Missoula and Bozeman. The IWFF is much anticipated to be back in person, according to IWFF Artistic Coordinator Carrie Richer. “There’s nothing compared … Read more

Podcast: The International Wildlife Film Festival is here!

Justin Angle | 4/14/2022 This week’s guests are all here to speak with us about an upcoming Montana event: the International Wildlife Film Festival. IWFF’s mission is to promote awareness, knowledge, and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people, and nature through excellence in film. To talk about the 45th edition of the festival, I’m joined today … Read more

Roxy Theater to host 45th International Wildlife Film Festival

by NBC Montana Staff | Monday, March 28th 2022 MISSOULA, Mont. – The Roxy Theater in Missoula will host the 45th International Wildlife Film Festival, live and in-person. This year, 74 films will be featured, and screenings will take place over a week from April 23 to May 1. The theater released the following: Join the … Read more

The Velvet Queen’ transports you to Tibet, the domain of the snow leopard

Josh Moyar / Montana Kaimin | Feb 7, 2022 The Tibetan Plateau: a cold, barren landscape full of bizarre and beautiful creatures so foreign it might as well be another planet. Wild, hairy yaks are relics from the age of megafauna. Spindly kiangs, also known as the Tibetan wild ass, are one of the only … Read more

Interview with Entangled’s Director, David Abel

MISSOULA, MT – It’s no accident that Earth Day overlaps with the International Wildlife Film festival each year in Missoula.  Conservation and the environment as common themes.  One of the films nominated for an award in the feature category is “Entangled” the story of how the North Atlantic right whale is being driven to extinction … Read more