Film Festival Coordinator
Lizzie currently lives in Missoula with her number one tail waggin’ friend, Marvin-Man. Somewhere in between dancing professionally, farming full time, and the pandemic, Lizzie’s path led her to The Roxy Theater. Lizzie works closely with local modern dance company, Bare Bait Dance, and is going on five years of programming their International Screendance Film Festival, Kinetoscope. At The Roxy you can find Lizzie working front of house, projecting 35mm films, or any of the many random tasks that go into The Roxy’s five highly celebrated film festivals (planning a parade and painting cardboard are her top two favs).
Development Director of The Roxy Theater
Tammy Bodlovic has been with the Roxy since 2017 and this will be her seventh IWFF. Tammy works with sponsors for this iconic film festival and her favorite part is the Youth Matinee Series where over 3,000 students watch IWFF films each year for free. She has been involved with nonprofit development for more than 18 years. Tammy is a fan of baseball and hockey and loves to travel with her family and friends.
Lívia Campos de Menezes
Lívia was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She holds a BA in International Relations, an MA in History, and an MFA in Creative Producing. She lives in Nevada City, CA, and has been the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Director since 2021. She is thrilled with the opportunity to curate the 2024 program for the International Wildlife Film Fest. When not watching films, you can find her reading a novel or planning her next road trip.
Sarah Ferguson (Fergie)
IWFF Producer, Sponsorships & Roxy Membership Director
Fergie has been a member of the Roxy and IWFF team since October 2019. She loves film and working with the community – from cultivating relationships with partners to pulling off fun and informative events, working for IWFF is right up her alley. When not bustling around the Roxy Theater, you can catch Ferg hanging with her family, hiking with her pup or dancing to live music.
Film Festival Operations Manager
David Mills-Low is a multi-form media and performance artist with an eye toward mischief. He has a BA in Theatre, an MA in theater (Digital Media in Live Performance), an MFA in Media Arts (360/Virtual Filmmaking) and teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. David has spent the last 24 years making theatre, the occasional movie, and raising 4 kids, the last 10 of that with his partner Rebecca. This is his 3rd year working on festivals at the Roxy.
Ian Carstens manages the sites for IWFF, Kiddomatic, Queerwest and the Montana Film Festival. He is a filmmaker, writer and curator with a BA in Art Theory and Criticism currently based in the occupied lands known as the Midwest. After moving to Missoula in 2017, working for the Roxy Film Academy, the Roxy Theater itself, IWFF and MTFF (and now working remotely) there is no doubt that the Roxy continues to be his community cinema.
Youth Matinee Educator
Az Sacry is a professional performance and visual artist living a mobile life based in Montana. A lover of this planet and the life forms that inhabit it, they are passionate about sharing the wonder and magic of our natural world. During the 45th and 46th International Wildlife Film Festival, Az toured with a team around Montana bringing curated films to school children and hosted students at the University of Montana. This year they are excited to bring more outstanding films to children in the Missoula area alongside Animal Wonders’ amazing live animal presentations.
Mike Smith is the Assistant Programming Director at the Roxy Theater. In 2018, he moved across the country from New York to Missoula to take on a job working in commercial radio. Then, he left radio behind to pursue a more profitable line of business: independent movie theaters! Smith is an avid film fan, a podcasting extraordinaire, and spent so much time at the Roxy during his first few years in town that they eventually had to offer him a job.
Executive Director of The Roxy Theater
Mike Steinberg has worked for the IWFF since 2013 when he joined the organization to direct the festival. His enthusiasm for the event stretches back to the mid 90s when he was involved with community judging and participated in the early days of the WildWalk parade. Mike’s favorite thing about IWFF is the community it brings together, and the extraordinary diversity of the natural world it celebrates.
Josh Taira is the Art Director for the Roxy Theater, and designer for the International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana Film Festival, and Camp Horror Film Festival. In addition to the design work for the Roxy Theater and its many programs, he also does freelance illustration under the name Daruma Party. He watches a ton of anime, reads lots of romcom manga, plays lots of FFXIV, and has an insatiable hunger for tuna onigiri from Japanese 7-Elevens.
Special Events Coordinator
Alicia Watkinson recently moved back to Missoula, MT after receiving her MFA from The University of South Florida. Taking on the role of Special Events Coordinator for her first IWFF, she looks forward to bringing her love of neighbor arts and hosting parties to this community event. In her spare time you can find her slinging popcorn on Wednesday nights at the Roxy, teaching poetry to 3rd and 4th graders, spending time outside with her two very old and very wise pups, and making photographs in her makeshift closet darkroom. She is beyond excited to be a part of the IWFF team and witness the power of media to inspire and ignite action.