Starting in 1977 at the University of Montana, the International Wildlife Film Festival has made it their mission to promote awareness, knowledge, and understanding of wildlife habitats, people, and nature through the film experience.  The IWFF has brought together this festival every year since 1977, making it the longest running event of it’s kind.

This year’s film selections cover wildlife and habitats ranging from the North Pole, all the way down to southern Australia, and even beyond our atmosphere with Planetary. Many of this years’ films will be seen by science and education classes, last year there were more than 2000 children screening matinee films during the International Wildlife Film Festival.   Just a few of this year’s events include:

Opening Night

The 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival begins April 18th with the first screening of the festival at The Roxy Theater  Films for the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival run throughout the week at The Roxy Theater and the University of Montana.  See their full schedule for times and locations.

WildWalk & WildFest

The WildWalk and WildFest are some of the favorite events for families and children during the festival.  April 19th, the WildWalk Parade begins on Higgins Street and participants dressed as animals dance, crawl, and slighter through downtown Missoula.  All coming to an end at Caras Park for the WildFest.  WildFest features live music, face painting, and more.

Workshops & Special Events

Footloose Montana brings an informative and free workshop to the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival this year.   A day long field-trip to the MGP Ranch in the Bitterroot Mountains, Panel discussions and an Awards Ceremony at the end of the festival.

See the full schedule of films and events for the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival on our Missoula Events Calendar.