The mission of the International Wildlife Film Festival is “to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television, and other media.” Since 1977, the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula has been doing just that.
Nowadays the International Wildlife Media Center sponsors two film festivals in Missoula: the Montana Cine International Film Festival in the fall, and the International Wildlife Festival in the spring. Both are worth attending.
The 34th International Wildlife Film Festival runs May 7-14, 2011, not far from our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Numerous film screenings will take place each day, as will events such as the WildWalk Parade (May 8 at 11 a.m.), WildFest in Caras Park, (May 8, 12 – 3 p.m.), discussions and seminars.
For many guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast, films are the main draw. Films screen several times a day during the festival.
International Wildlife Film Festival Highlights include:
- Echo: An Unforgettable Elephant (Best of Festival)
- Panda Makers (Special Jury Award)
- California Forever: The Story of California State Parks
- Viking Wilderness: Finland (Sapphire Award)
- One Lucky Elephant
We welcome all participants of the International Wildlife Film Festival to our Bed and Breakfast Missoula.
Additional festival information may be found at the International Wildlife Media Center.