The International Wildlife Film Festival is about "honest, ethical film-making," says Executive Director Mike Steinberg. "It's hard to tell a story about any species without maybe considering the ramifications of the impact that humans are making on the planet ... And we're interested in presenting beautiful, theatrical films."
Steinberg joins Michael Marsolek to preview some of the highlights at this week's festival and talk about the festival's vision and 40 year history.
You can also learn about The Anatomy Of A Wildlife Podcast during the festival from "Threshold" Producer Amy Martin.
The International Wildlife Film Festival, runs from April 15 - April 22 in Missoula.
An international event with special guests, world premieres and one of the largest and most diverse audiences in the region, with 6,000 attendees and 2,000 students.
IWFF is an annual wildlife and conservation themed film festival held each April in scenic Missoula, Montana. The event draws in hundreds of filmmakers, scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts. Housed at The Roxy Theater, Missoula’s historic independent arthouse theater.
Founded in 1977 at the University of Montana we are the first and longest running event of its kind. In 2002 we purchased the historic Roxy Theater as the home for the festival. In 2013 The Roxy launched its year-round screening series and began extensive collaboration with university, business and community, serving a diverse, all-ages population with broad programming, from wildlife and environmental film and new and classic fiction and documentaries, to live music, poetry, performance and other cultural offerings, including our monthly IWFF Presents series.