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Oct 28 2011

The IWFF Call for Entries is open now, October 2011 through January 31, 2012 with a late deadline of February 10th

The 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival Call for Entries is now open – along with highlights of the upcoming IWFF, one of the most important events of 2012.

Dear Friends, Filmmakers and Colleagues,

The 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival Call for Entries is now open – along with highlights of the upcoming IWFF, one of the most important events of 2012 .

For the 35th IWFF, May 5-12, with previews April 28-May4, the theme is Challenge, Choice & Promise – Wildlife Film and Conservation in the 21st Century with a special focus of the Tarkio Retreat:
Wild Cat Conservation: A Blueprint for Conservation Worldwide & a Special 1-Day Focus on Ocean & Marine Conservation Efforts with a proactive component designed to result in viable outcomes

We invite you to enter your films and join us for what promises to be an unforgettable year of award-winning films, dynamic speakers working on the frontlines of conservation, The Tarkio Retreat---Forging New Partnerships in Media & Conservation on Wednesday, May 9th on one of the most beautiful, wild and secluded islands in Montana and nightly social events including the annual IWFF tradition – the Western Barn Dance.

From Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Dr. Sylvia Earle (keynote) and Dr. Richard Leakey (keynote), to IWFF Hero of the Year, Panthera Founder and wild cat conservation leader, Tom Kaplan (keynote) & just announced, IWFF Lifetime Achievement Award for Media to Fred Kaufman, Executive Producer of Nature, celebrating 30 years of nature programming in 2012.

Filmmakers, Scientists, Conservation Leaders and front-line conservation and wildlife organizations, broadcasters and producers, will come together to celebrate the very best in wildlife film and work together through seminars, roundtables technology workshops and field trips to ensure that these films will make a difference in the fate of our planet and species.

To enter your film or learn more about IWFF and participation, sponsorships, advertising or event hosting and seminar/panels, please click on the Call for Entries/Festival Highlights Packet here:
(please cut and paste this link into your web browser)

Special Note: If you are interested in applying to be a Final Judge, final judging takes place for one full week, the third week in March. IWFF is not able to underwrite airfare but provides host lodging and all meals and local transportation while you are here in Montana and a complimentary delegate pass if you return for the festival in May.

We are also accepting applications for an Assistant Festival Coordinator who will become the Festival Coordinator following the May 2012 event. A full position description can be found on our website. The position is in Missoula, Montana.

For More Information:
Janet Rose
Executive Director/Festival Director
International Wildlife Media Center
International Wildlife Film Festival
Montana CINE International Film Festival
718 S. Higgins Avenue
Missoula, Montana 59801
Tel: 406.728.9380
Fax: 406.728.2881
Cell: 406.880.0683

Faculty Affiliate
International Programs
The University of Montana

“You can do the best science in the world but unless emotion is involved it’s not really very relevant. Conservation is based on emotion. It comes from the heart and one should never forget that.” --- George Schaller