International Wildlife Film Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


IWFF/The Roxy 
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate & engage diverse audiences about the natural and human worlds through cinematic and cultural events. Films eligible for the International Wilfelife Film Festival's juried competition must have a focus on non-domesticated wildlife species and habitats. Content must relate either singly or in combination with wildlife, habitat, conservation, ecology, research management, the environment, environmental or conservation issues, plants and/or people's interactions with wildlife.


The International Wildlife Film Festival was the first juried wildlife film festival in the world and is today, the premier festival and conference for wildlife film and media. Wildlife conservation is a key component and the focus of the annual IWFF. Our expanded programming recognizes excellence in films about the natural world, from environmental and conservation films, to issue driven explorations of earth and it's inhabitants. 

The longest running wildlife film festival in the world, IWFF was founded in Missoula, Montana as a watchdog and "guardian" of scientific and factual accuracy, ethical film practices and creative excellence in the craft of the wildlife film genre. 

Known as the filmmakers’ festival for its central focus on film and filmmakers, the IWFF celebrates emerging filmmakers and the future of wildlife & environmental filmmaking.

An annual, week-long film festival held every spring in the heart of the magnificent Northern Rockies, IWFF is both a major international event that brings people to Missoula from around the world, as well as a community event, with public film screenings that provide filmmakers with a unique opportunity for immediate feedback and audience reaction. 

In addition, seminars, workshops, field trips, technology sessions evening parties and dynamic social events take place throughout the week.

Attended by filmmakers, broadcasters, government agencies, non-governmental organizations including major conservation organizations, foundations and corporations it is aimed at developing vital, proactive projects that will impact the fate and future of our planet, with the use of media.

International Wildlife Film Festival