Montana WILD Film Festival Begins this Month
By Jackalope Jordan


A free film series will hit Helena this month thanks to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

The Montana WILD Film Festival will screen short films one evening per month for the next four months at FWP’s Montana Wild Education Center in Helena. This month’s films will kick off the series Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

Each evening of the festival has a different theme. In order they will be Wild Animals, Wild Places, Wild Culture and Wild Rivers.

The complete news release from FWP:

A series that explores the wild in you, by exploring wild life, places, culture, and waterways through captivating short films.

No matter what the forecast says, spend some time exploring the wild this winter and early spring at the Montana WILD Film Festival. Montana Fish Wildlife and Park’s Montana WILD Education Center will host a four evening, once a month series of short films February through May 2018.

Each series features recent films from independent filmmakers coupled with local and regional experts and a short discussion about the films’ themes. Each evening focuses on a new topic: Wild Animals (Feb. 22), Wild Places (March 22), Wild Culture (April 26), and Wild Rivers (May 24).

Montana WILD, The Montana Wilderness Association, The Montana Wildlife Federation, The International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana Trout Unlimited, and a host of community partners and regional filmmakers bring you an inspiring series to get you out of the house and into an exploration of the wild gifts we enjoy in the Rocky Mountain West.

Join us to see captivating films like: Running Wild by award winning director and filmmaker Danny Schmidt (www.dannyschmidtfilms.com) about ultra runners and their contribution to wolverine conservation research; Elk River, by Pongo Media filmmaker Jenny Nichols, about the elk migration across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; and short films by Montana FWP’s very own Winston Greely about the pallid sturgeon recovery, and swan habitat restoration in the Madison Valley.

When: Thursday evenings at 7pm: February 22, March 22, April 26, and May 24, 2018

Where: Montana WILD Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Ave. Helena, MT

Contact: Kris Fedro at 406.570.8198,  krisfedro@gmail.com

or Thomas Baumeister at 406.444-9946 tbaumeister@mt.gov

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