The Fish and Wildlife Film Festival launched in 2017 as part of our department’s 75th anniversary celebration.
The Fish & Wildlife Film Festival at the University of Idaho is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and stewardship of wild nature, including fish and wildlife, the wild landscapes they depend on, and the communities that they sustain.
Through our film festival, we challenge filmmakers at all levels, from K-12 students to university students and professionals, to develop and share dynamic films that excite and engage for the benefit of nature and natural resources.
Upcoming showings of the 2017 Film Festival highlight reel:
- Borah Theatre
U of I campus
April 12th | 6:00 p.m.
Submission deadline for the 2019 Film Festival:
- December 15th, 2018
Next Film Festival Event:
- March 28th, 2019
Winners of the 2017 Fish and Wildlife Film Festival
We received over 120 submissions from more than 30 countries around the world. Below are our winners in each category, as well as official selections.
|1st||Science and research||Meigan Henry||Mexican Fishing Bats|
|1st||Ecology and behavior||Mike Johnson||Oceanic Aliens|
|1st||Science and research||Tracy Graziano||Ruffed Grouse|
|1st||Wildlife-human connections||Daniel Schmidt||Running Wild|
|1st||Wild side||Mark Burchick||The Local Oyster Stout|
|1st||Feature-length film||George Olah||The Macaw Project - Biologists, Ecotourists and Local Communities for the Amazonian Rainforest|
|K12 1st||K-12 Student||Tia Vierling||The Fin of the Shark: A Cautionary Tale|
||K-12 Student||Avery Caudill||Return to the River|
|K12 3rd||K-12 Student||David Benjamin||The Bird Painter|
|Runner up||Ecology and behavior||David Garrison||Beauty and the Feast: When Herring Come to Spawn|
|Runner up||Wildlife-human connections||Shaktiraj Jadeja||HOME|
|Runner up||Wild side||Victoria Osborn||Stream That I Call Home|
|University student 1st||University Student||Robert Glowacky||Bringing Back Bodrik|
|University student 2nd||University Student||Itai Hagage||Below 0¡|
|University student 3rd||University Student||Cody Dey||The Birds and the Bears|
|Official Selection||Science and research||Meigan Henry||Auditing the Blue Blood Bank|
|Official Selection||Wildlife-human connections||Scott Rulander||Clark Fork River Delta "Restoring Wildlife Habitat for Future Generations"|
|Official Selection||Wildlife-human connections||James Gregg||Climate Change PSA|
|Official Selection||Wildlife-human connections||Jeremy Roberts||Cold Waters (short)|
|Official Selection||Wild Side||James Gregg||Fun Facts About Goats|
|Official Selection||Wild Side||Nadasdy Film||Habitat|
|Official Selection||Science and research||Meigan Henry||Here Be Tiny Dragons (and Other Micro Beasts)|
|Official Selection||Science and research||Jeremy Roberts||Saving Ferrets with Peanut Butter and Drones|
|Official Selection||Science and research||Nick Brown||The Kodiak Brown Bear Project|
For additional information on film festival categories, submission guidelines, rules, and awards see the Film Fest Website.
Fish & Wildlife Film Festival
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID, 83844