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The Fish and Wildlife Film Festival launched in 2017 as part of our department’s 75th anniversary celebration.

2017 Fish & Wildlife Film Festival Preview

Our mission

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.

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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.

Decision  Category  Filmmaker  Project Title
1st Science and research Meigan Henry
1st Ecology and behavior Mike Johnson
1st Science and research Tracy Graziano
1st Wildlife-human connections Daniel Schmidt
1st Wild side Mark Burchick
1st Feature-length film George Olah
K12 1st K-12 Student Tia Vierling
K12 2nd
K-12 Student Avery Caudill
K12 3rd K-12 Student David Benjamin
Runner up Ecology and behavior David Garrison
Runner up Wildlife-human connections Shaktiraj Jadeja
Runner up Wild side Victoria Osborn
University student 1st University Student Robert Glowacky
University student 2nd University Student Itai Hagage
University student 3rd University Student Cody Dey
Official Selection Science and research Meigan Henry  
Official Selection Wildlife-human connections Scott Rulander
Official Selection Wildlife-human connections James Gregg
Official Selection Wildlife-human connections Jeremy Roberts (short)
Official Selection Wild Side James Gregg
Official Selection Wild Side Nadasdy Film
Official Selection Science and research Meigan Henry
Official Selection Science and research Jeremy Roberts
Official Selection Science and research Nick Brown

Additional details

For additional information on film festival categories, submission guidelines, rules, and awards see the .

Our team

Sophie Gilbert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management

CNR 104D


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Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences

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Lisette Waits, Ph.D.

Department Head and Distinguished Professor

CNR 103D


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Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences

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Contact us

Fish & Wildlife Film Festival
111 Perimeter Drive
MS 1136
Moscow, ID, 11111

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Fish and Wildlife Sciences

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 11111-1136

Phone: 111-111-6434

Fax: 111-111-5534

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Natural Resources