EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival is the premier global venue for award-winning equine films.  This includes documentaries, features, narrative and non-fiction, and all new media that focus on issues and stories of the horse, mule and other equines.  EQUUS INTERNATIONAL, established in 2011, was the first international equine film festival that was launched as an outreach and education project of an equine rescue adoption, and education organization, Horse Haven Montana, a 501c3 not for profit organization.

EQUUS INTERNATIONAL, through film, television and other media programming, seeks to educate, inspire and advance equine welfare and well-being.  EQUUS INTERNATIONAL features dynamic panels, roundtables, speakers, special presentations and workshops that help to bring awareness and understanding to the unique and powerful, life-changing relationship between horse and human.


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Of Horse, Human and Nature, is the first national conference merging traditional horsemanship training with 21st century Natural Horsemanship methods, presented by the Montana Center for Horsemanship and the University of Montana Western in the authentic, historic western town of Dillon, Montana.  Dillon is set in the foothills of the breathtaking Blacktail Mountain Range in southwestern Montana and has often been called “the horse capital of the Northwest.”  If you want to live, feel, see and breathe how the west really was and still is today in many ways, Dillon is about as close as you’ll come.  It’s a place where there are probably more horses and cows than people, offering as much charm and western hospitality as you’ll find anywhere.  This is the setting for this unique Conference, merging traditional, natural horsemanship with 21st century new equine and horse-human research, education, and horse experiences. Attendees will meet the experts on the front-lines of ground-breaking initiatives to foster and promote the unique relationship between horse and human.Conference Poster 2021 new dates


OF HORSE, HUMAN & NATURE will bring together leading voices and experts in equine and other animal behavior, natural horsemanship, ranching, outfitting, wilderness and backcountry use, equine and human initiatives that advance well-being, horse-and-rider demonstrations, hands-on experiences with horses, and compelling storytellers, award-winning equine films and filmmakers as well as the latest research and science of the horse-human relationship which features Dr. Temple Grandin, and the EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival, among many other inspiring events and speakers. 
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EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival is the only international event of its kind, headquartered in the heart of the American West, but we bring the event and all of its wonderful and important elements to other towns and cities around the nation.

EIFF strives to spur international awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the world of the horse (and other equines) by recognizing and celebrating the talent, ideas and creativity of film, television and multi-media artists.  We promote, celebrate and highlight the significance of the equine-human bond; and give a voice to worldwide efforts to improve the welfare and well-being of our equine partners. The horse-human relationship contributes to our well-being.

*In order to spread this message worldwide, EIFF partners with organizations and other entities, helping them to bring these magnificent and important equine films and issues to audiences worldwide.  We accomplish this through the EIFF “On the Trail” Post-Festival Tours.  Please contact us to learn more or to arrange a tour in your hometown.

The EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival features a wide range of media programming on stories, topics and issues that bring awareness and understanding to the equine world.  EIFF celebrates the magnificence of the horse and the people who value and treasure the world of equus and devote their lives to giving a voice to horses and other equines on a global scale.

For more information, please contact Janet Rose at jrt@montana.com or janet.rose@williamkriegelfoundation.org
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