EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival is the premier global venue for award-winning equine film, television and alt-media featuring, in addition to programming,  dynamic speakers, presenters, panels and workshops, exhibits and interactive experiences with horses that bring greater awareness and understanding to the unique relationship between horses and humans, striving to shine a bright light on the equine arena.

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EIFF is an outreach and education project of its nonprofit parent organization, Horse Haven Montana, a 501(c)(3) organization who purpose is rescue, adoption and education – to promote a greater understanding of the horse-human bond and to improve equine welfare and well-being and the unique relationship between us.

We welcome partners, sponsors, supporters, filmmakers, artists, equine professionals and friends from around the world to help promote and advance our collective efforts and we invite you to become a part of this important international gathering of unique individuals – striving to promote equine welfare and advance equine and human well-being.

Congratulations to EIFF 2019 Award Winners!

This is the poster for this past year’s festival event.

Every year we honor an equine icon, an individual who has significantly changed the world for horses, promoting greater awareness, knowledge and understanding of horses and their significance to humanity.  In 2020, we will feature EIFF in two breathtaking horse-centric locations.  In April, EIFF will be part of a first-time conference:  The HeART of the Horse, in one of the most beautiful horse communities in the world – Aiken, South Carolina.

Then September 10-12, please join us in Dillon, Montana, the “horse capital” of the American West.  EIFF will be part of a larger event and global summit.  Dillon, Montana is a truly historic western town in one of the world’s most breathtaking natural environments.  It is where the term “the big sky” truly comes to life with western hospitality that is unsurpassed.  We will announce exciting and important details very soon.



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.  As we are early in planning stages for EIFF in two locations in 2020, we invite potential sponsors, partners and donors to become involved as soon as possible so that we can begin to share your information and the focus of your mission.  You can get a sense of past sponsors and details of partnership opportunities on the sponsorship link.

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 info@horsehavenmt.org or by mobile – 406.880.0683.  Happy Trails, Happy Horses…