Registration for the EIFF2017 Youth Program is now open.
Registrations are due by September 12, 2017. We will accept late registration forms according to seating availability. Please register using this form or contact us for additional information.
All Screenings & Special Presentations will be held at
the Roxy Theatre
718 S. Higgins Avenue
The 2017 EIFF Youth Matinee Program date is Friday, September 15.
Films are suitable for grades 4th up to and through high school.
Youth Program Updates
- Price of admission to the matinees is $4 per person through the Roxy Theatre website or at the box office on the day of. Cash, check or credit card accepted.
- Price for screening/presentation includes students, teachers & chaperones
And don’t forget!
This year’s kick-off of the festival will be at the Missoula Carousel
Thursday, September 14
A Carousel for Missoula
Come & Ride the Wild Ponies: Opening Event for EIFF 2017
Missoula Carousel in Caras Park
EIFF Free Community Event
This is a Welcome event with great, local refreshments right off the farm!
Free Carousel Pony Rides
Pick up a festival program, meet some of the filmmakers, and maybe a real horse or two
Friday, September 15
The Roxy Theatre
Registration at the Roxy
Music Video – Finalist featuring “Whisper” highlighting the Equine/Human Bond
Monty Roberts Productions
Run Time: 2:44 minutes
Special Welcome & Presentation: Diana Webster, Founder/Director
The Native America Humane Society
“Indian Relay Racing”
(America’s oldest sport, it is also one of the most exciting and most dangerous, but its emphasis is also on the safety of the horse, the participants and the spectators.)
Run Time: 11:00 minutes
Badger Creek is a portrait of Native resilience as seen through a year in the life of three generations of a Blackfeet family. Introduced by Executive Producer, Rhea Ashmore & Cinematographer, Doug Hawes Davis
Run Time: 30:00 minutes
What Equines & Other Animals Can Teach Us About Mindfulness
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Director
Tribal & Indigenous People’s Studies at North Dakota State Univ.
“Palm Island: Horse Sense for People” – Finalist
Monty Roberts was called in to help save wild horses on Palm Island, Australia. When he arrived, he began to work with local Aboriginal youth and as they learned Join Up, so much in their lives began to change.
Run Time: 45:00 minutes
“The Girl and the Horse”
Written, directed & animated by Rebecca Manley. A small girl is crying because there is a hole in her stomach, suddenly a mysterious horse appears and things begin to change.
A charming message and a great little animated film for all ages
Run Time: 3:14 minutes
“The Wild Ones”
A group of teens begin an alternative learning program at a horse rescue and sanctuary
Run Time: 30:00 minutes
“El Caballo-The Wild Horses of North America”
EL CABALLO documents one of the most complex wildlife management issues today. Introduced by Producer, Doug Hawes-Davis
Run Time: 54:00 minutes
“Talking to the Air: Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom
In modern society, horse ownership is often regarded as a luxury of the wealthy or the hobby of eccentrics. But high in the Himalayas of Nepal, the Lo people of Mustang still depend on the horse for their survival and place the equine at the center of their Tibetan-placed culture and spiritual life. These unique peoples and their struggle against globalization, are at the heart of a beautiful documentary by Horsefly Films’ Rare Equine Trust. Filmmaker Sophie de Pegrum will introduce the film.
Finalist-Best Documentary Feature
Run Time: 58:00 minutes
For more information about the EIFF Youth Program, please contact:
Festival Director Janet Rose