For Educators

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
Downtown Missoula

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 Theater

Registration at the Roxy

Music Video Finalist featuring “Whisper” highlighting the Equine/Human Bond, Monty Roberts Productions

Special Welcome:  Diana Webster, Founder/Director
The Native America Humane Society

Film Screenings
“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.)

“Badger Creek”
Meet Executive Producer,  Rhea Ashmore & Cinematographer, Doug Hawes Davis

Special Presentation
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”
U.S. Premier
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.

The Girl and the Horse”
(A charming message and a great little animated film for all ages)

“The Wild Ones”
(A group of teens begin an alternative learning program at a horse rescue and sanctuary)

“El Caballo-The Wild Horses of North America”
Introduced by Producer, Doug Hawes Davis

Special Presentation
Two renowned jockeys, also a husband and wife, Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame Braulio Baeza and NYRA Janice Blake speak about the behind the scenes of the horse racing world.  With successful careers, their first thoughts are always on the horse and both work today for the welfare of race horses.  Janice Blake is a also a trainer and filmmaker, presenting:  “How to Train a Thoroughbred,” excellent short vignettes about her work and some of the best training practices for the benefit of the horse.

“Talking to the Air”
Finalist-Best Documentary Feature

For more information about the EIFF Youth Program, please contact:
Festival Director Janet Rose