International Wildlife Film Festival
April 1, 2007

International Wildlife Film Festival

IWFF, the oldest wildlife fest in the world, turns 30 this year. Helping celebrate is keynote speaker Michael Rosenfeld, president of Nat Geo TV. Taking place in Missoula, Montana, May 12 to 19, the event’s theme is ‘Crisis, Hope, Vision – Solutions for Planet Earth.’ The festival will include workshops and networking opportunities – and even a barn dance. Dr. George Schaller, vice president of science and exploration for the Wildlife Conservation Society, will receive the lifetime achievement award.

Hot Docs

On April 23, Toronto’s Hot Docs festival will host a coproduction day for the first time in its history. The event will feature case studies and one-on-one meetings to spur future collaborations. An international panel of producers, including delegations from Germany, Italy and Brazil, will discuss government policy, funding and the vagaries of broadcasting around the world.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.