The film festival, featuring outdoor sports, adventure, and environmental films will play in Great Falls, Helena, and Whitefish in March to support wilderness stewardship and conservation projects in The Bob.

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 Hungry Horse, MT - In March, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation will be hosting the Mountainfilm on Tour, bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films to three cities in Montana.

Curated from the films shown at the Mountainfilm festival held every year in Telluride, Colorado, the diverse selection highlights adventure, an indomitable spirit, and a responsibility for our environment and wild places. Using the power of film, art and ideas, the tour hopes to inspire audiences to create a better world.

The BMWF’s three-day film tour will visit Great Falls, Helena, and Whitefish in a state-wide, community event.  All the proceeds will help bring over 350 volunteers into The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex in 2018 as they work to keep trails open, manage invasive weeds, protect wildlife habitat, and offer wilderness experiences with the power to change lives and instill a land ethic.

The dates for the events are:

March 20: Great Falls- Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

March 21: Helena- Myrna Loy Center

March 22: Whitefish- O’Shaughnessy Center

Doors open at 6pm, Films start at 7pm.

Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.bmwf.org/events. One can also purchase tickets in Great Falls at Bighorn Outdoor Specialists, in Helena at The Base Camp, in Kalispell at Rocky Mountain Outfitter, and in Whitefish at Sportsman & Ski Haus.

In addition to the independent films, guests can enjoy beer from The Front Brewing, snacks, and win amazing raffle prizes including passes for the Red Ants Pants Music Festival, jewelry, outdoor gear, Bedrock Sandals, jewelry, and more. The grand prize for the film festival is a Kokopelli Nirvana Packraft with Spraydeck valued at $1000. Guests are encouraged to bring cash to the events as some venues do not have ATMs.

This community event is made possible through the generosity of our corporate sponsors including The Base Camp, Bob Wards, First Interstate Bank, Freedom Bank, Mindful Designs, River Design Group, Rocky Mountain Outfitter, Sanders B&B, Sportsman & Ski Haus, Sweetgrass Psychological Services, Park Side Credit Union, and Whitefish Credit Union. For more information, visit www.bmwf.org/events or contact Jessica Shaw at trails@bmwf.org, 406-387-3822.