EQUUS International Film Festival 2021

Janet de Acevedo Macdonald

Calling all horse lovers. The EQUUS International Film Festival 2021 and a benefit for the Montana Center for Horsemanship are coming to the Roxy Theater with “Cowboys – A Documentary Portrait” and other award-winning horse films.

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Missoula, Montana welcomes back EQUUS International Film Festival, (EIFF) and the Montana Center for Horsemanship, featuring award-winning equine films from around the world. The Festival returns to the historic Roxy Theater November 4 & 5, premiering “Cowboys – A Documentary Portrait'' one night only, Thursday, November 4th at 7pm. The following day, Friday, November 5th, EIFF will feature award winners from current and previous film festivals. Among them, this year’s Best of Festival, Unreined, about an Israeli equestrian who, in the face of political, social and cultural backlash, helped develop the Palestinian International Equestrian Team. Also featured, Desert Flight, a runner up for Best of Festival about human and horse perseverance in the face of adversity.

The Festival also brings back the acclaimed, award winner, A Horse, A Convict, a Chance for Change, about one of the nation’s innovative prison programs, pairing inmates with wild mustangs, established by the local mustang trainer, Joe Misner, founder of the Wild2Ride Academy.

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A Horse, A Convict, a Chance for ChangeAutumn Payne

The two-day event will also feature a silent auction of All Things Wild, Western and Equine to benefit Horse Haven Montana, equine rescue and adoption and the Montana Center for Horsemanship, the nation’s leading international equine education center located in Dillon, Montana.

For more information, please visit equusinternational.org or go to the Roxy Theater website to purchase tickets online. The festival is offering one ticket price ($12) for all films – one or many. EIFF, or EQUUS International Film Festival, was first established in 2011 as an outreach project of the equine rescue and adoption organization, Horse Haven Montana, headquartered here in the Missoula area. The festival was conceived to educate, inspire and celebrate equines in film and television and the people who tell these stories. This year, the festival was incorporated into the first annual Horse, Human and Nature Conference, hosted by the Montana Center for Horsemanship. The Festival roots are here in Missoula and founder Janet Rose wanted to bring the best equine films back to western Montana.

The mission of EIFF:

  • To educate and inspire the horse-human bond and improve the welfare of the horse through excellence in film, television and alt-media.
  • The mission of the Montana Center for Horsemanship
  • To help every horse and person make the most of their respective lives
  • To enable horses to learn effectively and experience “horse happiness” through Natural Horsemanship

The Montana Center for Horsemanship is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)

For more information contact: Janet Rose, 406.925.3270 Email: janet.rose@williamkriegelfoundation.org

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