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Wild and Working Lands Film Festival



Join us for the 2023 festival!



Thursday, April 6, 2023

Gryphon Theatre, 710 E Garfield St

Doors at 6:30, films at 7:00 p.m.

Presented by the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources


Saturday, April 29, 2023

Cody Theatre, 1171 Sheridan Ave

Doors at 6:30, films at 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by the East Yellowstone Collaborative and Friends

Both screenings are free and open to the public.

What are we interested in?

Welcome to the 2023 Festival

The second annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival, hosted by the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, inspires audiences to better understand our current world and work toward a future where people and natural environments prosper together.

Join us for a 2-hour program showcasing nine short films that explore human relationships to the landscapes where we dwell, work, and play.


Official Film Selections

Mending Fences: For Soil, Forage, and Wildlife

By the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Father Nature

By Mark Turner

Raptors on the Line

By Greg Brenton

Ferret Town

By Virginia Moore, Caldera Productions

Building Like Beavers

By Kirk Rasmussen for The Nature Conservancy

Terry Creek Ranch

By Emily Reed and Patrick Rodgers, Wyoming Migration Initiative

The Land We Live In

By Jayme Dittmar and James Q Martin

Born Curious

By Julia de Guzman

Brave Girl

By Mark Pedri, Burning Torch Productions

Elk in Paradise

By Holly Fretwell, PERC (Cody screening only)

Honorable Mentions

(available online)

Counting Cranes

By Mariah Lundgren

Changing a Landscape to a Lifescape

By Abbey Kinion

Mussel Grubbing

By Jason Lindsey

Kumu Niu

By Alex Cantatore

The Blackfoot Challenge

By Jeremy Roberts, Conservation Media

Vital Signs

By Cornell Lab of Ornithology



Click here to view the 2023 film festival online



Now Accepting Submissions

The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is now accepting submissions to the 2024 Wild and Working Lands Film Festival. We invite films of up to 20 minutes long that explore the intricate connections between people and the landscapes where we dwell, work, and play. Deadline to submit is January 15, 2024.

Find submission guidelines and more information on our Film Freeway page.



Support the Film Festival

If you enjoy this event, please consider a donation to support Haub School students, storytelling for wild and working lands, and future years of the film festival.

Thank you!

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Festival Sponsors

Thank you to the 2023 Wild and Working Lands Film Festival sponsors!

These organizations and individuals have provided their generous support to make the film festival possible.


Alpine Elevation Sponsor

Koprowski Conservation Lab logo

Forest Elevation Sponsor

UW Art Museum logo

Sagebrush Elevation Sponsors

WORTH Initiative logo
JENNI and JOHN Stark
UW Honors College logo

Grassland Elevation Sponsors

University of Wyoming College of Business logo

University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute Collaborative Solutions Program logo


UW Biodiversity Institute logo  



Laramie Rivers Conservation District logo 

Logo for The Nature Conservancy Wyoming    

 Western Landowners Alliance logo with words "Stewardship with Vision"

Sponsors are invited to a social hour preceding the festival. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, chat with other storytelling enthusiasts, and hear a 30-minute keynote presentation from conservation photographer, filmmaker, and adventurer Morgan Heim. Details here.

For more info please email festival director Emilene Ostlind at


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Contacts and callouts

Haub School of ENR

University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099

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