Learning to See

IWFF Presents

International Wildlife Film Festival Presents a monthly offering celebrating emerging filmmakers and the future of wildlife & environmental filmmaking, culminating in a 7-day festival April 18-25, 2020. Keep up with IWFF at https://wildlifefilms.org/.


Our monthly IWFF Presents screening is a partnership with BZN Film Festival this December.

Featured Film: Learning to See
Starts 7:30 pm
at The Roxy Theater

Learning To See tells the story of photographer Robert Oelman who leaves his psychology career in the early 1990s to pursue photography. He moves from the United States to Colombia and purchases a small farm in the hills. On his journeys through the rain forests of the Amazon Basin, he begins to take striking photographic images of undiscovered insects. After more than twenty years of traveling, searching and photographing, his quest culminates with a New York City gallery show. He also learns that these tiny life forms must continue to survive. They are at the bottom of the mammalian food chain and are critically important to all animal species including mankind. A BZN Film Festival selection.

Preceding the featured film will be a quick screening of the 2019 IWFF film 1000s of Bugs, 100 Islands, 1 Happy Entomologist. A 2019 IWFF selection.

Plus The Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium will be on hand in the lobby before the screening offering a chance to hold some of their Bug Ambassadors and learn about their upcoming new facility. Stick around after the film for a question and answer session with resident self-described Bug Geek Glenn Marangelo.






Learning to See



Screening Times

Film Info

Jake Oelman, 2016, US, 75 minutes

Genre: Documentary