Carrie Richer (International Wildlife Film Festival/The Roxy Theater)

Confronting Reduced Bandwidth & Oversaturation


Carrie Richer is the Artistic Director of three film festivals at the Roxy Theater, Missoula Montana’s celebrated community cinema. Richer heads the teams for the 44-year-old International Wildlife Film Festival each Spring and manages/ programs the smaller Montana Film Festival and Kiddomatic children’s film festival in the Fall. Carrie has an MFA from San Francisco State in Cinema, a BA from Bates College in Dance and Anthropology, and continues to create dance films which have made their own festival rounds this past fifteen years. Carrie’s many years of programming experience have vacillated between film and interdisciplinary arts in theaters, performing arts centers, galleries, and through nonprofit organizations. Carrie directed operations for Jackson Hole Wild Media Awards, conference and film competition from 2007-2011 before designing and beginning the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Creative Initiatives Residency program in 2016. Carrie moved to Missoula, MT in 2018 and was thrilled to reconnect with the wildlife filmmaking and environmental justice community through IWFF.