Les Bois Film Festival screens nature and outdoor films inspiring viewers to forge a deeper connection with the natural world. Film screenings serve as a launching pad for building a community around wildlife conservation and wild land preservation in Idaho's Treasure Valley.

The 4th annual Les Bois Film Festival will take place on Saturday, March 2nd at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise, which seats nearly 800 people. This event will include two to three screening blocks of roughly an hour and 15 min each, separated by an intermission. In addition to film screenings, there will be live music, a reception and vendor booths.

Les Bois Film Festival highlights stories from, by or about people and issues of our home state of Idaho, in addition to films from other parts of the world. Together, these films build a thread connecting conservation stories from Idaho and the Western U.S. to those from around the world.

The inaugural Les Bois Film Festival event, which took place in March of 2016, was hugely successful, drawing a sold-out crowd to the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise. For nine years before the creation of the Les Bois Film Fest, the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley had been hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival's traveling program, building a sizable audience for conservation and outdoor adventure films in the region.

The festival is hosted by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley (LTTV), a 23 year old Boise-based non-profit organization. LTTV's mission is to conserve the natural, scenic, recreational, historic and agricultural values of Southwest Idaho's open spaces. The Les Bois Film Festival began with the help of Wild Lens, a non-profit focused on addressing wildlife conservation issues through documentary storytelling. It is possible due to the collaboration between non-profits, Boise's art community, and dozens of volunteers.

Audience Choice Awards:
Best Idaho-produced film

1. Submission and screening copies must be submitted online. Digital masters are required for screening.

2. Do not send printed promotional materials. Promotional materials - in digital format - will be requested from official selections only.

3. By submitting your film to our 2019 festival, you grant Les Bois Film Festival the right to use film stills and portions of accepted films for promotional purposes.

4. If accepted, final screening copies must be received at the Les Bois Film Festival office no later than Feb. 15th, 2019 or the entry will not be included in the program. Filmmakers are responsible for shipping costs to the festival.

5. Non-English entries must be submitted with English subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • Ian Anderson

    Well organized and efficient. We couldn't attend in person this year but the communication and marketing was timely and professional. Seems like a great community event.

    March 2018
  • Kori Price

    We were not able to attend the Festival this year, but everything seemed so very successful from a filmmaker perspective. The communication & marketing was on point and the audience seemed excited and eager to watch all the films. It was great to be connected with the local filmmakers and have an audience that cares to view our films. We were thrilled to be included and hope to make it to this festival in the future.

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words, Kori! We were honored to have so many great films to select from- and the audience did love every one. We look forward to having you as a part of a festival one year!