MISSOULA- Missoula's International Wildlife Film Festival is in full swing this week.
This year organizers are hoping to tie the festival back to it's Missoula origins but still bring viewers feature favorites from around the world.
The international festival started in Missoula in 1977 and organizers still hope to use it to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife and nature.
This year, the festival features almost 50 movies covering topics from African elephants to wild dogs.
Event coordinator Noel Rukstad said, "We're making sure we're using mostly local stuff; local beer, local wine, local popcorn. Just trying to really bring it back to it's roots and have fun here in Missoula and show all our visitors how awesome Missoula is."
Screenings are open to the public throughout the week.