“Cowboys-A Documentary Portrait” to Receive Two Awards at Special Edition of EQUUS International in Missoula, Montana

EQUUS International, presented in collaboration with the Montana Center for Horsemanship, has announced two Festival awards and recognition for the award-winning film, Cowboys – A Documentary Portrait.  The awards will be presented at a special edition of EIFF, November 4th at the historic Roxy Theater, where the film festival will host a Missoula premiere of this dynamic film.

“A key element of the Montana Center’s mission is to perpetuate the defining tradition of the American West,” according to Janet Rose, a director with MCH and founder of EIFF.  “When we presented the film for the first time in Dillon at our recent conference in partnership with Montana Western (University), we recognized that this documentary was symbolic of part of our mission.”  Janet adds that the film was offered to the Conference in Dillon as a special free public presentation. “Once we saw the exceptional cinematic presentation of Cowboys, we determined it had to be recognized for the ways in which it honors cowboy life, a legacy of the American West.  It is so important for current and future generations to understand and know how much of America was developed by cowboys and cowgirls, and still is.”

The film will be screened one night only in Missoula at the Roxy Theater, November 4th at 7pm.  Cowboy’s Creative Producer, Felicitas Funke, will present the film, meet with the audience and offer Q&A, after the film.  The film was produced and directed by filmmakers and working cowboys Bud Force and John Langone. The two prestigious awards that “Cowboys” will receive are: Best Documentary Feature of EIFF 2021, tied with “Unreined” and a Special Award, for Highlighting & Honoring Equine and Human Traditions of the American West.

The mission of the Montana Center for Horsemanship:
To help every horse and person make the most of their respective lives
To enable horses to learn effectively and experience “horse happiness” through Natural Horsemanship
The Montana Center for Horsemanship is a not for profit 501(c)(3)

The mission of EIFF:
To educate and inspire the horse-human bond and improve the welfare of the horse through excellence in film, television and alt-media.

Contact:  Janet Rose
Email: janet.rose@williamkriegelfoundation.org